how good are the 2.8 nissan patrol

Submitted: Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 17:13
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How good are the 2.8 Nissan patrol thinking of buying one of the turbo diesel 2.8l patrols and would like to hear any feed back on theses models
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Reply By: Red Patrol - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 17:35

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 17:35
I bought a 2.8 GQ new in 97. Still have it and love it. A little underpowered off boost. Some have issues with overheating/cracked heads. If you are not towing or have a light trailer you wont have any issues. Cheers Steve
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Reply By: hunter40 - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 18:22

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 18:22
Hi had a 98 GU 2.8 had no dramas with it had it for around 2.5yrs sold it with about 180000kms on it, I got around 20-21mpg average, terrible to take off in first gear hill start but once you got going on H/Way went real well, I then put a motson chip in it different vehicle same fuel economy more black smoke but a lot more power to go with it I do have a dyno sheet for it from Motsons, It was every bit as good if not a TAD better than the standard 3lt patrols which I now own before I put a 2.3/4" exhaust and a DP Chip.
Cheers Lyle
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Reply By: Member - Hughesy (NSW) - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 19:31

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 19:31
I drive one for work and as the other guys have said - they are hopeless off boost and you have to ride the clutch to start off on a hill and use most of the rev range. They are fine once on the highway or coasting. Otherwise the rest of the vehicle is just like any other Patrol - solid. If you can afford a 4.2L then they are worth it.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 00:48

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 00:48
"They are fine once on the highway or coasting"

"or coasting"-I like that, very subtle!
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Reply By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 19:39

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 19:39
read this post about them..can't be bothered to type it all again :):)

Cheers Stefan AKA 2.8 Turbo warrior!!! LOL
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Reply By: Gdad - Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 at 18:12

Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 at 18:12
thanks all, i dont think it would suit for what i need thanks for all the info
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