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by Tinus lotz
07 Oct 2016 10:45
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Re: GQ 4.2 Diesel for sale - OLX

Ok.....lets understand that there is a big problem with copper radiators and ali components on engines there is a lot on the Internet about this and its a real problem like we saw on Dirks car it went for 420 od 000 km and coused a problem in 3500 odd km . When Michael had it in for some tlc we did ...
by ricster
22 Mar 2017 15:37
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Re: TD42 all of a sudden overheating

I just want to let everyone know what I experienced from a certain company. I don't get anything out of this, so it is a genuine happiness award to Marino4x4 here on the forum who with him and his wife, run Terain 4x4 Parts. ( http://www.terrainparts.co.za/ ). They really went above and beyond expec...
by biggles
25 Mar 2017 09:32
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Kaokoland via Van Zyls Pass

Part 1 So Zan Zyls has always been on the bucket list and the Kaokoland in general. I have the Troll in Namibia as I am using it as a launching board into the Okovango and Pans in April. A public holiday and an opportunity to take a few days off in a slow period at work meant I cleared away 4 days t...
by biggles
25 Mar 2017 16:09
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Re: Kaokoland via Van Zyls Pass

Part 2 Camp Syncro is a lovely private camp on the banks of the Kunene (crocodile infested) River. Run by a Swiss couple Ryan and Sarah. If is very pleasant but they only have 4 camp spots and 2 chalets. They say they frequently have to turn people away to the community camp. So booking is advised. ...
by Michael
03 Apr 2017 08:28
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Re: General Grabber M/T

Ok so it has now been around 7,500km since I fitted the General Grabber 33x12.5x15 Muds on my Patrol and here is how I feel so far Road Noise: 3/5 Road noise is very acceptable and is noticeably quieter than the BF KO2's I had on. It is a MT tyre so I guess it will never be as quiet as an AT, but it...
by Dustin
10 May 2017 23:39
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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

So here's the costing of the build, not taking into account the time I spent. The time the experts spend doing the work is where the big cost lays, but I still think they sell themselves short, because it's a LOT of work and fiddling. All that said, when I hear the whoosh of the turbo and I get push...
by Iaan du Toit
08 Jul 2017 21:37
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Tappet cover cup washers

I am busy repairing a Patrol 4.2 pickup. Some of the cup washers that hold the tappet cover in place was missing and Nissan could not supply. After a bit of head scratching and some time on the lathe I came up with the following plan that worked 100%. I formed the cup washers from the thin metal par...
by Peter Connan
11 Jul 2017 06:52
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Re: A leaking steering gearbox problem

Yip, there's an o-ring.
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Looks like you can just remove the nut assembly and replace the o-ring

There should also be a copper washer there.
by Michael
11 Jul 2017 07:51
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Re: My 4.2d GU patrol

Very nice Anthony......very nice!!