GU Patrols who has the most KLM's

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 17:03
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GU patrol owners how many klms do you have up ? And what Year? Is LPG worth it, do they have problems?
I am thinking of buying series 2 4.5 Ti on gas.
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Reply By: flappan - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 17:19

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 17:19
Geez . .. whats with the missing posts . . .

Again . . .

I have a 98 Ti which has done 135000. I have a mate with a 99 Ti with just over 200 on it.

The 4.5 is damn near built for gas . . . During my research on buying one . . no one had a prob with a 4.5 on gas.

However, we didn't buy a gas one, only because of our intended use. Availability of gas, the distances out of the tanks. Not because of any motor probs.

The way they usually do the gas tank is to replace the main fuel tank with the gas tank, which gives about 110l of gas, and the subtank for fuel 40l. The 4.5 isn't the most fuel efficient vehicle around so you'll probably get 200k's out of the fuel tank and around 300 or so from the gas. Just didn't give us enough range for touring.

But if thats not your thing . . . a Gas Ti would be the go.
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Reply By: joshinthecity - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 17:26

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 17:26
Hope you've got deep pockets for fuel...

2003 GUIII, 3.0TD ST 5-speed.
23,000klm.
1100klm / per std sized tank

Smiling all the way..

Josh.

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Follow Up By: muppo - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 17:34

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 17:34
You've got to love that economy? But I want the Ti so it looks like I have to suffer.
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Follow Up By: flappan - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 17:41

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 17:41
Its not as bad as what a lot of people recon.

On petrol

City 20/100k's
Hwy 16/100 k's
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Follow Up By: DARREN - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 14:32

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 14:32
JOSH, I AM INTERESTED IN YOUR FIGURES, I HAVE HAD MY GUIII 3.0 5 MANUAL SINCE MAY AND HAVE DONE ABOUT 17,000KMS. AROUND TOWN I RECKON I ONLY GET ABOUT 800 FOR BOTH MAIN & SUB TOGETHER. FILLED UP YESTERDAY 106 LITRES AND HAD DONE 760KMS.
A COUPLE OF FRIENDS HAVE THEM ASWELL AND HAVE FOUND THE ECONOMY AT THE LOWER END OF WHAT OTHERS SAY. I DON'T HAVE A WHOLE HEAP OF ACCESSORIES BUT DO HAVE COOPERS 285/75/16, WHICH SOME SAY THE BIGGER DIAMETER WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE (PERHAPS A GEARING DIFFERENTIAL IN TAKING OFF BUT ONCE YOU ARE MOVING I CAN'T SEE HOW THEY WOULD REALLY IMPACT UPON ECONOMY). HAVEN'T DONE A BIG HWY TRIP WITHOUT THE TRAILER, ON THE HWY WITH MY OFF ROAD TRAILER (ABOUT 7-800KG) THE ECONOMY IS ABOUT THE SAME AS AROUND TOWN WITHOUT IT. ARE YOURS HWY OR TOWN KM'S AND DO YOU NOTICE A BIG DIFFERENCE?
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Follow Up By: DARREN - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 14:33

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 14:33
JOSH, I AM INTERESTED IN YOUR FIGURES, I HAVE HAD MY GUIII 3.0 5 MANUAL SINCE MAY AND HAVE DONE ABOUT 17,000KMS. AROUND TOWN I RECKON I ONLY GET ABOUT 800 FOR BOTH MAIN & SUB TOGETHER. FILLED UP YESTERDAY 106 LITRES AND HAD DONE 760KMS.
A COUPLE OF FRIENDS HAVE THEM ASWELL AND HAVE FOUND THE ECONOMY AT THE LOWER END OF WHAT OTHERS SAY. I DON'T HAVE A WHOLE HEAP OF ACCESSORIES BUT DO HAVE COOPERS 285/75/16, WHICH SOME SAY THE BIGGER DIAMETER WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE (PERHAPS A GEARING DIFFERENTIAL IN TAKING OFF BUT ONCE YOU ARE MOVING I CAN'T SEE HOW THEY WOULD REALLY IMPACT UPON ECONOMY). HAVEN'T DONE A BIG HWY TRIP WITHOUT THE TRAILER, ON THE HWY WITH MY OFF ROAD TRAILER (ABOUT 7-800KG) THE ECONOMY IS ABOUT THE SAME AS AROUND TOWN WITHOUT IT. ARE YOURS HWY OR TOWN KM'S AND DO YOU NOTICE A BIG DIFFERENCE?
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Follow Up By: joshinthecity - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 15:47

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 15:47
Hi Darren,
I've heard similar stories to yours as well.
I really don't know how to account for the discrepencies.
I am running 285/75/16's as well BFG A/T.
Most of my driving is in and around Sydney, with the occasional blast on the freeway.
If I do any off-road, my milage reflects this with numbers similar to yours (800k/ p-tank ) but otherwise I get 1000k minimum every single time.
Do you mind if I ask what your shift-point's (rpm) are when you are just driving around with the traffic ?
At the moment, I have about a third of a main tank in the truck, and the odometer is showing about 780 from memory...

Josh.
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Follow Up By: DARREN - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 16:26

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 16:26
Common tyre size really dismisses that theory, (and also the allowance for the coopers diameter throwing the odometer out by 4% or so)

Normal driving around I find it is happiest singing along at 2-3000 rpm, I find it luggs below 2 & I normally change around 3,000. Occaisionally more, say 3,500 if i'm feeling real sporty (as you do in a Patrol) but not that often. I don't think I am giving it a hard time but I am very interested to know where the other 200k's are going, and a bit determined to find them.

I have found mine a bit better now than before it was really run in (we did 10,000 going to cape york in Aug/Sept).

I recall my friend's friend befoire I got mine who has a 2002 auto saying he hadn't been above 3,000 in the 6 months he had it until when he took me for a test drive and we wanted to see how it went.

Thanks for the feedback.

And your shift points?
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Follow Up By: mick - Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 16:14

Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 16:14
Hey Josh and Darren

I've got the 3.0TD in the auto with Coopers A/T 285/75/16 and get about 950kms around town and 1000-1100 on the highway.

Just for your info

Mick
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Reply By: Member - Eric- Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 17:58

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 17:58
I had a Ti 99 with 260,000 on gas , drove it around as my drive car for 3 weeks , no problems Venus Bay
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Reply By: Phil P - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 18:19

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 18:19
GU Patrol ST 3.0L TD Auto
2003 Built March - Received Delivery Late May - 20,200klm mostly offroad
845-1050 klm per tank fill (can't remeber the tank(s) capacity).

I have had gas cars before, I was never happy with the tunning, poor economy (obviously the gas is cheaper per litre), slight drop in performance and wouldn't go back to gas. Just pay the petrol bill & enjoy the extra creature comforts the TI offers and the great responsiveness of the Petrol Engine ! It takes a lot of distance to make up the $2K of the gas conversion.

Phil P

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Reply By: Phil P - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 18:35

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 18:35
Have a read of PostID: 7807

It's little things like this that gets you annoyed with LPG vehicles
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Reply By: Clarky - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 19:06

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 19:06
Muppo i have a 99 GU ST 5 speed 4.5 on gas and it runs like a dream. I get about 400k's on the tarmac out of the gas and around 220 for the sub tank. Touring through the North West of WA is no problem as most of the towns have gas facilities at about 30-35 cents/litre cheaper than petrol.
I have also bought an off road trailer from Perth and am in the process of equiping it with jerry can holders for petrol. This should push my total range on tarmac out to about 870-920 k's @ 110kph. Obviously better range and economy at the off road speeds.
Would have loved the TI but couldn't afford at the time (bugger).

Cheers and cold beers
Clarky.
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Reply By: Clarky - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 19:06

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 19:06
Muppo i have a 99 GU ST 5 speed 4.5 on gas and it runs like a dream. I get about 400k's on the tarmac out of the gas and around 220 for the sub tank. Touring through the North West of WA is no problem as most of the towns have gas facilities at about 30-35 cents/litre cheaper than petrol.
I have also bought an off road trailer from Perth and am in the process of equiping it with jerry can holders for petrol. This should push my total range on tarmac out to about 870-920 k's @ 110kph. Obviously better range and economy at the off road speeds.
Would have loved the TI but couldn't afford at the time (bugger).

Cheers and cold beers
Clarky.
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Reply By: Hilly - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 01:56

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 01:56
2003 GU 4.2 intercooled turbo diesel 7 000km Built and bought 07/03

Add 10% for tall tyres making the reading low.
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Follow Up By: wazza - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:41

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:41
G'day Hilly... Did you ever get that reply from Fluff on the boat? ... small world. Am going to be over in Perth with the little blighter on the way up to Geraldton for our next cruise on Sunday.
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Reply By: Grungle - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 10:26

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 10:26
I Have a 99 GU 2.8iTd

Has 235,000 k's and still going strong and I get 880km from the 2 tanks.

Regards
David
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 13:05

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 13:05
Grungle

What add ons do you have ie bull bar, roof rack etc - I too get about that figure with ARB steel bar, Tradesman Oval full length steel roof rack. It doesn't seem to change at all when I load up the interior.
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Reply By: Tony - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:25

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:25
I have a 98 4.2DX with Turbo, done 123,000k and can manage 1000k to the OE tanks.
The Ti might be nice to look at, but after a 4 month trip through the deserts I know which one I'd rather be cleaning out.
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Reply By: Member - Chris (Wollongong) - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 15:06

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 15:06
98 2.8 TD with 285,000klms

Around 14L / 100klms with ARB 3/4 rack on. (or approx 850 klms from both tanks)

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Reply By: Rognet - Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 21:12

Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 21:12
A 2000 GU Auto 3.0L 72,000 Very happy with performance and ability.
About 12l/100 when travelling/touring
About 15l/100 int the city and towing the boat
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Reply By: Nomad - Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 23:43

Saturday, Oct 18, 2003 at 23:43
Have a 2000 3lt Auto TD Patrol. Just did at 5000k trip from Brisbane to Melbourne and back via the Alpine Way to Canberra and home.

Towed a camper trailer and grossed about 3.5t. Averaged 12.7lt/100 for the trip. Arounf town at home I average between 10.5 and 11. Now has 60000 on the clock.
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