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by mvcoller
19 Feb 2018 19:55
Forum: 08. Your Patrol
Topic: Project Snowy met n turbo
Replies: 25
Views: 345

Re: Project Snowy met n turbo

The Nissan 1 Tonner bakkie used the 2.7 NA engine, I would imagine it was actually designated a D27 not TD27. Later a local mod at the Nissan factory in Rosslyn, saw turbos fitted to the normal D27 engines with huge overheating problems built in. As far as I am aware, no locally produced 2.7 Nissans...
by mvcoller
19 Feb 2018 19:31
Forum: 14. Rims & Tyres
Topic: Is tyre life still 5 years on tyres?
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Is tyre life still 5 years on tyres?

With a friend in HQ of major insurance company , this claim would be denied due to expiry date of tyre. https://www.arrivealive.co.za/Tyre-Expiry Grant, That piece of journalism seems very old to me, dates of 2005 are mentioned. It also talks of a 4 year tyre life, when I know for a fact that manuf...
by mvcoller
19 Feb 2018 11:25
Forum: 14. Rims & Tyres
Topic: Is tyre life still 5 years on tyres?
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Is tyre life still 5 years on tyres?

Re copied and pasted them, try again....
by mvcoller
19 Feb 2018 09:59
Forum: 14. Rims & Tyres
Topic: Is tyre life still 5 years on tyres?
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Is tyre life still 5 years on tyres?

Is tyre life still 5 years as we were told in the past? Let us see what the tyre manufacturers say these days and what they publish on their websites: https://www.continental-tyres.co.za/car/technology/tyre-knowledge/lex-1-2 http://www.michelin.co.za/ZA/en/help-and-support/do-I-need-new-tyres.html h...
by mvcoller
14 Feb 2018 15:57
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: Radiator
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Radiator

Contact Commercial Auto Parts, they sell parts that are very keenly priced. They are all over the country Things I have bought from them: Safari Windscreen R600 - 8 years ago Patrol Windscreen R1000 - last year Terrano windscreen R1300 5 years ago Manual locking hubs for GQ Patrol R1500 - 6 years ag...
by mvcoller
13 Feb 2018 20:05
Forum: 25. Trip/Route Queries
Topic: East Africa Trip 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 436

Re: East Africa Trip 2020

Just to settle something: When in East Africa, I saw many more Patrols than I saw Cruisers. The only Toyotas that were plentiful were the old SFA models, but I must admit that the new IFS models had not come to market yet. At the time (I don't know about right now) the UN across East Africa only use...
by mvcoller
13 Feb 2018 18:55
Forum: 25. Trip/Route Queries
Topic: East Africa Trip 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 436

Re: East Africa Trip 2020

The Venture went like a dream, broke on leaf spring on the trailer. I got two 10mm think leaf springs off a Peugeot Bakkie in Karonga in Northern Tanzania on the way up, fitted them under the standard springs, we completed the tour trouble free from there. I took spare fuel filters, oil filter, a wh...
by mvcoller
13 Feb 2018 16:32
Forum: 25. Trip/Route Queries
Topic: East Africa Trip 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 436

Re: East Africa Trip 2020

I did this trip in a 1995 Venture 2.2 GLE with LSDiff in mid 1996 towing a modified road trailer. The roads are tarred (some with lots of potholes) from here all the way to Arusha in Northern Tanzania and bad dirt roads from there to Ngorogoro Crater and the Serengeti. We only went for three and a h...
by mvcoller
13 Feb 2018 14:53
Forum: 38. Vehicles Accessories For Sale/Swap
Topic: Saw this 4.8 for sale on Facebook!
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Saw this 4.8 for sale on Facebook!

Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX R175,000 Vredenburg Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX 220 000km Petrol, Automaties Baie ekstras: Winch, dakrak, duel battery, drawer system Andre: 072 594 0005 You will have to join 4x4 Koop en Verkoop on Facebook to see it. It looks really nice and the price is right!! https://www.faceboo...
by mvcoller
12 Feb 2018 10:52
Forum: 13. Electrical & Electronics
Topic: 2000 4.2d Patrol failing alternator
Replies: 41
Views: 488

Re: 2000 4.2d Patrol failing alternator

I disagree with the notion that 13.4 v or 13.6v is sufficient. The minimum charge rate should be 13.8 v else you are not putting enough power back to get the battery up to 100%. Even that is low, if you are running a second battery, like a deep cycle battery, the charge rate MUST be 14.4 volts to ge...

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