Thanks again, I have shot an email off to the guys at Brunswick and am asking about an extended cab ute they had as car of the month. Inter cooled Turbo on the 6.5. Looks pretty smick, but I may have been to late as it now shows as under offer.
Once they get back to me if I need some more...
Thanks Split pin,
It will be great to have a good truck with a good motor in it. I cannot for the life of me figure out why Nissan have persevered with the 3.0 litre for so long and continued to devalue a great truck.
Thanks for the info.
I love the Nissans but can't bring myself to drive a hand grenade and the 4.8 is too thirsty on unleaded and not enough range on gas.
The 6.5 chev sounds great but I still don't know if there are any problems with rego and insurance. It's a lot of money to spend to end up...
Can I also ask if they supply full specs on the motor and parts they use? It's a long way to go for a service from Melbourne so I need to give all the info I can to somebody local to do the work maintaining it.
Hi I know a couple of the members have converted Patrols to 6.5 litre Chevy Diesels. Can I ask if you had any rpoblems with insurance and registraion in Victoria and any othe tips you can give me if I was going to buy one from Brunswick Diesels?
Thanks in advance,
Thanks Big Rig.
The main point is that I already have the 4.2. It is not a turbo, but has low K's and I own it. Low K 2.8's are selling for reasonable prices, but I am worried about the power and torque for the size of the car. The GU is no light weight and I was hoping a turbo and, hopefully...
I am thinking about replacing my the motor in a 1999 Patrol 2.8 with a rebuilt 4.2 Turbo Diesel. Can anybody tell me if it will bolt straight in and or what I need to change. Has anybody ot there done it? Do you need to change clutches/transfer cases or anything else?
I supose I...
Hey that was one way to gid rid of those couple of scratches on the bumper!
It sure is looking good, I 'm getting sorrier and sorrier that I sold her. It's not quite the same driving the 1988 GQ 4.2 Diesel.
Can't wait to hear how shee goes on the track.
Hi there Troy,
The GQ's are mighty tough trucks and very capable. I haven't any first hand experience with autos pre the GU's but I would be suprised if there were any inherent problems,
As far as the auto goes it is pretty much a matter of personal preference.
This probably doesn't...
Yes it came from SA. It Cost $499.00 plus $20.00 postage.
Thanks for the feedback. I am trying to line up some "help" who are a lot smarter than me with these things. Also leaning on those with experience to try not to bugger things up too badly.
I am just a big bit worried about the missing pictures on the instructions and the detail regarding bleeding brakes, removing calipers/rotors, hubs etc, etc,...
How long did it take you to do the job in the Jeep??
I have bought myself a lock rite for the front of my GQ. I guess I was a little naive in believing the advertisement. Now that I have it and the installation instructions, it no longer looks like a job which would take " a couple of hours for a person with some mechanical abilities".
Thanks for all the input. I've brought one now to wack in the front. It will be about four weeks before I get to test it on a track. the plan is felxible at the moment could be either Tollangi or Tallarook on the tracks that are still open. With the rain this weekend I hope to give them a real...
It's still early days, but ihave a mate who just put one on the front of a GQ ute. On the Queensbirthday weekend it pulled him up a hill quicker thatn all the other winches in the group bar a Warn High Mount.