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    Default Mitsubishi Pajero 3.5 v6 Fuel consumption

    Hi all Mitsubishi Pajero 3.5 v6 drivers

    I thought I will post something that one might find interesting.

    This weekend I went to Nylstroom and I drove with my 2000 Mitsubishi Pajero Blister Fender LWB 3.5 v6 with all our baggage and 4 people. I have done 250km in total retour with an average of 120km/h and I filled her up before starting our journey.

    When we returned I filled her up again to check the fuel consumption and it took 29L of petrol and I did 250km. If you work it out 250km/29L = 8.68 km/L thanks to steves auto clinic and a free flow exhaust system I managed to get 8.6 km/L (open road)

    It is better than my Mitsubishi Colt 3.0 v6 D/C Rodeo 4x4 that gave me 5km/L


    If there is someone that wants to know: you can get above 8km/L in a Pajero 3.5 v6 Blister Fender ones u have paid a visit to SAC and fitted a free flow exhaust system you also can get 8.6km/L if you let it be tuned by SAC for fuel consumption. It still has over enough power and performance after it has been tuned!
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    That sounds fantastic.

    120km/h average? Moving or overall?

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    Moving and then a few toll gate stops and pull aways (I think 3 toll gates). 120km/h average getting 8.6km/l on highway. Went there and back in total 250 km with 29L of petrol = 8.6km/l

    That is fantastic I am very happy with my fuel consumption and I mean 4 people with baggage and the vehicle self weighing 2tons at an average speed of 120km/h (highway) that is not too bad!
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    Jaco, what did SAC do and what was the cost involved? Based on the other thread, I've sort of made up my mind to go for a free flow purely for consumption reasons although I am worried about the noise. BTW, are you using synth oil? If not, then it stands to reason that one might be able to go for a 9er with an oil change based on the experience of some other members. Fyi, I get about 5.4 around town stock standard with Delo 400 and no other mods.

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    Hi dehacked

    Sorry I must add something that I forgot to include in the post. SAC also did the following:

    • Sports Flow Performance Air Filter
    • Uni-Chip
    • Wild Cat Performance Branches
    • Custom Flow Stainless Steel Exhaust System
    • Gas Flowing and Porting of Cylinder Heads
    My Pajero has a full stage 1 and 2 conversion

    gas flowed head and all the above makes a huge difference in fuel consumption. You will have to Contact SAC for a quotation, because these mods were done a long time ago. The prices slightly increased by now. You can talk to Johan at Midrand Branch on 011 466 2050

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    HI Jaco

    If you don't mind me asking what is the cost of the conversion at SAC?

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    Hi

    Vaja

    I am not sure what it will cost you now, because the conversion on my car was done in the last 3 years. I think the prices slightly increased by now. You can ask for Johan at Midrand Branch on 011 466 2050

    And get a quote for all the mods that were done on my car.

    I think gas flow head will cost R13500 and the chip about R3500 I am not sure what the costs were on the other mods like the branches, SS exhaust ect it was done a long time ago and the prices is not the same anymore. Phone Johan and ask him for a new quote.

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    CRD als does these conversions. The Stage-1 on my C/K 3.5 was R8500 - that includes free-flow, air-filter and chip. Mine has an autobox and with this conversion I also got 8.7 km/l on a 120 km/h highway trip to the Free State and back. In town to work and back it has now settled on 7.1 km/l. Besides the fuel consumption, these conversions also make the engine much more responsive. Mine gained about 20-25% torque at 2,000 RPM!

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    Hi Benjamin

    Yes the engine is much more responsive and it has a nice sound as well mine is also around 7 to 7.5 KM/L in town depending on how much I push the acceleration pedal. I must say that my car has a very nice engine sound coming from the stainless steel free flow exhaust system. It is not one of those cars with " beat but F****L SPEED" this pajero has the beat and the speed thanks to the mods that was done it goes like a beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin View Post
    CRD als does these conversions. The Stage-1 on my C/K 3.5 was R8500 - that includes free-flow, air-filter and chip. Mine has an autobox and with this conversion I also got 8.7 km/l on a 120 km/h highway trip to the Free State and back. In town to work and back it has now settled on 7.1 km/l. Besides the fuel consumption, these conversions also make the engine much more responsive. Mine gained about 20-25% torque at 2,000 RPM!
    So you get 0.4 to 0.5 km/l better than I do at a cost of R8500... at current fuel prices you are looking at doing around 90000km before you get your money back!

    Improved fuel consumption claims as a justification for these conversions is misguided IMO..
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    True words Simon, I also "tried" to convince myself I would get improved fuel consumption with all those performance enhancing goodies from Mopar.....

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    Simon,

    Improved fuel consumption claims as a justification for these conversions is misguided IMO
    Nobody's trying to justify anything in terms of cost benefit. To me the conversion is about making the engine become alive. The big difference comes in when you tow or go off-road.

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    My interest was sparked because of cost benefit in terms of reduced fuel consumption. I'm planning to do the branches and free flow conversion. I'll post consumption figures before and after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jako_kruger View Post
    Hi

    Vaja

    I am not sure what it will cost you now, because the conversion on my car was done in the last 3 years. I think the prices slightly increased by now. You can ask for Johan at Midrand Branch on 011 466 2050

    And get a quote for all the mods that were done on my car.

    I think gas flow head will cost R13500 and the chip about R3500 I am not sure what the costs were on the other mods like the branches, SS exhaust ect it was done a long time ago and the prices is not the same anymore. Phone Johan and ask him for a new quote.

    Regards
    Jako

    Thanks Jaco

    I'll think I'll pass on this one, I'd rather keep the cash to spend on petrol

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    It's a pleasure Vaja

    In the long term you will eventually save on fuel. But I understand that you rather want to spend the money on fuel. You can get allot of fuel for the price all those mods costed on my Pajero and you can put up a few thousand kilometers with the money you saved on fuel. But as I've said in the long term you will eventually save but it will take quite a time to get to that point where you save. My mods were done quite a long time ago and I am at that point where I am smiling and saving on fuel with my 8.6km/l

    Enjoy your excellent piece of machinery! I know I am enjoying it.

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    Default 3.5 V6 Fuel Consumption/SAC

    Hi I'm glad there's guys who can see the fuel consumption benefit of such a conversion, but I need to add that in my experience with SAC Midrand on a 2.6 VW Bus they charged me R11K for a 30% power increase only evident on their dyno - my bus could not outrun a bog standard 2.6. Consumption also stayed identical.

    I'm contemplating a CRD conversion on my Colt 2.8, but due to the above I'm very sceptical. After requesting some details/guarantees from Arnold via e-mail they do not want to respond to me anymore either, which to me indicates not all conversions are that successful (or not all conversion customers are that happy...)

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    Sac is known to fiddle with ambient correction's .
    Look at the example attached. Noting was changed on the car just the ambient
    correction factors .
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobus View Post
    Hi I'm glad there's guys who can see the fuel consumption benefit of such a conversion, but I need to add that in my experience with SAC Midrand on a 2.6 VW Bus they charged me R11K for a 30% power increase only evident on their dyno - my bus could not outrun a bog standard 2.6. Consumption also stayed identical.

    I'm contemplating a CRD conversion on my Colt 2.8, but due to the above I'm very sceptical. After requesting some details/guarantees from Arnold via e-mail they do not want to respond to me anymore either, which to me indicates not all conversions are that successful (or not all conversion customers are that happy...)
    The CRD conversion on the 2.8 is brilliant and it helps to keep the EGT’s down which is always a good thing.
    Even if you do not gain performance you gain peace of mind.

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    Default 1998 Blister 3.5L LWB Automatic Excessive Fuel Consumption

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    So you get 0.4 to 0.5 km/l better than I do at a cost of R8500... at current fuel prices you are looking at doing around 90000km before you get your money back!

    Improved fuel consumption claims as a justification for these conversions is misguided IMO..
    I've got my 1998 Blister Automatic a week now. Did my first consumption check after a week of town driving and got one "#&*@se" shock. I got 4km per litre. The vehicle (218500km) was serviced prior to delivery.

    My driving style is relatively sedate whereby in town around 60km/h and freeway 120km/h

    Please recommend which processes/checks I should consider to get nearer to the quoted 7km/litre? I am definitely not considering the SAC conversion

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    I filled up yesterday from from about 350km's of town driving. Consumption was about 6km/l.

    1. Tyre pressures
    2. Stay below 2500rpm, rather wind down your window to hear that freeflow.

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