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Submitted: Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 19:40
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Just trying to justify price difference of the two
diesel engines.
Can someone tell me what the engine rpm is on the new
4.2 when truck is going 120km, I already know about the 3 litre
engine.

Thanks
As a someone knew to 4X4 This site has been really good.
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Reply By: Mixo - Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 21:09

Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 21:09
Howse these onions......diesel and petrol motors are the same price in the new Prado faras I know - can only man other make diesel buyers are getting shaken down or the petrol Prado clients are subsidising the few diesel buyers (the latter of course - I hope).Gotta have red sand on those boots !
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Reply By: Jag - Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 21:19

Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 21:19
Why waste your money on the 4.2 when the 3.0 does it all.
I have just bought a 3.0 T/D and it is bloody great.
Fuel econony is fantastic . 9-10 L/100 open road / 11-12 around town. Not bad for a 2.5 T truck. And a TRUCK it is not like the toy Prado / Pajero.
Offroad cannot fault it. Last trip to 4WD Park with friend with Pajero , following me he ripped a hole in his fuel tank due to lack of travel.
Your choice though . At least you have picked the right Model anyway.
Cheers,

JAG.
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Reply By: squiz - Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 21:27

Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 21:27
The reason I'm asking for engine speeds is , it will
be used in the NT around Alice ,So expect a fair bit of
high speed work in HOT conditions. Just figure the 4.2 has
a shorter engine stroke (keeps piston speeds down) .

Does the 4.2 rev out well?
I have only driven the 3.0
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 22:11

Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 22:11
Dude...
Theres a reason it costs more and its not profit! pay for what ya get.

For what you want, the 4.2 will be much better. Well proven motor, and they do it so easy... 500,000klms is common out of a TD42.

Why not go test drive one?
Are you talking New, or Turbo or Non Turbo, standard Tires? Roof Rack? etc.

All will make a difference.

My GQ (270,000klms) sits on 120 on just over 2 grand. I'll check it tomorrow, gotta do a run to charge batteries and stuff, but yea does it easy.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 20:03

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 20:03
I drove em both T-man and bought the 3.0, coudnt see much difference in the drive and the $$$ were hard to pass bySo many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Reply By: Michael - Monday, Jul 28, 2003 at 10:18

Monday, Jul 28, 2003 at 10:18
Hi Squiz, I have had a 1999 4.2 turbo GU for 4 years, 270,000ks later never cost a cent on the engine and never let me down, wife has it now. I have a new intercooled turbo 4,2 now, it is awsome, leaves the old one for dead, revs more freely and accelerates from 120ks upwards so easily i think it would rival the 4800 petrol slurper. The bigger engine is the go, it gives me confidence that it will keep going when i need it to most. regards Michael
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Reply By: peck - Monday, Jul 28, 2003 at 20:07

Monday, Jul 28, 2003 at 20:07
I've got a GU 4.2 and I think you'll find it does around 3000rpm in 5th at 120kph.
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Reply By: squiz - Monday, Jul 28, 2003 at 20:17

Monday, Jul 28, 2003 at 20:17
Thanks to all for the input.
I've decided what I need.
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Reply By: Michael - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2003 at 17:23

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2003 at 17:23
Hi Squiz, my final post on this is a little late but i have a few week old 4.2td patrol, standard tyres does 2700rpm at 120kph. The 3.0td litre will be more due to its lower diff ratio. Regards Michael
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