New Problems with 3.0TD GU Patrols?

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 14:50
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Has anyone heard of any new problems with the 3.0TD engine post 2001?
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Reply By: TOB - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 15:41

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 15:41
Only from Toyota nuts!

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Reply By: Spango - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 16:27

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 16:27
This particular motor has been a problem, a mate of mine here in Exmouth WA had to replace his motor mid last year as the pistons disintegrated, the motor had done 99,000kms, Nissan paid for the replacement, this same mate of mine has a cousin in Port Lincoln SA had the same problem with the pistons disintegrated, this is about the third person I know who has had the same problem. Bad luck? I dont thing so, also fifth gear has been a problem with this model.
I have a 100S Land Cruiser RV 1998 Petrol, the vehicle has only travelled 140,000 kms at present the gear box is being fixed as fifth gear is a problem, obviously I have no warranty comeback.
What makes my blood boil is the money you spend for a so called first rate/five star four wheel drive that can't cut the mustard.
I work for the Department of Defence and had have heard on the grapevine that 100S Land Cruisers of which the Department has many are experiencing problems with fifth gear. Of course Toyota and Nissan will adopt the Head in the Sand attitude and hope that it goes away.

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 17:17

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 17:17
Haven't previously heard of any 100series doing 5th cog. I had to have my GU's replaced under warranty at around 86, didn't give up but the gearbox oil went a coffee colour and Nissan were good enough to offer to replace it before it busted. I saw the cog and shaft they pulled out and there was a hell of a lot of slop between the 2'd almost swear they did not belong to one another.

As for the 3.0L engine, I have been led to believe on this forum, that the problem/s with motors has been cured post 2001. However, yesterday I was in my local beaurepairs shop having a natter about the new STT's and a bloke has a 2002 model 3L (which he has had cut down to a dual cab) and it lost compression on #4 after he'd done about 98,000klm. He asked them how long it would take to re-build/fix the donk and they said "no mate, these are a throw-away motor....not worth fixing" and they stuck a new motor into it for him. He still loves it and reckons it's the best farm vehicle he has ever owned. He also said that he has serviced it himself ever since the first 1000klm service (which was done by Nissan) and they never quibbled about him servicing it himself.


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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 22:01

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 22:01
Yes Roachie from what I've heard on this forum the problems of blowing up were cured after 2001, however there are still issues with air flow sensors and EGR valves as our work pootrol has gone through two EGR's and an air flow sensor. It has only done 30k and has never been offroad. (why do we have it, who knows!) But they were both fixed under warranty, albeit two-three weeks off the road altogether so far. No loan car as they were unavailable (even though Nissans Great Service contract specifies that you WILL have one no matter what if it's in for more than a week). The service department at our local Nissan yard was arrogant, rude and really didn't seem to know what the hell they were doing...
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 22:57

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 22:57
no, never.. even if I try searching here or any 4wd forum, I only get 290820394802394802394023940293409 matches to thembleepting themselves.

this could only be a troll. Diamond... you on the cheap stuff again?
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