nissan patrol ti 1995

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i have been looking for my first 4wd , seen today nissan patrol,1995ti 4.2 petrol with 220,000 kilos for 15 grand what problems should i get from this and what should i look for in trouble shooting
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Reply By: Mrs Diamond - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 19:25

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 19:25
truckster has a web site (cant remember where) with all the good and bad on the gq.im sure he will let you know
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:31

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:31
gqpatrol.com
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 23:21

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 23:21
Down at moment for rebuild...
this may help you for a start anyway.
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 19:37

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 19:37
Probably not many except you should buy shares in a fuel outlet !!
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 20:39

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 20:39
Also remember this,
while its nice to have a top of the range Ti, if your intention is to do a bit of offroading in it, it wont stay clean for very long. Its amazing what mud and dust can do to posh upholstery. And yes, the fuel will be a problem too, they are not cheap to run. Have you considered looking at the 4.2 Diesel in either an RX or DX model, great offroaders indeed. The RX comes with a slightly more luxury interior and a few extras such as electric side mirrors. Food for thought.

In my opinion, unless your in a hurry to buy one, I'd be finding out wasy of telling if one has been abused or not, its always a good idea knowing what to look for BEFORE you buy it, then its too late and will add to the expense of getting it back to where it should be. Thera are lots of great GQ's out there, most of them have not seen mud or dust as they are used for family cars on the black stuff. Buts still better to know what to look for before you start to pull your hair out after the fact.
Regards Angelo
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Follow Up By: avicia - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:01

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:01
how do you know if the patrol has been abused. the patrol will be used for country driving with some beginner 4wding what do i look for in a harshly treated one. how much fuel do they use thankyou
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:32

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:32
As far as fuel economy goes, i cant help you off the top of my head as i own a Diesel, but im sure others can fill you in there. Also, if your a member of this great place, you can do a search ( well i think its just for members I stand corrected if im wrong), you can type in Petrol fuel ecomony and click "enter". Then all the past posts with fuel economy will pop up, you can read through them.

As for what to check with GQ's, if you like ..send me ur email addy and ill post you a list of common checks. You can thank Truckster for the list as its his masterpiece ok, I just want everyone to know that. I saved it as its such a help when needed and i too could never remember where it was.

cokeaddict@optusnet.com.au
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 01:24

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 01:24
The list of what to check is back up on my page

http://www.gqpatrol.com/

Fuel ecomony was posted up on this forum last week.

If your on THE GQ FORUM , we currently have a look at the few polls on economy.

These are all 4.2s

DIESEL
10-12 ltrs /100klm 44.00%
13-14 ltrs /100klm 28.00%
15-17 / 100 20.00%
18-20 / 100 4.00%
worse than that 4.00%

PETROLS NOT LPG
10-12 ltrs /100klm 0.00%
13-14 ltrs /100klm 11.11%
15 20/ 100 56.67%
I dream of better than that 22.22%

LPG
10-12 ltrs /100klm 0.00%
13-14 ltrs /100klm 11.11%
15-17 / 100 22.22%
18-20 / 100 22.22%
I dream of better than that 44.44%
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Reply By: lazylcd - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:50

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:50
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enter this into your search field, or just scan the forum in the last couple of days, it includes a recent poll on fuel economy for all types of gq

Lazy
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Reply By: uppy - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 21:52

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 21:52
Hi avicia, I own a 1994 RX Patrol 4.2 petrol.Yes they do drink abit of juice if you drive them hard,or in low 4x4 drive.But not as much as every one says on this forum,I do alot of travelling with my family around Perth .They are a very capable wagan.The problems that ive had,New petrol pump($420)new brake cylander($120)Ive had the gq for 2 year,before that I had a 1991 gq deisel,which was also a great wagon but abit under powered.I currently get about 700kms to a 95 lts tank,I only use pulp,and change the plugs every 20,000 ks,I service the wagon every 10,000ks.My Patrol has done 170,000kms and im the 2nd owner.I am going to add a long range tank when i can afford it.The Ti is top of the line and it should have a rear diff lock.If there is anything that you would like to know please ask me. I find this forum a great place to get information from.But i do find that they are a little desiel biased.
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Reply By: crowie - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 13:07

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 13:07
Avicia

I had a 92 GQ TI 4.2 and it was a great vehicle. However averaged around 22 ltr/100k around town and 17 ltr/100k on the open road. Four wheel driving was a different story, you could see the fuel guage needle dropping. Any where between 25/30 ltrs/100km.

its okay as long as you can afford it - but unless you have extra tanks fitted you will be looking for a petrol station evey 450 km or so on open road trips. On long outback 4x4 trips like the Simpson Desert you have to carry enough fuel to get to the other end or back if it rains etc. eg. Something like 180 litres to cross the Simpson with a vehicle like that compared with 112-120 for an equivalant diesel. You can consider a LPG conversion, the fuel is cheaper but there is still a limit on the size of tank you can install.

Not much goes wrong with them, make sure you have the wheel bearings checked particularly the front and the auto hubs if fitted. If its been a city car and not used in 4x4 the bearings have probably not been repacked for a while.
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