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I got a TD42

Post by graham1 » 26 Aug 2019 09:25

At last Ive gotten myself a diesel!

Ever since Ive had the 4.8, ive wanted to have a diesel GU as well, just because. And so, at last, I managed to get myself a TD42 NA GU. Massive thanks to Tinus, he helped me out big time with this!

Shes an old girl, but in surprisingly good condition for her age and mileage (360k kms). I need to get the all the aftermarket electrics looked at and/or removed as that stuff is always a hidden nightmare, and then some other small stuff, the drivers seat cushion is collapsed, so I sit way too low in it, the wheels need a new lick of paint, and theres a leak on the gearbox. All in good time I guess.

Now just trying to get used to the lack of power. Going up any slight incline is an event all by itself. I didnt even realise the road went up on some sections on the drive home until it was pointed out to me with this old girl, rowing that gearbox like a canoe!
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Re: I got a TD42

Post by ricster » 26 Aug 2019 10:00

HAHA.... Well done !!!.... now the fun begins with a little hairdryer to make the world of difference :bravo:
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Re: I got a TD42

Post by graham1 » 26 Aug 2019 10:31

ricster wrote:
26 Aug 2019 10:00
HAHA.... Well done !!!.... now the fun begins with a little hairdryer to make the world of difference :bravo:
Thanks!
Ya, before I got it I kept telling myself im gonna be a purist and keep it stock. The first drive home cured me of that idea. :lol:

I want to start a grocery list of whats needed for the conversion and slowly buy the parts each month over an extended period

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Re: I got a TD42

Post by ricster » 26 Aug 2019 10:34

Now you are talking..... You will be pleasantly surprised once it is done.... totally different driving style, but epic in its own right (old school technology)
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Re: I got a TD42

Post by Bre » 26 Aug 2019 11:12

Congrats Graham. She looks good!

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Re: I got a TD42

Post by Peter Connan » 26 Aug 2019 12:56

I haven't extensively driven an NA wagon, just a couple of short drives.

But with the hair dryer in mine, there's much less rowing than with the 4.5 petrol that preceded it...

Looks very well kept.
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Re: I got a TD42

Post by Tinus lotz » 26 Aug 2019 18:08

Legit koolstoof daai :bravo:

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Re: I got a TD42

Post by Russ Kellermann » 26 Aug 2019 19:19

Yoh, Awesome man, enjoy it!
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Re: I got a TD42

Post by graham1 » 26 Aug 2019 19:41

Thanks guys!

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Re: I got a TD42

Post by Michael » 27 Aug 2019 05:23

Congrats on the wagon!! She looks really good.
Save some bucks and we will get the power sorted for you :thumbup:
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