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    reco zd30 or swap for ?

    grenade 2002 patrol just spent 5k on fuel pump and all the extras just wondering is it worth it to get a reco motor (zd30) and how long would this engine last

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    How long is a piece of string? The pump went on my ZD, I binned the motor and did a TD swap instead. If I knew then what I know now, I would have gone a Cummins. Hindsight is a great thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cairns patrol View Post
    grenade 2002 patrol just spent 5k on fuel pump and all the extras just wondering is it worth it to get a reco motor (zd30) and how long would this engine last
    I spend 13k in 2015 fully rebuilding my grenade. The motor has just karked it again, I will not spend another cent on that motor, currently in the process of sourcing an ls1 to do a conversion

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    From what I nuffy understand the new craze of the Cummins 6BT albeit a weapon of a motor causes serious overweight engineering issues on Patrols. So much so that was led to believe a bullbar alone (no winch) is enough to overdo their front ends.
    Currently run a Chev 6.5NA diesel in my tractor ute as bought already converted but honestly wouldn’t recommend this as a viable option for new conversion.
    Bang for buck, the Holden LS1 keeps coming up trumps in all the numbers, including initial expense & easier engineering.
    Certainly more and more are heard around our high country tracks yearly although unsure if an LS1 is best for outback petrol touring needs like a TD42 old faithful clacker!


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    Thought best to add here roughly learnt/quoted understandings of professional drive-in/out conversion dollars for 3.0L Patrols over the years:
    #LS1 $15k-‘ish’
    #TD42T $20k-‘ish’
    #6.5NA $30k -‘ish’
    #6.5T $35k-‘ish’
    #6BT & 6.6Duramax $50k-‘ish’

    More than happy to be corrected and many more conversion possibilities out there but one must consider readily available adaptation kits and engineers sign off comfort needs too!



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    Watch this space :-)
    So many much wiser men have moved their relaxation yet power on tap needs to Nissan’s global 5.6L petrol weapons!
    Y62/Patrol/Armada/Titan/??? Parts readily available is surely the future only allowable co2 nearing?
    The first Aussie mob to develop adapters/looms for new Nissan donks to Old will surely smash the market for a long tough old drivetrain time to come ;-)


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    Apologies Woof mate, just had a shed chance to smash a can or two and rattling on aimlessly like I do :-(


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