Diesel gas consumption figures 4.2 Patrol

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 18, 2007 at 22:16
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Having just been from Adelaide to Brisbane and return covering 4,239 km I achieved the following in my 2000 4.2 Turbo GU Patrol. There was a strong headwind between Broken Hill and Nevertire and gentle quartering tailwind on the return on this sector. All other winds were variable. Average open road speed was 100 kmh where possible. Vehicle had no roof rack or trailer and a moderate internal load.

Diesel - 11.42 L/100km Gas 3.83 L/100km.

This is to answer many posted questions on consumption and has no bearing on any other vehicle manufactured before or in the future as there are no doubt others with greatly varying figures who will query and/or criticise this information.

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Reply By: fishaholic - Sunday, Mar 18, 2007 at 22:22

Sunday, Mar 18, 2007 at 22:22
Hey Rusty,

so how is the gas conversion, are you happy with the power, obviously your happy with the fuel consumption, wht are they like compared to b4 the gas?
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Follow Up By: rustytruck - Sunday, Mar 18, 2007 at 22:33

Sunday, Mar 18, 2007 at 22:33
The power increase is really noticeable. There is one rather steep hill near me I use regularly and I now use third or fourth gear depending on the load whereas before I needed second. The previous fuel figures for long runs are not directly relative as it is a rare occasion I go this far without a roof rack or trailer/caravan. Best estimates though are approximately 25% better.

.........and yes, I'm more than happy with the whole thing.

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Reply By: fishaholic - Sunday, Mar 18, 2007 at 22:43

Sunday, Mar 18, 2007 at 22:43
do you mind me asking how much the convrsion ended up costing.
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Follow Up By: rustytruck - Sunday, Mar 18, 2007 at 22:53

Sunday, Mar 18, 2007 at 22:53
It was $4,040 of which $2,000 was rebated by a grateful government - last October (within 7 days of submitting the receipts). Didn't mention last reply, the performance (other than on the aforementioned steep hill) is just like driving a good petrol engine. Thoroughly recommended!

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Reply By: PK Eildon (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 18, 2007 at 23:57

Sunday, Mar 18, 2007 at 23:57

Have had 2003 Patrol 4.2 TD I/C on gas since April last year (missed rebate...bugger). I for one will not criticise your info. Sounds right on my experience, except I probably travel a little more leadfoot, and do not keep accurate figures. I may be doing a run from here to Yowah (Qld) and back next week. Might see if I can produce any meaningful figures.

I like it because I put it in 5th, and only have to change for lower speeds. It turns a diesel into a responsive, quiet and grunty motor.

I like you am more than happy with it.

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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Monday, Mar 19, 2007 at 15:16

Monday, Mar 19, 2007 at 15:16
Can you give us a comparison consumption wise, pre to post??? So to travel 100kms, you use $1.50 in gas and $16.50 in diseasal....or 18c/km
I am finishing off my motor rebuild, and will be looking at doing the gassing before the rebate runs out.....so who did your conversion and are you happy with their work??
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Follow Up By: rustytruck - Monday, Mar 19, 2007 at 22:39

Monday, Mar 19, 2007 at 22:39
As I said earlier, I do not have an accurate direct comparison but estimate about 25% better economy plus about $2.00 a hundred km for gas. Work it on your consumption, less 25% then add the gas cost. While it may not be the greatest saving some expect it is better and the performance counts for a lot! Rough economy prior to gas was about 15 km/100 with a roof rack, and that really did not seem to add a lot to fuel burn whether or not it was on or off.

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