Advice please on 2.8TD Patrol

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005 at 14:15
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Gidday all,

I have a mate who wnats to buy a 99 2.8TD Patrol with 96K on the clock, the dealer wants $27,000. He intends on towing a horse float with it, does it have enough to pull it or not and is the money OK.

Anyone with experience?

Thanks Mick
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Reply By: flappa - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005 at 14:28

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005 at 14:28
IMO , no it wont.

A Friend of mine owns a 2.8 and he tows his Campertrailer with it , but he says it runs out of puff REAL quick.

Nothing wrong with the actual vehicle and or motor , but towing ISN'T what you buy one for.

Look elsewhere.

PS , $$$ is certainly highside.

You can buy 98/99 4.5 Ti Patrols for that sort of money (not that you would , but , in comparison)
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Reply By: Leroy - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005 at 15:01

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005 at 15:01
I was driving a 97mdl last week and it was running out of puff going up a hill in a 90km/h zone which I felt it should of done fairly easily and that was without a load or towing. I personally would have a rethink about the vehicle.

Leroy
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Reply By: Member - John - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005 at 16:19

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005 at 16:19
Mick, have your mate look at something else, have had one and sold it after too many head gaskets blew and ain't that expensive..........
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Reply By: Outbacktourer - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005 at 17:05

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005 at 17:05
I think that model also has a lighter duty gearbox (same as the Nissan sedans/coupes) than the others of that era and may not be suitable for heavy duty towing.
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Reply By: floyd - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005 at 18:11

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005 at 18:11
For that money you will get a 100 series standard 6 cylinder diesel in NSW. Far better for towing.

I know what I would rather have.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005 at 21:28

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005 at 21:28
For less money he can get a t-d 80 series
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 09:03

Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 09:03
I have a 98 2.8tdi GU with 170000kms on the clock. And, other than regular servicing and tyres I have not had to spend a penny on it. It has been totally reliable and while a bit underpowered (low down) it still handles anything any other standard 4x4 will off road. That said, I don't and wouldn't use the vehicle for towing anything other than the old box trailer to the tip.
The price seems a bit high to me also.
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Pete
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