jACKAROO 3.0TD 2000-2004

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 13:02
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Reply By: Discovery - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 13:41

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 13:41

My father in law had one (2001, auto, I recall). Took it to the Cape and across the Simpson with a fairly heavy load. Had poly-airs and heavy shockers. Returned home to Van Diemen's Land to discover around $8k of warranty covered damage (splits to roof frame, guards, leaks, etc). Seemed to be an ok vehicle until the going got tough. He researched extensively before the purchase, and after he found all the metal fatigue fractures/splits. Once the repairs were done he sold it and brought a new, late 2002 3.0TDi Patrol.

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Reply By: Rigor - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 15:05

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 15:05
My 99 has not been in a heavily loaded bad terrain situation for any graet distance but no probs so far , some minor dust leaks though. I have heard of many makes and models that apparently fall apart including the "unbreakable" cruisers and Hilux.Some vehicles are stronger than others but unless taken to the exreme not a lot of difference in my opinion. I would have thought the suspension would have karked it before any body problems!
Cheers rigor.
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Reply By: Banjo - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 15:21

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 15:21
Yep - I've always used a camper to spread the load in my Jack setup......some people load their cars up to the hilt on these trips in the desert....kids....roofrack.....fuel....beer.....water....it might just have been all too much !
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Follow Up By: Turbos - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:29

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:29
I have a 2000 TD Jack. I reakon the car is great - when there are not problems!! But all patrols, landcruisers, pajeros and jackaroos experience problems at some stage. Like any 4wd maintenance and research is the key. Jackaroos have problems with TPS sensors, glowplugs, and injector seals. Holden/isuzu have revised injector seals so if the jack your looking at has these then your sweet. The jackaroo glowplugs are quite long, ~ 6 inches, and the plug in the number one cylinder has a tendency to get stuck in the head. The best bet is to ensure this plug does not get stuck (ie free it every 20K or something - requires taking the intercooler off, but any idiot could do that!). I have a glowplug in the number one cylinder and it causes smoke on start up which really gives me thebleeps! I also got my jack back yesterday after a oil regulator sensor was playing up (1000 bucks later) however this is the first case i have heard of and it definately is not a common problem. I personally reakon the GU 3.0L and the 80 series TD are the go!
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Reply By: Member - Nobby - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 10:24

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 10:24
Have a look in the latest (Aug 2004) 4x4 Aus. They do a article on exactly what you are looking for. I have the petrol version and could'nt be happier.
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