Ausies seem to prefer diesel y61's?

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Ausies seem to prefer diesel y61's?

Post by graham1 » 02 Oct 2017 15:57

Howzit,
In all my internet searches, YouTube watching or Instagram browsing, it seems like the Australians are always in diesel y61 patrols, I hardly ever find content of 4.8 patrols. But then here in SA it seems the 4.8 is the weapon of choice. Why is this? Why does Aus like the diesel and SA the petrol?

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Re: Ausies seem to prefer diesel y61's?

Post by Peter Connan » 02 Oct 2017 16:57

I think most guys here would also prefer diesels.

But because Nissan Sa made the strategic decision never to sell the 4.2 with a decent turbo here, and severely messed up with the 3l, and once they had sorted the issues with the engine, they were only available in GL trim level....

In other words, I suspect it has nothing to do with the consumers, and everything to do with the idiots who decide/d which models they wanted to sell locally.
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Re: Ausies seem to prefer diesel y61's?

Post by graham1 » 02 Oct 2017 18:21

Aha! So are those diesels there the 4.2 ones then? That will make sense to me then

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Re: Ausies seem to prefer diesel y61's?

Post by ChristoSlang » 02 Oct 2017 22:58

As far as I could gather the older 4.2 diesels in Oz have a higher resale value than the later 3.0 diesels. Go figure...
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Re: Ausies seem to prefer diesel y61's?

Post by ricster » 03 Oct 2017 08:18

I love the smell of diesel in the morning, cause you cannot beat cubic inches !!!.... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
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Re: Ausies seem to prefer diesel y61's?

Post by hugejp » 03 Oct 2017 08:50

Cedric you are slipping sir!!!

You haven't even mentioned COMPRESSION yet...
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Re: Ausies seem to prefer diesel y61's?

Post by Alex Roux » 03 Oct 2017 10:03

I know the answer!

Speed limits in Australia range from 10 kilometres per hour (6.2 mph) shared zones to 110 kilometres per hour (68 mph).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_limits_in_Australia

Its a Nanny state.
You can't go faster than that.
So no point in having a 4.8! :rolling:
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Re: Ausies seem to prefer diesel y61's?

Post by Rhett » 03 Oct 2017 10:46

Well said Alex!!
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Re: Ausies seem to prefer diesel y61's?

Post by ricster » 03 Oct 2017 12:04

:lol: :lol: yeah probably.
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Re: Ausies seem to prefer diesel y61's?

Post by Alex Roux » 03 Oct 2017 12:10

For the "shared zones" (signposted areas where pedestrians and motorised traffic share the same space), you probably need to have the crawler gears installed.
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