1994 nissan patrol rd28 motor conversion

Submitted: Monday, May 05, 2003 at 00:05
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looking to purchase a 1998 nissan patrol that from factory came with a petrol engine and someone removed and installed a brand new nissan rd28 engine. this engine is used in spain in the patrol and also exported to argentina. i live in uruguay, south america. the reason is our petrol costs twice the amount of diesel. i realize this engine is underpowered for the patrol. i have td42 diesels installed in 2 of my cj jeeps 1980 and they are great engines. at this time i have a great td42 engine in top condition and am thinking about purchasing the patrol and installing the td 42. my questions are the following. witl the td42 bolt up to the petrol bellhousing? also will the rd28 also bolt up to the petrol bellhousing? the patrol has a 5 speed gearbox. does the diesel and petrol from the factory have the same diffs,ratios, etc. will it be a rather easy conversion? thanks for any help.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 10:24

Monday, May 05, 2003 at 10:24
From what Peter Christie says about his one, is no the bellhousing is different.

Diff ratios are different too, but they are marked on the compliance plate on GQs so they *MAY* be on Gu's..

Good luck, sounds like a mission!
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Reply By: crowie - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 18:12

Monday, May 05, 2003 at 18:12
Gearbox ratios for the Australian GQ Patrol with RD28T were
High Range
1/ 4.061
2/ 2.357
3/ 1.490
4/ 1.000
5/ 0.862
Low Range
1/ 8.203
2/ 4.741
3/ 3/010
4/ 2.020
5/ 1741

Final Drive 4.625
Transfer Case high/Low: 1.000/2.020

Can't help with the petrol.Transmissions for RD28T and TD42 were different - diffs the same with different ratio's.

Don't know if this helps but good luck
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