Patrols?

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 00:15
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Hi all
I am looking at trading in my Navarra for a Patrol. I once had a 2003 3litre patrol and it was a great car. I was looking at upgrading to a 2006 or 2007 model patrol. When did the common rail models come out and what advantages do they have compared to the older models.
Any Advice apreciated
Cheers Corny
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Reply By: blue one - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 05:45

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 05:45
Corny,
The main advantage is they cost about the same to rebuild the engine as the older models.

LOL.

I had one and would never buy another. See if you can find a 4.2 ltr kicking around in good condition.

Much better upgrade.

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Reply By: Member - Bucky, the "Mexican"- Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 06:38

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 06:38
corny

LooK for a 4.2 TD Patrol, they are old technology, and do not go BANG ! Last forever, if you look after them.
The 3.0lt ZD30, be it common rail, or fuel injected has a reputation, and not a good one.

We had a 2003 Navara, great vehicle.. tough as
Both SWMBO and myself loved it "loaded", as it rode not too bad. Empty forget it.. rough as hell, and we both had sore backs.

Took 6 months looking, but eventually got a 2001 Patrol, 4.2 lt TD... Like a limousine to ride in.
Only had 93.k on it and was in very good nick.
Not too much electronics, and I am getting approx 8km/ lt.

The mighty $$$$ dictated to me not to get a 2006 4.2 TD Patrol. For fuel economy, I wish I had.. apparently they deliver 9-10 km/lt..

But I am not complaining, as it only costs me an extra $25 a week to run around, in something that will last for years (I hope)

Cheers
Bucky


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Follow Up By: cookie63 - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 12:28

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 12:28
Hi Bucky i also am trading my 04 navara in did cape york with it great 4by why do the 3 ltr diesels go bang, im thinking about buying a new model . cheers Cookie
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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 13:37

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 13:37
cookie63,
Try this link, http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/ Then search 3lt patrols,It should fill in the rest of the day LOL.
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Follow Up By: hamo - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 16:11

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 16:11
I'm looking at a 2006 navara I may be wrong but I thought the in the navara was ok because it is not the same.navara is 2953cc the same as patrol but nav is 110kw patrol 118 nav 314nm patrol 354nm then the weigh 1895 against 2450 the patrol is working harder.tell me if I should stay clear of it please.raysan
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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 19:26

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 19:26
hamo,
I don't think the Navaras have the same problems, But you can always check onhttp://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/ These guys are up to date on all that.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 10:13

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 10:13
Dont buy a 3 litre regardless of your previous experience... You are tempting fate.... Michael
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Reply By: cookie63 - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 12:51

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 12:51
Hi Corny yes i did the exact thing, read 4x4 monthly in new vehicles, testing has been done on the new 3 ltr. Cookie
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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 23:48

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 23:48
Corny


The 2010 patrol will have a new V6 tdi. They are getting rid of the 3 litre.

If you are not in a hurry it might be worth waiting and getting the new one rather than a second hand 3 litre.




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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 18:28

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 18:28
what is the capacity of the new donk?? Michael
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Follow Up By: Kumunara (NT) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 20:13

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 20:13
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According to 4X4 Australia magazine (March issue) it will have a Renault Nissan Alliance 3.0 litre V6 DCI turbo-diesel with output of 198 kw at 4000 rpm and 550nm of torque from 1750 rpm.

If those output figures are correct it will have plenty of power. Hopefully it will be a reliable motor - time will tell.


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