Bad news for sluggish 2.8td GU Patrol

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 23:45
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Hi all,
Finally recieved word from nissan about my snail patrol, (first posted 19630) they replaced the airflow sensor with corrected the lack-of-power, then came the good news (#%@!) I had a hole in the top of one of the pistons (OUCH!)
The good news is the finance dept. wants me to upgrade to a 4.2td due to not worth rebuilding a 2.8td.
Does anyone know of where I could get hold of a 4.2td at a reasonable price around Sydney/penrith?
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Reply By: Member - Hugh (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 02:10

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 02:10
Selastic Man,

Sorry to read the diagnosis. How many km's when it lt go?

Another option if the body, etc is in good condition is to transplant a Chev 6.5L. I met a guy over XMAS who had a converted 2.8L and driveability was awesome, fuel economy OK and all the towing capacity you could hope for.

I'm sorry but no knowledge of Sydney market.

Regards,
Hugh
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Reply By: James M - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 08:58

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 08:58
Gday Selastic,

I just rebiult my 2.8TD GQ. I assume the GU would be similar. I rang brunswick diesel in WA and spoke in detail about the 6.5 conversion. Came around $19 000. Thats because the gear box and the radiator just to name a few would have to be changed.
I asked about the 4.2 conversion and that was still about $14000. With all reconditioned parts of coarse.
Good news is they will give you a trade in on your old donk. Usually about $3000 depending on condition.
May be with yours the gear box etc would be up to the task.

Good luke mate
James.
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Reply By: Member Eric - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 10:23

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 10:23
Ok , go to the local damadged vehicle auctions and purchase a statutory write off.
prefrably one with no engine bay damadge . Remore required components , refit the wreck with your busted 2.8 , so the car looks complete and re auction the vehicle in the same place . hopefully if you do this right , you will have a donk with around 3 to 4 k out of pocket .

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 14:15

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 14:15
there is a gu getting around kal that had its 2.8 blow so they took it to brunswick diesal and drove it out with a 6.5l v8 for 16k
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 21:25

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 21:25
There was one on Outerlimits4x4.com the other day...

the 4.2 isnt a straight swap with the 2.8... 2.8 driveline is weak car stuff.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 21:26

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 21:26
Are the diffs smaller on a 2.8?

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 22:09

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 22:09
Im actually going thru the archive on patrol list lookin.. there was a good thread on there, when I was lookin at a 2.8 for a conversion... throw the 2.8 to the toilet, but cant remember if its box and motor or all 3...
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Reply By: hl - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 10:07

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 10:07
The driveline (gearbox) is out of the Z-car, not the Skyline. It sure can handle the torque.
The diffs in the 2.8 are 4.6 ratio... H233's. Same size as used in current autos and some manuals, but different ratio. There is quite a ready market for 4.6 diffs.

How many k's did you 2.8 do before it expired?
How did they figure it had hole in piston?
Seems quite a co-incidence to have airflow meter and that go at the same time.

cheers
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