chev 4x4 fuel economy

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 20:32
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Hi I am thinking of buying a chev 4x4 6.1 ltr turbo diesel to tow a 5 meter off road van around aus can anyone tell me how many ltrs to the 100 klm I can expect to get from this vehicle . Thanks for any info Cheers Noel
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Reply By: fisho64 - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 20:41

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 20:41
In one of the 4wd mags I saw a fuel consumption chart (not from chev) showing either the ford or chev V8 diesel using slightly less than the LC.
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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 20:49

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 20:49
Noel.

Have a browse of the Bushtracker forum (public bit) there is some info there on fuel consumption for the Fords towing the Bushtrackers. Should be similiar.

Alternativley have a look at the US Chev forums and convert what they get towing a smaller 5th wheel caravan.

An alternative tow vehicle could be suitably modded light trucks (suspension and seats) such as the Izuzu NPR 300 4x4 or for a nice big hauler a FS550 Crew Cab 4x4. Adding a big exhaust and in some cases a chip can safley and reliably up there Kw's and Torque by up to 30%. The licence upgrade is not difficult.

There is some nice gear around for trucks and they are tough.

Regards

Paul
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Follow Up By: Notso - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 21:13

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 21:13
If you get the US figures don't forget that the US Gallon is smaller than the Aus Gallon. I think it is about 4 litres instead of 4.54
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 21:41

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 21:41
3.78 litres to the US gallon
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Follow Up By: arthurking83 - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 21:43

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 21:43
I think it's about 3.785411784l/US gal.

just a rough estimate!! :p
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Follow Up By: arthurking83 - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 21:43

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 21:43
Damn!..... beat me!
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 23:49

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 23:49
while you were bangin out all those decimal places I beat ya to it!
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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 07:40

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 07:40
Noel,

Bilbo (in WA) just had a 6.5 chev put into a Patrol. If you look through the archives you will see all that he has to say about his setup but basically he was saying about 16lt per 100km. and he is still running his in so may get better over time???

Hope this helps.
Trevor.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 14:07

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 14:07
Correct - I was told by bloke 25,000klms and it will be much better.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 09:19

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 09:19
Bloody Yanks!

Can't do anything like the rest of the World, can they?
Bill


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