Nissan changes to TD42 since '96 to '02

Submitted: Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 01:59
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G'day, anyone aware of Nissan changing the TD42 specs and components after they lightened the block, conrods, increased gudgeon pin OD's and pistons crowns in '96? I'm interested to see if they've done anything to return the TD42 to the strong/reliable engine it used to be prior to '96, or if they've continued down the road of reducing production costs and therefore reliability for 4wd'ers.

I'm interested in my natural '02 GU C/C going the distance if upgraded with a boost.

Any informed replies would be appreciated.

Chris O.
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Reply By: Time - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 09:24

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 09:24
Try here,



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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 10:00

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 10:00
They have made changes with the new GU's when they went IC'ed... but as for going back, they dont need to, its about the most reliable donk out there..

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Reply By: Chris O - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 12:25

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 12:25
Thanks fellas,

I'll check out the site you listed for info.

I originally purchased the GU cab/chasis knowing of its reliability and longevity of the natural diesel TD42. I have recently heard some bad stories about the TD42 since Nissan modified it in '96. Basically they lightened the thing up, in turn causing overheating problems and seizures with the fitting of their turbos on the earlier GU models.

I realise they overcame some of these problems fitting the intercoolers. I was curious if any other changes had been made.

Chris O.
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