Coming over from the dark side...

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Coming over from the dark side...

Post by JamesC » 04 Apr 2018 09:55

So after having driven mostly Toyotas...I am moving over to Nissan.

Wife drives the Qasqhai and we couldn't be happier with it...swopped a a Prado V6 for it and we are smiling at the fuel pump at last.

I am looking at the Patrol, specifically a 2001 model. 265 000km on the clock. FSH. 3.0 GL.

They are asking R85k.

Any thoughts on reliability and what I should look out for? Known issues/problems?

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Re: Coming over from the dark side...

Post by mvcoller » 04 Apr 2018 10:17

The Pre 2004 3.0di Nissan Engine was known as the "hand grenade" engine. They blew up (holes in pistons) due to problems with the ECU (probably over-fueling).

The problem was solved in 2004 sometime and the 2005 models onward are considered "safe". I would rather look for a later model 3.0Di or even a 4.2 diesel. If a turbo is professionally fitted to the 4.2d motor, the guys safely get 160 plus kw with around 600 nm torque.

See Micheal's post here on this website regarding the mods he does to get those figures...
http://patrol4x4.co.za/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=7183
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Re: Coming over from the dark side...

Post by JamesC » 04 Apr 2018 10:38

Thanks for that.

I would prefer the 4.2. The simpler the better.

Looking at the old box shape with a 4.2 as well for R60k.

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Re: Coming over from the dark side...

Post by iandvl » 04 Apr 2018 10:40

JamesC wrote:
04 Apr 2018 10:38
Thanks for that.

I would prefer the 4.2. The simpler the better.

Looking at the old box shape with a 4.2 as well for R60k.
As Malcolm said earlier, I'd rather go 4.2 than older 3 Litre. And the GQ's (the older, box shape you mention) are awesome. :salute: :salute:

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Re: Coming over from the dark side...

Post by Stefan » 05 Apr 2018 16:47

Welcome

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Re: Coming over from the dark side...

Post by Stefan » 05 Apr 2018 16:47

Welcome :bravo:

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Re: Coming over from the dark side...

Post by georgeb » 05 Apr 2018 17:20

Good afternoon JamesC

Very welcome here....

My advice - go 4.8 - (now the diesel manne are going to hunt me down......) :imsorry:
Groete/Regards,

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Re: Coming over from the dark side...

Post by hugejp » 05 Apr 2018 18:41

The 4.2 is as simple as it gets.

With the right bits & tune they also make great reliable power.

Speak to Michael!!!

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Re: Coming over from the dark side...

Post by ricster » 09 Apr 2018 12:05

GQ 4.2 diesel ( with or without turbo).... very scarce, but brilliant
GU 4.2 diesel ( with or without turbo).... less scarce, but brillliant
but there is also a GQ 4.2 PETROL .... a lot more common and available, but also thirstier than the diesels

As Malcolm said there 3.0 diesel was a problem child, but...... in my opinion, if you can get it for a good deal, and considering that it already has well over 100 000km on it, then chances are that the motor is still good. If its a good deal price wise, then I would open up the motor and give everything a good going over, maybe replace the pistons and rings (minor cost as nothing is actually broken), and do the EGR blocking off and make sure a Madman is fitted, and I think you could have a winner.

Juice here on the forum has a 2000 3.0 Diesel and his has high milage on and is going like a dream!!!
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Re: Coming over from the dark side...

Post by ricster » 09 Apr 2018 12:12

The 4.2 diesel with a turbo is a brilliant machine. Just drove back from Ponta do Ouro, fully loaded, with roofrack on and well packed, and got 14.6 L/100km

I wouldn't mind a 4.8, as that is also a beast of a machine, but I use mine as a daily drive so fuel consumption is a concern....haha
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