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PaulvdMerwe
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My Patrol

Post by PaulvdMerwe » 13 Jan 2016 16:13

Goeie dag almal,

Ek is Paul van der Merwe van Graaff Reinet. Ek het nou al redelik tyd op julle forum spandeer en sommer al baie slim geword.

I am finally the proud owner of a Patrol. From the forums, I learned that the one I got is not the best, but hey..... Beggars cant be choosers :blonde: ...

Dit is nou al vir die afgelope 2 jaar my begeerte om 'n Patrol aan te skaf, maar as jy vir jouself werk is daar altyd iets wat meer priorityd moet kry.
Wel dit het nou so uitgewerk dat ek 'n stukkende een vir 'n baie goeie prys kon kry en ek het gesping vir die geleentheid.

So what dit you get you must be wondering....... apparently... a Hand grenade. 2001 3.0 Di GRX Auto
This grenade just exploded, hence the reason I got it for a very good price.

Well I will be open for comments and look forward to more tips and advice from you guys.

Hartlike groete
Paul

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Michael
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Re: My Patrol

Post by Michael » 13 Jan 2016 16:55

Hi Paul

Welkom by die forum.

Wat is jou plan met jou 3.0? Reg maak of dink jy aan n 4.2TD om daar in te sit?
"The Just shall live by Faith" Rom1:17

Check out my build here My Patrol
And my engine rebuild here mostly engine related stuff

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Re: My Patrol

Post by minwater » 13 Jan 2016 19:31

Welkom by die forum Paul.As far as your Patrol is concerned there is a lot of knowledgeable people who can assit you in fixing your car on this forum.

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Re: My Patrol

Post by PaulvdMerwe » 13 Jan 2016 19:41

Thanks for the welcome and replies. We own an automotive workshop in Graaff-Reinet, and myself am a qualified diesel mechanic. My plan is to fix the current ZD30. I plan to throw out the catalic converter and install boost and EGT gauges. I will then do mods as time goes on.
I will certainly make use of the advice offered on the forum.

Regards
Paul

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Re: My Patrol

Post by Alex Roux » 13 Jan 2016 21:41

Paul

Can you give details of the Patrol?
Who, where did you get it from?

Thanks
Skilpad & Shortie

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Re: My Patrol

Post by offroadbiker » 14 Jan 2016 07:27

Welcome :thumbup:
Dirk
1996 Nissan Patrol 4.2 ST

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Re: My Patrol

Post by Herrie » 14 Jan 2016 07:29

Welkom Paul!! :salute: :salute:
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Re: My Patrol

Post by Tinus lotz » 14 Jan 2016 07:30

Dawid het n heel motor wat daar wag vir n baas :thumbup:

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Re: My Patrol

Post by Michael » 14 Jan 2016 10:05

Sit bietjie fotos op van die Patrol as jy het, sal graag wil sien hoe hy lyk
"The Just shall live by Faith" Rom1:17

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Re: My Patrol

Post by ricster » 14 Jan 2016 11:52

Paul... Firstly welcome to the forum !!

Secondly, you are in the sweet position, being a diesel mech to repair that motor. That motor is pretty damn good. A bastard to work on, but is a robust motor ( other than the over fueling issue). One rarely hears of any other problems other than the hand grenade issue on these motors.

Once the motor is open you will see exactly how bad the damage is. PLEASE TAKE LOADS OF PHOTOS !!! and allow us to follow your rebuild process ..... we are very nosy and always want to see a sick Patrol get well again !!!

Speak to Stefan here on the forum for VERY valuable advice and info on the ZD motor regarding EGR block off and Dawes valve fitment as well as a oil catch can. You are already well on your way to success with what you already said you will be fitting (I plan to throw out the catalic converter and install boost and EGT gauges), but these are monitoring measures, where as the EGR an Dawes valve and catch can are preventative measures and will cost almost nothing to do while you are busy doing the rebuild.

Do this and I recon you will have a Patrol good for the 500 000Km expected life span
Regards
Cedric
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