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by Russ Kellermann
29 Mar 2015 21:16
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Re: My Patrol Pickup thread...

42mm spacers each side will do the trick boet. Also, if you cannot do the suspension lift for a while, then i suggest the following as a far cheaper alternative that will work perfectly fine until such time. - Make some extended shackles for the rear leaf springs , easy, if you extend 75mm pin to pi...
by Russ Kellermann
26 Apr 2015 17:30
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My 4.2 GU Pickup - Extended Shackles

Most of you wont really be interested in this as you all have the luxury and comfort of coil sprung rears, but for those that have / or are thinking about buying the pickup, this is my extended shackle story... Most of you know i have had my Pickup for some time, but for a long while i had wanted to...
by Russ Kellermann
11 May 2015 09:35
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Re: My Patrol Pickup thread...

Its the Protruding nut visible in the pics. In the top view you will see the nut making contact with the axle tube, this limits the "Turning Circle" in essence, by limiting the extremes in regard to wheel axis.
by Russ Kellermann
18 May 2015 23:09
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Re: My Patrol Pickup thread...

I think i'll have a look at the battery first. Maybe not enough power to warm the glowplugs up propperly? But its not every time that i need to turn ignition twice. This morning in the cold it started right way. The engine runs very smoothly, even at startup. The smoke is more of a puff when the eg...
by Russ Kellermann
23 May 2015 13:10
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Re: Radius Arm Bushes DIY

Well, as we all know,.. accessories for Nissan Patrol is Pathetic in this country,.. its actually so poor alot of people chose LC purely because they can buy off-the-shelf items at reasonable prices and dont have to import stuff.... However, Gman (G-Tech) in Cape Town, makes these for patrols. I'm g...
by Russ Kellermann
23 May 2015 09:25
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Re: Radius Arm Bushes DIY

Hey bud,.. Drop Boxes: Attach at the chassis end of the control arm. You keep your original bushes (or put in new original nissan bushes, which definitely are better than any other bushes you can buy for a patrol). The drop box basically becomes the new attachment point for the rear of the radius ar...
by Russ Kellermann
28 May 2015 18:57
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Re: n kans om die noord kaap se duine te ry ....

Russ are you around that weekend there is a couple of western cape dudes that are gonna join us for this eppic trip? Bud, im very keen on joining you guys. Only real issue for me (and the rest of you subsequently), is that with my work at that stage i cannot commit till the last minute,.. (and i kn...
by Russ Kellermann
03 Jun 2015 08:20
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Re: Windshield Seal / Extrusion

Update: My Patrol windsceen was replaced. Mutual and Federal said i could use either someone like PG Glass etc etc,.. or a company Called "GrandGlass" which is facilitated through AutoBoys countrywide.. With grandglass i pay no excess. (Excess only R350.00) I went with GrandGlass and i just wanted t...
by Russ Kellermann
09 Jul 2015 14:20
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Re: 4.2TDI Gearbox Should i worry

The gearbox rumble from a TD42 is well known and attributed to "harmonic resonance", even more pronounce when using the Nissan Genuine HD clutch kit (As Pete said) , which is 5 spring ? i think. I have posted a fair bit of info on this forum about this phenomenon. But in Short,.. its only audible wh...
by Russ Kellermann
12 Jul 2015 17:43
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Re: 1996 Patrol GQ 4.2 SGL Petrol - low kms (Photos added)

By Corne's description this is one very clean, original , well looked after , unmolested Patrol. Corne,.. the fact that you give such detail on all things i find very cool. Although i already own a Patrol,.. i hope someone from the forum buys this from you as it seems a really good vehicle, and hope...