Honest Clive and his 3.0 Patrol

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 14:41
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Honest Clive,

I was wondering how you went with Nissan and a replacement for your self detonating 3.0? You said that you were to post the outcome on the forum but I have not seen it.
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Reply By: fourstall2000 - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 15:00

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 15:00
The blow up was reported as fourby,as we moved to Healesville at Xmas we re suscribed with Telstra,new carrier new name,now fourstall2000.
I had reported the result under this name,but as you are a friend of my friend Nick,
(Who drove straight passed me in my hour of need) I will fill you in.
I had previously wrote to Nissan enquiring about the 3.0 litre engine,they wrote back giving me a reference number should I have problems.
After the engine expired over Xmas,I wrote to Nissan ,telling them that the vehicle had blown up ,and was now at King Nissan(quoting ref no).
After a delay of two weeks and numerous calls to the public relations dept (they kept saying King was not providing enough info,King said hold up was Nissan)The approval was given to replace the engine and turbo.
King said the job would take two weeks,7 weeks later( after some angry words in the 6th week) the vehicle was ready.
A good job generally,they forgot to tighten the alternator terminal,causing battery problems,but I located this fault and now no problems.
Cost of engine replacement to me -nothing.
I am now frustrated because I cannot find out what actually failed,and what changes were made to the current engines.
Even king Nissan could not tell me,I continue to make enquires.
Although the failure was most dissapointing, it is great to have a vehicle that the manufacturer stands behind in such a way,pitty they are so secretive.
Regards to your Dad
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Follow Up By: DARREN - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 16:08

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 16:08
Very good to hear they came to the party.

See you at the wedding!
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 18:14

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 18:14
Surely not a Holden - Toyota wedding??
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Follow Up By: TOB - Friday, Apr 02, 2004 at 15:42

Friday, Apr 02, 2004 at 15:42
I have a friend who works at nissan and I checked with him b4 I bought my Navara in January. The original engine had only 1 oil feed into the motor, the new one has 2 and a bigger sump. No problems with the newer motor which was intoduced in early 2001 builds.
What a sensational motor. I have only done 1 trip but the Nav went like a dream. Fuel economy is great and u can pasS whatever you want on the hwy. 4wd is very good but suspension is very stiff which makes for a rough ride.

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Reply By: joshinthecity - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 16:59

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 16:59
In the interest of reporting on the new engines. May I ask what year model your truck is ?

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Follow Up By: DARREN - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 18:38

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 18:38
refer post 9353 it's a 2000 model
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Reply By: madcow - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 21:02

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 21:02
I have heard they run short of oil around #4 piston and had a smaller oil capacity. Not sure of the oil capacity though. Glad to see they fixed it for free.
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Follow Up By: angler - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 20:45

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 20:45
My information is they did a modification in May 2002, Aparently it was something to do with oil supply and pressue monitoring.
I have heard of that many blowing up I have changed my mind about getting one. I am going for either a TD42 or a cruiser around 2002 model. Both are around the same price. The TD42 is apparently bullet proof except for some shimmy problems with the front wheels that can be fixed with some shims in somewhere. (same problem with al Patrols).

Don't you wish nissan would come clean with this problem and fix it for everyone. There must be enough of these Renault engines in the world to enable a permanent fix for everyone.
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