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Old 27-08-12
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hi has any one had fuel usage issues with petrol engines
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Hi Prakash

If you use the SEARCH feature you will find lots of threads about fuel usage - both petrol and diesel.

Which engine do you have and what model. I used to have a Gen 2 Pajero with the 3lt. petrol motor - great car but I only got about 18lt/100km from it - that is around 15 to 16 miles per gallon. It is the reason I went to the diesel. I think you will find that is about the norm from what I have seen here on the forum.

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I just bought a 3.5 petrol and am getting around 17L/100, and that's 80% highway. Don't know if I've got a problem. I'll be watching this post with interest.
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unfortunately the Paj loves a drink
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Over 2000kg and all the aerodynamic characteristics of a house brick. Any 'real' 4WD with a petrol engine in it will be pretty thirsty. IMHO the only way to get reasonable economy from a Pajero or similar 4WD is to have a diesel engine in it.
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No towing and 80% city driving in the 3.8 petrol with 200 000km on clock I'm getting 14.5L/100km
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Like Cole, I am also running a 3.8L Petrol and achieve a nice 14.1L/100km. This was with a severely siezed rear right brake caliper bolt which caused alot of drag and a cracked exhaust header which I'm told will increase fuel usage.

Now that the caliper is fixed and the wheel alignment is done I am expecting it to fall under 14L/100K.

Recent repairs include a new oxy sensor and am trialling a fuel additive which I mix up myself.

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I have a 3.5 petrol and it constantly run at around 12 litres per 100 kms.
The old girl has now done 242,000 and it doesn't seem to change.
I know this is what figure they originally said the car would do and it does do that.
Mind you I only run the BP ultimate as the Shell prmium doesn't quite give the same kms, and I live in the hills so it is climbing up and down them every day I go to work.
I have found though that if you do put the boot into her then that drops to around the 14 litres per 100.
Went up to the high country last month and it used exactly the same as my friends 3.2, which when filling up in Locala, he and I found it hard to believe. On that run it used around 11.5 per 100 and there was afair amont of weight in the back.

I must be totally honest here and say that I really am surprised by how consistant it is.
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I've got a 3ltr nj i'm getting ~16.3/100km around hobart which is very hilly.
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My NP 3.8 gave me around 18-20L/100k's. Best I ever got was 14.2L/100's. The bullbar lift and 265/75R16's didn't help.
My NS DiD is getting 12.6L/100k's running to work and back. Best I've got is 10.4L/100k,s. All highway driving.
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