Nissan GU Patrol RD28 Information and Billet Turbo

The Nissan Patrol GU Turbocharged RD28 2.8L has copped a lot of criticism as being a slug. Its engine is low on torque and does suffer turbo lag due to the small size of the motor compared to the body. Like the ZD30 GU Patrol, it also doesn’t like high boost (but doesn’t suffer the same over boosting issues as the ZD30).
It also doesn’t like running hot.
On the positive side, the RD28 it does rev high, so is best driven in a higher rev range, as long as you don’t thrash it.

The other thing to consider when purchasing an RD28 GU Patrol (or if currently owned), is the aluminium head. Corrosion of the alloy head can be a problem if the cooling system has not been well maintained. If you are going to do a lot of towing or more serious off-road driving, you might consider the TD42 or perhaps tweak the RD28 for a bit more power.
The 200kg or so weight advantage that the GU Patrol RD28 has over the TD42 will then come into play when you do a few tweaks. For extra power, consider a power chip and a 3-inch exhaust. Additionally, by blocking off the EGR Valve you should see a bit more power coming on at lower revs. No EGR also means less soot clogging the inlet manifold. Finally, you might consider adding a bit more power with a mild turbocharger upgrade.

Do you currently have a GU RD28 that requires and new turbo or do you want to do a turbocharger upgrade for extra power?
We supply a very cost-effective aftermarket replacement upgrade

The upgraded technology uses a computer designed, CNC-machined (from a solid billet) aluminium compressor wheel.
This compressor forces higher airflow through the turbo, a faster, smoother spool up and less vibration at higher RPM.
It is designed to be a bolt on replacement for the original Garrett GT1752s OEM turbo for Nissan Patrol RD28.
So no further modifications are required for install!.


Below is the link of the upgraded High Flow Billet Turbo replacement for Nissan Patrol RD28

Nissan Patrol RD28 billet turbo

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