Manufacture date GUIII 3LTurbo Nissan Patrol

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:42
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I am amazed at the immense knowledge and information on the Fourm. I recently perused the articles on the Nissan Patrol where some owners have experienced problems with the Series II model Patrol and the information would seem to suggest that problems have been rectified in the Series III 3 Litre Patrol. I am trying to identify when actually the Series III was manufactured. I have made contact with the Nissan Customer Service Centre and 3 different officers have told me 3 different dates. I was informed that the 3 Litre commenced with the introduction of the 2 clear reversing lights; I was then told that the 3 Litre commenced with the new badge and the grill but no changes to the motor-only cosmetic; the 3rd officer told me the Series III is a series III because it was put out in 2003. I purchased my 3Litre in December 2002 and am trying to establish if it is a Series II or SeriesIII. So far I have done 65,000 kms but with hearing all the stories of motors blowing up I am always weary when travelling in isolated areas touring around the back blocks. Can anyone please assist me with this information on the month and year the Series III was released and what changes were made to the motor. Thanks in anticipation.
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:51

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:51
Not all are having the engine issues reported it seems to be only some of the engines failing might be that old friday built theory coming into play, still a concern all the same, just enjoy the vehicle and worry about it when it happens Nissan seem to cover it under warrenty with no problems.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:54

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:54
Lots of fridays dude..
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:54

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:54
Sorry must clarify it's only the early model GUII lateR models 02 on seem to be OK.
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Follow Up By: rickwagupatrol - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 23:19

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 23:19
i'm up to the magic 100k mark in our feb 2002 series three,,,,no problems with the motor...

rick.
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 23:55

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 23:55
Hi Major,

The series III came out around June 2001, not sure of exact date (had listed somewhere, but changed PC recently and haven't got that file handy). Anyway, your Dec 2002 is absolutely a series III. The clear reversing lights is perhaps the best indication, but there are other identifiers.

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Follow Up By: rors101 - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 17:15

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 17:15
Are you sure?
I was told my Jan 03 GU 3.0 (build date) was a series III ie the first Patrol with clear tail lights, larger grille badge, modified cup holder and duel cigar outlet as well as light grey trim.
My car was delivered at the same time as the dealer got their new demo's in Apr 03.
What series do i have then?

Rors
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Follow Up By: Member - Captain (WA) - Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 00:31

Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 00:31
Hi rors101,

ABSOLUTELY sure without a scherrick of doubt!!!! My brother in law has a series III and it was delivered in September 2002 and it was FAR from an early series III. I have an Oct 2003 model and it is unofficially referred to as a series IV. Thats the model with the modified cup holder, dual cigs and electric antenae switch down low, not on the top LHS near the radio.

The clear taillights came out some time in 2001, from memory around June but definetly by end of 2001. Old stock at some dealers takes a while to move hence why some people have a series II in late 2001, perhaps even early 2002, but its build date, not sale date that determines the series designation.

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Reply By: cokeaddict - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 00:16

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 00:16
"I am amazed at the immense knowledge and information on the Fourm."

Hey Major, if your impressed with what you have read so far, may i suggest you become a member and then you will really see how good this forum is. Your just licking the icing at the moment.

Cheers Ange.
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Reply By: Member - Raymond - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 09:25

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 09:25
Hi Major
Also take out the extra cover 150000/5 years on the vehicle. Check with a few dealers as I had $200 taken of the price taking it to $800 and that includes 2 year Gold RACV cover worth $300. $250 per year to cover all the components it pretty cheap.
Ray
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Reply By: The Major - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 15:19

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 15:19
Thanks to all for comments and information am relieved that it seems I do have a SeriesIII model also it is relieving to see that some have done have 100,000 with no problems. I am retired now and always out in the backblocks and sometimes I tow a 1600kg caravan and as I said before, all the stories you hear about Nissans were a worry to me. So far under warranty I have had the fanbelt tensioner replaced and at my 10,000 km service I was informed by the dealer that the motor will have to be pulled out to replace an oil pick up seal as an oil had developed at the front of the motor. I was informed by the dealer that the leak is not a serious problem and I can wait to have the mob done at a later date prior to warranty expiring. I will take up the advice of extending the warranty and once again thanks everyone for their info and help. Regards The Major
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