The GU 3.0TD's

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 21:36
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Much said on this forum re these Patrols with even Roly having a say not long back on his thoughts re the vehicle.

From what I read, it appears all the probs were pre the series III. YES/NO any thoughts.???

I can't remember seeing any threads which relate to any dramas post the series III. Of course I could be wrong, just asking the question.

Thought it might help dispell some of the negativity about current model. I love mine and no probs like anything I've read. I know the major probs..5th gear, ECU's ect have all been upgraded post the III. As far as I know to date, all AOK'

Anyone have anything to add?

cheers
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 22:15

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 22:15
Anyone have anything to add?

Buy a 4.2 and have no problems :)~~~~~~
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Follow Up By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 12:18

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 12:18
That would be my answer too.

Why are the 3L Patrols so popular ?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 22:45

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 22:45
Kev... PRICE
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003 at 22:10

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003 at 22:10
Power to weight, sound, economy, colourSo many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Follow Up By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Thursday, Aug 14, 2003 at 19:59

Thursday, Aug 14, 2003 at 19:59
"Power to weight ratio"

I thought the wagon would be too heavy for the smaller engine.

Still, extra weight for the 4.2 L = extra power.
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Reply By: Member - David - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 06:22

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 06:22
Just a quick question for Truckster, I have a GQ 3litre petrol patrol on gas , im looking at getting rid of it , trading on a GU 4.2 diesel , is there anything i need to know about this model , not sure what year yet , depends on $.lol...I have had the GQ for 3 yrs , just completed around Aust trip , with no probs , but want to upgrade , and get rid of petrol of course .........Thanks for any help .......DAVE
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 22:46

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 22:46
Well $$ is the biggest concern, Personally I thnk $60k is insane price for any car.

But to each their own!

Bloke in our club got a second hand GU TD42 ($32k!) and thrown a turbo at it, just completed his 3rd simpson, and has done numerous others cape etc never a problem.
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Reply By: Member - David - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 23:56

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 23:56
Thanks for that Truckster, i am from Adelaide , and have seen a couple of 4.2s in papers for around 35 - 45 grand, and like you say 3.0 litres for around the 30 mark , i thought about buying the 3litre , but after reading some of the threads in the forum , have been put of ........anyway thanks again , happt travels .................DAVE
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Reply By: flappan - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 10:22

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 10:22
I don't think anyone has put enough K's on the new ones to say absolutely there are no probs.

A lot of the old probs seemed to occur around the 80k's mark.

With diesels (particularily the 4.2 ) getting 500 or more out of them trouble free, lets see how far the 3.0l gets to.

I'm hoping because I recon they are a brilliant motor, but time , and K's, will tell
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