Patrol G60 engine

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 23:38
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Was in the Big Smoke( if you can call Adelaide the BS) yesterday and found time to look for G60 parts. At Japanese Commercial Dismantlers I found a new G60 engine including clutch, carby etc for $2495. I don't need a new engine but I am surprised thst one can still buy these engines new and and a cheap price. Might be worth doing up the old girl completely for under 10 grand and do another 500,000km !
Cheers,
Willem

Always going somewhere
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 23:41

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 23:41
Sounds too cheap...

Buy it stick it in the shed until you DO need it!
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Reply By: Camper - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 00:19

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 00:19
Adelaide is quite big enough smoke for me thanks.
Clean, easy to get around, great food & wine, access to Southern Ocean & Flinders Ranges. What more do you want
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Follow Up By: Barry B - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 12:16

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 12:16
People to stop when the lights turns red would be nice. They seem to have green lights, orange lights, and dark orange lights. :-)
But as you say, everything is nice and handy though.
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Follow Up By: Barry B - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 12:18

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 12:18
People to stop when the lights turns red would be nice. They seem to have green lights, orange lights, and dark orange lights. :-)
But as you say, everything is nice and handy though.
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 08:14

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 08:14
Willem,
a friends 80 series cruiser (94 TD) has blown a cylinder after 250,000 km. He has been quoted huge amounts to repair it. Did you happen to notice any Toyo engines as well?Bob
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 10:40

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 10:40
Bob,

No did not notice a Toyo engine but there are bound to be some. Tell your friend to ring Lance Swan on Tollfree 1800 882 996
This business is very professional with all vehicle stacked neatly up against the walls. Loose gear all inside under cover. The tidiest 'wreckers' I have seen for some time.

Cheers,
Willem

Always going somewhere
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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER- Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 18:27

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 18:27
Bob
Tell your friend that he can purchase a 1hdft motor ex Japan for 7.5k and it will fit straight in almost-minimal wiring differences, then his motor is worth 2k atleast as is.
Guy in QLD imports them.
Andrewwheredayathinkwer mike?
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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER- Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 18:28

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 18:28
Forgot to mention, these 1hdt motors never turn out properly after rebuild, even if you use Toy parts in them, they always use oil after.
This comes from mechanics on www.lcool.org
Awheredayathinkwer mike?
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Reply By: Russell [Pajero] - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 08:32

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 08:32
Adelaide is a "Chitty" place to live, no facilities, no services, no fun or life here at all. Kangaroos hop down all the main streets hindering the traffic and Koalas are worse than birds in the car parks. Lets not talk about the bludy platypi polluting the rivers and creeks.

My advice to all the Easteners steer clear of Adelaide ther's nuffin here for you, you'd hate the clean air and light traffic too.

RTA

Russell
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Follow Up By: Martin - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 23:25

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 23:25
Yes I agree Russell it's a very quiet place compared to the bustling cosmopolitan cities of the east coast. A great retreat for the older folk but not much to offer the younger people still interested in the vitality and joy of living.
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Reply By: Tony - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 08:36

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 08:36
Do yourself a favour Willem, trade the old girl in on a latter model (G60 I mean)

When all said and done after doing it up its still the same old one. Bit like the misses having a face lift, not that I'd trade mine in aye.

I found it really hard to get rid of my 47 Troopie, after 410,000k was still going great. But I like the four doors, much easier to carry the grandkids around.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 10:59

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 10:59
Tony,
Yes I am in the market for a newer 4by but after reading the many posts over a 15 month period here on EO I am not so sure about upgrading. Even the mighty GQ Nissan and the 80 Series Cruiser have their fair share of problems. My old truck is all set up for camping and bush work and is very well built. I know every inch of it and every squeak is familiar and so are the oil leaks and water leaks. Sure, it does not have all the luxuries that modern vehicles come with but the overall aim is to go bush and savour the environment, not to sit in airconditioned luxury at over the speed limit belting down the highway waiting for the computer to go fubar(to quote Truckster).
These days my truck is a one person off road machine on account that SWMBO tends to want to stay at home and only come on occassional trips when it suits her.
So I am loath to trade up. Would take a while to disassemble all the add-ons and rebuild them into a newer vehicle. The only real drawback of the G60 is the fuel consumption. But with the trailer in tow I can carry 400 litres which would give me a 2000km range if I take things easy. Need a chequebook though to pay for the fuel :-)))))

Cheers,

Willem

Always going somewhere
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