another one bites the dust (gu)

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 18:54
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while driving through bendigo today i was stopped behind a gu at the lights.
when the lights changed it looked like he stalled it a couple of seconds later huge plumes of smoke.
they managed to make it through the lights and parked.
it was an 02 gu with 60000ks.
the owners were telling me that a friend of theres had a motor blow up on theres a while ago.
the driver told me after there friends motor blew he went to his local nissan dealer(not sure where) who said they have never heard of it must be a one off and dont worry.

has any one ever heard of this happening lololol
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 19:03

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 19:03
News to me
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 19:17

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 19:17
I have never heard of it, OH WHAT A FEELING.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 19:40

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 19:40
Mrs D, is good to bring up the issue and focus on the post October 2000 3.0 TD Patrol. It is interesting to note that 4x4 Australia has acknowledged their reply in last months issue to a letter on that model had some reader feedback.

Well it may again too but they tend to self excuse their response saying that Nissan increased the oil capacity and anyone experiencing problems should call their dealer or Nissan on 03 9797 4111. One wonders how long they will honour their side of things?

They are still making excuses by the look of things in 4x4 Australia, after acknowledging "a few engine problems" in pre October 3.0 litre vehicles
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie- Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 22:14

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 22:14
John,
I think the letter you're referring to was one that I wrote into them. Needless to say I (& many others) was astounded at their response that they'd never heard of the 3.0l having had problems.
In the latest issue they were talking about a lengthy trip they did (I think it was from Melbourne to WA). One of the convoy was a 3.0l Nissan and it blew up in Victoria. Another Nissan did a 5th gear. Both of these are well known problems, but they STILL didn't make any mention of these issues. Who said anything about wearing blinkers when it comes to their advertisers' products??
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 22:31

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 22:31
Roachie,

I was tickled with that too that one sector of the magazine could not know what is said in the other even though the original claims to be an editor. To be fair it did mention the Yota diff too in the article but it seems that some of the dogs b***s are airbrushed out. They did want to give Nissan the credit for getting it back on the road. Obviously an early model mate.......

Rather a 4.2 TDI
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 01:20

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 01:20
"Who said anything about wearing blinkers when it comes to their advertisers' products??"

Now ya gettin with the program..

Ya now understand why many people are cancelling subscriptions?
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 19:59

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 19:59
If these 3.0 nissans keep doing this The Explorer only looks better and better all the time, LOL.

Baz.

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Follow Up By: Mrs Diamond - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 20:05

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 20:05
sorry mate but even if all partols blew up it still wouldnt help the exploder look or be any better.
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Follow Up By: Wil - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 21:04

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 21:04
At least the petrol Patrols are not blowing up...?
Any diesel Explorer out there...?
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 21:14

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 21:14
there certainly is, got to go to the US to get one though.

Baz.

ps,look at rig pic.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce (San Diego) - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 23:32

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 23:32
Sorry Baz,

No diesel Explorers here in the US

Bruce
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 23:02

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 23:02
but but Diamond... everyone tells me Nissan fixed it with the 2000 model??

LMAO !!!

I WANT ONE!!!!(if only HTML worked in here)
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Reply By: Nudenut - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 11:36

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 11:36
Bugga me! never heard of such a thing
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 13:22

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 13:22
I dont see the disbelievers of 12 mths ago that put their feet in their mouths posting anything?
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Reply By: Meady - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 16:26

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 16:26
Trol....
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