gu patrol

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 19, 2003 at 20:08
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hi, i'm looking at buying a 2.8 gu patrol. i have test drove a 98 & 99 model and the 99 model seem to have more go, both patrols are standard. is there a difference in the two motors or was i just dreaming?
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Reply By: tristjo - Saturday, Apr 19, 2003 at 23:02

Saturday, Apr 19, 2003 at 23:02
Did you check the size of the tyres?? If not, this could have been the difference in performance that you mentioned, ie a larger rolling radius than standard will knock a bit of wind from its sails when accelarating. I do not know of any differences in specs between the 98-99 models, so if there was a difference, it would have to be something that the owner had done, like free flow exhaust, or even a chip enhancment or a good injector tune. Holp this may have given you some clue. Tristjo.
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Reply By: relaxed (Fraser Coas - Saturday, Apr 19, 2003 at 23:12

Saturday, Apr 19, 2003 at 23:12
Kev, have both vehicles got snorkels? and look at the exhaust systems one may be bigger than the other, which would allow the exhaust gasses to escape more quickly and hence have more go.
Relaxed
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Reply By: Kev. - Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 12:37

Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 12:37
Why is there 2 kevs on this forum ???

To all formites out there ,

this guy above is using my id as i have been contributing to this forum every day or two for a while now and have no interest in buying a Nissan as i am a proud owner of a 80 series Landcruiser !

Hey kev , can you change your id please ?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 16:09

Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 16:09
yea but your Kev. hes just kev (no dot)
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 16:10

Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 16:10
if you think the 2.8 is a goer, try a 3.0 or 4.2

I havent heard much good about the 2.8, infact, 99% is its well underpowered.. ITs a 2ton+ truck with a motor and runnin gear out of a small wifes car!
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Follow Up By: Kev - Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 17:26

Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 17:26
I know the difference is (.) but no one else would be able to tell us apart!
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Follow Up By: Flesh - Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 04:26

Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 04:26
He's also a lower case kev. and you are an UPPER case Kev, that must make you more important.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 07:42

Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 07:42
Kev

Put the State where you reside on your tag, then we'll know you as Upper Case Kev, from Where Ever. Hooroo...
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Follow Up By: Kev.(Cairns,QLD) - Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 12:54

Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 12:54
Like this ?
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 14:23

Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 14:23
Way to go, Kev. Now we know who you are. For a while there, thought you came from Vic. Good to know you've got an 80. Hope you haven't been washed away up there, if you've any to spare, you could send some down south of Winton, please.

Hooroo...
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Follow Up By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 16:03

Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 16:03
Thanks for the tag idea Bob Y,

Yeah its been raining here for 3 days straight , but not complaining.

I feel sorry for the hundreds of people that went camping up here over Easter, Im glad now that we decided not to go !

(we where washed out last p/holiday)
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Reply By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 20:42

Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 20:42
The 2.8 Patrol is the most difficult vehicle I have ever had to train people to drive in. Zero off boost revs, high first gear, then turbo cuts in and wheel spin, a very frustrating vehicle to drive in difficult terrain especialy for new players. You should be able to buy a N\A 4.2 for the same price as a 2.8 and I know you will find it a far more versatile vehicle. Cheers RobCairns Offroad Training & Tours
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 21:43

Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 21:43
Agree...

2.8's are cheap, but for a reason..

Some on the patrol list are happy with them, but then few weeks later are asking how to boost the neddies on them..

Motsons in Qld do wonders, but at a cost. Buy a 4.2 to start with and save $ in the long run.

YMMV.
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Reply By: Member - Geoff - Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 16:12

Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 16:12
We had a 2.8 deisel for 4 years, it towed well on highway, quiet economical in fuel, but ......... Came back to 4.2 deisel Ford Maverick/Nissan.
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Reply By: Michael - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 17:01

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 17:01
Hi there Kev, Just as a matter of interest, how many k's and how old are the 2,8s and how much and what condition. Do they look like they have been of road? regards Michael
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