13th June 2012, 02:50 PM
4.5 or 4.8 petrol PATROL? any good?
as the title suggests... any owners on here care to share. mate has a 4.2 ex telstra DX and wants to go with a wagon and full coil set up.
do these have any issues? do they go well on gas?
any help would be great
13th June 2012 02:50 PM
13th June 2012, 03:06 PM
Running a 4.5ltr GU Dual Fuel and seems to go well on gas. Bit thirsty on petrol but i think thats how it is tuned. Not a fast machine by any standards but i didn't buy it to race. LOL
SPEED METAL NEVER WENT AWAY>>>>> ONLY OUR HEARING DID!!!
13th June 2012, 03:10 PM
Patrol God (Retired)
I have a 98 4.5Gu on Dual Fuel which I am quite happy with.
LPG Fuel Consumption
18 Litres per 100K's Touring and 22 Litres per 100 K's towing a Jayco Dove
ULP Fuel Consumpion
16 Litres per 100K's
Keep them tuned and regularly put a Tank of ULP through and you should not have any trouble.
13th June 2012, 05:22 PM
The Mad Ozzy
I have a 2009 4.4 and its great just thirsty
2009 GU ST 4.8L AUTO WAGON, 2" OME LIFT, 33" A/T'S, ARB DELUXE BAR, WARN XD9000 WINCH, NARVA 170 SPOTTIES, SCRUB BARS / SIDE STEPS, LONG RANGE TANK, DUALL BATTS, REAR DRAWER SYSTEM, ARB AWNING, KAYMAR REAR WHEEL CARRIER, 3" ZORST
13th June 2012, 09:15 PM
bob is %100percent right but would keep the 4.2, i had a 4.5 dual fuel you have to keep them tuned to be any good and there thirsty
Originally Posted by Bob
14th June 2012, 05:16 AM
I have a 4.8, It's thirsty, though the 4.5 is thirstier. It's not too bad if you can control yourself and stay off the loud pedal, sadly the performance when you do step on it makes this difficult.
I can quite honestly say, that it's the best car I've ever owned and that if you get a 4.8 you won't be disappointed.
Never late in a 4.8
2011 Patrol Safari
14th June 2012, 07:37 AM
Patrol God (Retired)
Having driven a 4.8 I have to agree with this comment.
Originally Posted by Bulbous
14th June 2012, 07:47 AM
I have a 98 model 4.5 running duel fuel. We have clocked up over 500,000k's with only normal wear and tear issues.
The 4.8 is the better option, as the others have said the 4.5 is the thirstier engine, the 4.8 is a power house!
I had a 4.8 dual cab Patrol six wheeler and it was awesome! (wish we never sold it)
500,000ks and still counting!
14th June 2012, 08:36 AM
If it's a ute and he does sell it, can you pm me the price he got for it. I need to upgrade my insurance as I think , maybe know, mine's under-insured, knowing that to buy a Nissan 4.2 TDi is as rare as rocking horse sheet and prices have gone up.
Originally Posted by jake_308
I love my truck. It's an ex Telstra, 2005, GU DX, 4.2 TDi ute - set up for remote creature comfort camping.
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14th June 2012, 12:35 PM