Motor is a type 4W65 side-valve of 3956cc, 105hp at 3400rpm.
Wheel-base is 2200mm.
- The Nissan Patrol G60
was produced in short, medium and long wheel-base versions.
It had a 3-speed manual transmission and 2-speed transfer case
with part-time four wheel drive.
Styling was of the "straight up and down school" but
the proportions worked out quite nicely.
- The motor was a 6-cylinder unit of approximately 4 litres capacity;
some have now been converted
to large capacity V8s.
- The shackle pins on the leaf springs were of the
kind that require greasing. The shackle plates were at the front
of the front springs.
- Contemporary rivals:
Toyota LandCruiser 40-series and
LandRover Series I-III.
- Patrol pickup, 3-seats, 2-doors,
- wheelbase 2.8m (9'2", 110"); load 1000kg (2205lb),
- engine P type 3956cc (241.4cu in), inline overhead valve 6-cylinder,
features bathtub shaped combustion chambers and
fully balanced 7-bearing crank-shaft,
- bore 85.7mm(3.374in), stroke 114.3mm(4.500in),
- transmission type-F3B83L, 3-speed manual,
2-speed transfer case, part-time 4WD,
- suspension live-leaf/ live-leaf, brakes drum/drum,
- tyres 7.50x16; fuel tank-64L
The Nissan Patrol MQ
was quite a step-up in terms of comfort
from the Jeep-like Nissan Patrol 60's.
Suspension was by live axles with leaf springs.
These springs are unusual in that all the leaves are full length.
The leaves are separated and only touch at pads at their extremities.
ex Japanese Fire Engine at the 2011
Victorian 4WD Show
- The GQ was the first Nissan Patrol with coil springs,
released in Australia in 1988.
The standard coils sag and limit axle movement,
but a GQ Patrol with after-market springs can be quite agile.
The one pictured has had a 45mm body lift,
new springs and has 33" tyres fitted.
The body lift is achieved by inserting thicker,
specially fabricated body mounts.
- The anti-roll bar for the rear coil suspension was an innovation
in that it can be disconnected (without the driver leaving the cab)
so that it does not interfere with large axle movements off-road.
- The ute versions of the Nissan Patrol continued for some time (1996+)
with leaf springs, but a coil-spring ute was added in late 1994.
- Some long wheel-base Patrols come with a high roof.
This gives extra internal room but can be squeezy in a low garage
and can make finding a suitable roof rack difficult.
- The short wheel-base (SWB) Nissan Patrol (above) really does have
a short wheel-base; it gives the strong impression
that the track is nearly as large as the wheel-base.
This has been a trademark of Nissan's shortest SWB's since the G60.
- 1998 LWB station-wagon, 5 seats, 4 doors
- loa 4810mm, width 1800mm, height 1815mm (1995mm high roof model),
wheelbase 2970mm, track 1530mm/1535mm,
- 4.2L petrol
- TB42 4169cc petrol 6-cyls carb' 2-valves/cyl
- bore 96mm, stroke 96mm
- 4.2L diesel
- TD42 4169cc diesel 6-cyl
- bore 96mm, stroke 96mm
- 2.8L diesel
- RD28T 2826cc diesel 6-cyl
- bore 85mm, stroke 83mm
- transmission 5-speed manual, part-time 4WD,
- suspension live-coil/live-coil, brakes disc/disc,
- 1988: coil sprung Nissan Patrol GQ released
- 1994: coil sprung Patrol ute offered
- 1997: Nissan Patrol GU revealed at the Frankfurt (Sept) and
Tokyo (Oct) Motor Shows.
- 1997: The Nissan Patrol GU,
Nissan's replacement for the ten year old GQ Patrol,
was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show, September 1997,
and brought to Australia for the Sydney Motor Show, October 1997.
It went on sale in Australia in December 1997.
- The base model 2.8L turbo-diesel 'DX' started at $39,950 (.au),
much the same as the base
Land Rover Discovery,
Toyota Prado, etc. of the era,
which gave you a lot of Nissan motor car for your money.
The top 'TI', with 4.5 petrol, 4-speed auto (only) cost $64,790.
- Initial engine options were a 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine
and an enlarged 4.5-litre 6-cylinder petrol engine.
The 4.2-litre naturally-aspirated diesel,
much loved by long-distance travellers, again became available
later in 1998.
- The GU has live axles, coil suspension, ladder chassis
and part-time four wheel drive as in the previous model.
The ST has a rear limited-slip differential and
the TI a rear differential lock.
Safety features included air-bags and ABS brakes.
- 1998 Nissan Patrol station wagon, 5+2 seats, 4 doors,
- loa 4885mm, width 1930mm, height 1855mm,
wheelbase 2970mm, track 1605mm/1625mm, grnd clearance 200mm,
turning radius 6.1m,
approach 37°, departure 31°, ramp break over 153°,
- weight 2270kg (unladen), GVM 2960kg, towing 750kg (unbraked),
- TB45E, 4479cc, petrol, 6-cyls, efi, 2-valves/cyl, ohv,
- bore 99.5mm, stroke 96mm, c.r. 8.5:1,
power 145kW at 4400rpm, torque 350Nm at 3600rpm,
- 2.8 litre turbo-charged diesel,
- 4.2 litre naturally aspirated diesel,
power 91kW at 4000rpm, torque 272Nm at 2000rpm,
- transmission 5m/4a, part-time 4WD,
- suspension live-coils/live-coils, brakes disc/disc,
- tyres 265/70 R16, fuel-tank 135L (90+45),
- prices from
DX 2.8L turbo-diesel manual $39,950, to
TI petrol, auto, $64,790 ($au).
A turbo-charged version of the 4.2 diesel was made an option
in the Nissan Patrol GU station wagon.
- 2000 April:
The 2.8 turbo-charged 6-cylinder diesel option in the Nissan Patol GU was
replaced with a 3-litre turbo-charged, intercooled 4-cylinder diesel
(116kW at 3600rpm and 354Nm at 2000rpm).
The 3.0 is a "modern" efficient unit and
the 4.2 is really an old "truck" engine.
However, the latter was a steady seller with those
looking for long distance reliability and suspicious of modern technology.
(The new 4-cylinder unit suffered a spate of engine failures
before the lubrication system, and capacity, were upgraded.)
The 3-litre diesel has 4 valves per cylinder operated by
double overhead camshafts. Twin balance shafts reduce vibration.
The 4.2 unboosted diesel was dropped.
- 2001 October:
Nissan introduced a new TB48DE 4.8-litre 6-cylinder 24-valve dohc
engine (185kW at 4800rpm, 420Nm at 3600rpm) into the Patrol wagon range.
Other engine options are
the ZD30 3.0-litre turbo-charged diesel, and
the 6-cylinder 4.2-litre turbocharged diesel.
- Nissan Patrol station wagon 4x4:
- Loa 4930mm (bumpers), width 1840mm, height 1855mm, wheelbase 2970mm,
track 1595mm/ 1615mm, ground clearance 230mm, turning radius 6.25m,
- weight 2350 - 2440kg empty, GVM 3000kg,
- tyres 7.50x16 or 265/70R16 or 275/70R16,
brakes disc/ disc ABS option,
- prices $46,540 3-litre diesel DX, to $70,740 petrol auto' Ti
- 2003 February:
New intercooled 4.2-litre turbo-diesel option TD42Ti (.au) --
114kW at 3600rpm and 330Nm to 360Nm.
Other engines: 4.8-litre petrol and 3.0-litre diesel turbo.
- 2003 Nissan Patrol 4x4
- Loa 4930mm, width 1840mm (1930mm wide wheels), height 1855mm,
wheelbase 2970mm, track 1595mm (1605mm)/ 1615mm (1625mm),
ground clearance 230mm (210mm), turning radius 6.3m,
- weight 2360-2445kg (unladen), towing 750kg (unbraked)
- Engine 4.8-litre 6-cyl petrol/
3.0 4-cyl turbo-d/
4.2-litre 6-cyl turbo-d
- Transmission 5m/ 5a/ 4a; 2-speed transfer-case part-time 4WD
- Suspension live+coil/ live+coil, brakes disc/ disc
- Tyres 7.50x16 (265/70R16), fuel tank 95L+30L
2010 February 13, Abu Dhabi:
All-new seventh generation Patrol,
new V8 engine ('VK56VD' 5.6-litre),
7-speed automatic transmission, and a new 4WD system.