I will be buying a 2.8 TD straight 6 Patrol. What worries me is that a 4.2 is so difficult to find, then if the 2.8 TD goes bust then I'll never find parts to overhaul or replace. Correct?
So what would my other options be if this 2.8 TD did die? Would it be better to look at maybe the toyota 1KZ engines and gearboxes (which sort of defeats my purpose of getting a Patrol in the first place), or would I be able to find a replacement under the Nissan name?
In my experience, I have driven a TD42 Patrol, and it goes for the first couple of RPM and then feels like it has a tremendous power loss. This 2.8 TD doesn't go in the initial RPM range like the TD 42, but it does accelerate steadily till the RPM allows it to.
Please do comment on my replacement engine question. Thanks.