just in case someones about to ask....

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 20:27
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4.2litre diesel in my missing control (nissan patrol).... fuel consumption as follows....
14.1litres per 100km in every day city driving over a distance of 600km.............
13.5litres per 100km with a loaded vehicle (no roof rack) on a trip of 835km with a tad of sand dunes (about 50km worth) the rest at 100kmh....._____________________________________________

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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 20:27

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 20:27
no turbo_____________________________________________

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Reply By: Willie - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 21:47

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 21:47
You sound like a Happy Man now, Voxson............

Cheers,

Willie
Never a dull moment
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Reply By: David N. - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 22:50

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 22:50
Voxson- About 1.5 to 2 l per /100kays better than you - but my city driving is usually a good run- not many lights. But I can definitely get close to 10l/100k on the highway consistently. Drove from Brisbane to Melbourne and back in the last three months towing a 16' pop top van and averaged 14.5l/100k for the whole trip- lots of headwinds!
I'm happy with my TD42!
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Reply By: Fred - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 00:21

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 00:21
Not a happy man I guess Voxson! Maybe you could check the air filter - replace if it's dirty or maybe you're just a bit heavy footed. Expect not much over 11l/100km when you're on the highway even with 5% on sand dunes.
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 09:00

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 09:00
I am still a happy man... I just got out of an EFI 4.2 which guzzled fuel at 22litres per 100km...... 14.1litres per 100 is about a $350 per 5000....
and even then i had guys saying they got 16litres per 100km out of efi 4.2's..._____________________________________________

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Follow Up By: David N. - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 09:32

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 09:32
Just a helpfull suggestion...
Are you still running the two paper filters?
These are way too restrictive for a diesel. I chucked the prefilter years ago (when nearly new actually) and the performance improvement/ reduction in smoke was amazing. Don't know if it helped fuel economy as the car was too new- but I could have a good guess....
Ever since then I've been running oiled foam main filter and couldn't be happier. I occasionally chuck in an extra foam pre-filter if I'm going bush, then remove it when I'm back on the tar (takes about a minute)
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 10:49

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 10:49
no prefilter being used but i do run a paper main filter...._____________________________________________

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Reply By: xr500 - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 16:49

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 16:49
take the 33"x10" s off and the 1000kg of recovery gear and you might get better economy...!!hehe
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Follow Up By: xr500 - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 16:52

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 16:52
and the pergola off the front window
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Follow Up By: spanky - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:06

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:06
and the fat kids out of the back seat
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Reply By: moggo - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:29

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 19:29
You still need,a hilux 3 L he he.
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