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Ek hou daarvan :bravo:

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Awesome hoe n paar klein veranderinge n kar nuwe lewe kan gee :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Just thought I'd put up a picture or two as it's been a while and because we like using our Patrols for their intended purposes.
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Sexy!!!

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You CAN with a NISSAN!

Jy KAN met 'n DATSUN!

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So my Patrol had a ping on it that I wanted to sort out. So after speaking to Roelf Prinsloo and hearing that Frans of Namib Dyno tuning had done work on the Patrol when he was still in RSA JYM conversions I decided to put it up for a dyno.

So timing was out as expected, new Bosch fuel pump - as the previous one had a max of 2.8 bar.u Thereafter it was Dyno time.

I must 1stly say that I am impressed with what Patrol can still do. Looking at the DINO [sic] run the forum had recently my TB45 hasn't done too bad.
RPM:Kw/Nm
1500: 41.7/318.7
2000: 56/320.9
3000: 88.7/338.9
3500: 99.8/326.8
4000: 106.8/306
4500: 104.8/266.9

Oom Frans at Namib Dyno was very professional and does seem to know his way around Patrols as well.

I saw he is a Dobinsons suspension distributor...I will have to do some research there.

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Those are good figures for a 4.5!
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Yes the torque figures is actually rather amazing...I'm a bit shocked by that. This without it being chipped. :blonde: Maybe sea level has a hand in it as well. I'm not complaining.

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:gotpics:
NoPressure wrote:
21 Feb 2019 10:00
Ok guys, so I can't help it, I'm fetching my Patrol next week Friday and importing it over the weekend to Namibia.

I have read through probably 85% of all the posts on this forum, and contacted some of you (continuously) :wink:
Therefore, I want to honour everyone that makes this forum great. I am on other forums and they often times get filled with topics and discussions that I actually want to get away from (the reason for owning a 4x4This forum is filled with people from different walks of life, but somehow there is respect ( even with a little bit of tomfoolery with regards to tyre sizes, fuel and beer choices QQQ ).

So back to Ratel, my red 2000 4.5 GRX, and what I've done thus far. Thanks Fanus for this vehicle. So I have done some preventative maintenance. I replaced all the water pipes, flushed the Radiator, checked visco (thinking of doing an electric conversion sometime), checked fan for cracks. I had to replace the front crank seal due to an oil leak. The bushes were shot so replaced them as well as steering damper (with one from my old range rover - hope the oil leak doesn't return). Did all the filters and oils and power steering. Checked all wheelbearings and if hubs worked, and happy that the diff lock works great. Found a couple of loose nuts and bolts which we tightened. I had the fuel pump tested, I would say it tested a low normal, so will keep my eyes on that.

Greased the propshaft, and replaced the rear right lens - on our way to fix the rear bumper lights. There are still a couple of things on the list that include the MAF sensor and PCV. Like I said mostly preventative.

Thus far I've replaced two of the tyres with Dunlop MT2 255/85R16 - yes I like them skinny, it goes well with my Reinhardtsgebot Windhoek Light.

I got a OBD14 to 16pin adapter and with Bluetooth adapter. The plan is to bluetooth it to a new double din infotainment (ridiculous word) android and then run Nissan Data Scan or Torque Pro off of it. Im hoping for info Coolant Temp, Oil pressure, Volt meter. I also got a reverse camera I want to install , dont know where yet, as I have small children and always reverse park at home (or in town).

I think there is more, but I'm running out of English...

Anyway, it's a bit premature, but I'm excited and can't wait :blonde:
Where did you get the ODB adapter from?

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Hi Harry,
The pin adapter I got through Amazon at that stage.
The Bluetooth adapter was ordered with the headunit from stopshop dot coza.

The big (10") screen wasn't what I had in mind initially, it also had a slight rattle on corrugated roads. But after sorting the rattle out I enjoy having a very clear and detailed GPS map. I sometimes mirrorlink my phone screen to it to watch videos of the just completed 4x4 antics.

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That sounds awesome. Would love a setup like that!!!. Will look into it a bit more. Thanks

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