TB42 conversion

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 22:06
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Hi all, I am thinking about purchising a GQ coil cab ute but not a fan for the diesel motor. I was just wondering if it was possible swaping the td42 for the tb42 and if so what is required would i have to change the bell housing or engine mounts.
If any one has some info about the conversion could they please contact me via email paulyis@msn.com

cheers
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 22:47

Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 22:47
Well i am quite the opposite...... I am wanting a deisel 4x4 but at the moment have a 4.2 efi with 125000kms on the clock...... I am on the hunt for a deisel to put into my gq because it is in such good condition....... so if the need arises i am a willing heart swapper.............._____________________________________________

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Follow Up By: Pauly - Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 19:19

Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 19:19
Yeah cheers buddy it seems that a lot of people are the opposite for there own reasons. Just out of interest how do you find the gq would you concider on geting something else eg nissan,toyota?
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 21:17

Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 21:17
I have eyes for plenty of vehicles..... I am happy with GQ because they are a tuff car just not happy with towing a gas station behind me because of the crappy economy............
I would definately consider any of these following vehicles in diesel (hilux 3litre but the efi scares me, landrover defender, toyota 78series)....._____________________________________________

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 08:02

Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 08:02
You will have no problems finding people wanting to swap with u! TBs are not popular for fuel consumption reasons.. Luke was saying on weekend 22-25ltr/100klm is his average.

There are things like bellhousings to change, but Mick Christie might still be hovering around on this list, but search the archives he has discussed this before. Failing that, the patrol list is where the info is. www.yahoogroups.com and search for patrol4wd
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Follow Up By: Pauly - Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 19:26

Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 19:26
Yeah so i just found out fuel consumption doesnt really bother me not yet any way, being a tray back theres plenty of room for long range tanks.

I was hoping that i didnt have to modify the bellhousing.

Cheers for the info much appreciated

Pauly
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Reply By: Luke - Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 10:08

Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 10:08
Hey Pauly - I've just sent you an Email on the subject - also willing to do a swap :-)

I'm sure you won't be short of willing TB42 donors if you'll part with a good TD42 in return...

Cheers,

Luke.
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 14:45

Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 14:45
Pauly,
If I was you, and you want to do the conversion thing if you really really want to, keep the TD42 in your shed and don't get rid of it, as you can see there are going to be a lot of people who want to go the other way TB to TD. There are numerous threads about advantages and disadvantages in both directions. I'm a diesel person for all my own reasons and several reasons from others.
After last weeks mudfest in my Rangie I now have a tin of WD 40 fastened to the inner wing, just in case I come across a puddle, the power of a six or an eight petrol is great don't get me wrong but one reason you have eight or six cylinder is that you have more than one cylinder on the power stroke, and with the Rangie it's two, I now know why.
What has put you off the Diesel motor, it can't be servicing costs or fuel economy ? Just interested.Keep the shiny side up
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Follow Up By: Pauly - Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 19:46

Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 19:46
Martyn
Yeah i didnt think that i get so many replys.i might actually make some money out of this.Well i havnt ownd a diesel before so i dont really know what there like off road.I took one for a road test and found that i couldnt really change gears fast like you can in a petrol,speed dosent really bother me but power does especially when im on the beach or in the mud.All my mates have petrol motors in there 4x4's and the last thing i would hate is to be getting pulled out all the time.At the moment i have a 2.4 petrol hilux which im very impressed with but not the comfiest ride. If you could enlighten me with any news or your personel oppinion about the td42 would be great.

Thanx 4 the reply cheers

Pauly
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 21:05

Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 21:05
Pauly, Diesels are brilliant offroad, you will get miles further, and be richer with a diesel over a petrol.

Change gears fast? Its a 2 ton car... not a Ferrari.

Getting pulled out all the time in a Diesel? Nope, would be the other way round, diesels arent scared of water to start with, and produce better torque..

TD42 will get 500,000klms easy if treated well, and Petrols once put on LPGas eat heads.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 22:08

Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 22:08
The other thing is if your impressed with the 2.4 lux, you will have multi orgasms over either GQ...
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 22:30

Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 22:30
Pauly,
I'm with Truckster, give me the diesel every time, I don't have "Toyota Recovery Vehicle" stuck on my rear window for nothing, that should get the ball rolling, lol. The servicing of a diesel is a lot cheaper, the fuel economy is pretty consistent no matter what you do within reason. Power is there, all low down grunt where you need it, again it depends what you want to do with your mates, if you want to do a standing quarter in under half an hour the diesel isn't for you.
Diesels are not cheap to repair so it's important you you service the necessary bits regularly, as mentioned.
I was going to update to a GU but after reading the threads I'm sticking with my GQ forever it looks like. Fitting the turbo has made a diffrence the standing quarter is looking better but I still haven't cracked the half hour mark.......
Hope this helps. Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: haze - Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 21:41

Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 21:41
After reading post 6355 you would have to be worried about any recent Patrol. And to think that froggy mob with the big say also owns Mack trucks!
Definately sticking with the ol. S111 2.25 diesel, in 27 yrs., she's seen a lot of them go..
Cheers, haze.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 21:59

Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 21:59
he is talking about a 1989-1996 GQ, nothing to do with GU's.

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Reply By: Pauly - Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 23:45

Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 23:45
Well it seems to me that i have been proven wrong.If i was to get a diesel gq 94 to 98 coil cab how can i tell if the motor has been looked after and what sort of klms should a decent diesel have and what price range would i be looking at?

Thanx to every one that has shed their info much appriciated.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 06, 2003 at 12:44

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2003 at 12:44
There is no way to tell if its been treated well. they can change oil and filters 20 mins before you arrive and youwould never know.

Klms, anything from 1-300,000klms is good.

www.redbook.com.au for prices.
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Reply By: haze - Wednesday, Aug 06, 2003 at 17:55

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2003 at 17:55
Pauly
No.1 get a compression test done (whilst you watch)
2 take the rocker off - if sludgy, get suspicious.
3 if not happy with 2 above, ask to drop the sump (can always put the oil back in later.) If refusal, would suggest get going!
4 seriously look at 75/78 series Toyota (why do you think they sell so many?)
cheers haze.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 06, 2003 at 23:53

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2003 at 23:53
From another forum

Ford Maverick/ Nissan Patrol 89 model

4.2L petrol engine complete. $800 ono
2 inch lift Old man emu coil springs x 4 EC $200
Old man emu Nitrocharger shocks X 4 EC $150
2 degree offset castor bushes $50
3 degree offset castor bushes $50

Peter
petervanenk@bigpond.com
narre warren east
VIC

Date listed July 2003

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