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    New (to me) Nissan Navara

    I have recently bought a 2012 Nissan navara to do the donkey work so that my D2a V8 can live a little longer.
    It's a work in progress but the verry first thing I have done is to bin the 265/70/16 Coopers Discovery AT's and fit a set of 265/75/16 Mickey Thompson ATZ P3's which made a heap of differance to the handling and the feel of the truck.
    I have also fitted a gme uhf radio and some decent seat covers.
    I am yet to fit the winch and wire up the spotties and fit another battery to run in parallel to the cranking battery to support the winch.
    It's not a bad little truck But it aint no Disco unfortunately.

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    I have done 340k's in the new truck so far and the fuel consumption is only 10.5l per 100k's that's town and country driving.
    Compared to 23l per 100k's in the D2a V8 I am pretty impressed so far

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    Trout, have you checked your O2 sensors in that D2a?
    23/100 is way too much. I average between 16 and 17/100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biggin View Post
    Trout, have you checked your O2 sensors in that D2a?
    23/100 is way too much. I average between 16 and 17/100.
    The O2 sensors are fine.
    The D2a is currently set up for touring so it is somewhat heavy with all the tools, recovery gear, rear drawers, bullbar etc etc and not towing the 1.5t boat I get about 19-20l per 100k's out of it.
    Towing the boat puts the fuel usage up to 23l per 100k's.
    I will be returning the Disco back to stock form all except for the bullbar so I should see a marked improvement in the fuel economy and performance due to the lesser weight in stock form.

    I have had a bit of work done on the engine about 10,000k ago which included new head gaskets, new lifters, new plugs + leads, the heads acid cleaned and the bottom end cleaned out due to all the sludge build up in it.
    I also replaced the entire cooling system including the radiator, water pump and all the hoses.
    However the truck has done over 270,000k's so it isn't a "Spring Chicken" any more and she tended to overheat towing the boat and carrying all that equipment in 40c+ temperatures up in the Kimberlie's and the top end/gulf country so her touring days are over, hence the Navara purchase.

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    I get around 22L/per 100 with the van on,, but thats on lpg so not strictly comparible. It does cruise at 100 so much better than the 4L did though,,,( and better still at 110)

    I acknowledge LR probably did test the D2 in Deaths Valley (though probably not as thoroughly as the D1----) but i doubt they did any testing in Deaths valley with a 1.5T boat on the back!!
    asking a lot really,, I would've thought the auto might have waved the white flag as well?
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    I would've thought the auto might have waved the white flag as well?
    Surprisingly the auto worked flawlessly and still does.
    To be fair the Toyota 79 series V8 got a bit warm on a couple of occasions as well as it was Bloody HOT on most of the way home.
    I am looking forward to taking her out on a few of the tracks around here when I have finished stripping all the touring gear out of her and have put all the seats back in.
    She will be transformed from heavy and lumbering to light and nimble again
    I am certain that I will get a few more years of fun out of the old girl still

    The Navara will serve me well But it is nowhere near as much fun to drive as the D2a is However the next time I head off on a trip I wont have to worry about killing my disco.

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    A few years back () there was a whole raft of posts with people killing their D2 auto's while towing "outback",,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro_The_Swift View Post
    A few years back () there was a whole raft of posts with people killing their D2 auto's while towing "outback",,
    Some people have an uncanny abillity to be able to "Kill" ANY truck regardless of how good it is
    My Disco did get "Warm" but I made damn sure it never went over 102C even if it meant winding the windows down and running the heater in 40C+ temps to help the cooling system out.
    This is something I Never want to have to do again that's why I got this Navara because you can flog the crap out of these trucks and they never get too hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    My Disco did get "Warm" but I made damn sure it never went over 102C even if it meant winding the windows down and running the heater in 40C+ temps to help the cooling system out.
    This is something I Never want to have to do again that's why I got this Navara because you can flog the crap out of these trucks and they never get too hot.
    Oh god, that's brought up memories of having to do that in a GU Patrol with the TD42T. New (to me) Nissan Navara

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