1999 Patrol 4.2 non-turbo ute

Submitted: Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 13:31
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Looking at buying a Patrol with 100,000kms on the clock (well my brother is but I am left to the negotiating). What is the motor and gearbox like in these vehicles and is there anything to look out for? We are looking at getting it from a dealer with 2yrs/50,000km nissan warranty.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 13:41

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 13:41
Most important thing is to make shure it hasnt done minesite work see my reply to post 19667 on how to check. I also give advice on buying a troopy but most of the checks are still relevent also check out Trucksters website www.gqpatrol.com.au which gives advice on buying GQ but alot of relevent info still. Motor and gearbox are reputedly v good but some 5th gear problems so give that area a good listen to
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Reply By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 20:38

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 20:38

If it has a good service history you'll be fine, and if you can get a 50,000k waranty absolutely fine, there would be dozens of Patrol owners on this site with plenty more k's on there rigs than 100,000k There's no better reputation amongst engines than the 4.2 diesel. I bought my first gq ute with 230,000 (at a good price) on it with a solid service history did another 120,000 with nothing but a set of injectors and fan belts + general maintenance. My current GU had 138,000 when I got it, it's now done 210,000.

400,000k is more than common with these donks

5th gear was an occasional problem but with the warranty you'll have that sorted well before then.

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Reply By: Bilbo - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 23:22

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 23:22
These Nissan utes are bulletproof. Especially the TD42 engine. The 5th gear is only a problem if some wally has been towing an extra large load at low torque (low RPM) in 5th gear.

Only probs I ever had was rust over the driver and passenger door - near the gutter and leaking front drive shaft oil seals after I left the hubs engaged (but not in 4WD) for 1200 kms at an average of 95 kmh! Oil then migrates from the front diff into the grease filled, front CV joint. It then leaks out of the CV housing wiper seal - the big ball things on the ends of the front axle.

Only other prob was an electrical short on the reversing light switch on top of the gearbox. That caused all sorts of flat batteries, funny ligts on the dashboard and all sorts of nonsense. I pulled the wiring loom off the switch and problem solvered. No reversing lights - but no big deal.

Basically most probs were self inflicted - except the rust.

A great truck that'll never let ya down and good fer another 300,000 kms at least.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 16:02

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 16:02
The TD42 is genuinely one of the longest lasting donks in the 4b market.. When Nick W from the patrol list took the head off his with 560,000klms on it, and we could still see the cross hatching in the bores, that to me says a lot!

As said, 5th gear can be shoddy, but should have been picked by now.

What is the purpose of the truck? Towing? Carryin tons of shiat?
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