Rebuilding a GQ TD42 ???

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 12:35
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Has anybody been through this exercise. My son's TD42 is nearing 600,000klms (yes, that much!) and not surprisingly is getting a bit tired, though still running OK. The rest of the vehicle is still good mechanically.

He's considering stripping it down and doing a recondition/rebuild sometime soon. I've done a few rebuilds on older petrol engines over the years, but have no idea about the costs involved in doing a Japanese diesel. Has anyone got any feedback on costs of parts etc in rebuilding a TD42? Obviously a lot depends on what parts need replacing, but any feedback at all would be appreciated. (My son and I are quite capable of doing the actual disassembly/reassembly ourselves, but will obviously need to send any bits off to have re-machining etc done.)
Thanks in advance for any feedback,
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Reply By: fisho64 - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 13:30

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 13:30
Hunt around on the internet (not sure where you are?) and you should be able to find a rebuild kit-pistons, rings, liners, bearings etc. Then you only need to get the crankshaft, camshaft, head etc ground if necessary.
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Reply By: strzelecki - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 13:34

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 13:34
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 21:18

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 21:18
Hi flash.

Your son has had a good run!!, But i would think now is the time to look at things very carefuly, to rebuild that motor from top to bottom witch will have to be done, ( TO DO A GOOD JOB) I think you should look at vechicle value against these costs, AS not a nissan owner I can't even give you any idea, on rebuild costs but as said be carefull.

Axle.
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Reply By: Flash - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 21:22

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 21:22
Thanks for the info so far,
Cheers
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 25, 2006 at 10:37

Sunday, Jun 25, 2006 at 10:37
Speak to Nick (woop) on either the Patrol forum, or on outer limits.
Hes been through it and doing it properly doing most himself with Genuine parts was around $8000-9000
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Reply By: Pilbara Wayne - Sunday, Jun 25, 2006 at 23:19

Sunday, Jun 25, 2006 at 23:19
GU 4.2TD on ebay for $3500.

Item number: 170001254497

Might be a useful link... who knows what you are after??
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