4x4 Earth Contributer
I think you are going to have to wait Logi until you have a reliable 4by That should be on your to do list
Nissan Patrol 2.8 intercooled turbo diesel, 1998
This is my 3rd Patrol.Tough and reliable, lasts forever! 208000 km, still on original brakepads. Big and roomy for the kids and all of our gear. Drives like a big car and handles the rough no worries. Other than new injectors, serviceing, mods and maybe a little damage, I hav'nt had to spend a cent. Also, Patrols don't change much so when you do something silly, 2nd hand parts are easily available.
Poor fuel economy.
2.8 a bit gutless towing anything over a couple of tonnes.
Typical Nissan front shudder.
Typical Nissan rattles inside after a few years.
What mods have you done?
75 mm. Dobinson springs, front.
75mm. Dobinsons, rear
TJM XGS shocks all round.
Roo Systems Chip and Dyno Tuned.
3 " Turbo dump
2.5" straight through system.
Roof console with UHF & CB. (wonder if CB still works?)
Sunrasias & 255/85-16 BFG M/T's
ARB steel Bullbar.
Rallye 4000 Driving lights.
Dual battery system on car and 1 x 500 AH on the camper trailer.
2 Fridge points & 1 cig point in back. 5 cig points up front.
2 waecos 50 lt.
Reverse/worklight on rear.
120x75/4 mm rhs rear bar with LED's. WILL NOT bend!
Custom built rear drawers
What mods are on the list to do?
V8 turbo diesel.
Reshim the LSD
front Air Locker.
fridge slide for the Waeco.
Why did you buy this vehicle?
1. As mentioned above. 3rd Patrol. Have to pry my lifeless body out of it!
2. It did'nt have a Toyota badge on the front!
How often do you go offroad?
At least monthly, most of the year.
What will your next vehicle be?
How many toyoya's have you owned?
So Frosty now for the blocked EGR and an ARE bonnet scoop?
ARE Cooling (Aluminium Radiators & Engineering P/L)
Nup NONE! I could'nt.
Imagine the crap I'de cop!!
EGR has been blocked for ages. Bonnet scoop, I reckon pointless. The scoop works fine at low speeds and at cruising speeds on roads, I really don't need more "performance".
Might have a look at it then. Cheers for that.
First, Gota do the head up. losing coolant. Looks like its a leakin!
Oils good, waters good, just dissapearing. When the water gets low, it starts to warm up under boost. The probs began on the way to middle earth. It got a little warm (never been HOT!) 1/2 way there so we changed the thermostat. That worked for a month or so then it started to do it again. So I replaced the radiator and that fixed the problam,,,sorta. Ever since, it's used a few cups of water every few weeks. On the way back from Amamoor, it sucked up about 8 liters on the way back.
SO, heads comin off, full service on the head, manifolds go in the acid, new Pyrometer, boost guage, water temp guage, finish the EGR block off, maybe a datch can, fix the IP and off to the dyno again. (It's not quite right yet. experimental.)
I don't mind so much. I've had it 8 years and never spent a cent on mechanical repairs. Had to happen eventually with the floggin it gets! Besides, 100% tax deductble. I could think of worse things to fix!!!
Must be a 2.8 thing hey - once they go in the shop they stay there
At least you can drive "macca's" one.............
Supose your not up for a run this weekend - shame would have been good to do some harder tracks on the flip side we won't have to fix your flat tyres