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Anyone know this 3.0 Diesel??

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 14:00
by ricster
A mate of mine rolled his diesel Prado a few days ago and well.... the Prado she is finished. Luckily my mate walked out of the wreck with just a few bruises and a stiff neck and a sore foot.

So now he is looking for a replacement..... He is looking for a Patrol/Cruizer/Discovery type vehicle as he is not the smallest chap I know and he will look a little out of place in a Nissan Micra....hahaha

Petrol is not an option as its going to be a daily drive. So diesel it will have to be. The old school 4.2 is not ideal for him as he needs a little more zip and the turbo 4.2s can deliver that, but he still prefers the fuel consumption of the 3.0 better for daily driving in town and on the highway.

Does anyone know this vehicle? Frans ?? dis net om die hoek van jou? It is a 2001 but the motor has been rebuilt so possibly everything has been resolved?

http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkies ... 0029500109

The write up is this.....
Hard to find, true offroader Nissan Patrol 3.0Di GL 4x4, in very good condition.
Engine professionally reconditioned at 211 754km, from Tygerberg Engine Rebuilders, in 11/12/2012. Economical for a 3 ton SUV. Wired for auxiliary battery including power supply loom to the rear of vehicle.
Factory 2nd (gauged) 35lt tank, coupled to main 95lt diesel tank. Custom front and rear Maniac bumpers, with high-jack lifting points front & rear, as well as recovery points, 1x rear bumper spare wheel carrier. 5x Dick Cepek custom rims with 5x EXCELLENT COND 16" BFG A/T's (3x brand new & 2x with only 23000km). New electric remote winch, spot lights in front bumper.
TJM Gold series suspension upgrade, including steering damper shock, polyurethane suspension bushes (50mm lift) & new Firestone rear air suspension helpers. TJM snorkel.
New rear brake discs, skimmed front discs & new brake pads front & rear. Anti smash & grab tinting. Handsfree bluetooth kit. CD / radio with remote. Remote alarm / immobiliser / door locking.
Interior LED ceiling lights. Upholstery in good condition.
One of the toughest suspension and drivetrains in the 4x4 field.
Reduced from R185 000... VERY SLIGHTLY NEGOTIABLE - Sold as "VOETSTOETS"

Re: Anyone know this 3.0 Diesel??

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 16:33
by Stefan
Not a bad price if it checks out, I'd suggest your buddy gives Frans a call.

Re: Anyone know this 3.0 Diesel??

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 16:54
by ricster
Ja .... Very smart looking !! just a matter of ensuring the motor is good and strong. My mate is not a mechanically minded dude, so would prefer it if it is 100% sorted with all the NADS stuff before he takes a 3.0 diesel.

Re: Anyone know this 3.0 Diesel??

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 17:26
by jonathan
Cedric I believe that Patrol belongs to a forum member and I'm pretty sure it's the one in this post. I remember that front bumper from Maniacs. As far as I can remember all the issues were sorted in the end.

viewtopic.php?f=73&t=3563#p38443

Re: Anyone know this 3.0 Diesel??

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 17:30
by jonathan
Sorry should probably say it used to belong to a forum member, he may off course have sold it since!

Re: Anyone know this 3.0 Diesel??

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 17:55
by Chris Skinner
I think hes expecting too much, especially if I look at what he wants for the extras in the add.
If you consider there have been a couple of newer shape 4.8's 2005/6 around same price... and this with an engine thats had an overhaul!!

Re: Anyone know this 3.0 Diesel??

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 08:21
by ricster
Ahhhhh yip ...so it is !!.... well spotted Jonathan, Thanks.

Re: Anyone know this 3.0 Diesel??

Posted: 31 Jul 2015 22:32
by Russ Kellermann
Wouldnt touch this ...

1) Price
2) 2001
3) Engine Rebuild
4) Unknown service history

If your mate needs a vehicle to replace/ rival a prado, he's gonna have to do better than this cause a prado is probably the most well rounded, reliable, multipurpose vehicles in the world, and def the best all rounder to come out of Toyota Stable, better all rounder than even the cruisers.

I would love to see your mate in a patrol, but i reckon there's better examples out there than this.

Whats his R? limit..

Re: Anyone know this 3.0 Diesel??

Posted: 03 Aug 2015 08:37
by ricster
Russ, it depends on what he gets out from the insurance, but around the R130k mark. He is going to look around a bit too but will see what he comes up with.

But yeah that is a bit pricey for a 2001. A motor rebuild may not be a bad thing, then the motor should be good ..... if done correctly !!

Re: Anyone know this 3.0 Diesel??

Posted: 03 Aug 2015 22:39
by Russ Kellermann
Ja,.. if done correctly... its just so often that they are not though... leaves me feeling very uncertain. i will keep a look out for him too.