GQ Petrol Patrol with turbo...what to get and what not to get...

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 18:17
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Gday all,

I had decided to get a carby fed petrol GQ Patrol a couple of weeks ago...but not now. Had a chat with John from Brisbane Turbos and have been told that without a doubt, the efi model will be the best choice. He suggested a Garret ball bearing turbo with intergrated waste gate, 3 inch mandrell exhaust, dump pipe etc and I should get around 240hp at the rears @ 10psi. I may intercool as well. This will benifit performance. That's some serious neddies. I was informed the carby version whilst very tough, is not suited to turbos. He said a hybrid T3/T4 Garret could go on but only run 5psi due to the difference in compression. The other issue was heat and the fact that the fuel would most likely boil in the hot QLD heat causing performance issues.

So now I'm on the prowl for a GQ EFI patrol with as low k's as I can get for as cheap as possible...obviously. So if you see one, member message me, I'd much appreciate it...and I'm willing to travel to get it. Keep ya posted.

Cheers guys and gals,

Chris.

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Reply By: peterK - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 18:48

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 18:48
Hey Chris I have a great efi GQ with resonable k's, well look after, always serviced and packed with a heap of goodies. Its been offroad but treated very fairly

How much
did they say to do all the mods

Oh sorry I am not selling mine (lol)
(sorry couldnt resist)
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Follow Up By: trendy - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 20:08

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 20:08
that's cruel, even I was getting happy for Chris halfway through your message. :-))
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Follow Up By: peterK - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:41

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:41
Yeah I know, but its a saturday, I hope ya dont mind Chris.
Looking at the following post, if its of any help I got mine with 100 000 on it and its up around 175 now and all seems good still, in fact have decided to keep it a few more years (touch wood)
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 09:58

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 09:58
They had the Garrett turbo for $1750 including the intergrated wastegate, still way too much, I'm going to source the turbo, and intercooler myself and have it fitted by them. The only thing I will have to cough up for is the manifold which I'm told is worth around $1000. I should get the turbo and intercooler for around $1,500. It will cost 2k I'd reckon to have it set up.

My mate runs a T3/T4 hybrid on his TD42 and it's awesome, I still haven't ruled that out as I can pick a 500hp garrett up for $600 which would substantially reduce the cost.

Peter, that's good to know, I dug around a bit and most seem happy with the EFI model, it was the carby version which a few wern't completely happy with.

Cheers

Chris.
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Follow Up By: peterK - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 19:30

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 19:30
Not GQ related but I have my eye on a 160KW
SE Turbo upgrade package for my Mx5 -1.8 Turbo- which will give it approx 40kw gain. The kit upgrades the complete exhaust including High flow cat , Intercooler + upgraded piping and Cold air intake. . About $4000 installed
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Reply By: 100 Series - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 20:37

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 20:37
Saw a 1994 GQ RX 4.2 EFI at Cousins Rocklea the other day for $14 000 with 120 or 140000km on the clock. It looked pretty good for its age (I only had a very quick look as it was raining) and looked totally stock standard. If you rocked on in there with 11000-12000 cash you would probably get it
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 09:58

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 09:58
Thanks mate, I'll give em a bell and see if it's still available. Trying to get one with around 120 on it.
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Reply By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 18:18

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 18:18
Chris,

Maaaaaate, How ya going to go from 240 horses back to a 4.2 oiler in a couple of years?

No chance you'll be a petrol head for ever.....:-)

Browny
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 17:18

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 17:18
Always be a diesel man, love the torque...and the longevity.

Cumon mate, the weather can't be all that bad down there...where's the new pick!
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Follow Up By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 22:34

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 22:34
Chris,

lol ya right the weathers been great the last few days, the rig goes in thursday for the suspension job so I better wate and get an honest pic.....:-)

Browny
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Reply By: 100 Series - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 23:14

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 23:14
1994 Nissan Patrol (4X4) RX Wagon


Dealer Cousins Motor Co Location Brisbane

Colour White
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Fuel Type Petrol
Cylinders 6
Odometer 126820 km
Retail Price $14,890
Stock No TB009511
Listing Updated 24/05/2005 10:46:37 AM
Comments 4.2,Petrol,nudge,Ssteps
Options
• Air Conditioning • Bullbar • Central Locking
• Power Steering • Towbar

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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 17:17

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 17:17
Cheers mate!
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