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Submitted: Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 16:35
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Hi Guys and gals, found an ad in 4 x 4 trader, Cruiser GXL 1999, GM diesel 6.2 litre, manual, 63,000 kms, front and rear diff locks, suspension kit, long range tank , brush rails etc for $46990. What do ya reckon ??? What would you look out for ? Go for it ?

Paul
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 16:42

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 16:42
I'd want to know why its got a GM diesel and only done 63000km's ?? sounds a bit funny to me, $47000 looks to be a little on the high side too, but I dont know my Toyota prices.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 16:56

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 16:56
Paull,
I agree with Bonz about the 63000klicks......what happened to the original donk? Even a Toyota motor doesn't wear out that quick.....(ok I know about the 3L Nissan; nobody needs to remind me, cos I agree).
I know Pesty would jump at it, although we're always talking about CHEVY 6.2's; not sure whether this is the same????
I'd be having a REAL close look underneath the beast....nobody fits 2 diff locks and a big motor like that just to go to the shops during the week and to church on Sundays.
Maybe the 63,000klm relates only to the new motor???
If it's in good nick and would suit your needs, I go for it. A 6.2litre diesel motor should go for a million kilometers.
JMHO
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Reply By: Jimbo - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 19:42

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 19:42
Paul,

Does it mean 63000 on the new motor? If so would suggest the first motor was worn out and the vhecle has done 4 or 500,000. The rest of the driveline could be buggered and the other components have had their share of wear.

Needs careful investigation.

Keeo in mind modified vehicles can have a myriad of problems which are far too many to go into. Be wary and get someone qulified and experienced to check it out. A couple of hundred dollars spent on a 47 grand investment is cheap insurance.

Good luck.

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Reply By: banshee - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 19:53

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 19:53
G'Day Paul,all of the GM diesels I have had anything to do with(Wabco Dumptrucks and I/R compresors for Air Tracks)have been 2strokes,I have seen them fited in Attkinson trucks as well as trawlers,they are thirsty and they are loud(they don't call them "screamers" for nothing),they are also powerfull and reliable.Having said that,there's nothing saying that they don't make a 4 stroke as well.
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Follow Up By: Member - Brett H (QLD) - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 22:58

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 22:58
Totally different engines. And they are 4 stroke.
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Reply By: Ferret - Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 01:38

Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 01:38
Don't be put off by the Kays. Mate bought a 100 and drove it straight to the V8 diesel man and turfed a brand new donk!! Some people have lotsa money to spend on toys.
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Reply By: ross - Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 14:00

Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 14:00
You have to wonder why someone does a $10k conversion then sells it for the cost of a comparable unmodified vehicle.Its most likely a petrol to diesel conversion.
At that price you could get a turbo diesel landcruiser all nice and stock that will probably hold its value better.
One of the complaints about this converion is the engine roar at freeway speed,so take it for a high speed drive to see if you can put up with the noise for the next couple of years.

These engines were based on big block petrol chevs 454,427 ci, bored and stroked to 360 ci and dieselised.They are not a purpose built diesel.
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Reply By: CraigQ - Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 17:02

Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 17:02
By a 100 series GXL lancruiser factory turbo for a few extra bucks
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