Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
nissan
Joined
·
203 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
How does the GU manual 4.6 petrol compare with the TB42 carby? I am particularly interested in comparative stats when towing a heavy camper or boat. Does it lose power and speed on long hills? How would it compare with my GQ in which I can tow a three tonne tandem trailer up the Braeside range between Warwick and Stanthorpe in 3rd gear at 80 Kph on 3500 rpm. How would the fuel consumption compare with my GQ - 24.2 L per 100Km loaded to the gunnels and full roof rack, towing a KK,Charleville to Caloundra 110 - 120 kph. Any feedback from members who have moved from a GQ petrol manual to a GU petrol manual would be appreciated.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,873 Posts
Sorry is that 4.5 or 4.8l.
 

·
Registered
Nissan Patrol GQ GU
Joined
·
1,299 Posts
Ummm?? SO...you want to compare your 1990 carby model 4.2 petrol GQ's pulling power with that of a late model Fuel Injected 4.8lt Petrol...

Hmmm dunno mate you might have it over that 4.8 ;-)

Go drive one mate and see whether it would be a close race.

Your question talks like your GQ Carby model is the ducks guts for pulling that load up that hill when in reality any 4.2 turbo diesel will just smash it up that hill, a 2.8 would probably show you up to to be honest. No disrespect intended.

Seriously mate if you think your carby 4.2 will win a pulling race over the 4.8 then you're living in a cupboard.

The 4.8lt GU will be a MASSIVE upgrade from your 1990 4.2 carby.

Good Luck with your decision.
 

·
Premium Member
nissan
Joined
·
1,064 Posts
You do have a choice when towing with the 4.8... Do I want to lose speed going up this big hill or do I want to increase my BP shares value.

The 4.8L will eat your 4.2 Carb for breakfast and most likely use the same amount of fuel doing it. 4.8's get about 17L per 100kms cruising on the highway in stock form, between 20-25L per hundred would be fair for towing a camper trailer I would think.

I can't tell you exact figures because I tow my camper on LPG and my car is fairly well modified. I get between 27L and 33L per hundred k's towing my camper on LPG. Depending on the terrain/speed/temp etc.
 

·
Registered
nissan
Joined
·
24 Posts
Whatever the new one is.
So you've really done your research on this new patrol I see :rolleyes:.

Here's some info ( that took me about 2 minutes to find ) that might help you along,

1990 NISSAN PATROL ST GQ
4Door WAGON 7 SEATS, 4WD, CARB, 5 SP MANUAL 4x4
» Release Date: Jan-1988
» Max. Torque: 325Nm
» Max. Power: 125kW
» Power to Weight Ratio: 16.05:1 kW/kg
» Fuel Type: UNLEADED PETROL
» Dimensions: L(4810mm), H(1815mm), W(1930mm)
» Towing Capacity: Brake(2500kg), Unbrake(750kg)
» Turning Circle: 13.4m


2010 NISSAN PATROL ST GU VI
4Door WAGON 7 SEATS, 4WD, MULTI POINT F/INJ, 5 SP AUTO SPORTS SHIFT
» Release Date: Jan-2007
» Max. Torque: 400Nm @ 3600rpm
» Max. Power: 180kW @ 3200rpm
» Power to Weight Ratio: 13.61:1 kW/kg
» Fuel Type: UNLEADED PETROL
» Fuel Consumption: City(17.2L/100km)
» Dimensions: L(5050mm), H(1855mm), W(1940mm)
» Towing Capacity: Brake(3500kg), Unbrake(750kg)
» Turning Circle: 12.5m


Cheers
Pezza
 

·
Autos are Superior
Joined
·
11,701 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,221 Posts
he may mean the NEW new one thats COMING...
The New new Patrol will have a petrol V8 not sure if its a 4.6litre but it could be
 

·
Registered
nissan patrol gu11
Joined
·
125 Posts
So you've really done your research on this new patrol I see :rolleyes:.

Here's some info ( that took me about 2 minutes to find ) that might help you along,

1990 NISSAN PATROL ST GQ
4Door WAGON 7 SEATS, 4WD, CARB, 5 SP MANUAL 4x4
» Release Date: Jan-1988
» Max. Torque: 325Nm
» Max. Power: 125kW
» Power to Weight Ratio: 16.05:1 kW/kg
» Fuel Type: UNLEADED PETROL
» Dimensions: L(4810mm), H(1815mm), W(1930mm)
» Towing Capacity: Brake(2500kg), Unbrake(750kg)
» Turning Circle: 13.4m


2010 NISSAN PATROL ST GU VI
4Door WAGON 7 SEATS, 4WD, MULTI POINT F/INJ, 5 SP AUTO SPORTS SHIFT
» Release Date: Jan-2007
» Max. Torque: 400Nm @ 3600rpm
» Max. Power: 180kW @ 3200rpm
» Power to Weight Ratio: 13.61:1 kW/kg
» Fuel Type: UNLEADED PETROL
» Fuel Consumption: City(17.2L/100km)
» Dimensions: L(5050mm), H(1855mm), W(1940mm)
» Towing Capacity: Brake(3500kg), Unbrake(750kg)
» Turning Circle: 12.5m


Cheers
Pezza
Looks like the old 4.2 carby is a ball tearer 16 kw/kg against 13kw/kg for the 4.8. I think you may have typed that a bit wrong or got your kg/kw around the wrong way. Next time have a little bit of patience with newbies!
 

·
Enemy of Reality
nissan 09 gu patrol
Joined
·
11,848 Posts
Looks like the old 4.2 carby is a ball tearer 16 kw/kg against 13kw/kg for the 4.8. I think you may have typed that a bit wrong or got your kg/kw around the wrong way. Next time have a little bit of patience with newbies!

i know what you're saing but when i did the same thing on (i forget which website) my hilux vs patrol i found my 1998 2.4td hilux had more kw/kg than the 4.2dt GU! The website has it wrong.

But I agree with your closing statement!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,873 Posts
The new one yet to be released is 5.6l.

GQ- towing capacity 2.5 braked, newbie towing 3t plus packed
Gu- 3.5 braked, atleast you'll be legal
 

·
Registered
nissan patrol
Joined
·
325 Posts
unless in the latest models they have upped the tow packages the GU 4.8 is the only patrol standard with 3500kg towing manual / auto in the wagons the other GU patrols are 2500kg for the auto's and 3200kg for the manual's, but like I said they may have changed that recently
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top