The Blue Beast is back

Submitted: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 14:52
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Got the patrol back yesterday & all seems fine. as well as new motor they replaced the drive balt pulley as the bearing was shot & all it cost us was $80.00 for a new belt as the old one was cracked. the 3 series motor dos'nt seem to have a bad a turbo lag as the old one but time will tell. Sorry Willem no tradeins as I think I will keep it for a while yet.
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Reply By: Leroy - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 15:12

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 15:12
That's fantastic, you have to love warranty! It'll be just like you almost have a new beast now.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 16:09

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 16:09
Thanks Leroy
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Reply By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 15:27

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 15:27
Great news Bob
Having a vehicle off the road is a real pain in the Ar** I bet you felt like your throat was cut without it, now its back to trip planing.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 16:09

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 16:09
I did Bernie, chewed my fingers to the bone
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 15:57

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 15:57
Great news Bob, so where to for a test run.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 16:08

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 16:08
Berri to see Mr Lexic in June if its still on or somewhere else if not.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 18:06

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 18:06
Bob,
That's excellent news....we'll look forward to meeting you there at Berri too.
Are you putting the computer module back in? (I think you said you had a Dtronic or Unichip, didn't you?)
Cheers mate
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 18:13

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 18:13
D'tronic Roachie, I'll leave it for awhile as I have to check if the chip settings are the same for the 3 series as the 2 series, probably after Berri. will be nice to meet you to
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Reply By: Member -ace ( SA ) - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 16:16

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 16:16
fantastic to hear all is well bob and lex, lets hope you can get a good few hundred thousand out of her now, regards, Adrian.
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 18:42

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 18:42
I hope so Adrian.
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Reply By: Savvas - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 17:23

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 17:23
Excellent! Always good to hear of a happy ending.
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 18:14

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 18:14
So it wasnt that filter thingny It was a good result in the end.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 18:41

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 18:41
No, not filter thingy, 2 pistons melted
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 19:22

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 19:22
Good on ya Bob......Now you will be happy again. :-)

Don't worry about the trade-in.....I will just have to drive the dinosaur a while longer.

Happy motoring!

Cheers
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Reply By: Baldrick - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 19:25

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 19:25
What sort of warranty do they give you on the new motor? Another 3 years?
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 19:45

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 19:45
I never thought to ask, I think till end of current warranty but will ask
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Follow Up By: Member - StevenL - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 22:34

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 22:34
Would have thought another 3 years of manufacturers warranty (12 months at very least).

This would at least make up for the inconvenience of weeks off the road and the heartache and stress of having a catastrophic failure!

Hope it all goes well!!!!

I am going through the breaking in of a new 3.0ltr Turbo Diesel motor myself but mine has a Toyota badge on it. Pesty says it should hit it's full straps at about 60,000kms. I am sure the newer Nissan will give just as good service.

Steven
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 16:35

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 16:35
I rang about warranty today, either 12 mths or end of extended warranty wichever is longer. Its going well, the new motor feels better than teh old one ever did.
Thanks Steven

ps Was it you who has been waiting ages for the Playdoe to arrive
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 23:57

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 23:57
good to hear ya have your baby back Bob .
how long did it take ?
so no interim car from dealer?

Funny 4wd australia know nothing about Nissan Motor problems ????????

tongue in cheek
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 16:36

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 16:36
Hi Mr fish, took 3 weeks & Nissan gave me a loaner
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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 22:08

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 22:08
nice chaps at Nisssan hey!
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Reply By: Member - Rick - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 00:15

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 00:15
good to hear you finally back on the road bob&lex.
at least me nissan did the right thing for you,,,,,,now to lots of trips to bed her in,,,,then.....???

rick.
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