New fourby for the Toonies Patrol of course!

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 08:40
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just a quick update to let the populace know we are the proud owners of a 1995 2.8 litre turbo diesel 7 seater rx patrol.
just a few minor things to fix before the vic roadworthy then on to beefing up the more than standard options.
look out
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Reply By: Stu050 - Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 11:40

Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 11:40
Congrats and all that, shame about it being a pootrol but never mind. :-)

Hope you get years of enjoyment out of it.
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 15:22

Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 15:22
Good on ya Toonies!!! Unbreakable GQ!!

What colour is it?

Mine is the RX too.

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Follow Up By: Member -Toonfish - Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 21:50

Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 21:50
white willem inconspicuous white lol!
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Reply By: Pete and Lez S.A. - Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 17:33

Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 17:33
Well done toonie, more comfy than the Navara, much better for that growing family also.
Cheers Peter and Lesley
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Follow Up By: Member -Toonfish - Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 21:50

Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 21:50
have you been talking to the missus??????????????????????
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 17:34

Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 17:34
Good on you Toonie, am sure you will enjoy. Hope you guys are all well there. Trucky showed me a link to a 6.2 V8 if you were ever likely to want to upgrade... Just a little bigger mate
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Follow Up By: Member -Toonfish - Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 21:51

Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 21:51
yes john read and saved the link post may have to save a few more pennies yet but i think it will do with the 4.2 front diff and transfer!
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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 18:47

Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 18:47
Toonfish

I previously owned a 1997 2.8 litre turbo diesel. I liked it but I had a problem with it that I will warn you about.

When you service involves changing the coolant check that it is done correctly. There is a bleed valve on the top hose. This must be opened to ensure that the coolant is filled properly. If it is not filled up properly the result can be head problems. Don't trust your mechanic. Double check it yourself.

I was an idiot because I trusted a Nissan Dealer to do the 160,000 km service correctly. I am passing this on so you don't make the same mistake.

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Follow Up By: Leroy - Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 20:46

Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 20:46
I had a Nissan Skyline. When you did a coolant change you had a bleed screw in the manifold and if you didn't bleed the cooling system you got an air lock in the head and a cooked/cracked head as a result. I gather this is what you got too!

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Follow Up By: Member -Toonfish - Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 21:56

Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 21:56
yes i read that post a few weeks back and took notes on.
did a strip down today and looks like just a head gasket and at worst a milling on the block at worst.
compression good on all cylinders number six being the worst for wear but will chase that up before mid years trip.
thanks jim for the advice too!
there is obviously some issues to be resolved for an older car but for what i paid im still happy :)
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Follow Up By: Kumunara (NT) - Monday, Apr 02, 2007 at 19:51

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Leroy

Don't know the system in the Skyline. In the patrol the screw is in the top hose. Sound very similar.

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Reply By: navaraman - Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 19:39

Sunday, Apr 01, 2007 at 19:39
Enjoy the new bus Toonie.

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