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Old 25 January 2013, 13:46   #81
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Well by looking at the pics below your post at least that Jap crap can tow an Air-Craft

Yea them Aircrafts need towing a lot to if my memory serves me well
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Old 25 January 2013, 13:51   #82
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Oh no, poor Kerny, in wiv both feet
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Old 25 January 2013, 13:52   #83
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Bit like the ribquests then
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Old 25 January 2013, 13:54   #84
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Bit like the ribquests then
Not towed tho
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Old 25 January 2013, 13:58   #85
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Not towed tho
Correct me if I'm wrong but did it not have to be towed " more than once "

now lets not split transoms on this
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Correct me if I'm wrong but did it not have to be towed " more than once "

now lets not split transoms on this
SPLIT it out why don't yea

I HAD A SPLIT TRANSOM .....O and a large bollock
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My trusty Nissan Navara, it was a company vehicle and I loved it. Regularly had it up to it's nuts in the sea when the company finally went bust and the receivers took it back there was not a spot of rust on it. It was not too bad on juice, (average 30mpg) and over the 3 years I had it I put 15K of diesel in it, thank god for the fuel card, (no wonder they went bust)! It had a new engine at 60K.
All the diving gear or tools for work went in the back and the cab stayed clean.
What a machine, I really miss it. My only gripe is it had a dire turning circle.

What do I drive now? I would love to buy British, I really would but I am afraid they are just pants (I'm sorry landrover lovers).

I currently going through a couple of Isuzu Troopers, (the older 3.1's). Great machines, utterly bullet proof.
for the trooper - had my 3.1 swb for ten years and still dont want to change it. bags of torque, ultra reliable and an amazing turning circle. i see your navara had a new engine like so many others. shit con rod bolts!
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I HAD A SPLIT TRANSOM .....O and large bollocks
Is that not part and parcel of them B.S. suits .... not sure about the large bollocks though
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Old 25 January 2013, 15:57   #89
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So landrovers are unreliable eh?

Why did you need a new engine at 60K,

must be Nissan engines are crap then!

sounds like typical Jap crap to me!
The D22 engine in the Mk1 Navara was indeed crap. Nowt like a con rod through your engine casing to ruin your day but then again they were Renault engines so I blame the French

Nissan had an ultra reliable engine in the 2.7 and 3.0 litre TDi's, then Renault got involved.
The D40 in the Mk2 Navara seems fine though.
Wife's Micra has a Renault engine in it. Chain driven, but being a Renault chain it stretches, requiring an engine strip out to replace. So far hers has been fine but quite a few others haven't.
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So landrovers are unreliable eh?

Why did you need a new engine at 60K,

must be Nissan engines are crap then!

Why are you going through a couple of Isuzus? is it not reliable enough for you to have 1???

sounds like typical Jap crap to me!
Oh dear, I seem to have trodden on the feet of landy lovers!! The best way of taking the spotlight of your vehicles inadequecies is to try and highlight the weakpoints of others.

I will don my flame proof suit in preparation for the responses.

I did not hide any details it's all there warts and all and still IMHO, a far superior machine.

As I said; I would love to buy british but they are just not for me. I have lots of friends and family who have suffered with said vehicles. I have seen through the construction industry many other poor examples of workmanship and bad design. In their day they were the best but I am afraid all your paying for now is the brand name at a marked up price. Saying that; each to their own and as long as it tows your boat thats all you want then it's up to you.

My Navara; the engine went at 60K it was out of action for 3 days, the company paid for the new engine and I was cooking on gas again. Other than that one episode it never gave me a spot of bother. I took it from one end of the country to the other (literally), to Norway and elsewhere on the continent. At work it was great no bother on site and I even drove it onto the top of a demolished building, (just wish I had a camera with me). I really threw it around with no regards and it was fantastic, If I had the cash spare then I would have another one tomorrow.

The trooper.
Since the Navara, I have bought second hand troopers for my towing vehicles. All e bay specials. The first trooper the cluch went at 197k, as it was second hand I cannot comment on when the clutch was put in, but the cost of a new cluch there would be no change from 500. I only paid 550 for the thing to start with. I scrapped it and got 350 back (it was a short wheel base), then I went on E bay and got a long wheel base japanese import (Bighorn) it has the irmscher body kit with recaro heated seats etc all for the grand price of 450. I have to admit it aint pretty but it is a good strong solid vehicle.

Same for the other cars in our household, Suzuki swift (I get between 50 - 60 MPG) and the missus has a SWB Vitara. And our Bikes 2 Hondas and a Suzuki.

Sorry guys, it's the far east every time for me.

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