1500km later

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Full Name: Ferreira du plessis
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1500km later

Post by Fezza » 18 Sep 2017 11:56


I bought a Patrol pick up TD4.2 earlier this year. it is a 2008 model with 270 000km on clock.

I was happy at first with the bakkie. Unfortunatly a burst radiator led to overheating and it was discovered that the oil cooler was badly rusted and was loosing water fast.
After a patch up work at my local mechanic ( he tried his best but not a Patrol expert) I decided to load the bakkie on a truck and take it to Michael (Sojo Automotaive).

Michael discovered that the engine is sicker than I thought and he did a engine rebuild. Now after 1500km driving with the rebuild engine the confidence in my bakkie is coming back.

Leasons learnt:
- Don't be a over eager buyer - take the bakkie for a good check before purchase.
- It is worth while taking the patrol to a specialist like Michael.
- This patrol community is a good one.
- a Madman is your friend.

Thanks to the following people that helped in some way with the repair:
- Gustav Roux
- Tinus : sourcing the radiator and linking me with the rest of the experts.
- David Volschenk for the second hand oil cooler.
- Marinus Potgieter
- Michael Steyn for good and honest work on the engine.


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Full Name: Rudolph van Deventer
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Re: 1500km later

Post by Rudolph » 18 Sep 2017 13:00

Great news! Glad your Patrol is sorted out. Happy driving :blonde: QQQ :woo:
Nissan Patrol Y60 4.2D 1991

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Re: 1500km later

Post by Tinus lotz » 18 Sep 2017 13:26

:salute: jy moet nou uitslaan vir krag reeldan gaan jy hom baie laaik

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Re: 1500km later

Post by Dustin » 18 Sep 2017 14:18

Awesome news Ferreira :thumbup:
Enjoy ! :woo:
a.k.a. Datsun Dustin

View my Patrol's story here : http://patrol4x4.co.za/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=6478

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Re: 1500km later

Post by hugejp » 18 Sep 2017 14:48

Great om te hoor!

Nou moet jy net jou profile change!!!

"Current 4x4: Toyota Hilux 2.5 SRX d/c 4x4"


You CAN with a NISSAN!

Jy KAN met 'n DATSUN!

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