Towing economy GU 3.0TD

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 13:23
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Normal range in my Nissan GU 3.0L turbo is about 950km both tanks.(Manual)

Has anyone out there towed a van of around 1 tonne (camper Van).

If so, what range were you getting from full tanks????
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Reply By: brian - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 19:18

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 19:18
Andrew, my manual 3l patrol averages 8.5 klm/litre with out trailer but with everythingelse totalling around 3 tons,with corromal 420 off road van which weighs 1100kg unladen the truck does 7kl/litre on bitumen if you dont go over approx 100k/hr
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Follow Up By: rickwagupatrol - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 21:14

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 21:14
hiya andrew and brian, we have a 2002 3.0tdi(manual) and around town, with the odd sunday of getting off road, we average about 1150km from both tanks, using about 115lts.
towing is an entirely different story, and on the few occasions i have been lucky enough to tow a camper(jayco swan), we get about 900km from the same amount of diesel.
hope this helps.

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Reply By: Andrew - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 23:40

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 23:40
Thanks fellas, that sounds about right.

I live in country WA and everywhere I go is 110km/h (maybe a little more!!) . On occasions when I have cruised around Perth, Economy is better, around 10km/L.

Towing a tonne, between 90 - 100k/ph and getting around 900k's per tank is bloody good I recon. Just imagine doing it in the 4.8 petrol.!!!

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Follow Up By: woddonnee - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 23:01

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 23:01
G'day andrew.
I copied this from another forum (thanks truckster)
It was a reply to the question "can the nissan 3l turbo diesel really tow.
19-20 mpg is about 15 L per 100k
27 mpg is around 10.5 L per 100k
might have mine by the end of the week, fingers crossed
> Alan,
I have a 2002 3.0L Gu auto, now has 30k on the clock. We tow a 19'6
full height van weighing in at just under 2t. The Nissan handles it
with ease and the auto box is very smooth both up shift and down
shift. It does however kick down from o/drive fairly early when
towing in hilly country, but I guess the gearbox is not being unduly
overloaded when this happens.
Fuel economy - 19-20mpg towing the van at 100ks ; 26-28mpg on
highway running at 110ks.
Our previous vehicle was a 3.0l auto Jackaroo. There is no
comparison between the two ; Nissan is so far ahead it's no contest.
I am wrapped with the motor and I'm sure you won't be disappointed
with an auto.
The auto runs at 2100rpm @100ks and I understand the manual runs
around 2800rpm at the same speed.

Regards, Graeme
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003 at 00:18

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003 at 00:18
Thanks Wod...

Sounds pretty good.

I have the manual...its sits on 2750 rpm's at 110kmp/h in 5th.

My work car is a V6 3.2L holden rodeo 4x4 petrol. Its sits on 3100rpm's at 110kp/h.

Nissan not bad for a 4 cylinder

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Follow Up By: Phil P - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 06:31

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 06:31

Are these figures with the standard tyre size ?

Phil P
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 16:41

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 16:41
Yes Phil, standard tyres on my vehicle

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