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Nissan Rd28 Turbo Diesel


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hey didnt know where to post this so i gathered here was the right spot. im looking at buying a GQ patrol diesel. i have searched the 4x4 forums with no luck. however my question is how good/ reliable is the nissan RD28 turbo diesel and is it good offroad etc.

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I work on diesel for a living.... Rd28 = the sluggiest shittest diesel ever produced if u buy one good luck with it lol td42 buddy all the way Please steer away from the rd28

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stay away, they are only good for boat anchors.

if its cheap enough buy it take out the engine and find a 4.2TD or put in a chev diesel V8

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I spoke to a mate at work and im a little freaked out coz he said the same thing in them exact words lololol we also said that he should pay you to take it lolol

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^some of the older GQ's did come out with a RB30, hard to find as they were not popular at the time. problem is they are 2.5 ton plus so need to work and rev the rb30 hard to make it work, better of with a big turbo diesel and go from there, massive torque low revs

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^some of the older GQ's did come out with a RB30, hard to find as they were not popular at the time. problem is they are 2.5 ton plus so need to work and rev the rb30 hard to make it work, better of with a big turbo diesel and go from there, massive torque low revs

I've seen some people put RB25DET, RB25/30DET witha massive snail attached - no issues with a "lack" of torque.

Rather amusing watching watching all 4 mud tires turning into smoke.

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yeah i want a diesel for the mud/water reasons as you go to deep in water with a petrol she dies as with diesel you dont have the issue. im passing on it as im going to find one with a td42

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^^ wise move. if you find another 2.8 or 3L you will be looking at about 6K for the 4.2 change over gearbox and engine if you want to go that way. which is probably cheaper than trying to find a good 4.2 staight away. look for a good body rather than engine

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yeah fair enough it can do skids on the beach.. my 30hp 2 speed auto corolla can as well.

lets see that patrol in low speed, high load crawling along. wouldnt go well at all.

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Had a 4.2 on LPG, now have a 4.5, I could not recommend one highly enough!! Compare some prices, compare what you get for the $$s, I got a 98 Gu st, with 240k lift kit, steel bar, driving lights, electric brakes snorkel etc for $13500. Gas is pretty pricey in bathurst, and off $85 I get 500k going back and forward to work. Too many people get caught up thinking that the td is the only one to buy, and pay twice the price of an LPG powered one. Use 1/4 of what you saved chucking a 3071 on it, and it will blow a td away

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That's interesting v8tzr. Could you give me a heads up about an SD33 non turbo. I bought my Dad's old 85 MQ Patrol off him about four years ago - he had it since new. It has now clocked 270,000 on the clock and everything is stock and original - anything I need to look out for etc?

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