GU CLUTCH

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 09:34
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Hello i have 2003 gu 3litre patrol with 95000ks at last service the dealer found minor oil leaks around gearboxThe dealer has offered to remove the transmission fix leaks change various seals etc at no cost as warrenty,i was thinking while it is being repaired i should replace the clutch as well

Should i fit aftermarketclutch or stay standard,i am going to keep the vehicle for at least another 100000k and tow 1100kg camper.
any help appreciated.
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Reply By: Member -ace ( SA ) - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 10:13

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 10:13
Brian, is that 95,000 ks, seems an awful lot for 2003, also if your are given the option of taking out the extended warranty it would pay to stay with the original equipment while replacing the clutch.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 12:19

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 12:19
You need to take out the extened warranty before the original factory warranty runs out. You can't get the extened warranty otherwise.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 13:10

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 13:10
Definately take out the extended warranty, and get on first name basis with your dealer now ;-) and have the clutch done while its apart because of the towing your doing as routine "preventitive" maintenance, and ensure they give the flywheel an extra good inspection, as they are prone to cracks around the bolts, leaking oil from the 2 peice flywheel. [which is oil filled to act as a damper to remove some of the engine vibration issues from the gearbox, but wasnt successfull on 5th gear main shaft splines, which were an issue on hwy high km vehicles witht he series 1 GU]

Also get them to change all your oils, check the uni's in the tailshaft, and give the vehicle a birthday while its in the shop, to make your next 100k as trouble free as possible.
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Reply By: Alex Callaghan - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 10:22

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 10:22
A "Daiken" heavy duty would be what i'd go for. Daiken make the best clutchs in my opinion.
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Reply By: brian - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 11:01

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 11:01
Sorry it is 95000ks but should be 2002 not 2003 thankyou for replies so far.
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Reply By: joc45 - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 12:57

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 12:57
Bear in mind that Nissan generally consider clutch failures as "normal wear", and it may not be replaced under warranty. My 4.2 clutch is dragging at present, and they tell me it's not covered, saying it's nearly worn out (90,000km, never towed anything). I hear that the 3.0L clutch is pretty pricey.
If I can't get warranty satisfaction out of Nissan, I certainly won't be replacing it with a Nissan spare if that's the only distance it can go.
Gerry
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 13:04

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 13:04
Hi There, My wifes GU1999 4.2 TD has 290,000ks and still going strong!!!!
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 13:05

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 13:05
Come to think of it, so is the alternator!!!!
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Follow Up By: srowlandson - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 13:07

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 13:07
I had the Clutch Replaced on my GU 2000 ZD30 @ 55,000kms as it was woren out.

$1500 for a Heavy Duty incl machining the flywheel. Took just over a week to do, as the fly wheel had to be sent off to melbourne (I lived in geelong)

nissan won't cover a clutch for more than about 7-10,000 as anything more than that is driver abuse not manufacturers fault.

don't know if it was related or not, but the flywheel ended up cracking @ 75,000 mark and was replaced under warranty (normally $2500 just in parts)

Steve
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Follow Up By: joc45 - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 13:39

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 13:39
yeh, I'm pretty miffed, as I've never worn out a clutch in 40 yrs of driving, and my last GQ went for 250,000 without a moment's trouble. This clutch is faulty, not worn.
Gerry
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Reply By: rolande- Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 15:50

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 15:50
Brian,
I was asking some questions several weeks ago regarding a leak which I though was rear seal but turned out to be something else. Anyway, I asked about changing clutch while other work was being done, (removing bellhousing, etc), and was told, "you may as well change the clutch at the same time, should only be $100 extra". I thought this cheap insurance at the time. And if you do, buy a Daikin clutch, you will notice the difference,
Rolande.
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