4500 vs 4500

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 11:05
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Hi All,
I am going to buy either a 4.5 litre GU patrol or a 4.5 litre 100s cruiser.
Yes, after years of owning diesel engines, I am wanting a more powerful alternative for towing and highway cruising. i have weighed up the diesel vs petrol debate and am happy to spend the extra few $ per 100 km on a petrol model (also saving around $7000 on initial price).
In the price range i am looking at, the two 4.5 efi engines appear to be the best option - big six - no fuss technology.
I am having trouble deciding which 4.5 to go with, so from a technical/reliability point of view which engine would be the best option - given that power wise / torque wise they are similar. Any major difference with spare parts and mechanical build etc?
Anybody have any views on this?
Cheers
Quartzy
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Reply By: Spango - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:11

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:11
Quartzy, i had a 100 Series L/C 1998 RV 4.5L and could not fault it, plenty of power and comfort, had it serviced every 10,000 k's, but with the kids grown up i have now brought a GQ Nissan Patrol Ute Diesel, mainly because it suits where i live and the recreational side of my life.

Cheers
Spango
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:22

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:22
Go adn drive them both that will show you which you like... eg seating posi, power, etc etc
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Reply By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:46

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:46
go for the V8...heaps more grunt than the 4.5 litre
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Reply By: jt - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 13:46

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 13:46
the both of them may have similar power but the drive train in the patrol is far stronger then the cruiser eg gearbox etc.
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Reply By: flappa - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 13:48

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 13:48
I've got a Ti Patrol. I bought that over an ST because of the extra comforts.

Its not great for over 6 footers though.

I doubt that one is better then the other. Boils down to best bargin
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:22

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 20:22
Quartzy, where abouts are you located? I've got a 4.5 GU with all the fruit in excellent nick for sale at a bargain price. I'm in Perth.

Check it out........

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Follow Up By: Quartzy - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 20:59

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 20:59
Thanks V8, I will check it out.
And thanks to all other guys that have responded - much appreciated!
Cheers
Quartzy
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