Not Patrol bashing

Submitted: Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 21:06
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One of my work vehicles, a 4.2 intercooled turbo diesel Patrol tray back ute, self destructed the turbo today.

The really dissapointing factor is that the vehicle has only 17k on it.

To their credit Nissan orgainised pick up (via RACQ) 1.5 hours from town and got it in their workshop the same day and have already confirmed that it will be fixed under warranty.
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Reply By: hl - Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 21:27

Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 21:27
Hi,

Interesting. While we were at Big Red in September, I noticed a GU 4.2TD blowing lots of black smoke while trying to drive up the dune.
When he cam back down, I mentioned it to him and he told me he had blown the turbo a couple of days earlier. He was from West Wyalong. The truck had only 7000K on the clock at the time. Was still driveable and I guess he was going to drive it home that way.

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Brett H (QLD) - Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 22:13

Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 22:13
North Jacklin will find something to give you a bill for. hahaha
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Reply By: GUPatrol - Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 01:13

Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 01:13
Interesting.... I noticed that the new ones (Intercooled models) have a different turbo than the older ones (non intercooled), may be the new ones (non water cooled) are not as good??
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Follow Up By: Lynn2 - Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 08:15

Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 08:15
Funny, on the way to Windsor on Wednesday I followed a new Patrol with a large cardboard sign attached to his rear spare wheel which read "This Nisson's engine blew up and I have only done 44,000 kms" (or words to that effect).
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