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Post Info TOPIC: diesiLV.petrol.towing
diesilv.petrol. [16 vote(s)]

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Diesel for fuel economy, pulling power . Late model Utes are high stressed though . Not much in reserve if things go wrong or neglected!

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17700 km around west half of Australia. 10.48 L/100, 1/3 95, 2/3 98 & a bit of 91 because I couldn't get 95 or 98 everywhere & a handful of places didn't have any petrol at all. 

I made sure I had spare 98 so I could thin out with 91 as I need 95. Sometimes I didn't buy 98 as it was too expensive.

If you are a senior don't forget to ask for the 3 cents per litre discount in NT most places give the discount!

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biggrinhi.aus/kiwi.retired.desil.mech.have.nissan.3.0lt.g.u.2003.manual.average.not.towing.long.runs.about.9.6.lt/100.kms.kal.to.perth.used.72.lts.3/4.TANK.the.common.rail.

vehicles.HAVE.TO.KEEP.FUEL.FILTER.SERVICE.REGULAR.itry.to.useB.P/CALTEX.ONLY.thats.what.most.mine.sites.use.clean.fuel.towing.with.a.cavalier.off.road.getting

about.12/100.cheers.ROKER



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biggrinhi.whenare.the.nice.rig.i.know.a.lot.of.places.cannot.get.petrol.have.desil.have.2.jerry.cans.on.roof.rack.plus.1.on.camper.trailer.cheers.ROKER.



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I did have a roof platform, still got it, but swapping it for a second set of cross bars I gained 16 kg, so can carry more fuel. On rough roads I put the solar panels in the car which gets 15 kg off the roof. 4 x 10 litres & 2 x 5 litres in the wheel. 10 litres is as much as I want to lift up & down from the roof.

The sixth tyre is all I could get in Hall Creek.

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P.S. I personally find text a bit challenging to read with regular full stops.



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With 300l tank I dont need to carry extra fuel . I did when up north WA just for safety . A 20 litre container. Diesel is much easier, safer to store .

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biggrinhi.aussie.kiwi.yes.the.patrol.95/main.tank.35.sub.recon,about.1200.ks.TRUE.ABOUT.DIESEL.lot.saver.when.on.a.tac.along.tour.few.years.back.met,up.mt,newman.on.

to.rudall.river.desert.queenbaths,on.to.marble.bar.carawine.gorge.down.to.mt.auguster.then.on.to.gasgone/junction.on.to.carnarvone.on.to.perth.rudall.rivertrack.from.

white.gum.bore.BAD.CORRECATIONSi.was.tall.end.charle.vehicle.in.front.of.me.about.1.k.i.saw.big.plume.of.black.smoke.blew.a.rear.shockey.oil.all.over.exhaust.we.

had.unload.vehicle.transver,.beteween.other.5.vehicles.HE.WAS.CARRYING.PETROL.in.jerry.cans.the.fumes.not.the.best.HOPE.THE.FAMILY.KEEPING.WELL.cheers.ROKER.



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biggrin.WHENARETHERE.hi.lucks.a.good.setup.have.a.roof.rack.on.patrol.spare,wheel.plus.rack.for.2.jerry.cans.have.solar.panals.in.bag.120.watt.keep.inside.patrol.HAVE.NOTtook.

USED.THEM.YET.dulal.batt,system.on.patrol.deep.cycle.batts.one.runs,fridge.h.f/u.f.h.radios.took.the,side,seats.out.of.the.back.drawers.fitted.camping.gear./spares/tools.

took.a.bit.of.time.money.to.get.set.up.REGARDS,TO.FAMILY.take.care.ROKER.



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Aus-Kiwi wrote:

With 300l tank I dont need to carry extra fuel . I did when up north WA just for safety . A 20 litre container. Diesel is much easier, safer to store .


Back in the 1980s they came up with the idea of filling the fuel container with expanded metal mesh. It reduced the volume of the tank by only 1% but it stopped the tank from exploding. 

Probably a good thing for jerrycans.

Wish I could increase my car's fuel tank capacity but unfortunately I am stuck with external containers. I have tried to make my setup as safe as I can. Unlike the following situation!

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Whenarewethere wrote:

17700 km around west half of Australia. 10.48 L/100, 1/3 95, 2/3 98 & a bit of 91 because I couldn't get 95 or 98 everywhere & a handful of places didn't have any petrol at all. 

I made sure I had spare 98 so I could thin out with 91 as I need 95. Sometimes I didn't buy 98 as it was too expensive.

If you are a senior don't forget to ask for the 3 cents per litre discount in NT most places give the discount!

20180706160915.JPG


 I may be wrong, but you don't appear to be "towing" anything. Suspect your fuel economy would change - and markedly - for the worse if you were.

 

We'd probably achieve similar economy in our Grand Vitara on the open road (full-time 4WD/3.2 V6). On the other hand, we recently towed a 4.8M runabout a fair distance (~1T in all-up weight). Fuel economy? *poor*



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