latest on Pud's Patrol

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 14:54
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Thanks for all your comments.
Labour -31 hours @ $65 =$2,015
Parts for us was $685
Nissan's generous donation was $2,773.60
I took it back in this morning and you guessed it, it started much better for them! Made me feel real dumb, but they realized what I was saying so it goes back in Monday arvo to stay the night so they can start it cold Tuesday morning. They are also going to get a diesel mechanic from somewhere to look at it.
Fingers crossed. And everything else you can bl__dy well cross.
Anyone interested in a 3Litre. Brand new motor. Bargain.

Barb
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Reply By: 120scruiser - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 19:45

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 19:45
31 hours.
Well I don't want that mechanic working in my workshop or I'll go broke with those times.
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Follow Up By: nowimnumberone - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 19:48

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 19:48
exactly.
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Reply By: scottcamp - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 20:23

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 20:23
What $65 an hour! You guys don't know how lucky you are we get charged $200-$300 an hour depending on where the dealership is located. And Nissan is one of the cheaper ones. I really hate this forum, every day i come on it, the more i want to move to Australia :-).

Scott
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Follow Up By: Eddy - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 19:54

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 19:54
If they didn't blow up in the first place it would be $0 per hour :))
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Follow Up By: Pud & Barb - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:16

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:16
Scott, where on earth do you live for those sorts of prices? Barb.
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Reply By: Pud & Barb - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 17:39

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 17:39
We thought 31 hours to rebuild the engine was pretty good, you should have seen the mess it was in. Out of curiosity,what does it take to pull out and rebuild in your workshop.
Barb
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 17:03

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 17:03
Off topic ,but cant resist ,Pud were you ever in the green machine ,l 70s on ??
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Follow Up By: Pud & Barb - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 21:19

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 21:19
Alloy, don't understand,l 70s
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 07:58

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 07:58
typo , was meant to be late 70s .
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 10:42

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 10:42
Do you mean the Canberra Raiders rugby league team....aka "The Green Machine"???
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 11:39

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 11:39
Roachie ,, green machine as in Army , before the 'cant see me ' uniform.
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Follow Up By: Pud & Barb - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:12

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 21:12
Alloy,
no, I never wore the greens.
Pud.
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Reply By: Member - Glenn D (NSW) - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 19:39

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 19:39
Just got my GU back today ,

Finding a cracked head + fitting new head when the old one couldnt be fixed + checking and fixing blocked radiator + check and grease of cv s and front bearings = $ 4700.

Glad I was sitting down when they told me the price , I thought it was going to be about 2k . The new head was 1600 on its own !! , aparently toyoya is dearer.

22hrs labour !
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Follow Up By: awill4x4 - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 20:10

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 20:10
Glenn, after reading your vehicle profile. Could the Dtronic you have listed on your profile been a contributing factor to your engine problems?
Regards Andrew.
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn D (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 16:18

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 16:18
I dont think so , the head was cracked from the water jacket into the inlet runner .

They said the radiator was partially blocked but I havent even seen the temp gauge move once it warms up .

Maybe it was a bad cast ? no way to tell

Glenn
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Follow Up By: Vaughan - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 21:17

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 21:17
Glenn, I just had the same problem fixed on my 3.0l Patrol, cost a little more though, $4,930.00.
Nissan have tried to tell me it was the coolant that the car was running, put in at the 80,000 k service by my local workshop. Patrol is at 114,000k now and a Jan 04 model ST-L.
Head is going to be cut open as crack is not visible, hoping that this will reveal if it was a casting issue etc and coolant is being tested by valvoline(who are not happy at the suggestion their coolant is to blame) for contamination to confirm that it has nothing to do with the crack.
I am currently "discussing" this with Nissan as I believe that they are denying a fault with the head. When the service manager at the local Nissan dealer was talking with me, he said if it was a cracked head Nissan would replace it. Nissan has since said this is not so but discussions continue........

Regards Vaughan

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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn D (NSW) - Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 09:54

Monday, Feb 20, 2006 at 09:54
Hows it going Vaughan,

Have had problems with dealerships before , including one that charged me all the labour for dreaded patrol 5th gear explosion , although Nissan Aust did pay it all back and say the guy made a 'mistake'.

Thats the only reason I didnt go with a dealership , in hindsight it probably would have been better to when I had the thought that it may have been the casting, my engine had never overheated.

I have been doing all my services for years so it probably would have been my fault in their eyes.

Let us know how you go with Nissan.

Glenn.
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