Still deciding which car, feul econ question?

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 18:30
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What sort of economy would you expect to get from a 4.2 Petrol GU Patrol vs 2.8TD ?

Just thinking if its not much more to use a petrol the power would probably be an advantage with 3 blokes and a heap of stuff in the boot.


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Reply By: shizz - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 18:38

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 18:38
sorry meant 4.5 Petrol!
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Reply By: madfisher - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 18:40

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 18:40
Are you taking about a 4.2 petrol or 4.2 diesel. The petrols were 4.5 or 4.8. Robin on this site is the expert on 4.8. s
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 18:43

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 18:43
The way diesel is going I would probably look at a petrol and put it on gas.

A diesel will still win hands down on fuel economy versus straight petrol as long as the vehicle is of the same earer.
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Reply By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 20:41

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 20:41
I have the 2.8TD

13lt per 100kms average and slow off the mark with a load

I have heard the 4.5 petrol can be a killer on fuel 18-20lt per 100kms average.....BUT heaps more power

Get the petrol and put it on gas.......happy days

Stefan
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 20:48

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 20:48
That sums it up pretty well.

The 2.8 diesel would be lucky to pull a skin off a rice custard. The 4.5 is no fire breather, given the weight it is lugging, but is a far better option, IF IT IS ON LPG, as suggested by Stefan.

Jim.

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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 21:03

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 21:03
2.8 slow off the mark....once rolling and on full boost, very responsive

Cheers Stefan
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Reply By: roblin - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 22:58

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 22:58
Previous vehicle was a 4500 Patrol on gas. Economy is not a word to use when talking petrol 4wds.
On gas, I would probably get about 4.5 - 5 km/l When towing, expect it to get worse. Gas tank was about 90litres usable so range was about 450km max plus you still had the 35 litre petrol sub tank left (35lires doesn't get you far though). This wasn't a sequential injection lpg system though. It was one of the older style tartorini type systems where gas is simply delivered through a ring inserted between the air cleaner and the throttle body. The precise (squashed stainless pipe) delivery system didn't combine for accurate gas delivery.
On petrol or gas power was OK. Climbing up the Darling Downs range to Toowomba I would end up as low as 2nd or 3rd gear to make the climb - both on petrol or gas. Although they are an old hulking straight six motor, they don't mind being revved and that is where I found the best power was delivered. My TD Prado (before chipping) could easily climb the range in 4th gear with a trailer in tow. Just shows the difference between the two engines I guess.
Servicing is easy and cheap.
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Reply By: shizz - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 12:08

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 12:08
hrmm well the car is only for the aus trip, wont be used after. Maybe we should just stick with the short term economy of the diesels.

Its either of the two above mentioned(4.5petrol, 2.8td) or the 3.5L Pajero.

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Follow Up By: kcandco - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 19:41

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 19:41
Hi Shizz

My 1997 Pajero 3.5 manual on gas gives highway 16l /100k and town 20l/100k not towing. Towing a 1 ton camper approx 20l/ 100k highway. All these figures at speed limit.

regards Kc
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 11:56

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 11:56
Pretty happy with the economy of the GU III 4.2 Turbo Diesel I've just bought.

First 8 tanks of fuel from log spreadsheet returned following average consumption figures:

11.5 ltr/100km - purely highway
13.1 ltr/100km - mostly highway/ part around town
13.7 ltr/100km - mostly highway/ part around town
14.3 ltr/100km - mostly around town
13.2 ltr/100km - mostly highway/ part around town
14.1 ltr/100km - mostly around town
15.2 ltr/100km - around town & some towing
22.8 ltr/100km - mostly in steep country in low range & towing 1.4 tonne camper

At the moment it's looking more economical than the ute.

Dave
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Reply By: shizz - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 22:34

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 22:34
seems to be alot of the 3l TDs around. Looks like that may be the go.
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