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Dave Faddel
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My Patrol, I have it

Post by Dave Faddel » 15 Apr 2013 17:30

Well after a long look and (I admit it) a forced purchase, I bought a GU 3.0 diesel. I am still a little worried about the 3.0D as I really wanted a 4,2 The 4,5's were plentiful but fuel consumption and my head won the battle. After owning (still do) a 3,5 V6 Pajero I know what heavy fuel consumption can do to a wallet in a hurry. I have taken the Patrol into the Langkloof on a regular trip I did with the Pajero and without getting toooooooo technical I find it to be about 40% lighter overall than the Pajero, so magic. I did a small 4x4 route over the weekend and found it to be a very different car to the Pajero. From very little front articulation, to a massive amount, from very little low down torque to plenty and from no rear locker to a loverly little button :blonde:
I will attach a photo (or two)

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Re: My Patrol, I have it

Post by NISMOnator » 15 Apr 2013 17:34

:gotpics: EGT Gauge! Fit it!
God follows me where I tread.....

2007 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX = GRIZZLY!!!

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Peter Connan
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Re: My Patrol, I have it

Post by Peter Connan » 15 Apr 2013 17:40

Congrats Dave

What year model is it?
Mag ons ons kenniskry met lekkerkry aanhoukry.

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rvanrooyen
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Re: My Patrol, I have it

Post by rvanrooyen » 15 Apr 2013 17:49

Congrats and enjoy Patrolling for a long time...

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Stefan
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Re: My Patrol, I have it

Post by Stefan » 15 Apr 2013 17:54

Welcome to the club. :biggrin:

If there are no pictures, it didn't happen! :wink:

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Jorrie
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Re: My Patrol, I have it

Post by Jorrie » 15 Apr 2013 19:06

:welcomewave: :welcomewave: :welcomewave:
:gotpics: :gotpics: :gotpics: :gotpics: :gotpics:
Jorrie
4500 GRX
Jimny

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Aries66
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Re: My Patrol, I have it

Post by Aries66 » 15 Apr 2013 20:23

Welkom Dave!

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Mark Greenhill
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Re: My Patrol, I have it

Post by Mark Greenhill » 15 Apr 2013 20:36

:welcomewave: :welcomewave:
Mark Greenhill

2001 Nissan Patrol 4500 GRX

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Alex Roux
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Re: My Patrol, I have it

Post by Alex Roux » 15 Apr 2013 21:17

Hi Dave

Congratulations on your buy.
The ZD30 has wonderful consumption for a three ton vehicle.
Every engine is different en needs to be driven differently. So moving from your Pajjy 3.5 to a diesel will take some time to get used to.
If well looked after there is nothing wrong with that engine. But as said above, an EGT important. Lots of info on this forum on what to do more.

Looking forward to riding with you when I am back in the Southern Cape in December.
But I still think one needs front lockers to ride up the steep part of "Horse shoe"?
Skilpad & Shortie

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Tinus lotz
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Re: My Patrol, I have it

Post by Tinus lotz » 15 Apr 2013 22:25

Welcome man!!!!!!enjoy your patrollie!!!!

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