3 lt Navara

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 19:41
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What is the 3 lt Navara engine like compared to the 3 lt Patrol?
Understand the 3 lt Navara has a different turbo and fuel pump. Anyone heard anything good or bad on them?
How stong in the gearbox are they, as we tow a tandem trailer with 4 wheel motorbikes quite a bit?
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Reply By: Tommyruff - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 21:02

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 21:02
Hi Paddy, my brother owns a current model 3l TD Navara and he raves about its towing ability. He tows a boat and trailer weighing just over 2 tonne loaded up regularly. He also owns a 80 series diesel landcruiser but prefers to towing with the Navara. His mate has just bought a hilux V6 duel cab and my brother has had the experience himself of towing the boat and trailer behind the hilux. His opinion is it is not as good as his TD Navara for towing his boat and he reckons the V6 was heavy on the juice when towing.
I can't comment on the strength of the gearbox as he has not quite done 10000kms, altho the gearbox is smoother and less notchy than the hilux.I can't comment on the turbo and fuel pump altho I know the Navara hasn't got an intercooler like the patrol has.
BTW i'm not a toyota basher, as i own one myself and am more than happy with it, but i must admit the 3l TD does go well in the lighter Navara.

Regards Tommyruff
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Follow Up By: Will - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 12:03

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 12:03
A friend of mine just sold his Courier diesel and bought a new 3.0L patrol, he drove the Navara ute 3.0L and he said they are chalk and cheese.
The Navara has the same engine but none of the advanced technology of the Patrol.
The turbo inthe navara is conventional while the Patrol has a variable vane turbo with advanced EGR and two ECU one in the pump and one under the dash.

Will
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Reply By: Truckster - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 22:03

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 22:03
My dealer told me its the same thing out of the GU....

it goes good in a GU, so should go awesome in a light weight ute.. But utes for towing in my books, having trailered race bikes all over aussie for 8 yrs, it sucks.

Its also amazing how many "friends" you end up with that are MOVING... I had a Rodeo Ute manual 2.6 1990 model.. Love it would have another, but not for towing,.
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Reply By: diamond - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 21:57

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 21:57
dont hold me to it the navara motor is the same motor as the patrol without the intercooler 110kw against 114kw in the patrol and nissan have just done some suspension improvement to the new navara so might be the ute to beat except for the price but then look at any new ute prices
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Reply By: BA - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 00:01

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 00:01
I own both a Series II 3lt 2001 and a 2002 3lt Navara Cab Chasis, first comment the Navara is very impressive on fuel, and the local mechanic has the same story from all of us who own the 3lt Navara and he is not a dealer.

I put a purpose built enclosed back on mine, from Metal Form Industries at Warragul, very good for work more than happy, but I had to put in an extra leaf in the rear. I would think taht any trade person even with a
normal tray would be in the same position.

Now I tow a Camper Trailer, Trak Shak and a boat on top of this critter and goes very well. Add boat down goes the ecomony.

With just trailer you don't even kown that it is there.The bench seat is very comfortable, even more comfortable than the Patrol, I don't get dead arse. I am very happy with both vehicles no problems with either to date. Both go very well, on and off road.

Now for the good news, on the Navara National Fleet Discount for Navara only, the 3lt Cab/Ch is $25,000 I also got free air, I am not sure if the free air is still part on the deal, plus on road and GST.

Available on the Navara Range of vehicles if you have an ABN I had to also produce my Fair Trading Registration (NSW), the book price was $33,340. I get the GST back what a bargain.

All I can say well worth a look I am happy with my lot.


BA



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