Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

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Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by David M » 10 Jan 2014 09:39

So I have had the Patrol for just over a month and have had more issues in one month than my previous Hardbody's and Sani in 8 yrs........ :surprised: WTF?????????

Latest is it will not start this morning. All lights come on, motor turns but nothing. Take out a spark plug and no spark!!!

Any ideas??? Sensor????

My normal mechanic and Graham (Pathfinder) are closed until Monday............

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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by IanT » 10 Jan 2014 11:06

Have you got Fuel? If you turn on the ignition (don't turn over the motor) you should hear the fuel pump running from the rear for a few seconds, Also may be a plan to full off the fuel pipe (yours is a 4,5 with carbs yes??) and see if it is pumping through to the carbs

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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by IanT » 10 Jan 2014 11:11

Sorry didn't read your last post thought you had spark

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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by Marino4x4 » 10 Jan 2014 11:17

Unfortunately the Patrol can also break if it is not properly maintained and unfortunately buying a secondhand car you do not know what the previous owner did with it. You are sitting with the previous owners problems. Hope you can sort it out quickly and cheaply. :thumbup:

The 4.5 is a fuel injected engine. The 4.2 was the last carb model.

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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by David M » 10 Jan 2014 11:58

Thanks guys. I smell fuel after taking the sparkplug out so have checked no further on that front. The only thing that I can think of is a sensor that has gone faulty making the ECU not allow it to spark. Only problem is as much as I know the VG30 like the back of my hand I know sh&t about the RB45 and no one around to help today.

I have purposely not posted the other problems as some are caused by someone recommended on this site to the previous Owner and are just K&K workmanship (Not Graham).

The previous Owners had all the maintenance done and I have the records with invoices so not their fault. Just mechanics that do not practice preventative maintenance. I will get that sorted over the next 2 months.

Anyone with ideas on my sensor theory?
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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by Herrie » 10 Jan 2014 12:36

Hi David, do you have a Patrol manual?
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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by Kagiso II » 10 Jan 2014 13:02

Did you check the coil ? [it's a square box halfsize to a packet 20 smokes] [on the VG 30 it was red ... ]

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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by David M » 10 Jan 2014 13:49

Herrie wrote:Hi David, do you have a Patrol manual?
Afraid not. Its on the "to do" list for next week but that's not helping me today.
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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by David M » 10 Jan 2014 13:50

Kagiso II wrote:Did you check the coil ? [it's a square box halfsize to a packet 20 smokes] [on the VG 30 it was red ... ]

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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by Peter Connan » 10 Jan 2014 14:04

AFAIK the coil on the TB45 is mounted inside the distributor, and so probably are all the other sensors that make the spark work.

Here is a link to a free down-loadable manual.
http://grosjean.pierre.free.fr/Y61%204, ... 9e-y61cg3/

I have a dizzy here, just missing the drive gear at the bottom, if you are interested?
Sorry, I don't know how else to help.
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