Thanks for the quick replies. Well this one turned out to be a dud.
No service history, last service was 24,000km ago! Just not looked after and in overall very poor condition.
Thanks, will read up on the bible thread before looking at the next one
The hunt continues...
You really cant trust anyone. We looked at a Patrol a few years back, it had 44000 klms on it but had had no 40000 service done. The car looked fine and the owner said he would get the service done if we were interested in the car. He did the service, had log book signed, so we took it to RACQ for an inspection. The car came back with a good report except for one item saying "wheel bearings/packings worn, need replacing". One of the things to be done on the 40000 service is the wheel bearings. I quized the owner and he said "oh I dont pay much attention to log books, we just change the oil every 10000, that's all my mechanic reckons they need". Needless to say we didnt get that car.
All good, being in Townsville I thought there might be a reasonable chance that you were. On the subject of buying a patrol. I've recently bought a 4.2 GU. There is bugger all chance of getting a good one up here so I had to travel to Brissy. Plenty of ZD30s to choose from pretty much anywhere though. Thought about getting an older TD42 at all?