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I just brought a brand spanking CRD 3ltr Patrol Auto and finding the first half a tank real thirsty compared to my last DI 2005 and the last patrol had more weight on it.
What seems the norm in Klms for a tank of fuel around down
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Mate, I don't know the answer to your question (sorry), but I think you might have to drive it for a bit longer than half a tank to start getting some accurate usage figures. It could just be a different float set-up in the tank.....it wouldn't have to be much different to show-up as a more quickly draining tank. In my experience, fuel sender units are all a bit different.

If you start keeping some written records of L/100klm ( or klm/litre if you prefer), then you'll have something solid to work from.

Also, there is the issue of a new motor being a bit tight..... = not as fuel efficient.

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Thanks roachie
I am keeping a log
I suppose I am comparing to my old DI and its too soon on such a new motor.
Just though some of the guys would have some experience on the CRD and have a view or advice.
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I think the general consensus is that the CRD is thirstier than the DI. Wierd when you think the whole point of going to CRD was to improve emissions and environmental impact etc.

My Auto CRD has 55,000kms on it and at worst I ever get which is one tank in five or ten is 750kms which works out to be around 14.6L/100km which is a little high for just around town.

On average though I get 12.9L/100km around town with some mixed highway.

On average on the highway usually about 1/2 highway, 1/2 small town driving (say ona holiday etc) 11.5L/100km

This looks like this on the ODO (Based on fitting only up to 110L in the tank)

14.6L/100km = 750kms
12.9L/100km = 850kms
11.5L/100km = 950kms

I did drive from Brisbane to Bundaberg and back on one tank including a weekend of running around and still had 1/5th of a tank left. That was 800km of just highway and about 50km of small town driving. That highway stretch I estimated the usuage to be as low as 10L/100km.

On average my old DI with tray back and wheel base extension (800mm) 5 speed manual used about 13L/100km for the town run and EXACTLY the same on the highway (because of the stretch).
 

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I just brought a brand spanking CRD 3ltr Patrol Auto and finding the first half a tank real thirsty compared to my last DI 2005 and the last patrol had more weight on it.
What seems the norm in Klms for a tank of fuel around down
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G

So your comparing a brand new engine to a worn in DI? My advice is to give it some time, no it might not be as economical as your previous DI but only time will tell
 

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Regarding fuel consumption in CRD Patrol.I have had mine now for 6 weeks(Aug.2010 build)over the 6 tanks of fuel I have used ,first tank was 10.6 L/100km all others were between 9.9 L/100 km.& 10.3 L/100 km..I have now done about 6000 km..My previous Patrol ,April 2006 build had 170,000 km. on speedo when I sold it & would return in the very low 10's & quite often in the high 9's.I am expecting my new one will improve its fuel consumption as the mileage goes up.Both my vehicles are manual.
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I've had mine for a year now and around town I get approx 14L/100 and out of town doing 110km/HR I get 16-18L/100

Car has done 45,000km and had plenty of tanks of juice go through it. (Probably to many..)

Car details as listed below.
 

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Fuel and CRD

Welcome to the CRD drinking problem club. I would almost bet you have the Bosh injection system fitted like I have on mine.

It does get a bit better when you get to 15,000 klms. The ECU must lean up the mixture at the predesiginated run in mark.

Also I have 3" exhaust system fitted and the cat was lost in the process.
EGR Blocked off
Chip fitted

The above 3 items brought my fuel usuage down a fair bit to what I now consider reasonable.
In hot weather it still uses a bit.
 

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Hi BradM
Thanks for the feedback. I am getting around 600klms from the first tank, not including sub.
I see you are from Karratha, Went to high school at Karratha, to many years ago and grow up in Dampier, amazing this internet thing
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Hi BradM
Thanks for the feedback. I am getting around 600klms from the first tank, not including sub.
I see you are from Karratha, Went to high school at Karratha, to many years ago and grow up in Dampier, amazing this internet thing
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Thats about right, you'll get around 200km out of the sub.
 

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I have had a cheap chip fitted (Powerbox CR Plus). It just ups the fuel rail pressure.

I am about to fit a "Chip It" tunable one to the patrol which has been tuned up for my exhaust and EGR Block off. Should be interesting.

Talk to Scott Rods Exhausts at Ipswich West. He makes a good 3" exhaust at a very reasonable price. I have one of his fitted to my GU.

I work with a FIFO guy who grew up at Dampier as well. There are quite a few here in the same boat who have left and come back and some that have never left the Pilbara. After 5 years up here I can definitely see the attraction of the place. (I come from Brisbane).
 

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The service book says to replace the air filter only every 40000k. I checked mine the other day 13000k since apparent change and it was filthy. Looked like it hadn't ever been replaced. Dropped in a new filter and got immediate improvement in driveability, and an improvement of 3 litres per 100k, down from nearly 17l/100 to 14l/100.
 

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I get solid 11.2L/100km mixed driving. I use BP Ultimate diesel if that makes any difference. I've done 40thou though... up until about 10 - 15K km i was a bit worried - 14.5L/100km...
 

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Hey

At the moment i'm also getting terrible fuel economy. To give you an idea, The last trip I went on over Christmas to Coral Bay, I was lucky if I got 300kms per half tank (Each half).
The last tank full that I put through it on the way home including the sub tank, I only got 724kms out of the 120 litres. I'm not sure what that works out to be for L/100kms - Not sure I even want to know LOL

The car is mechanically stock. It's running standard tyres etc and has the Nissan bullbar and snorkel from factory. Just before Christmas I put a roof rack on it for extra storage space. I knew that this would affect the fuel economy even though I didnt have very much on the roof (Tent, 2 fold up chairs, Mattress and Gazebo) Nothing was stacked up ontop of anything. They were all laying side by side as I bought the full length Ali Rack.

On the way back from Monkey Mia I cracked the *****s with the fuel economy and put everything from the roof back into the car. This made no difference either.

Originally I put the crap fuel economy whilst touring down to a few things; Excess heat outside, Odd head wind, Extra stuff/gear in the car (weight), Using aircon (sometimes), Crap fuel etc.
But since returning the economy hasnt got much better. (I had done the basic's whilst I was away - checking air filter or blockages, tyre pressure etc)

I'm now in the process of trying to track down why the economy has turned to ****.

I've purchased a scanguage II and i'm in the process of calibrating it with a few tank fulls of fuel. The scanguage shows no errors in the cars ECU either. Tomorrow new oil and filter go in along with a new air filter. (FYI I always change the air filter every 5000kms with the oil and oil filter and my mechanic checks the MAF at each service too, this was all done 2 days before I departed for the holiday)

I'll also be keeping logs of the fuel economy with notes on the type of driving style and with aircon or without etc

This weekend I may be travelling to Albany, which is about 800-100kms return trip. I'll be packing the car as light as possible and removing the roof rack for this trip and see how it goes.

I'll let you know how I go

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I only got 724kms out of the 120 litres. I'm not sure what that works out to be for L/100kms - Not sure I even want to know LOL Cheers Adam
16.57l/100km or there abouts mate, on par with some of the bad ones. :( :(
 

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Mine is constantly around the 15-16 L Per 100kms, sometimes even worse....guess I have just got used it it now.......
 

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Get a EGR shim from Ferret in the vendors section, it has reduced my fuel consumption by 2-4litres 100km
 

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