4.8 fuel consumption

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Re: 4.8 fuel consumption

Post by IR_Eddie » 10 Nov 2016 20:31

I average around 5.5 on my 4.8.

I am a very aggressive driver (kort van draad as I am used to driving my bike where traffic is normally not an obstacle for me). I have bigger tyres (M/T's), lifted suspension and after market steel bull bar. Given this I am quite satisfied with my consumption. I recon if my patrol was stock standard I would have easily achieved 6.something and with a bit less aggression maybe even better.

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Re: 4.8 fuel consumption

Post by hugejp » 10 Nov 2016 21:12

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Re: 4.8 fuel consumption

Post by Billy » 08 May 2017 20:35

On my recent trip to Botswana / Namibia, I did almost 6000km and averaged 4km/l. Worst I got was 2.9km/l.

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Re: 4.8 fuel consumption

Post by Chris Skinner » 09 May 2017 11:02

I'm off to Namibia tomorrow so will carefully monitor and report my fuel usage later! :blonde: :blonde:

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Re: 4.8 fuel consumption

Post by JoshJ » 09 May 2017 20:51

Thus far my avarage is 4.8km/l. Open roads I get 5.2km/l. I dont fill up imidiatly after a beach drive trip. Refuse to :lol: . Already freeflow ext. Has 32" tyres. Bullbar and rear bar and roofrack. 2"lift.
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Re: 4.8 fuel consumption

Post by johanp » 12 May 2017 14:08

I used to get 4 to 4.3 km/l with my Patrol.

Early Nov 2016 I installed a Summit4x4 snorkel and at the end of Nov I installed a Viper 63mm freeflow exhaust. They put the original 50mm downpipe back on the car (this was removed when I installed a Cheetah 75mm freeflow) and built the freeflow with 3 boxes.
I serviced the car (this never made a difference on the consumption in the past) and I removed the powervalve's butterfly.
I filled up for our Namibia trip. The consumption was 4.2km/l.

And then it happened:
We drove almost 6000km on the Namibia trip and my average consumption was 5.4km/l with the best 6.2 km/l.
Between Khowarib Slucht and Etosha we drove for almost 100km in a riverbed and the further we went the harder I had to drive to avoid getting stuck. In this stretch I used a half tank of petrol. This is the worst consumption I had but from there we drove a short bit on tar and then from the west of Etosha to Halali at 60km/h. The average consumption for the day was still 5km/l.

Last month I went to KNP towing my Conqueror Commander. I towed between 100 and 110km/h all the way to Satara and later that day we went for a short drive looking for lions and leopards. The consumption was 5.5km/l.
On the way back home I filled up at Skukuza and after leaving the park I wasn't driving as relaxed as when we went there. The consumption was 4.7km/l.
This trip was almost 2900km and the average consumption was 5.6km/l and the best was 6.1km/l.

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Re: 4.8 fuel consumption

Post by Wilkie » 12 May 2017 14:24

Hello Johan..as ek nou reg verstaan het jy die oorspronklike downpipes van die manifold af en dan het jy 63mm Viper uitlaat van daar af met 3 silincers...
en dis die uitlaat pyp stil..erig of kan jy dit duidelik hoor...

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Re: 4.8 fuel consumption

Post by Jules » 12 May 2017 14:33

Ek sal maar n diesel Koop, het nou die dag Donald se 4.8 gelees en Cape Vidal toegegaan , het heelpad 100 gery en 5.5 gekry. Het ten minste 6.5 na 7 verwag

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Re: 4.8 fuel consumption

Post by johanp » 13 May 2017 15:00

Hi Errol

Ek het die oorspronklike downpipe tot onder die kar, waar die 2 pype vanaf die manifolds bymekaar kom en een word.
Met die 3 bokse is dit 'n stil freeflow sisteem binne die kar maar dit klink nog steeds goed buite die kar.

Ek het vantevore 'n 75mm freeflow opgehad maar dit het te veel binne die kar gedreun. Ek het dit toe vervang met 'n 63mm Cowley sisteem maar die downpipe was nog 75mm. Gelukkig het ek die oorspronklike downpipe gehou en Viper het dit vir my terug gesit.

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Re: 4.8 fuel consumption

Post by SJC » 13 May 2017 15:36

Jules wrote:Ek sal maar n diesel Koop, het nou die dag Donald se 4.8 gelees en Cape Vidal toegegaan , het heelpad 100 gery en 5.5 gekry. Het ten minste 6.5 na 7 verwag

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Ek kry so 7.5 op my 4.2td..

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