Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 11:55
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Greetings all, after 9yrs of Rangies and Discos, I've just bought a 95 GQ STduel fuel 4.2. Good service history but 260,000k's. Dealer put a new clutch in it. Car looks pretty good. No mass slaggings of landrovers please, but have I done the right thing and what should I be looking out for.
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Reply By: Truckster - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 12:09

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 12:09
Rust in rear side windows.
cracks in inner guards
cracks on rear diff
cracks on roof A and B pillars if its had much roofrack work
clunk in front end(all offroaded GQ's have!)
Lots of $$ missing from your wallet, as they are thirsty as hell.

Big ass smile from enjoying your new truck...
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Follow Up By: Ferret - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 21:31

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 21:31
Cheers. yeah it's on gas so should be alot cheaper to run than my 3.9 Disco and a bleep e load easier to modify
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Reply By: diamond - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 13:42

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 13:42
as above but also noticing at work some gqs leaking rear axle seals and siezing rear calipers had 3 now all r/h/r callipers
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Reply By: nugget - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 21:06

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 21:06
I too had a Rangie and 2 Landies before purchasing my first Japanese 4wd a 1990 4.2 diesel Patrol. The main reason for the switch was I picked up the Patrol cheap from my boss and sold my Landy for a good price. I must admit that the Patrol has been very reliable (315000 km) and I don't have to work on it on the weekends. Also I found it a bit gutless until just recently I fitted a second hand turbo/intercooler system.
The main thing that I miss is whenever I go off road I wish is was in my Landie. Thats not to say that the nissan is no good off road it just doesn't have that fun factor or the ability or the driver pleasure of the Landrover 110 with V8 chev diesel and rear locker which had alot more body clearance aswell, where in the Nissan I'm very consious of wacking the underside. The Nissan is easier to live with though and you don't have to shout at your passenger to have a conversation or exit the vehicle after it's been raining and have a sopping wet right foot or have a permanent crick in your neck from always looking down as you approach the Landy looking for any new oil leaks. etc..etc
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 10:36

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 10:36
Then put twin lockers in the patrol and a 6in suspension lift kit 2in body lift, you will have no clearance problems or traction problems.. You will even find the fun factor x1000...
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Reply By: Frank - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 01:07

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 01:07
I've owned a GQ TI '92 4.2 petrol model since new and have never encountered any of the above mentioned problems relating to GQs. How your vehicle looks and drives is only dependant on how you treat and maintain it. I tow a camper trialer every where we go. Roof rack permenanty attached, wash, dry and garage. Not a spec of rust. Looks and goes like new. And yes I do a lot of off-roading - but no bush bashing.

Good choice
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Follow Up By: Ferret - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 13:36

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 13:36
Thanks all for the info, anyone know how long the petrol donks last for? bearing in mind it's on gas
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Reply By: Flash - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 13:04

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 13:04
Re rust around the rear window frames- quite common if you are near salt, and nothing to do with how you look after it.
You can remove them yourself (just gradually remove the rubber stops then windows and so on- a bit hard on your finger tips.) then have them sandblasted and cad' plated- they'll never rust again!
Great vehicle- with a reasonable amount of TLC it'll go forever- though diesel is better.
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Follow Up By: David - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 22:03

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 22:03
Totally agree- mine's a '90 model-(diesel) bought new, though still relatively low klms. I do all my own maintennance. It's NEVER been back to the dealer (not ever) and the only problem I've had is the bloody clock stopped working. Bloody hopeless clock- but the rest of the vehicle is fan bloody tastic....
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