'08 Patrol 3.0L Economy???

Submitted: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 16:45
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I am enquiring for a friend that has recently purchased a new 3.0L Patrol with manual trans. & is very unhappy with the fuel consumption.

I would appreciate if anyone that has one & has genuine consumption figures, could tell me what they are reasonably achieving.
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Reply By: Member - AJB (VIC) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 16:56

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 16:56
Mine is not a new Patrol but it has a newish engine! Anyway I have always used about 12 litres every 100 kms. That would be about the best and have used more when towing. I have a full roof rack which aids fuel consumption and thats about it as far as aoreodynamic retardation goes, apart from the Patrol shape. Most of my travelling, 80%, is at Highway speeds and travelling 100-110. Could get better economy at say 90-95 but would be a nuisance to others and while generally I'm in no hurry, I still wanna get there today.
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Reply By: Boobook2 - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 17:02

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 17:02
There is quite a lengthy discussion on that exact topic on the Partol 4x4 forum. Seems fairly common.

patrol4x4 forum
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 23:10

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 23:10
I couldn't find the relevant thread, do you have a link at all?
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Follow Up By: Boobook2 - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 11:15

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 11:15
Try here

CRD with high fuel consumption
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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 17:17

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 17:17
One of the forum members on this site is only getting 15-16lt per 100km from his auto 3lt common rail. not sure if it is 07 or 08??

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Follow Up By: Angler - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 17:32

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 17:32
I get around 12L/100 round town, I have once or twice managed 10L/100 on the highway. Towing my van (www.bycompass.com) we get about 16L/100

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Reply By: Member - Wayne57 (WA) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 18:49

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 18:49
I have a 2007 GU and get 12/100 around town, have not done any comparisons to highway usage yet
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Reply By: Member Graeme - NAFTY 66 - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 21:07

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 21:07
Hi Shaker, ours is a manual with a build date in July 07 but still has the new CRD (not sure if the 08 motor has changed).


On the Nissan forum mentioned above the manual CRDs seem to be getting better figures than autos.

Since new we have averaged about 14.5 and have done nearly 20,000 km. Mind you most for this driving is my wife going to and from work/school with lots of traffic stop starts. She is not a lead foot by any means and I am disappointed with what we have been using.

On the only highway trip we have done without our van we achieved 12.3, which is our best by far.

Graeme
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 23:02

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 23:02
Seems that a lot are disappointed.
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Follow Up By: jdwynn (Adelaide) - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 13:14

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 13:14
These figures are virtually identical to what we get in our auto, non CR, Dec 03 build, 3l Patrol (GU3). Surprising given all I have read about CR which is definitely better technology.
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Follow Up By: Chaz - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 19:10

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 19:10
Generally speaking the Patrol Auto’s use more fuel in the city, but do better than a manual on the freeway due to their taller overdrive. In my case I got 11.3L/100 from the last tank in my much modified 02 3.0Di Auto. I normally get around 13.5 on the freeway towing a camper. I find that the faster I go, the thirstier it gets and if I travel at 90km/h, I’ll do the best. My best so far was 8.7L/100 with an empty car at 90 and a tail wind. When you drive a 2.5 tonn brick with the aerodynamics of a wall, there are too many variables to consider, but stepping up in tyre size has made it worst. Odometer error should also be considered.
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Reply By: Chris & Debbie - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 11:42

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 11:42
I think people get the wrong idea, they think because you have a small capacity 4cyl you will get better economy but it all comes down to how much power is produced. These newer engines are very good at using all the available energy in fuel. If say they had a six cylinder using that much fuel or more even though they had less power that consumption or worse would be expected.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 15:42

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 15:42
I guess the 10.3 Litres per 100Kms stuck on the windscreen gives buyers false ideas!
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Follow Up By: Chris & Debbie - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 16:51

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 16:51
I think these figures are good for comparing vehicles only as they are obtained by all vehicle following a set proceedure. They can not be used to show how much fuel will use as everyone has different driving habits. As an example if you could double the power output of the engine you would have to double the fuel used (roughly) but if you drove steady and didnt use that extra power available you would not use anymore fuel.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 17:04

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 17:04
16 lph is a bit excessive though.
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Reply By: Member - The Crow (QLD) - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 14:36

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 14:36
My last 2 4x4's were a series3 and series4 3Ltr Nissan patrols and my fuel figures were around the same as the above. Now I have a 76 series V8 cruiser. I have to say I am very happy with its fuel consumption it has been using 11.8ltrs per 100ks or 8.9ks to the ltr. This is combined city and highway. Towing our van it is 16.2 ltrs per 100 . Worst was 19ltr/100ks. It has 15000k now on the clock so hopefully it will only get better.
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