nissan patrol 3.0 l 2001 diesel

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i have a nissan patrol 3.0 L 2001 diesel. I was all set to go away camping for easter and the car died. i have just been told the fault was internal part to fuel pump and is approximately $4500 to get fixed. This on top of 1K for new shocks, 3K for new turbo last year. intercooler leaks a bit so might be next. I like my Patrol but it may be time to move on. maybe a Prado? will probably just have to get car fixed for now as cant afford a new car for now
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Reply By: Member - Salt grinder - Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 00:21

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 00:21
I've got a 2002 and had a couple of issues but at 170,000k's it's going better than ever. But the prices you are paying are outrageous. You fair-dinkum ?

Where do you live & who does the servicing ??

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Reply By: pop2jocem - Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 06:48

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 06:48

I think you might need to have a damn good look at the leak from the intercooler as well if you are talking about a water to air type and the unit is leaking water. As you may be aware, if the core lets a significant amount of water get into the engine you may be up for a lot more of the folding stuff than just a fuel pump repair.

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Follow Up By: Member - John - Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 06:02

Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 06:02
no mention of a water to air intercooler, standard is air to air and they all leak................
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Reply By: pepper2 - Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 09:28

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 09:28
You should join the nissan patrol forum ,you will get good advice and cheaper prices for parts than from nissan.
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Reply By: PeterInSa - Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 16:36

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 16:36
A friend had a later model Patrol than 2001 and he paid more to have his repaired, similar problem, his vehicle looked great, nice to drive etc His problem was, he was always wondering when it would breakdonw next, got him down, especially on long trips, traded it in for a Prado and never looked back.

In your situation, as suggested I would join the Patrol Forum and install the necessary gauges/filters so you can minimised future problems.

I would also research Prado's before any switch, the Patrol may well tow your caravan with its limits the Prado from memory is limited to vans up to 2500Kg.

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Follow Up By: dbish - Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 17:11

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 17:11
If its a 2001 ZD30 then it will have a Bosch style VP44 injector pump. If it sudenly stoped or wont start & there is no water in the system then it will almost certainly be the driver for the spooling solenoid in the pump, very common problem. If you can find some one into electronics its worth a try to fix at a small cost. Just Google Bosch VP44 pumps & there is a host of sites with videos on how to repair. Ive done one on a Rodeo diesel which had 270,000ks on the speedo, Its still going after repairing it 5months ago, owner was quoted around $4000 to fix it saved him heaps.
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