GQ Patrol

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 15:10
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Hello Folks.
Was wondering if someone could help me out please to put a value on a 1991 GQ Patrol Wagon 5sp 4.2D. It is very tidy inside and out but has a blown motor that has been cooked.Is it worth the the trouble? Are they a good vehilce and do they have some faults to look out for?

Cheers Adrian.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 15:19

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 15:19
Price a replacement motor first.. see if you can find one.

Rebuild will be around $5000-8000 depending on what it needs... Martyn did his not long ago, also depends if you are rebuilding it or a shop.

What flavor is it?? ST Ti DX etc??

Any extras?

www.redbook.com.au for a value, but I think around $5-8k would be all its worth.

Do you know what happened to cook it?
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Reply By: duncs - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 15:27

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 15:27
Adrian,

The GQ is a very reliable very capable 4WD. When I sold mine it had 385000km on th clock and was going well. I did have a few problems that were directly related to the fact that it hd worked very hard fo a good portion of it's life. The 2nd owner was a 4WD Mag.

I would ask two questions at least. 1:- How many km has it done?
2:- Why did the engine blow?
You say it was cooked, overheating can be a problem with these vehicles but to go so far as to blow the motor suggests that the owner was not very kind to the thing generally and probably abused it in other ways as well.

It could be a good buy or it could be a nightmare! Get quotes for the repair and for a new motor and add that to the purchase price. Is it still cheap?

There are plenty of these cars around many have done little or no off road work and would make excellent touring vehicles at an affordable price.

Personally I'd be very careful.

Duncs
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Reply By: adrian222 - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 15:34

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 15:34
It's a ST and the motor was cooked,broken fan belt so I was told, woman driver.
But the body and inside the cabin are in very good nik and there is no rust because it's lived all it's life west of the divide.Would be very tempting at the right price.

Cheers Adrian.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 15:56

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 15:56
I have heard this one before about the fanbelt and wife...

Who was it.. here or on Patrol4wd or GQ list??

Again, see what price a second hand donk will cost you.. Or maybe consider a V8 Chev Diesel conversion for around $14k... Thats a new donk fitted etc.

They are pulling $13-18k with rego, and good motor.
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 17:12

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 17:12
or give it to me????
jk1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
2 awestruck kids (dads driving!)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 19:01

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 19:01
Im first.
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Reply By: adrian222 - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 21:37

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 21:37
Well it's been sitting in a shed for two years gathering dust,waiting for someone to rescue it.

Adrian.
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