Just a quick hello to everyone

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MikeC
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Full Name: Mike Carelse
Nickname: MikeC
Home Town: Parow Cape Town
Current 4x4: 1997 Patrol 4.2 and a 1999 Patrol 4.5
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Just a quick hello to everyone

Post by MikeC »

Hi everyone,

New to the forum. My name is Mike Carelse. Based in Cape Town. Been an avid Patrol fan since buying my first ('85 model) 2.8 petrol Patrol in '95.
That vehicle made me a fan of the Patrol. I was on assignment and had to drive from Cape Town to Aliwal North and then down to Oudtshoorn for the second stage, and when I got to Colesberg I realised the engine had blown. NO OIL left in sump. I had bought it with a rebuilt engine (at the time rebuilt by Schush Nissan CT.) Needless to say it was not well done

Anyway, long story short that vehicle took me to Aliwal North, Oudtshoorn and back to CT finally running on about 3 cylinders from Graaf Reinet and by the time I got to Grabouw it was on TWO cylinders. It brought me home including my client and thousands of Rands worth of gear. Based on that alone, I decided to keep it and had the engine rebuilt properly. Kept it for another 70 000 km after that. And that was the start of my love affair with Nissan's Patrol. I did own a Pajero, and a Ford Explorer as well, but no contest. The Ford could only explore repair shops. Don't have any complaints about the Pajero but it's not a Patrol. :thumbup:

Subsequently I have owned 3x 2.8's, a 4.2 petrol which I've had since 2005 (just sold,) and currently drive a white 4.5 petrol. My wife drives a 4.8 petrol :biggrin: Shocker.

Anyway, thats it just a quick hello. I will lurk around the forum and put my 3 cents worth in from time to time.
Hope to meet up with some of you in person over time.
Ciao for now.
Mike

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Tinus lotz
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Home Town: Centurion
Current 4x4: Nissan patrol 4.8 GRX 2005

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Re: Just a quick hello to everyone

Post by Tinus lotz »

Nice one man welcome here and Desmond will look after goldilocks . :salute: :salute:

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iandvl
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Full Name: Ian de Villiers
Nickname: Ian
Home Town: Brits / Garsfontein
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Home Language: English
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Re: Just a quick hello to everyone

Post by iandvl »

Weclome Mike. :salute: :salute:

XenoBlitz
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Full Name: Wilhelm van Rooyen
Nickname: Wilhelm
Home Town: Secunda
Current 4x4: The 4.5 Turbo
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Home Language: Afrikaans
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Re: Just a quick hello to everyone

Post by XenoBlitz »

:welcomewave:
May the road be long.. and dirty.
The 4.5 Turbo

Pieter B
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Full Name: Pieter Botha
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Home Town: Alberton
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Post by Pieter B »

Welcome here!

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Peter Connan
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Full Name: Peter Connan
Nickname: Piet
Home Town: Kempton Park
Current 4x4: 1996 Patrol 4.5SGL
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Post by Peter Connan »

Welcome Mike. Nice to finally see you here too!
Mag ons ons kenniskry met lekkerkry aanhoukry.

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hugejp
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Joined: 21 Oct 2014 21:01
Full Name: JP Viviers
Nickname: Oupoot
Home Town: JHB
Current 4x4: THE PATROL COLLECTION
2004 4.8 GRX TURBO "Tinkerbell"
2003 TD42T GRX "The Coal Roller"
Home Language: Half & Half
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Re: Just a quick hello to everyone

Post by hugejp »

:welcomewave:
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You CAN with a NISSAN!

Jy KAN met 'n DATSUN!

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hugejp
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2004 4.8 GRX TURBO "Tinkerbell"
2003 TD42T GRX "The Coal Roller"
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Re: Just a quick hello to everyone

Post by hugejp »

Mike, Please post some pics of your Partols!

:thumbup:
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You CAN with a NISSAN!

Jy KAN met 'n DATSUN!

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ricster
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Home Town: Alberton Gauteng
Current 4x4: '99 Nissan Patrol 4.2 Turbo Diesel
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Re: Just a quick hello to everyone

Post by ricster »

Welcome to the Patrol Forum !!!.... :welcomewave:
Regards
Cedric
Nissan Patrol GL 4.2 Diesel Turbo (Iron Maiden)
Nissan SANI 3.0 V6 4x4 (SOLD)
Isuzu KB 280 DT 2x4 ('ol Smokey) - SOLD
Suzuki TL 1000R "V twin" (Growler) - SOLD

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offroadbiker
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Re: Just a quick hello to everyone

Post by offroadbiker »

:welcomewave: :thumbup:
Dirk
1996 Nissan Patrol 4.2 ST

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