Hey guys - reece146 has just repeated: he only consider Y61 so all argumentation why GQ is better (it certainly is) is pointless.
If U need info about EU market for GU here You are:
starting from 1999 You may find Y61 in all over Europe. Unfortunately 95% of all are sold with "hand grenade" ZD30 engine - be aware of this 4cyl aluminium crap.
rest 5% were sold in 95% with RD28 engine - 6cyl in line aluminium block and quite civilized manual gear-box. Those motors we call "humpbacked" due to its cam-shift cover shape. OBS - those engines are much more reliable then GQ 2,8 - famous of their "over-heat" behavior. True is that if You find healthy vehicle and will keep it clean with cooling system - You will be happy. Power is not that lower then TD42 - about 110HP (remember they are long millage on clocks)
So - GU with no turbo engines here in EU are like 5% of 5% of every sold unit Now - You need to find TD42T - good luck!!! they are like 5% of previous 5% of 5%
Still are possible to find. I have 3 of those in my garage.
First of all Switzerland - they could always afford damn expensive GU TD42T intercooled. Secondly Swiss is out of EU so also were not so obliged about eco pollution crazy taxes - they shut down many hard to kill, old style engines out of European market. Patrols in Europe have huge millage like 200-300 t miles - but not to worry, 4,2 diesels are cool to run till 1 million km before first repair. REMEMBER: 4,2 nissan diesels are pure iron blocks, timing-gear-distribution is run by pinions - You never change anything but oil - BRILLIANT.
Second market here (LHD) are nordic countries- especially Finland. What makes thing better - those cars have lower rust waste. driving most winter months in heavy snow conditions they do not use salt so much (waste of time and money) so people drive on snowy roads. Cars are healthier due to lack of salt. Important to remember: TD42 engines (TD42T as well) are fitted to heavier g-boxes. And this g-box have PTO revision in every unit. Finish military law says that every 4x4 heavy vehicle (no matter Toyota, LR, or Nissan) in private hands is to be registered as operational ready for military use..., and should be equipped with PTO at least (not always winch) to be ready to use as generators, compressors, etc. That is why Finish GU models are quite many with TD42. They also are to be found in Sweden and Norway in this rare configuration.
And now: most interesting. There is very strong TD42 market in UK. Really many of them are easy to get for reasonable price. Problem is they are still in XIX century with this crazy RHD. (forgive me this rudeness) Anyway, many turboed and non tubro 4,2 there both GU and GQ. In Poland thousands of Patrols were privately imported from all EU, as well many from UK. LHD conversion here costs app 1,3 - 1,5 t$. Both of my patrols are converted as well.
Rest of European countries are poor with 4,2 GU patrols. Of course You may find something but this would be mostly some re-imported from middle-east or Japan/Philippines.
If I were in Your shoes I'd talk with Philippines importing specialist in Your area. Do not care about turbo!!! As someone said already - they are many professionally prepared turbo-kits on market and TD42 engines are designed to get turbo in any moment. Aussies are so deep in subject - just to read internet.... Good luck again, let us know how You do about Your search.
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