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Nissan Patrol - looking at buying an RD2.8T or TD4.2??

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Nissan Patrol - looking at buying an RD2.8T or TD4.2??

RD2.8T or TD4.2
I do not know which to buy both that i am looking at are 1999.the 4.2 is 4.5k more.is there that much different?Both have no after market parts.

Any help in this would be great. :) :)

Unread postby The wiss » September 4th, 2011, 8:18 pm


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Re: Nissan Patrol

I would say TD4.2 but im a bais TD4.2 owner it's hard to say mate without knowing the overall condition of both the Patrols such as service history driveline and body condition etc.
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Unread postby smokescreen » September 4th, 2011, 8:26 pm


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Re: Nissan Patrol

go to http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/ for more info or read the patrol section here

Unread postby oncedisturbed » September 4th, 2011, 8:29 pm


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Re: Nissan Patrol

If they are both in similar condition.....I would go for the 4.2! Would not even look at the 2.8
But there are a lot of happy 2.8 owners out there!!
Being 1999 they must be GU's
Big truck for a 2.8 motor.....

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Re: Nissan Patrol

^^^^ as dutchy says , wde have 2 2.8s in our club & both have cracked heads 1 of them twice , we have several 4.2s & the only cracked heads the have is the blokes who drive em .
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Re: Nissan Patrol - looking at buying an RD2.8T or TD4.2??

Lots of stuff in the Nissan sections here on both motors, even on the pro's & con's of both those motors - well worth a read & maybe even a search or two. (moved thread into General Nissan btw! ;) )
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