27th November 2010, 10:52 AM
Fuel consumption / economy report
thought it might be a useful reference if I posted my fuel consumption figures. Feel free to add yours as well, including vehicle details and road conditions;
1992 GQ Patrol LWB, auto, LPG.
This is basically my commuting run below;
35% highway, continuous stop/start at traffic lights with fairly brisk acceleration keeping up with other traffic
60% freeway, crawling through 20km of very heavy traffic and congestion, continous stops and slow driving.
5% freeway at 100kph (yep the last 5% of my journey is not congested!!)
This week it used 26.8l/100km of LPG. But with the Safeway discount it still only cost 48c/l, so about 40 bucks. Still not bad.
1981 Nissan Patrol MQ SWB, 3.3TD, West Melbourne.
27th November 2010 10:52 AM
27th November 2010, 08:39 PM
NA TD42, 300.000 k's around town about 14L/100Ks, Highway 11-12L/100Ks. Getting much better economy by remooving pre-air cleaner and adding 2 stroke 200:1.
29th November 2010, 09:14 AM
Moved your thread here mate so others can see it better.
29th November 2010, 12:18 PM
92 GQ TB42e running LPG (dual, but run LPG where possible)
Around town - 30 ltr's/100 klms
Open Freeway - 24-25 ltr's/100 klms
Downhill, with a tailwind, in the slip stream of a truck - 18-20 ltr's/100 klms ... only problem with this concept so far is I haven't found a hill, a tailwiind nor a truck that goes for 100 klms to keep my consumption down!!! lmfao ...
29th November 2010, 02:29 PM
thats the prob with driving to Melbourne - you have to come back....
Originally Posted by Bigrig
I have a TB42E as well
Around town - 30 ltr's/100 klms
Open Freeway - 20-21 ltr's/100 klms
But have a dodgy valve - head getting done soon so will post new figures when done.
30th November 2010, 07:50 PM
Being an oily man things are different.
My '89 td42 when I bought it at 120K about 15 years ago was damn near 10l/100 or in proper terms 100K/10 L. or forgetting this new B/S**t near 28 or so M.P.G.. Never had the injectors replaced et. and it went slowly downhill till it got to a bit under 12L/100. after 400K. At that stage a good long trip with a 2T. van on the back cleaned things out and it improved till we got back to bloody shopping trips again.
Being the son of a tight a**e man I do drive with my mind on juice and brake pads so keeping up with mad a**se traffic hasn't really been a concern.
Got a feeling that my new zd30 turbo may be a whole new learning experience though.
Would love to hear what rev. range gives best economy/performance with and without a van though. Any thoughts?
1st December 2010, 08:33 AM
I have a 1998 4.5 L GU (Dual Fuel) and on a recent trip to Melbourne through to Dandenong from Bendigo and mostly on Freeway I filled up at Calder Raceway on the way home. Required 47 Litres of Gas and I had covered 250 K's. That equates to 18.8 Litres per 100 K's.
3rd December 2010, 06:44 PM
I have a 2002 Gu III patrol, 3.0 Turbo Diesel, Manual. Also running Manual boost, blocked EGR ect....
I average around 10 litres to 100km's on a highway, thats sitting on 100km/h.. Sits around 10-12psi boost and 260-300 on the pyro
Around town i get around 12 or so litres to 100km's. Boost and temps vary depending on how heavy my right foot is that day haha
Thats not to bad i dont reckon
Fletcha's the name, Auto-Elec is the game
3rd December 2010, 07:02 PM
That's bloody good mate - I dream of those sorts of numbers ... but alas ... I bought a guzzler!!
Originally Posted by big_fletch
3rd December 2010, 10:08 PM
1992 GQ ST WAGON RB30
just did a trip on the weekend with the club, i did approx 300km and wait for it,..............................................u sed 90ltrs of unleaded
I suspect there is something wrong.
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