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    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

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    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
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    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.

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    I have a 2009 4.4 and its great just thirsty
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    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.
    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

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulbous View Post
    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
    Having driven a 4.8 I have to agree with this comment.

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    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)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake_308 View Post
    mate has a 4.2 ex telstra DX and wants to go with a wagon and full coil set up.
    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.
    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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    X2 what Bulbous said.

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