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Author Topic: If Not Isuzu..................?  (Read 2112 times)

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Offline Mike C

Re: If Not Isuzu..................?
« Reply #15 on: Nov 10, 2021, 07:27:43 PM »
Not the Landrover Perentie's with the 3.9 liter Isuzu engine?
 

Offline yvesjv

Re: If Not Isuzu..................?
« Reply #16 on: Nov 11, 2021, 07:06:27 AM »
I'll ask.
 

Offline yvesjv

Re: If Not Isuzu..................?
« Reply #17 on: Dec 31, 2021, 10:19:50 AM »
Currently visiting in Vic and I'm not going to ask, it is too sad.
The guy is a true hoarder and it's one of the two in the attached pic.
They are all rotting away in a shed piled with junk.
Only happy tenants would be redbacks.


 

Offline Big bad Col

Re: If Not Isuzu..................?
« Reply #18 on: Dec 31, 2021, 06:04:15 PM »
Looks like an old series 2 Land Rover. A mate of mine had one as his daily driver back in the 1970's. At that time my 4x4 was a Daihatsu F20 which was a really capable vehicle.
I think you should help your nephew overcome his hoarding habit and offer to take the vehicle off him.
 
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Offline Ray68

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Re: If Not Isuzu..................?
« Reply #19 on: Dec 31, 2021, 06:36:09 PM »
love the old Landies
 

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Re: If Not Isuzu..................?
« Reply #20 on: Jan 01, 2022, 03:04:20 PM »
Back on topic - I am planning on towing an offroad van at some stage and would prefer a modern 4x4 wagon. Son has a new model Dmax and quite happy with it - currently towing a camper around OZ. As I prefer a petrol engine I am considering either a Landrover defender 90 or a Patrol.
 

Offline JS

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Re: If Not Isuzu..................?
« Reply #21 on: Jan 01, 2022, 03:31:07 PM »
"I am considering either a Landrover defender 90 or a Patrol"

What about a petrol Landcruiser ? Not new , but pretty capable and comfortable.

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Offline VALKIE

Re: If Not Isuzu..................?
« Reply #22 on: Apr 13, 2022, 08:38:29 AM »
I was talking to a mate the other day.
He still has an old Land Rover County he bought new in 1979.
It actually has an ISUZU motor (I never knew)
Hew has been around the clock a couple of times, been all over Australia and just "drives it" his words.
Very little off road work, but it has been on some pretty rough stuff.

Its had the gearbox rebuilt once, three new clutches 2 diffs but the engine is still the original and has never been worked on other than regular servicing.
He considered a de-coke a few years ago, but was advised that he would know if he had an issue, which he doesn't.
He has had the front l/h guard replaced when he had an argument with a van once and replaced his brakes a few times. The carpet is non existent, seats worn through and held in place by seat covers.
It sounds like a truck, always has, shakes like it has fleas, always has, but never fails to start, first time every time.

Basically, this beast with its old reliable and uncluttered engine is still going strong after several hundred thousand klm.
No DPF, No EGR, No Cat, no Catch Can, just a good reliable diesel engine built "old school"

Its a shame you cant get one now, It would be a great way to travel reliably anywhere
 
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Offline guyfromaus

Re: If Not Isuzu..................?
« Reply #23 on: Apr 13, 2022, 11:28:22 AM »
The  Australian Army  used Land Rovers  with Isuzu motors for a few years.
 

 

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