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by Gerrit Loubser
15 Jun 2009 21:27
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A Brief History of the Nissan Patrol

Ever since I took delivery of my Patrol, I have been fascinated by the history of the Nissan Patrol. I am no historian and the information below was based solely on internet research so I would welcome any corrections and improvements. _______________________________________________________________...
by Gerrit Loubser
09 Dec 2013 14:08
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Re: GQ needed by research couple in Kgalagadi

As is so often the case, it is difficult to be able to make absolute statements in favour of the one or the other for all applications. Leaf springs allow simpler designs, because in addition to providing vertical suspension, they can do the job of locating the axle both longitudinally and laterally...
by Gerrit Loubser
17 Dec 2013 22:34
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Re: Drivetrain vibrations

Yes, the AUTO position of the hubs is fine for light duty use, but when the going gets tougher, it is best to select the LOCK position to prevent the generation of shock loads due to unlocking and relocking when torque reversals are experienced.
by Gerrit Loubser
17 Dec 2013 19:16
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Re: Load compensator?

That would be the load compensator valve that regulates the amount of brake effort generated by the rear brakes according to the load in the rear (as measured by rear suspension deflection).
by Gerrit Loubser
19 Dec 2013 06:42
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Re: Drivetrain vibrations

Clem, worn universals oe a worn slip joint can aggravate vibrations, but it should not make a difference which side the splined end is mounted. Phasing of the universals can also play a role, but the bottom line is that the suspension and driveline geometries used at the front in the Y60/Y61 Patrol ...
by Gerrit Loubser
14 Sep 2009 11:34
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Re: 4.8 GRX Auto - Torque Converter Lockup

The torque converter is a type of fluid coupling in between the engine and transmission. It works a bit like a close-coupled hydrodynamic pump and motor. Inside the torque converter there is an impeller (driven by the engine), which imparts motion to the transmission fluid inside. This transmission ...
by Gerrit Loubser
24 May 2009 15:55
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Why Join Patrol4x4.co.za?

1. Why join the forum/club and who is legible? We need some sort of intro that defines what the forum is about. Whilst it is a forum for Nissan Patrol owners, it is also open to friends with a love for offroading and overlanding. For me, there are 3 main categories: a. About Nissan Patrols – core f...
by Gerrit Loubser
13 Aug 2011 20:31
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Re: 1998 GRX stock speakers?

'98 Trolls have a 5.5"/6" in the doors. They are piddly little 30w 6ohm jobbies that will distort and blow out if you just look at them funny. The 1998/1999 GRX actually has 6.5" speakers in each of the four doors. They are Clarion 4 Ohm dual cone units that are rated at 30W (peak) and 15W (nominal...
by Gerrit Loubser
11 Aug 2009 05:03
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Re: TIPTRONIC IGNORANCE

It is not possible to start an automatic vehicle by towing it in gear. It is possible to tow it, though: place the transfer box in neutral and then the transmission is isolated from the rest of the drivetrain.