THE TIME HAS COME for all to admit the 3.0td Patrol is sorted

Submitted: Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 19:55
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There are no credible/consistent reports of failures of post first series motors. There are big km 3.0tds out there now (doing hard work) with absolutely no worries. A lot of people had their fun knocking the car. No doubt there will still be the knockers even when the nissans have 500 thou on the clock! I forsee this motor now becoming a classic, following the initial problems. Thats how it works sometimes.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:01

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:01
Ah.....Ha......... too late.....

Were all gonna buy Teracans, cause they ..............

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Reply By: Member Eric - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:22

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:22
We have a live one lol
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:27

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:27
Wait till my Nissan dealer sees this.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:28

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:28
Dya think we were Bjorn yesterday?
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:39

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:39
Glad you got to that one before me Bonz........... tis what I thought reading the headline.
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Reply By: Bjorn - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:43

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:43
Hey bonz, eric and wolf,
can I join your cool little chat gang with all of those little messages to each other and stuff!!?
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 21:30

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 21:30
Of course you can Bjorn, and I was only mucking about, I got a 3.0td and it worries me a lot that the motor will kerpow one day.
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Follow Up By: Bjorn - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 21:42

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 21:42
No worries Bonz. have you done some big kms? Your 3.0td has very good resale anyway!
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 22:01

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 22:01
52,000 in 3 and a half years Bj, and 200,000 in Falcons for work. The Patrol is used mainly to get to the fun, have the fun, and get home from the fun. Resale is great, in that time it owes us less than $10000.
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Follow Up By: Bjorn - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 22:27

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 22:27
Bonz, whats the reason the resale is so high?
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:03

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:03
The purchase was so low is the reason
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:48

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:48
What you trying to justify your purchase are you??

LMAO talk to dudes with dead cars, like the bloke that nissan wont replace the motor on, he is up for $18,000.. Oh yea, Talk about your long time classic.
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Follow Up By: Bjorn - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:52

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:52
Post series one?? sorry, there are SO many out there clocking up the big kms now, just doesn't seem relevant anymore.
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Follow Up By: Nomad - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 21:03

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 21:03
Mines a July 2000 build. Just crossed 80K. Had it's service last week.

Absolutely no indication of anything going wrong with anything except usual wear out throw away things.

Have been hearing more and more lately that even out of warranty, Nissan will replace the motor in the GU11. Truckster, don't know what happened with the bloke your talking about. Don't worry about dealers. If they give you a hard time, then go straight to the top of Nissan. They can be screwed.

Bjorn, your spot on mate. This will be a classic motor and why stop at 500K.

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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 21:29

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 21:29
Is that the guy who said he had done 2 motors and 2 turbo's? There have been so many people with series 2 patrols crying it must be fact not fiction. Wasn't the P-76 called a classic too?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 15:57

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 15:57
Bjorn...
Its school holidays again isnt it?

Or are you that bored Diamond?

PS.. yes many POST SERIES 1 - up to SERIES 3 ARE BLOWING UP.

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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 22:24

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 22:24
Yeh OK your lookin for a bite so your gettin one, Mines done 80,ks Mines done 120,ks these arent big milage wheres the 400ks and 500 ks, and as for resale there not 5 years old yet? Truckie is right, when, not if, Nissan stop paying take the 18 grand off your resale and see whats left. What a load of CRAP your talkin Bjorn, crawl back in your hole and wait for the next BANG.
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Follow Up By: Bjorn - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 22:59

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 22:59
Pesty, why stoop so low?
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 23:05

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 23:05
Dont Know shouldnt have answered your crap at all.
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Reply By: terracan tim - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 08:42

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 08:42
I found it interesting that when I was looking at buying a patrol from a dealership they had 2 gu patrols side by side both with 10000kms on them with new motors the female salesman told me that they both had blown there motors and had been replaced under wantry one at 40000kms and the other at 65000kms at that the alarm bells started ringing so I went and did some net surfing about the problem. At the end of the day I would still have brought either one of these patrols as they came with a 3 year wantry but the fact that I am moving to katherine in the NT next month and if I need any wantry work done it it would have to come back to Sale in vic each time So Iwent and brought the terracan on the grounds the wantry was Australia wide in time it will interesting to see if I have made the right choice so far I am happy with the terracan
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 13:18

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 13:18
I'm guessing that you are a Raafie Chappy Tim - getting back to sale shouldn't be such a problem for you should it - just load it in the back of a herc on one of the spare parts runs - OJOC
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Follow Up By: terracan tim - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 18:43

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 18:43
so are you defence as well then
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:29

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:29
Yeah mate - well ex anyway. I retired from the Navy in 2003 after 32 years and took a civilian job......................yep with the Navy. only stretche the umbilical cord rather than breaking it.
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 17:12

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 17:12
Well if nothing else Bjorn, wether you are human or not, (there seems to be some conjecture about that,) you have certainly created a post that gets plenty of hits, nearly 500 in less than 24 hrs !!
Unbelievable what crap stirs people including me!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 18:43

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 18:43
Thats cause nobody can believe it! LMAO
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Follow Up By: Member - AndrewPatrol - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:25

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:25
I hope he's right, cos my series 3 has 53k on it and i hear every noise about twice as loud as it probly is. The other thing that gets up me is the way these threads allways become abusive. must be the same people you hear on the UHF near cities!!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:38

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:38
Agree totally Andrew - I can't see the point in rubbishing anyone's vehicle. I'm happy with my GU 2.8tdi now with 140000k on the clock and not so much as a rattle or squeak - well probably going over the top there as I don't know of any patol where the barn doors don't rattle a little (or a lot!). The 3.0ltr was a big experiment for Nissan - taking a European (Renault) diesel and transplanting it to a country where the diesel has more particulate matter than a kid's sandpit was a big gamble. I too think they have solved the problems and we will see the powerplant around for a few years to come yet....and the post series I ones will largely prove to be trouble free.
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Follow Up By: rolande- Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 23:17

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 23:17
Pete,
My barn doors don't rattle, have spent 6 months trying to figure out why! I don't want to be the black sheep of the group
Rolande
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 18:09

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 18:09
You must be the luckiest Patrol owner on the planet Rolande - not only do my doors rattle but that bloody courtesy light switch often get a case of the intermittents - shutting on and off.
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Follow Up By: rolande- Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 20:54

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 20:54
Pete,
Think I've found the problem, not going through big enough pot holes!
Rolande
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Follow Up By: Member - AndrewPatrol - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 13:16

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 13:16
My doors don't rattle either, but I make sure the top lock of the big door is engaged when I shut shut them.
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 11:38

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 11:38
The time has come to say......My v6 jackaroo is still going like a champion !!!!! lol

As`are all the ones i know of..

Geez do the math people, little motor - high state of tune, Big car - bad aussie fuel = problemos

But i must admit a little bait did get a lot of nibbles...even i was dumb enough to have a go.. Take it easy all...
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