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Hi there,
Although I wouldn't recommend the ELKO system, it does stack up good on economy. I've heard plenty of stories of barely 300 km/tank, but mine gets plenty more.
Around town (Melbourne) with tools: 360 km/95 lt
Freeway plus 1/4 city bumper to bumper: 450 km/95 lt
Freeway only: still have to find out!

Towing a 6x4 trailer doesn't seem to worry it too much.

Main cause of difference if you ask me? All the "tough-looking" gear people carry on their daily commute! My car has a bullbar, 2 Rhino roof bars, 2" lift and 285/75/16 tyres but no fuel cans, shovels, annexes and massive roof racks with a dozen spot lights and other gear hanging off it! That sits in my trailer!

My 285/75/16's dropped my revs at 100km/h (actual speed rather than speedo) from nearly 2500 to about 2200RPM (compared to 265/70/16), much nicer and better economy too.

Just my 2 cents....
 

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Hey Dutchy
I get about 430km from my 95lt tank (About 22lt per 100k) thats a mix of country roads and in town I travel about 70km return to work every day.
Im fairly happy with that as you said I've heard worse.
My patrol has the standard 265/75/16 with no roof racks or anything YET But i do have a heavy foot :)
Oh and my system is the old cheap gas pipe into the intake pipe lol
 

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i have a 90lt tank and i get 330klms when left in drive as its very hilly from home to work which is a 70klm round trip...
on the highway its around the 350/370 mark with the overdrive on...
now i have a large roof rack with awnings , 33'' and a heavy right foot...
i would love to get more out of it but who cares when its only 59cents per litre...
 

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I have a GQ with a TB45 on gas. Went camping on the weekend in Wee Jasper towing our camper trailer - it weighs about 1.5t. The 95l tank got me 190km! Was fun driving tho!
 

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I have a GQ with a TB45 on gas. Went camping on the weekend in Wee Jasper towing our camper trailer - it weighs about 1.5t. The 95l tank got me 190km! Was fun driving tho!
:shock: Damn 190k out of 95l sure you didn't have a hole in your tank or did you leave the hand brake on lol :D
 

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I was lucky to get 300km out of 90l of LPG in my TB45 auto with 35's...
 

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I'm getting approx 400klm out of my 90L gas tank, that's mostly country rd & off rd, very little blacktop
98 GUI ST 3" lift, winchbar, rock sliders & 35" muds
 

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I've got 90lt of useable gas. I get 410-425kms (a lot of hwy kms). Running 275/70/16 Pirelli Scorpions.
 

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Hi guys,
Auto's might be using more than manual too!
My 285/75/16 (roughly 33") save me on open road but are costing me around town. 35" around town would be a killer! When you guys say 425 km's, if that off your speedo or gps? My speedo is actually correct with the 285's, where as with the 265/70/16's 100 on the speedo was only an actual 92 km/h! Same goes for distance, 425 on 265's is probably about 400 km's, still pretty good though! Just on my first tank after getting the valve clearances done and without trailer, see if it makes a difference!
 

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I get around 23-25 litres per hundred just running around normally but this jumps up to around 30 litres per hundred when towing the van on long trips
It sounds like a lot but if you put it into dollars per hundred @ 60 cents per litre its only $18 per hundred
Compare that to someone running a diesel at 14LPH @ $1.25 per litre and they are paying $17.50 per hundred so the big bad 4.5 on gas isn't all that bad
All this varies a lot depending on how you drive and what you are paying for fuel, I'm quite happy to drive like an old mole around town but on the highway I like to maintain the highway speeds even when towing
Oh and my car is an auto running stock tyres with ARB steel bullbar and plain jane gas system as about the only mods
 

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Mine uses about 30 per hundred in normal driving. I drive quietly so figure the consumption is too high. Does anyone know of an LPG specialist in the Dandenong region (Vic) that can perform full tunes? It has 265/75/16's at the moment but will have 285/75's soon. It's an auto 4.5. Petrol is not much better.
 

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Mine uses about 30 per hundred in normal driving. I drive quietly so figure the consumption is too high.
I think you're right! Have been recommended a joint in Carrum Downs before but can't remember the name. I've noticed there is a few gas joints that are good at gas only, never heard my car needed valve clearances done (and the difference was unreal) or suggested it.
I'll be getting my gas tuned at Ignition Performance in Nunawading....
 

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i have been checking mine out more lately. normal driving in town, 370 km from 88 litres.
last week i drove like a grandma with overdrive on all the time and only got 349 km from the tank??
i have also noticed my speedo reading reads corect after fitting 285 x 75 tyres.
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with overdrive on all the time and only got 349 km from the tank??
I think having the o/d on around town is detrimental to fuel consumption. I leave my o/d out and only use when I'm constantly above 80 on flat(ish) ground. Around the hills I leave it in 3rd so that you're not constantly pushing harder on the accelerator.
 

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i usually do the same but thought i would try it to see if it used less gas.
no overdrive for less than 100kph or when towing
 

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I think you're right! Have been recommended a joint in Carrum Downs before but can't remember the name. I've noticed there is a few gas joints that are good at gas only, never heard my car needed valve clearances done (and the difference was unreal) or suggested it.
I'll be getting my gas tuned at Ignition Performance in Nunawading....
Dutchy,

What made you get the valve clearances checked/adjusted??
 

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Hi Cyrus,
I'd bought the car 10.000 km's back and the engine seemed a bit noisy. Compare it a little with short puffs of air being released by a compressor (hope that paints a picture), fairly high pitched sound. Just decided that with the advice being to do it every 20.000 it wouldn't hurt to spend $200.... And after getting it done, I knew why and that it needed it! What a difference, a growl rather than noise now!
Hope that helps!
Otherwise see an engine tuner and just ask him what he thinks....
Cheers!
 

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Thanks Dutchy.

I bought mine off the old man after some thieving shunts stole my car. He has owned it half of it's life, so i know the car's history and picked it up for a price you couldn't refuse. It has always been a bit "tappy" on both fuels. Might be something to look into.

Cheers.
 
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