The 4.5 Turbo

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Re: The 4.5 Turbo

Post by Picasso » 17 Oct 2018 08:47

Thank you Wilhelm

very interesting topic. :goodpost:

please keep us posted.

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Re: The 4.5 Turbo

Post by XenoBlitz » 22 Oct 2018 07:11

Ok, this weekend I drove to Sabie, 80% loaded. (3 Adults with all provisions for the weekend.)

584.8km (30km 4x4; 100km town; remainder open road)
107.25L fuel.

It seems that fuel consumption remains relatively steady at just over 18 l/100km. I will keep monitoring, but will no longer provide an update on every refuel (unless of course something changes).

Vehicle is still an absolute dream to drive. I should have done this a long time ago. :blonde:
May the road be long.. and dirty.
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Re: The 4.5 Turbo

Post by Dustin » 23 Oct 2018 12:53

Love the work on the project Michael !
Well done :thumbup:
a.k.a. Datsun Dustin

View my Patrol's story here : http://patrol4x4.co.za/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=6478

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Re: The 4.5 Turbo

Post by XenoBlitz » 07 Dec 2018 07:28

The Patrol has now traveled a little over 5 500 km since the conversion and it is time for another update on fuel consumption:

I have driven the Patrol hard, normal and "economical" and the fuel consumption has been..... well unexpected.

The best fuel consumption I've had was a fully loaded vehicle from the coast to Secunda driven relatively hard. Consumption 17.9 l/100 (I had a youngster behind the wheel and he was having fun with it.)
The worst fuel consumption was when I tried to drive economical (Secunda/Gauteng) with no weight in the vehicle. Consumption 18.4 l/100.

It seems the answer to my dilemma is that I am not aggressive enough? The harder I drive, the better the consumption????
I believe it has to do with driving style and rev range... Perhaps my old-man style of driving slower at lower rpm (and lower boost?) is what is creating this seemingly bizarre phenomenon.

Interestingly though, before the conversion, these figures would range between 16.4 and 20.2... so at least I can say the vehicle is more efficient when used "properly" than before.

Something seems strange at this point and I plan to get to the heart of it... Will continue updating.
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