Sojo Automotive....... the TD42 one stop shop

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EFH
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Full Name: Elmar Henning
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Home Town: Bloemfontein
Current 4x4: 2000 Nissan Patrol 4.2 Turbo Diesel
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Re: Sojo Automotive....... the TD42 one stop shop

Post by EFH »

Just my 2c worth - I dropped my Patrol off at Michael for the conversion from donkie diesel to turbo diesel, and I have to say while thanks to 'rona and a whole host of underlying issues that Michael found and dealt with, it did take about 5 months to complete the conversion - BUT is has totally transformed my Patrol and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Thanks to Michael's professional approach I now have a completely sorted Patrol.

A few other things Michael had to do:
Replace the cylinder head with a genuine Nissan TD42 heat - the pirate head on the car was missing internal heat shielding and was cracked.
Recon the diesel pump
Replace the clutch - poor thing could not handle the increase in power.
Replace the radiator - the aftermarket radiator installed could not cope.
Modify the aftermarket bumper to accomodate the intercooler and improve cooling air flow.
A boatload of other small niggles that he found and dealt with and told me about afterward.

Thanks Michael
2000 Nissan Patrol 4.2 Turbo Diesel GL
Burnco Replacement Bumper, Suspension Lift, Terrain Taimer 'erd
Turbo Conversion by Sojo Automotive - Michael Steyn

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Full Name: Julien Botha
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Re: Sojo Automotive....... the TD42 one stop shop

Post by Racer-X »

EFH wrote:Just my 2c worth - I dropped my Patrol off at Michael for the conversion from donkie diesel to turbo diesel, and I have to say while thanks to 'rona and a whole host of underlying issues that Michael found and dealt with, it did take about 5 months to complete the conversion - BUT is has totally transformed my Patrol and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Thanks to Michael's professional approach I now have a completely sorted Patrol.

A few other things Michael had to do:
Replace the cylinder head with a genuine Nissan TD42 heat - the pirate head on the car was missing internal heat shielding and was cracked.
Recon the diesel pump
Replace the clutch - poor thing could not handle the increase in power.
Replace the radiator - the aftermarket radiator installed could not cope.
Modify the aftermarket bumper to accomodate the intercooler and improve cooling air flow.
A boatload of other small niggles that he found and dealt with and told me about afterward.

Thanks Michael
What did the conversion cost?
What are your before and after power and fuel consumption figures?

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EFH
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Posts: 44
Joined: 26 Jan 2017 10:15
Full Name: Elmar Henning
Nickname: EFH
Home Town: Bloemfontein
Current 4x4: 2000 Nissan Patrol 4.2 Turbo Diesel
Home Language: Afrikaans / English
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 11 times

Re: Sojo Automotive....... the TD42 one stop shop

Post by EFH »

I want to get it on a dyno asap, didn't have time when I went to collect it, but going by foot feel about 70% better acceleration and drivability. Hills are now something you look forward to, not something you dread, as is overtaking.

The best way I can describe the difference pre and post turbo is when you find yourself looking for a sixth gear because it now just keeps pulling. Oh, and I now wake my neighbours with the awesome exhaust note.

Economy wise, I can see it is more economical than the normal 7.5 to 8 km/l I used to get, what it is exactly now I still have to test - I am still getting used to the abundance of power and being able to sit at 120 comfortably.

I sent you a PM about the costs, best would be to speak to Michael.
2000 Nissan Patrol 4.2 Turbo Diesel GL
Burnco Replacement Bumper, Suspension Lift, Terrain Taimer 'erd
Turbo Conversion by Sojo Automotive - Michael Steyn

Racer-X
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Re: Sojo Automotive....... the TD42 one stop shop

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Thank you

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