3Lt Nissan patrol Speedo

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 19:19
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Hi everyone
Bought a 3Lt Diesel Patrol 2 months ago and very happy with it. However the speedo is not very accurate. I have to do an indicated 108 km per hour to do a 100 km.(checked with a GPS) I complained to the dealer and he said that all nissans are like this. Could somebody tell me if the instrument can be ajusted.

Ian
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 19:42

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 19:42
If its the same as GQ, you can buy the gears for it for around $20 that fit on the gearbox end.
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 19:59

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 19:59
.......or buy bigger tyres ;-)
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 19:58

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 19:58
Ther are places that will recalibrate your speedo just got to find them, the police in Sydney go to a place in Silverwater to get their's done. After all they would have to accurate, would'nt they ?!!!

Baz.
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Reply By: goingplatinumcomau - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 20:54

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 20:54
It is a scam by Nissan to get the 3Lt Diesel Patrol Out Of Warranty Faster.
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Follow Up By: Nomad - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 22:50

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 22:50
Then why do they sell you an extended warranty for the price of a major service????????
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 20:03

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 20:03
Geeeeeezz plat's, we get the picture, 3.0lte nissan's are'nt your favourite vehicle, build a bridge and get over it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Baz.
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Reply By: Nomad - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 22:55

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 22:55
Ian

My 3lt 2000 Nissan is the same. At least I haven't got any tickets yet. I got my Nissan dealer to check it out and they gave me a series of computer readouts from 50 to 100 kph and at 100 on the speedo I was doing 96. If you like doing some maths you can actually work it out by your tacho. Not sure of the equation but have seen it on other forums and in 4wd mags.

Cheers

Nomad
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Reply By: Savvas - Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 23:08

Saturday, Mar 20, 2004 at 23:08
At least yours errs on ths safe side. My Jackaroo seems to be passing everything on the road at 100km/h.

Compared it to a Camry's speedo but that confused us even more. At the Camry's indicated 100km/h, the Jack was showing 120km/h and we were leaving everything for dead. Eventually found the Camry's speedo was showing less than actual by a long shot.

I just stick with the traffic.

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Reply By: rolande- Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 06:42

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 06:42
Ian,
Might be a bit early but I found going from 265 to 275 tyres just about evened the speedo error out. Nothing wrong with the engineering, most companies do this to avoid any legal hassles down the track
Rolande
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Reply By: mijochka - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 10:30

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 10:30
Ian.
It has been my experience that most speedos read a little fast, usually 4-8%. I get mine checked at the RACQ and drive accordingly. Not hard to remember that an indicated 105 (say) is really 100 or whatever.Likewise I adjust when calculating fuel consumpsion.
Regards
Mick
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Reply By: Davoe - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:08

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:08
I think it is wheels magazine that shows indicated and actual speeds on their vehicle tests and such conservative descrepencies are absalutly normal just that b4 gps not many people new about it
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