Fuel economy

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 12:57
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gday all , fuel economy i have a standard 3.0lt gu 2002 model , auto, recently bought and serviced, camping on the easter break , filled up both tanks 95,35 lt i think , i was also towing my camping trailer opprox 500kg just managed 800 km out of both tanks my question is, is this about right i did think i would get about a 1000km did a little running around but mainly highway km
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 13:02

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 13:02
Sounds about right to me. A mate of mine normaly gets around 1100 per both tanks just normal driving not loaded up or towing
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Follow Up By: AG10 - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 14:21

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 14:21
is that normall fuel tanks or bigger
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 15:01

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 15:01
Normal tanks mate

I got around 600km's out of the 4.5 so be happy with what you got lol
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Reply By: PMK - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 14:27

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 14:27
Sounds about right to me also. Towing a Jayco Eagle outback in just about any conditions (into head winds, Hilly, etc) The worst I have had yet is around 15lts/100kms. We usually tow at about 90-100km/h on the bitumen......... Not towing I get around 11-12ltrs/100kms
PMK
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Follow Up By: AG10 - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 14:43

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 14:43
thanks for the reply , has anyone put the chip in and does it give more economy or just power
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 16:21

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 16:21
you get a bit more go down low but ecconomy stays approx the same.

Leroy
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Reply By: Member - RFLundgren (WA) - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 15:15

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 15:15
Hi there

We just finished a trip to Albany and back, did 1296kms. We have gas injection on the truck so worked out at approximately 14.7 / 100kms. That was towing a camper weighing around 800 - 900 loaded I guess.

Sat on 90 - 95 kms most of the trip and only did about 200 kms total without the camper attached.

I am very happy with those figures considering the additional power I get from the gas injection as well. Dont know about the 2002 Patrol, but I have a 2003 and it holds 125 lt between both tanks.

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Richard

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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 19:32

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 19:32
Dear Nissan Owner

Try lowering the GCM by leaving SWMBO home or somewhere.

You will be surprised the difference it makes.

Less Noise

Less Stress

Less Orders

Less Everything actually.

As to whether or not it affects the fuel consumption is esoteric, as you will be having such a good time, that fuel consumption won't be on the 'consideration/worry/concern radar'.

Yours truly

Toyota Owner



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Follow Up By: Member - morry H (WA) - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 21:38

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 21:38
hi lucy just a happy onwer of a toyota would put there two bobs worth my nissan runs rings around the other regards morry
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 22:34

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 22:34
Morry

Check out my avatar.

As it says - I have seen the end and there were no nissans present.

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Reply By: Angler - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 22:17

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 22:17
I managed the magic 10/100 once in NT with just the two of us in and A/C on running at around 100Kph.
Usually 11s on trips 15 to 16 towing tandem van. 12 to 13 around town average.
Mine is an auto series three with the little chip thing in.

Angler
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Reply By: fisho64 - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 00:29

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 00:29
without wanting to kick off the toynissan crap, why do 3.0's get such crap economy? Even since common rail was fitted?
Look at the published data for 3.0 (<120kw) and the 1HD-FTE (151kw and lots more torque) and I think the 4.2 is slightly better. This is using the government comparison, meaningless on its own but a common standard.
Thats without looking at the V8 diesel which is slightly better than the 4.2.
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Reply By: madCrow - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 02:55

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 02:55
Hi ya AG10
your fuel economy is spot on average..
That is to depending on what modifications you've done to your vehicle.
OME fuel tank sizes for the Patrol GUs are main 95L & aux 30L, which equals 125L total, so if your getting 12.5L/100k that's excellent(p.s. you don't actually use all the fuel from a tank, that maybe somewhere between 1 1/2 to 3 litres of fuel left in the tanks).

So if you have a suspension lift you get an increase in fuel consumption.

If you have an increase in tyre size you get an increase in fuel consumption.

Depending on how much accessorizing you've done to you rig you get an increase in fuel consumption.

& what ever you tow you get an increase in fuel consumption.

So I'd be happy with what your getting & enjoy the freedom it bring you

Cheers

madCrow
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Follow Up By: AG10 - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 09:24

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 09:24
Thanks all for the info
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