a service for my GU Patrol

Submitted: Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 08:53
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Hi all
I need to get a service on my GU patrol but this time I want to go to a Nissan dealer instead of my local bloke.

My Engine light has been coming on and off lately and I want Nissan to do some diagnostics.

I live about half way between Hornsby Nissan and Blacktown Nissan in Sydney, anyone here had any experience with either of these places

And before anyone say get a Toyota, this car has done 105,000KM without any problems and yes it is a 3L TD

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Reply By: 3.0turbob - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 09:40

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 09:40
Blacktown Nissan is part of the Lander Motor Group, which has Lander Toyota, Mitsubishi, Kia. I used to get my Toyota serviced at Lander Toyota and had nothing but trouble with the car every time I got it back, and had to get it rectified Time & time again while being charged an arm & a leg for it.
Ive had my series 3 Patrol (3ltr TD) for nearly 2 years now and do most things myself. If it needs any major work I'll go to my local mechanic.
As for Hornsby Nissan I can't comment because I've never been there. Other people may have had different experiences.

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Follow Up By: Groove - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 10:11

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 10:11
Thanks for the feedback Rob
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Reply By: brian - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 12:13

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 12:13
Just had a quote of $1000 for 120000k service on 3l patrol at nowra nissan dealer quote of $600 from arb in wollongong.
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Reply By: muzzimbidgie - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 12:49

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 12:49
That's right. Major service, 40,000 80,000 120,000 is the big one and nissan have always quoted about a grand. My local bloke does it for about $600, and he does it by the book, but the one thing he can't do is a diagnostic. I get my local bloke to do everything and take it to nissan for a diagnostic, when that annoying little light comes on.

My guess is that your airflow meter is fowled with dust, or oil if you have used an oil soaked air filter. This has been a common source of complaint, according to the guy at nissan parts.

If you get nissan to do a diagnostic and they tell you the turbo or fuel pump need work, take it to a diesel/turbo specialist, it will be much cheaper.
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael- Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 13:55

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 13:55
I had a similar problem with engine light coming on and off, turned out to be a badly fouled fuel filter, give it a check especially if it hasn't been changed for a while
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew(WA) - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 19:53

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 19:53
I had the same problem...fouled up fuel filter.
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Reply By: Puddin & Gumnut (Sydney) - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 16:12

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 16:12
We brought our 3.0ltr Patrol from Lander & their service stinks. All my work lately has been done @ Parramatta Nissan, Inc fit off new motor & have found them too know their stuff.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 16:23

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 16:23
The engine light also might mean that your fuel filter thing has a bit of water in the bottom of it, the handbook tell you waht to do, try that, and then get it serviced by someone who knows what theyre doing, not necesssarily a Nissan dealer
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 17:13

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 17:13
Liverpool Nissan has a big sign on the front of the service bays" We do it right the first time" , Ive been going there for 5 1/2 years with my Patrol's and they have been great. Michael
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Reply By: Glenn D - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 17:19

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 17:19
Hi Groove
Check engine light can either mean fuel filter needs water drained or the ECU has logged a fault.
In the service manual there is a procedure to read the logged faults in the ECU , this is very easy, short 2 pins on a plug under the dash and count the number of times the ckeck engine light blinks. It might be worth getting a manual and checking it out before going to Nissan
If it is not a simple thing to replace, I reckon to try and find a switched on diesel mechanic, in my experience Nissan dealers are a rip off waiting to happen
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Reply By: Shep - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 20:58

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 20:58
Groove, We live near Blacktown and we had our fair share of issues with their (Lander) service mainly with them not meeting deadlines or been disadvantaged by their in- house parts delivery probs however not with their technical ability, I got into the habit of bouncing to and from Lander and the Penrith Motor group (Nisaan), Penrith offered top service but found that there is always a differance in service prices, most recently Penrith was $100 dearer on a 80K service ( 2001 3.0lt TD) so Back to lander it was.
On the last visit to lander they offered excellent service ( not sure if the Penrith stamp in the log book had anything to do with it ) they were on time, spotted a few things that need warranty work ( Front end bushes,Belt tension pully, flow sensor) also c/o fan belt, bullbar indicator bulbs at no extra charge.
They have certanly restored faith.
Hope this helps
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