Roachie's lost credibility

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 10:20
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I am bleep tered. I had Roachie up on a pedastool with awe on his knowledge of all things Nissan.
We have long heads of Roachies denegration of the 3 litre Nissan and now I am led to believe that in the latest 4x4 Aust magazine, there is an article which has carried out tests on the towing ability of the 4.2l model as opposed to the 3l model and guess what? The 3l model is a better towing vehicle.
I should go on to say that I haven't read the report and have only been advised by another member of the article. I don't place a lot of credence in magazine articles personally due tho their advertising bias but in this case I hope that Roachie's reputation hasn't been bleep tered too much.
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Reply By: Bros 1 - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 10:27

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 10:27
Des Lexic,
Shock, horror, At the very least the end of the world as we know it. The man with the backyard money tree. LOL.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 11:53

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 11:53
No money tree, He just own's a bank.
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Reply By: Mulga Bill - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 11:13

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 11:13
Nay I say - denigration ? I doubt it - passing informed comment and expressing reservations would be more like Roachie ! And as you say Sed, mag articles are virtually all written by people with no economic investment in the product whatsoever, thereby reducing their thoughts to the importance of...of... well - not much (unless they review my car of course, and like it :0-)
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 12:09

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 12:09
Hi Des
Just because a mag says that the 3 ltr can tow better than the 4.2 only means that in there little test program.
What most people are looking for is a truck that can tow a trailer/ caravan for possibly long distances over what may not be ideal terrain for many years.
It is a known fact that the larger engines will do this but the smaller engines that are being stressed to provide the performance.
The smaller engines will accelerate faster but when it comesto the work part the higher and flatter torque curve will provide the pulling power for the hill climbs and a greater ease for towing the trailer
A less stessed engine will provide trouble free motoring, The same is proven on the large trucksBigger motors less troubles and to some extent can return better fuel ecconomy.
Ray
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Follow Up By: Kiwi Kia - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 14:23

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 14:23
I a few less word;

No substitute for cubic capacity :-))
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 13:05

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 13:05
Dear Mr Lexic,
My team of lawyers are currently investigating your above post to see if there are sufficient grounds to commence legal action against you for casting nursturtions upon my holy name!
Those blokes at 4WD Monthly wouldn't know if the Queen Mary was up 'em unless it lowered a life raft!
Besides, AFAIK none of the vehicles tested was fitted with a FITCH, so what credibility do they have anyway???
Now, what was the phone number for that HiClone dealer??
I'd better go now as I'm expecting Pesty for lunch at any time soon, so I'd better go out and make sure I've mopped up all the oil from under the trol......don't want to give him any more ammo to pass onto you to fire back at me, do I?

;-))
;-)))

Cheers

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 13:37

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 13:37
"nursturtions" are they a weed, I can grow weeds.
Is town empty today, meeting Pesty you must be desperate
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Follow Up By: Member - Bill S (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 19:21

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 19:21
Hi Roachy, THANKYOU BUDDY=====

Kindest regards BILLS
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Follow Up By: Outnabout David (SA) - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 21:55

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 21:55
Now Carefull there Roachie,

Did you say and I quote :-
"Those blokes at 4WD Monthly wouldn't know if the Queen Mary was up 'em unless it lowered a life raft! "

Isn't this the same magazine that 12 months ago had a feature article about a 4.2 TD Nissan with Ultimate camper.!!!!!

Geez I am glad that some of us have Tojo's

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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 18:48

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 18:48
goodday des
sorry to destroy a good story but did they happen to mention 3to 4.2 blown motor ratio while towing or otherwise being used

i will keep my 4.2 also

steve
lololololol
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 20:31

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 20:31
Steve,
You're waving the proverbial red rag at the bull, mate......next thing we'll be getting all the 3.0 litre lovers banging on about how good their donks are!!! lolol
That bloody Desmond Lexic certainly knows how to troll, eh? He would like nothing better than to see us Nissan devotees fighting within our own ranks. It kinda reminds me of the Republican debate (followed by the Referendum) several years ago. Howard/Lexic lobbs a curved ball at the Republicans/Patrol-owners and then sits back and watches them self-destruct......all the time he's giggling and sniggering into his shandy glass......hahahahaha
Cheers
Roachie
PS: The only thing I'll ever be replacing my 4.2 with would be a 6.2/6.5!!!
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Reply By: Eddy - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 20:58

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 20:58
Stop bagging Roachie immediately!

Next thing you will be drawing irreverent cartoons!

Roachie: I hear Nissan are about to release a merlin engined GU but that could just be a nasty rumour put about by the efi mob!

Eddy
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 21:52

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 21:52
Thanks Eddy, thats a beer I owe you. lololol
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Reply By: Kumunara (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 20:59

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 20:59
I haven’t had the privilege of meeting Roachie but as he drives a 4.2 ltr diesel Nissan Patrol he must be a man of discerning taste.

I know Des Lexic well. He drives a Toyota 100 series! Nothing else needs to be said.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 22:01

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 22:01
Mate,
I have had the "privilege" of meeting Des Lexic, but as he drives a 50 series blandcruiser (it's only half-a-car), he must be a man of no taste whatsoever!!!! hahahahaha ;-)))))
Cheers
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 18:08

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 18:08
Steve, now that you are in retirement mode, if you ever venture over to Yorke Peninsular, I'll point you in the right direction to meet Roachie. I can say that those who have met me have always regarded it a privilege to meet me. As they say, some people give pleasure when they arrive and others give pleasure when they leave.
You would need to meet Roachie cos you'll need a loan car to get home. o:))))))
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Follow Up By: Blaze - Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 03:42

Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 03:42
Now Now Des,

If Steve is to go over to York Peninsula to meet Roachie, he will have no problems getting there and back, he would take the Mitsubishi Magna, and ride in comfort for half the cost also. Thats if the boss lets him use it LOL
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Reply By: Member - Collyn R (WA) - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 13:02

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 13:02
Bear in mind that very same article rattles on about how you can drive the 4.2 litre in fifth gear at 1800 rpm in a 60 km/hr zone. Sure - with the clutch slipping!

Engine speed in fifth at 60 is about 1200 rpm.
Collyn

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Follow Up By: Geoff - the first - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 20:10

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 20:10
I regularly slot my 4.2 into 5th at 60k/h.
It handles it very nicely indeed.

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Follow Up By: Member - Collyn R (WA) - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 20:39

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 20:39
Geoff
Mine too - I'm simply pointing out that contrary to the magazine article it does not so so at 1800 rpm.
Collyn Rivers
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Reply By: Member - Camper (SA) - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 12:16

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 12:16
No dont knock Roachie.
Whenever we have an EO meet our crowd always stands ourt from the other punters because there will only be one vehicle with the bonnet up, and four blokes discussing the latest innovation Roachie has been trialling.
We should make him titular head of our innovations and R&D department forthwith.
Camper

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Follow Up By: gramps - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 12:40

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 12:40
"titular head"

Are you insinuating Roachie has 'man boobs' :)))))))
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