Brakes on Nissan Patrol

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 09:48
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I picked up my Nissan Patrol this morning (3.0TD) and I am very happy with the car.

One area that did concern me was the brakes.

I have a Nissan Navara ST-R 4 x 4, and the breaks on that vehicle are very good. You touch the brakes, and the car stops on a dime.

With the Patrol, you really need to jump on the brake pedal to pull the vehicle up.

Is it a case of needing the brake pads to wear in, or is this normal for Patrol, or should I get the dealer to look at the brakes.

All advice appreciated

TonyG
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Reply By: Pelesino - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 10:01

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 10:01
Tony,
I don't have a GU myself but I have driven one of those cars and I did notice the difference, I think is the way is suppose to be or it may the ABS. You will also notice that when releasing the brakes the car does not roll backwards as the brakes keep stopping the car.
Enjoy the 4WD, is a great vehicle.
Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Raymond - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 10:17

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 10:17
Hi Tony
Congrats on the new Patrol. We had a 3.00TD for 18 months and the brakes did feel spongee, it did pull up well, we then changed to a GU Ute with 4.2TD, interestingly total different brakes, much firmer feel
Ray
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 11:15

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 11:15
I found the same thing with my 3.0TD. Just need a bit more pedal pressure. Just one of those quirks of a different vehicle.

Once you are used to it, you don't notice it. But, its really good in off-road as you have more control, as the brake pedal is not as sensitive.

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Follow Up By: Leroy - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 11:24

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 11:24
I put it down to the 285 muddies on my vehicle but I don't have a prob with it though.

Leroy
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 11:23

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 11:23
remembering the Ute weighs in at stuff all compared to the GU.. My rodeo Ute would send you thru the screen, my GQ wouldnt in a pink fit...
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Reply By: Mike - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 12:36

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 12:36
I had the same experience. Stepping from a Ford Falcon to the 2003 - 3.0 D Patrol I did not think it was going to stop. Gets better with age. I've done 16000 klm's and either I'm used to it or the pads have bedded in.
Mike
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Reply By: DARREN - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 13:20

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 13:20
As mentioned above I think it is something that you just have to get used to. I got my GU new in May 03 after driving a VT commodore for several years and had a few very close stops because it certainly doesn't pull up like a commodore. Considering their weight it really is to be expected.
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Reply By: joshinthecity - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 16:23

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 16:23
Same with me.
You'll get used to it. I got out of a Nisan 200sx before the GU. Now THAT means making adjustments EVERYWHERE !

Josh.

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Reply By: Member - Tony G (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 18:45

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 18:45
Thanks for the feedback.

It shows I just need to get used to the vehicle

TonyG
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Follow Up By: Alfred - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 00:07

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 00:07
Nice looking ute!
Where is that track in the photos?

Keep on wheelin
Alfred (Smithfield NSW)
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony G (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 07:31

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 07:31
Hi Alfred,

The track is near the Zig Zag railway near Lithgow.

you can visit my website for more detailed photos on www.detailed.com.au

If you need fmor details, let me know.

Thanks

TonyG
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