GU Patrol

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I currently have a 98 Gu Patrol on lpg and am thinking of up grading to a new Gu 3lt TD Auto. Can anyone out there give me some idea as to the fuel consumption of the TD open road, city and towing, and any other feed abck worth knowing about
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Reply By: Member - Ari - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 05:04

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 05:04
Mick,

I have a 2001 GU Patrol 3.0TDi. (Build date March 2001) When new (before any modifications) I was getting consistently 10.2 L/100kms in mixed city / highway driving.

Now, lifted by 2', on 33" tyres with a bullbar, roofrack and a HF autotune on the bullbar, I get around 12-12.5 L/100kms

The car has done 95,000kms with approx half offroad and outback, doing a lot of hard towing. No problems whatsoever apart from a parameter fault in the ECU which was rectified by Nissan with a replacement ECU

Gets definate "thumbs up" from me.

Regards

Ari2001 Patrol 3.0TDI
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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 16:58

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 16:58
Ari how's the Dtronic? notice any differenceWish i was still here / Gulf in July
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Follow Up By: Member - Ari - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 05:02

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 05:02
G'Day Bob,

Yes, I am quite happy with it. The car is all "much lighter" and more responsive.
The real test will be this weekend when we pick up the van

Regards

Ari2001 Patrol 3.0TDI
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Reply By: relaxed (Fraser Coast-QLD) - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 08:05

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 08:05
I have the 2000 3lt TD manual. On highway use fuel comsumption with a light foot (wife driving) would get around the 10 lt/100, me driving around the 11 lt. Around town they are a little thirsty, I would guess around the 14 lt mark. I believe the autos chew a little more fuel, thats only what I've heard or read as I don't have one or know anyone with one. Apart from that I'm as happy as a big in sh-t with my rig, all I want now is the money to put all the play toys on it.
Relaxed
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Reply By: rors101 - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 09:43

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 09:43
My 2003 GU auto uses between 11 and 13 l/100km and doesn't seem to make much difference whether driven hard and fully loaded and towing or driven softly softly.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 11:58

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 11:58
Do yourself a HUGE favor, adn jump on the Patrol list.

HUGE discussion on 3.0 problems as we speak.
EG, Holing pistons, and other things.
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Follow Up By: David N. - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 13:31

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 13:31
Yep gotta agree.
Give me the TD42 anyday- absolutely bulletproof. And I get about 10l/100klms driving normally, worst I've ever had on road was 16l/100klms towing a 17'van into a strong headwind- at about 95kph.
I have a mate who's after a TD42 GQ/Patrol or Mav. about ten years old as we speak-
does anyone have a good one for sale?
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Follow Up By: Michael - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 14:19

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 14:19
Hi David, MY 4yo td42,GU 265,000ks on gets 700ks from the main
tank
and 200ks from the reserve till the low fuel light comes on. Towing a ton or so at 100 ks in fifth, (which is a no no) gets about 550 and about 150. I cant see any advantage in getting the 3.0L except for the price difference. Having said that, the 6 grand drop is selling new Patrols, If you take the 3.0L sales out , i think the Patrol would be dead in this country. Patrol is selling about 600 a month and Landcruiser is double over all models. Cheers Michael
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Follow Up By: Michael - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 14:21

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 14:21
Hi Truckster, Where is the Patrol list, i keep hearing about it BUT!!!!!
Cheers Michael
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Follow Up By: GOB vic - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 18:52

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 18:52
micheal can you tell me why towing in 5th is a no no i have older gq model and 5th is main gear except on hills when towing 16 ft van 89 nissan looking foward to august and more travelling
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 21:33

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 21:33
Michael

patrol list is

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Patrol4WD/
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Follow Up By: David N. - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 11:01

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 11:01
Towing in 5th in many gearboxes is a no-no- but NOT in a td42 Patrol. Aside from a minor issue a couple of years ago where the fifth gear splines were incorrectly machined on some gearboxes, the TD42 manual gearbox is just about indestructible including 5th gear.
A cousin of mine is on his 4th Patrol, each turboed from new, each traded in with abot 350-400,000, and each one has been flogged with usually a ton on the back. He's never had a single problem ie: zip,zilch zero. Just oil and filter changes! One of his ex's is now owned by one of his employees and now has over 600,000- still going strong!
He did own one Toyata- blew up the front dif and then the gearbox and said he will never own another!
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Follow Up By: rors101 - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 12:34

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 12:34
Truckster, the Patrol list seems to pick on the ZD3.0's cos they cant criticise the Yotas - no one to fight back.
I heard most of it before I bought My 2003 GU TD 3.0 auto and yes, I still bought one. From what I could find out most of the blow up stories are from the 1st release engines with less oil in their sumps - the new ones seem to have an extra 2l of oil in them.
Yes i'm sure some of them do have problems - but they do seem to get exagerated.
You could make worse comments about the GQ 2.8TD engine but my Brother has a one and loves it - its now 5 years old and after 3 years of faultless service in the Kimberly he would make the same decision again.
Time will tell no doubt - with all the better deisel in australia now it will be interesting to see how the ZD3.0's go from here.
Perhaps Nissan should have held back ZD3.0 and waited for the new diesel like merc/jeep and bmw/RR did.

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Follow Up By: Michael - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 12:49

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 12:49
Hi David, that is what i was referring to, that 12month batch of cars, Mine is older that the start of the problem BUT thought maybe not wise to tow heavy loads in 5th anyway, I think you have changed my mind again. I towed a ton plus for 10,000 ks up through the middle when the car was new and had no probs, thanks for the confirmation that it can handle it. Michael
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 17:04

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 17:04
I have 2000 3.0lgu only problem so far Air Flow Meter replaced warranty & Dust in barn doors fixed by adding series3 internal door seals my cost Nissnan wouldn't pay cost $120.00 . I love my 3.0ltr. Patrol site www.yahoo.com\groups\patrol Wish i was still here / Gulf in July
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 22:30

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 22:30
Your lucky the air flow meter is over a grand!
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (Bris) - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 20:09

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 20:09
Have had a GU 3.0 Auto since November 2002 and have just clocked up 23000k. Mostly around town. Regularly get 12.5 to 13.0 l/100km.

Better on the highway - 10.0 to 11.0 l/100km.

Never towed with it, but carry a good load each day for work.

Serviced every 5000k.

No problems yet.

Love the vehicle.
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Reply By: ice - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 20:39

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 20:39
G'Day Mate,
Have had Intercooled GU 4.2TD since Feb 03 and am getting between 11-13 lts at this stage, depending on city or highway drives, hope it lasts. Very pleased with the wagon
Cheers

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