Nissan Patrol - GU7 versus GU8

Submitted: Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 11:45
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Hi all.
Son-in-Law looking for a larger 4WD to tow their camper trailer. Like the idea of an auto diesel Nissan ST series around 2012 with bi-fold doors at the back. Single fold like Prado or Mitsubishi won't open fully when trailer attached.
Can anyone advise main difference between the GU7 and the GU8.
Also, any major problems with engine or transmission with this series.
Thanks
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Reply By: Notso - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 13:09

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 13:09
As far as I know it is still a GU Mk2 Y61 model. Lots of minor mods so they may have identified them in some way by a series number??

There were improvements to the engine and gearbox from the original 3.0 litre model in 2000. There were gearbox issues in the early models, 5th gear. There were engine issues in the early versions as well. By 2007/8 they had ironed out most of the issues. Common Rail injection was introduced in 2007 as well.

I loved mine when I had it. A 2000 model with all the problems. I never experienced the engine issues but the gearbox was rebuilt under warranty.
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Follow Up By: Member - mepvic - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 20:18

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 20:18
Thanks for that. Good to know that the problems with the gearbox and engine sorted out.
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Reply By: Member - Warren H - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 16:23

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 16:23
All you ever wanted to know and probably some more can be found on the Nissan Patrol 4x4_forum [url=http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/]
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Follow Up By: Member - mepvic - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 20:19

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 20:19
Thanks Warren. Will pass the link through. Looks like there should be plenty of info in that.
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Reply By: Michaeljp - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 20:24

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 20:24
GU7 has a LSD in rear with no ABS, GU8 has ABS and rear locker.
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Follow Up By: Alan S (WA) - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 21:16

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 21:16
Michael

ABS is in my GU6 so should also be in a GU7
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 02:50

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 02:50
I didnt know that Alan, i thought GU8 was first. Thanks or that.
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Follow Up By: Member - mepvic - Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 09:48

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 09:48
Thanks Michael. Will pass that info on also.
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Follow Up By: Member - Captain (WA) - Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 22:02

Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 22:02
I had ABS in my prior 2003 3.0GU, it was an option at the time.

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