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1998 GR 2.8 litre diesel (UK spec)

Postby African_mzungu » 15 Nov 2016 10:02

Hi all,

I have owned my Patrol for over a year now, and I love the beast! I do have a few issues starting to pop up as the car gets older and racks up more mileage (270,000 km to date). Just want to find out if any of you have the same make Patrol to get the convo going?

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Re: 1998 GR 2.8 litre diesel (UK spec)

Postby Michael » 15 Nov 2016 11:57

Nice patrol you have there Matthew!!

What 2.8 diesel engine is that? 6cyl or 4 cyl?
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Re: 1998 GR 2.8 litre diesel (UK spec)

Postby Alex Roux » 15 Nov 2016 12:04

The 2.8 was not marketed in SA. So not common. A few would be around due to "grey" imports.
Besides engine and gear ratios, much of rest I think should be similar.
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Re: 1998 GR 2.8 litre diesel (UK spec)

Postby Dustin » 15 Nov 2016 15:08

I know Reenan has quite a few RD28's.
Drop him a PM and see what he says.
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Re: 1998 GR 2.8 litre diesel (UK spec)

Postby African_mzungu » 16 Nov 2016 07:51

Michael wrote:Nice patrol you have there Matthew!!

What 2.8 diesel engine is that? 6cyl or 4 cyl?


Many thanks Michael. A few cosmetic alterations that I put down to character building! Its a 6 cyl. She is tired and in need o a bit of tuning, problem is I am a 15 hour drive from the nearest city with a decent enough mechanic who would be able to spend a bit of time on it.
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Re: 1998 GR 2.8 litre diesel (UK spec)

Postby African_mzungu » 16 Nov 2016 07:53

Alex Roux wrote:The 2.8 was not marketed in SA. So not common. A few would be around due to "grey" imports.
Besides engine and gear ratios, much of rest I think should be similar.


I assume the chassis etc are very similar. Been a mission getting spares up to now, as it is a UK import. Hoping that I can find someone in SA who would be able to find the basics when the need arises.
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Re: 1998 GR 2.8 litre diesel (UK spec)

Postby Tinus lotz » 16 Nov 2016 08:05

Hey we used those motors to build generators.....one of my mates stil has a complete one at his shop ... :salute:
Do you want me to find out what he wants for it ?
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Re: 1998 GR 2.8 litre diesel (UK spec)

Postby Marino4x4 » 16 Nov 2016 08:27

Hi Matthew

We import parts from Terrain Tamer in Australia. They have parts available for the RD28T/I. Please let me know if you are looking for something. I can import it with one of our shipments. This will be to South Africa. Shipment to Zambia can be sorted.

I can also get parts from Euro4X4Parts. You can have a look at their site as well.

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Re: 1998 GR 2.8 litre diesel (UK spec)

Postby African_mzungu » 16 Nov 2016 09:30

Tinus lotz wrote:Hey we used those motors to build generators.....one of my mates stil has a complete one at his shop ... :salute:
Do you want me to find out what he wants for it ?


Thanks Tinus, not at this stage- mine still running perfectly, but will keep that in mind.
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Re: 1998 GR 2.8 litre diesel (UK spec)

Postby African_mzungu » 16 Nov 2016 09:31

Marino4x4 wrote:Hi Matthew

We import parts from Terrain Tamer in Australia. They have parts available for the RD28T/I. Please let me know if you are looking for something. I can import it with one of our shipments. This will be to South Africa. Shipment to Zambia can be sorted.

I can also get parts from Euro4X4Parts. You can have a look at their site as well.

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Thanks Marinus- very useful to know. Might contact you on the email or PM. Looking to do a bit more early next year.

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