GQ Patrol SWB

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 15, 2003 at 23:37
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Anybody know if you can pull the 4.2L out of a SWB GQ Patrol and install a 3.0L diesel?
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Reply By: Truckster - Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 12:22

Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 12:22
You can do anything if you have the time and money!

But I dont think you will get a (GU 3.0 you mean?) for cheap, they are $15k to rebuild....

Better to go with a V8 Chev Turbo Diesel Conversion... around $12k.
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Follow Up By: David - Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 16:18

Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 16:18
Gotta agree with truckster on that one....
I assume your 4.2 is stuffed (otherwise why would you swap it for the 3.0 litre)
Th e Chev conversions work very well and your existing 4.2 gearbox will handle the torque no problem at all!
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Reply By: colin - Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 16:17

Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 16:17
after fitting the donk you will then have to change the diff ratios then the gearbox,not sure about the transfer case. So why are you considrating down grading as the 4.2 is a proven donk and the 3ltr is proven not to be able to handle aussy conditions. Col
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Follow Up By: Sean - Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 19:11

Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 19:11
"3ltr is proven not to be able to handle aussy conditions"

Colin, would you be kind enough to share the proof with us. Inquiring minds would like to know.

Sean
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 22:33

Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 22:33
Show me a 3.0 with 500,000klms on it. I can show you 4 TD42's with more than that and never rebuilt in anyway
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Reply By: colin - Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 19:38

Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 19:38
have a look at the first 3ltr that came out they were recalled and motor replacements made, dont get me wrong they are a good donk in a less heat affected country. they cant take continuous highway speeds in a hot invioroment ( ie northern states, the tropics. ) This forum has proven that with the amount of people asking about warranties and breakdowns with this donk. I have also stated on this forum that i dont think a motor under 4 ltrs for a vehicle over 4 tonnes is even worth looking at, as the running gear is also not up to par, look atb the amount of people saying they are blowing up gear boxes when towing. If you look at that statement you will find all the break downs are from 3 ltr and 2.8 ltr motors, not the 4.2 as they have the running gear that goes with a big donk and designed for the hard yards. Col
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Follow Up By: Suzuki Viagra - Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 15:40

Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 15:40
S where you get the "over 4T figure". My information - Nissan, 4x4 mags have slightly under 3T????? Particulatly for SWB?? Unless u include the boat u are towing?

Having said that if you want a diesel - fix your 4.2 and sell the car to upgrade to a diesel - heaps cheaper - or if you must upgrade there's a nice Chev diesel (6.7??????) and it's cheaper.....

BUT why would you want the stinky old diesel anyway - the 4.2L Petrol's in SWB kick ass! The only potential benefit of the diesel might be in a river crossing - but with semi-electronic ignition that potential doesn't hold out anyway, and the service costs in the late model diesels take any benefits away real quick.

Get a quote on a set of replacement injectors (supposedly you should replace all of the injectors simultaneously if one is faulty - though no-one in their right mind would due to the cost) or even a standard service price and you'll be happy and richer with the petrol engine and 20 cases of WD40!

My advice - if you want cheap running costs - fit LPG to the 4.2. If you're determined to have a diesel (and the lord god help your soul) - fix it and then sell it to get another diesel one.....
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Reply By: alistair - Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 21:29

Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 21:29
Thanks guys, have looked into the Chev suggested and looks suitable.

No more feedback req, thanks for your time,

Regards

Al.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 22:34

Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 22:34
Is your 4.2 a Diesel....

What you going to do with it? Let me know if its diesel.
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Follow Up By: Alistair - Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 12:43

Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 12:43
truckster,

I've just picked up a SWB in exc cond with a gas/petrol setup, wanting to replace with diesel. I initially thought the 3.0L would be a better suit economically for the SWB than the 4.2L, but now I've looked into it a bit more, it's probably better to replace with a 4.2 or the chev suggested.

al
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Reply By: simon - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 15:11

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 15:11
buyer beware you will have a lot of trouble with insurance if you put in a chev most will not touch a V8 conversion unless you use a local motor ie dunnydoor or ford

my 2 cents worth
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