conversion TB42 for a TD42 Patrol´96

Submitted: Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 02:01
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I have a 80k ´96 SW Patrol in mint condition and am thinking in change the engine to a TD. Any body knows if is possible? The exhaust pipe most be replace? The gea rbox?

Thanks to any other advice

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 15:26

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 15:26
Yes it is possible. Very easy, but not cheap. The motor bolts straight up.

You need new wiring, bell housings, brackets, radiator, etc etc.. it isnt as easy as it sounds. Almost easier to buy a cheap diesel, and park them side by side and do it that way.

There are a few writeups on how to and some really good posts on the patrol4wd forum on this, its probably in teh patrol archive site too. Also a fair few posts on on it with a few having done this recently.

Cost wise it would be better to go with a Brunswick diesel V8 Conversion.

Mick (from Christie Engineering) who posts here has done it with his brother,they have a VERY HORN TD42 with a turbo setup by West End Diesel in their Tuff Truck Comp truck.

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Follow Up By: andy2204 - Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 12:33

Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 12:33
Hi tuckster

Ill search in 4wd forum
You know if the ratios on the gearbox are the same?
The exhaust pipe is also 2 1/255 diameter

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 12:37

Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 12:37
Its all in there dude ;)
Also if your on the patrol list, message Peter Christie, hes a bit of a guru on it.

On here if you find some posts from 'MICK' ...

Both top fellas.
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Reply By: choco - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 19:08

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 19:08
Know how you feel Andy. Like you I had a 95 GQ Ti that was in beautiful condition with 100klms and used mainly for the long trips with the camper trailer. I agonised about the conversion (V8 or TD6) for months and ended up trading it on a 99 GU TD6 turbo a couple of months ago. The old GQ is still sitting in the Nissan Dealer's yard up the road but I am more than happy with the new choice.

But on the other hand if I won the lotto I would be back straight up there an buyin the ole GQ back for the full conversion treatment I can tell ya.

Best of luck,


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