Patrol 4.5 lt Economy

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 07:46
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Just purchased a 1999 TI 4.5 auto and feel the economy is a little high. Got the local mechanic to service vehicle and check computer and he says all is well. Drive about 500 kms per week with about half at 100 kph and the rest stop start city type. Am consistantly getting figures of about 18-19 lt/100km. Very light on the throttle with usually no load. Does this sound right and would mods such as extractors help? Thanks.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 08:00

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 08:00
That sounds pretty well spot on, 2 friends of ours get 20/22L per 100 4.5 one is manual the other is auto they jump to about 30 when punching through the sand on stockton beach. Yep there thirsty thats why you will pay 10k more for a diesel and get 13/15 per 100k. Get used to it cause fuel is only going to get dearer, the other option is to go gas. Regards Steve M
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Reply By: CHRIS UREN - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 08:00

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 08:00
Mate, I have a 2000 4.5 manual and regulary get 17-18ltrs/100km, best figures I have ever got out of it on a hwy run is 15ltrs/100km, so your useage considering its an auto, doesnt to me seem that out of the ordinary. PS. I have fitted a cat back 2.5 inch exhaust and fuel economy hasnt got better or worse, although I tend to get up it a bit more now that it sounds so good!

Cheers
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 08:10

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 08:10
those are standard figures.

Thats why 4.5s are now down to the $15k range, they are thirsty...
big petrol donk + big car = ?
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 08:28

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 08:28
Thats what you call market indicators Bruce. Good to identify for people...
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Reply By: Member - Dedalus (SA) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 08:15

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 08:15
... yes! That why I have also a subaru impresa (4 cyl. ) .... wery economical to run ....

Luca
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Reply By: Scoey (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 08:30

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 08:30
My 4.5L Auto 80 Series gets (at best) 17l/100km - doesn't seem to use that much more juice but when it's working hard though. Only marginally worse economy (20-22l/100km) when doing heavy off road work.

Sorry to say - get used to it mate! I still love my truck to bits tho!

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Scoey!
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Follow Up By: Don from Fitch Fuel Catalyst Australia Pty Ltd - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 06:52

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 06:52
Bill S, Is at the Brisbane caravan and camping show call in and learn how to save on your fuel bills for life, building --8-site 805 it all there with facts and figures.

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Follow Up By: Scoey (QLD) - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 09:40

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 09:40
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Follow Up By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 10:03

Friday, Jun 09, 2006 at 10:03
Has this Bill/Don guy got a serious split personality problem, or is it just a ' Dr Jekyl - Mr Hyde ' mental disorder ?
Bill/Don, whichever you are today, methinks you need to get some professional help, unless of course you think that your ' coke-can-with-label-removed ' device can fix this problem as well! ( hint---it hasn't worked so far.)

Pezza

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Reply By: Robin - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 08:33

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 08:33
Hi Pjl62

As per other replies - your consumption is not way out of line.

Your best real option is to Uni-chip it which will save around
a liter but give you real power boost as well, and helps if you do go gas.

The standard stuff like pumping tyres up above 40 helps of course, and
going to 255/85/16 from standard will give you around another liter.

If like to stuff around at little expense , then cut MAF sensor wire to ecu
and drop voltage (5% is safe) with couple of resistors (100ohm/2200ohm).

Makes it leaner, and it will hesitate a little when cold.

Have this and switch in my 4800 manual to select power/normal via this method.

Robin Miller
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Reply By: flappa - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 09:51

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 09:51
Sounds about right.

Thats why mine is being fitted with gas in a few weeks time.
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 09:55

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 09:55
I get around the same, you get used to it very quickly, and extractors does help
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Reply By: Member No 1- Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 11:36

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 11:36
glad i got a new TD
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Reply By: adamj1300 - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 12:44

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 12:44
why not just get the thing put on gas? ive seen the 4.5 powered gu patrols for as low as 15k so bung it on gas & u have ur self a pretty decent 4wd as well as being cheap as $%^& to run & those engines run well on gas!
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Reply By: 1arm - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 14:35

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 14:35
A lot of people have suggested putting it on gas.
I have a 2000 GU 4.5 Auto on gas (88lts usable gas).
Cant really comment on the petrol figures but with gas I get around 330km around the city and up to 440km on the highway unlaoded. On our recent trip from Perth to the East coast and back we averaged 300 km per tank around the 27lt/100km roughly.
Filled up this morning and it cost $42
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