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Postby Div@ » 12 Oct 2013 15:38

I do not know how to use this site yet.

After De Rust I want an TROLL. What are my options? do I fork out 250k for an 4.8 or 120k for an 4.5. I want to buy an vehicle that has been done - meaning already kitted out complete. I stay 2Km from my work so the only km I will be driving will be for pleasure. I do not want an auto - the more lockers the better and an rtt would be perfect . What are my options? I am willing to wait. Please advise me

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Re: Patrol wanted

Postby Peter Connan » 12 Oct 2013 15:50

David, 4.8's with manual boxes are very very scarce. Having said that though, I have always been a manual-gearbox man, but the 4.8's tiptronic 5-speed box is seriously awesome.

As to which of the two is better: the 4.8, without a shadow of a doubt. Except that it is also a hell of a lot more complex, and thus could potentially give you more gray hairs.

The 4.5 is a lot slower than the 4.8, but it's honest and dependable, and the less money you spent on it, the less it hurts dragging it through the brush.

So what I am saying is, we can't tell you which one to get, you have to figure out what's more impoertant to you.
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Re: Patrol wanted

Postby Tinus lotz » 12 Oct 2013 15:57

Buy skilpad from mr duckkit he wants 13ok for it a gq with a 4.8 engine and gearbox ......best of both worlds
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Re: Patrol wanted

Postby Div@ » 12 Oct 2013 18:06

Skilpad?? did not see him in the for sale. Why is the petrol slower than the diesel? What about 50ppi?? How does the diesel preform on a trip on sand like Saddle hill.
Before I joined the Nissan club I only drove toyotas and were looking at old Prados (kzte) or LC - but now I know I want a Patrol. Nissan advertising sucks not a lot of people know them.
The Terrano I currently own is awsome better than the hilux. I do not think Nissan wants to sell vehicles???
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Re: Patrol wanted

Postby Div@ » 12 Oct 2013 18:30

Sorry for the ignorance. The 4.2 Diff locks or not??
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Re: Patrol wanted

Postby Herrie » 12 Oct 2013 19:18

I'm very happy with my 4500E Patrol :oldtimer:
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Re: Patrol wanted

Postby ChristoSlang » 13 Oct 2013 10:54

AFAIK all the Y61 Patrols (from '98 onwards) had a a rear diff-lock...
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Re: Patrol wanted

Postby Tinus lotz » 13 Oct 2013 11:21

As jy gewoond is aan n diesel sal n 4.5 reg wees hulle is regtig kannie doods en gee goeie verbruik ouens kry tot 7 km per liter .
n 4.8 is n great kar loop soos stroop maar bietjie swaarder op sous en het meer bells en wistles .....
die suspension ect are the same
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Re: Patrol wanted

Postby Kagiso II » 13 Oct 2013 11:41

Haijj Div & welcome

Get an older 4.5 around 100 K - Then do all the mods yourself [then you know you have NEW mods and not stuff past the "Use by date" -- ]

the 4.5 is tough and lasts long -- get a good one and you'll be a happy chappy all the way to top of the mountain :oldtimer: :thumbup: :thumbup:

here is one left a good impression on me ... http://www.gumtree.co.za/cp-bakkies-car ... -515886842
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Re: Patrol wanted

Postby Alex Roux » 13 Oct 2013 12:02

David

I think the Petrol trols will hurt you too much in fuel, given how little you paid for fuel on the RdW trip!
The 2005+ Diesel trol models have less engine issues and still perform pretty well in sand. You can get them for around 200 to 300k.
So if you shop around and wait, you may be able to get what you are looking for there.
But they are still not fulproof engines, so I would still install an EGT and perhaps a larger intercooler.
Much lighter on fuel, but you will not race away from the 4.8s.

During the September hols, Juice's 3D did very well in Botswana, according to Cedric.

The 4.5 and 4.8 models are being flooded on the market due to the fuel price.
So you may get more of a bargain there.

The station wagons all have rear lockers. But you must test and make sure it works on a second hand vehicle.
Only the bakkies came out without the lockers.
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