The Patrol was bought new in 1996 from Nissan by Grant's father - 95/96 ST4.2D that was imported from Aus by IC Nissan in Springs. Nissan SA keep telling that troll is a grey import. The story changes when I show them the original sale doc.
96 ST4.2 has a Safari Turbo & Intercooler fitted. This was done at 30 000km (Safari kit fitted at SAC in 99 when they were still the agents for Safari). The Ausie site quotes figures of 145 KW and 450 Nm.
A Front Safari intercooler. SAC het die sisteem in 97 opgesit - had the 76 mm exhaust on since 36k km
• Safari snorkel…
At 330 000km and 2009 Grant joined the forum and info obtained from 1600+ posts viewtopic.php?f=43&t=1269&hilit=caffer
June 2009 - at SAC's got 82kW and 334 Nm on the wheels. Driving at 100 km/hr to 110 km/hr get 7.8 km/lt. Towing Safari trailer get 6.5 to 6.8 Km/l. The boost is set at .7 bar and their is lots of oompf when needed.
June 2009 - visited Uthuli, and they measured up the seats for a pattern. A week later they were fitted. R2300
July 2009 - The left rear disc brake has excessive wear on the inside, side. Also the disc is slightly warped ( clunking sound when driving) and a combination of the two problems caused the heat build up on the wheel.
Costs are a follows
R 1,500 a disc.
R 750 for brakes pads per side.
Source pads locally as Nissan do not have stock in SA. Troll has 337k on the clock and this will be the first replacement discs on the rear.
Sep 2009 - changed the discs, pads and found callipers in order. After cleaning the bolts(calliper mounting bolt) holding the calliper on, found one of them to be catching ever so slightly. Changed the bolts an bob's your uncle.
October 2009 - fitted pro white rims, painted black.
November 2009 – Water pump replaced, Fitted an EGT as well.
April 2010 - Lifting my GQ with a 90 mm XJS kit. The coils and shocks have been fitted, waiting for Panhard rods as the diff has moved around a 100mm to the right.
Castor correction kit is being fitted and should be in in a week.
Estimated lift from the OME 50 MM KIT IS N ADDITIONAL 100 MM.
August 2010 - Dyno at SAC Diesel is as follows, 360 000km
92 kW on wheels at 3000 rpm
376 nm at the fly wheel at 2200 rpm
November 2010 - spent R 4,100 for a clutch (had it's second clutch fitted at 345k km), pressure plate and thrust bearing from Nissan. It is an absolute must that the fly wheel get skimmed. Prior to the replacement I had excessive clutch juddering in first and second gear. Pressure plate was %$##%%^.
November 2010 - have 90mm gold Edition shocks(long travel) + coils + panhard rods, 3.5 deg caster correction and 100mm drop links for the anti sway bar.
Anything over 50 mm will require panhard rods, castor correction, extended barke lines and diff breathers as well as extended Swaybar links and extended bump stops.
November 2010 - Other mods to date are, Gull wings (3mm steel) in the rear windows, Cargo barrier, IPF spots on the roof rack, Upgraded crystal head lights with 90/100w globes from NARVA.
Rear wheel bearings did at 340k. Did discs, pad and bearings
April 2011 - took all the seats and carpet out. Took some IRB 420 heat resistant sheeting and covered the entire cabin, as well as the gear box area. Fitted additional felt to the front area...
July 2011 – SAC Diesel in Centurion got it's 370k km service. For good measure it also went for a Dyno,
Boost set a 9 psi
Power on the rear wheels at 3000 rpm 94kW
Torque at 2200 rpm 413 Nm.
Best results ever at 370k km. Only just run it.
November 2011 - Do a complete oil change ( everything that has oil in it) every 40 k km. Change the coolant and water every six months. Fan belts get changed every 30 k mainly because the belts runs directly under the radiator hose. Engine oil every 5000 km.
February 2012 - 378000km
Owner comment - engine oil filters and air filter get changed every 5000 km. Fan belts and fuel filter every 10 k km. In addition tot his changed over a period of 80 k km, all other oils and brake fluid, changed the radiator hoses top and bottom every 80 k km.
Radiator goes in to be flushed every 80 k km as well. Wheel bearings and greasing every 10 k km. I change them every 50 K km.
For engine services my car only goes to SAC Diesel. They only work on the engine and it get a dyno run and setting every 15 k km.
April 2012 - Interior lights have been changed to LED
August 2012 - New three core radiator is ready to be fitted to truck. Better flow and volume is larger.
October 2012 - TENESOL 90 W panel fitted under the roof rack. Also a STECA PR 1010 digital regulator.
November 2012 – Front PC diff guard – 384k km
March 2013 - Just fitted power brake front discs and pads to the Troll
April 2013 - 397K KM
September 2013 - got a dual charger with two usb chargers from O/D warehouse. Pulled a cable in from the battery through a new fuse box installed at the battery. had a switch installed as well so I could also switch of the power supply when not needed.
October 2013 – SAC fitted oil cooler.
November 2013 – Patrol up for sale R130k, then not for sale…..
February 2014 - Troll got new master cylinder (Nissan) and also got the callipers overhauled and cleaned. New rear brake shoes and brake fluid.
July 2014 – 405k km - 405 000 km service and all is well. - Compression in spec, injectors in order, and power and torque as normal.
August 2014 - new custom bumper, removed the lights off the roof rack to be legal. Now have round 51W led lights on the bumper.
Fitted the Cetek DC to DC with two 95 amp hour battery's on a customer slider behind the rear seat.
Sep 2014 - New head lights have arrived
Here are the specs on the new lights:
2800 Lumens on Low Beams
4450 Lumens on High Beams
April 2015 – Patrol up for sale R115k
June 2015 – Sold to………… ME.
July 2015 – Change back to 33/12.5/15 muddies.
Sep 2015 – Upgrade Front bumper with bars to protect lights and radiator.
Jan 2o16 – Fit howling moon double rooftop tent.
Feb 2016 - Full service (415,692km), Adjust front wheel bearing, re-connect Mad man, grease propshaft, check and test alternator (GTECH)
March 2016 – fit new headlights, Spray mags black as well as bottom of Patrol. Rear ladder and bush bars fitted.
August 2016 – Put maps on car and cover with Plasti dip
October 2016 - Full service (423,600km), Rear diff oil, front diff oil, Gearbox oil, Transmission oil, Replace break fluid, front brake pads, Replace anti freeze.
July 2017 - Custom shocks front and back from Mikem - Bilstein. new Bumpstops front. Replace rubbers on sway bars
2017 – Fit rear camera and vintage horn.
March 2018 – Fit additional fuel tank 40L.
March 2018 - Full service (432,197km), Replace all belts, Replace clutch booster, Bleed brakes (Sojo)
June 2018 – 434k km (Sojo)
- Replace clutch and fork rubber
Skim Fly wheel
Diesel pump calibrated
New steering dampener
Front and rear brake pads
New sway bar links front and back
New engine mounting
July 2018 – more TLC - viewtopic.php?f=48&t=7946 (Anthony)
New oil pressure switch
New headlights with LED globes
New rear speaker pods
VOD Boost gauge fitted
Madman re wired and moved
New dash pod
General electric service of wires etc
Sound system upgrade/service
New EGT probe
Fix electric window passenger side
Electric mirror switch relocated
Custom cup holders
Fit sound deadening in outer and inner door skin and foam liner in 4 doors
Fixed rev counter
Fixed hand brake
July 2018 Fit new seat covers and TPMS
List of extra's on and in vehicle:
PC Bash plate
PC diff cover
Extended sway bar links
Terrain Steering dampner
270 Eezi awn awning…
Front runner roof rack
90W Solar panel
Custom front bumper
Rear door ladder
Custom bar and Kitchen built in
Long range tank from Northern off-road - 136 lt SS tank
40L aux tank
Power brakes disks front
Spacers (trim packs) two 30 mm spacers on the top of the rear coils to help with the weight.
50 lt water tank on the back against the seats with a 12V pump fitted to assist
Ctek trickle charger
Outback Drawer system
Engel 40 & 42L fridge
Snowmaster 11L console fridge
2x 95A batteries
12500 lbs which on a custom made winch plate
160L Compressor fitted
VDO boost gauge
Rear view Camera
Howling moon family rooftop tent
custom build cup holders
Entire floor, fire wall and all 4 doors sound and heat damp fitted
Dummy lights wired up
Canvas seat covers