Nissan 4.8L Petrol? How Bad....

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 22:06
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What sort of fuel figs for these suckers?, around town, and Highway running . Is the 4.8l still in production?

Is it a well designed motor, reliability etc?

The semi auto tranmission, how semi auto is it? Any good?

Don't want to know much.....LOL!

If some kind Nissan Owner could give me the info i would be most Gratefull

Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: ingo57 - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 22:24

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 22:24
Hi Axle

Bought a GU 4.8 December 06 and I do believe is still in production

I have fitted the two long ranger tanks giving 225 litres, 800kms is the worst I've had and 1250kms is the best (but I dont drive it easy).

The transmission doesn't change up as soon as you shift but it wont allow it to go the next gear, is very good for sand driving and pulling back a few gears.

motor is very solid and has never let me down so far, Heaps of power on tap.....love driving it

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 22:47

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 22:47
Thanks Mate,! Appreciated.



Axle.
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Reply By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 22:40

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 22:40
The motor is a development of the old 4.2 in the GQ, just been updated and updated and updated!!!! So it is a good solid motor.
They will suck the fuel with a heavy right foot. There is a member on here called Robin who has had one from new for a few years now. He has kept fuel figures for the whole time.

I have heard as bad as 35lt/100km in sand, to as good as 13-14lt/100km cruising hwy. If I remember his avg consumption since owning is around 16-17lt/100kms.

Cheers Stefan
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 23:01

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 23:01
Hi Stefan. The vehicle thats got to be replaced does 9lt/100,

.....lol. ( Suby Liberty) Finally got SYMBO to think 4by, But it has to be auto. Just looking and thinking!!, you know what i mean.

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Follow Up By: Member - David P (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 15:31

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 15:31
all you need to own is an oil well and your set... :))...silverback
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Reply By: Member - Woodsy - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 07:12

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 07:12
Hi Axle

I have a 2001 GU4.8.
Average fuel consumption from new is currently 20.99 l/100km.

Highway - 16 to 18 l/100km. 20% of driving

City - 20 to 24 l/100km. 60% of driving

Sand/bush ? l/100km. 20% of driving

Haven't taken figures for sand or bush as generally consumption is calculated at each fill, not after a sand or bush journey so this often takes into account periods of highway or dirt road driving.

Worst figures about 26 l/100km, but only occasionally.

Good vehicle, plenty power, reliable.

I did my research before purchase and accepted high fuel use. But it was the vehicle that I wanted.

I'm happy!


Happy 4 wheeling

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Reply By: lifeisgood - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 09:24

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 09:24
So say an average 21litres / 100km at say $1.40 in the major cities so the wallet gets hit for $294 / 1000km.
Then when on a trip at $1.65/l and towing the van ??? could be a tad expensive for many. I think LPG conversion would be looking good ! cheers
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Follow Up By: lifeisgood - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 09:28

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 09:28
And just for fun over a life of 300,000 km at $294/1000km you would outlay $88,200 for fuel . Hmmm what could I buy with some of that?
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Follow Up By: ozwasp - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 10:28

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 10:28
Hi

I've had an LPG conversion done and I'm ending up using up to 50% more LPG than Petrol.... ie Using petrol it's 14L/100km and on gas it's 20L/100km.

It still works out cheaper, but not as cheap as you'd think. With LPG prices about half that of petrol I end up saving 40% on fuel bils. Given the figures above with no rebate (If they can it soon), it'd end up taking about 30,000km to pay off a $3000 LPG conversion before you'd start to recoup the benefits. Personally I'm over LPG and would rather go for a diesel.

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Follow Up By: ozwasp - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 10:30

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 10:30
Thought I'd better mention that I own a 2000 2.7L Hilux Petrol 4
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Follow Up By: pling - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 21:10

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 21:10
I have had a 4.8 auto for 4 + years (108,000 kms) and have not had one problem.
It has gone to the Cape, 3 Simpson crossings, Hay River, Ann Beadell and normal hard city driving. (I drive and enjoy, company pays for the fuel)
4-5 kms per litre on trips fully loaded with roof rack full, 2.5-3 km average in Simpson desert.
My worst was towing a 9.4 mt 2.40 tonne yacht (trailer and yacht total 3.2 tonnes) at 90 kph down and up the south coast was 2 kl per litre. But pulled it very well.
Have no complaints except when I pay the fuel bill - 4 weeks per year.

Would buy again!
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Reply By: Jim from Best Off Road - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:17

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 22:17
It is IMHO the most capable "off the shelf" 4wd on the market.

The 4.8 sucks juice like a Darwin Ditch Digger, BUT, put it on LPG and it is by far the most economical large 4WD by far.

We borrowed the parent's unit a few months back when we needed to take two vehicles. We stuck the 16.5 foot van, fully loaded behind the GU and fairly flogged the hell out of it. 110 km/h up hill and own dale, ignored the headwinds and kept the boot flat as rerquired.

Used 31L/100km, but at 60 cents a litre, bargain.

Keep in mind their's is on the old style LPG. With injected LPG I would estimate a 20-25% reduction.

Jim.

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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 08:57

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 08:57
My worst results are 3.2K/ltr but that is sand driving towing a heavy trailer. I bought it to for towing and off roading both of which it can do really well and it does that job without engine mods. This is my first auto and I am totally converted to an auto as a result. Most of our driving has been the beach and this is where the auto really shines even towing the trailer it is impossible to get bogged (if you have the correct tyre pressure) as the torque converter does a great job - much better thab my previous gear selection and clutch foot.

Kind regards
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