New Nissasn 4.2 Diesel

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Hi all, does anyone know what date the new patrol 4.2 diesel engine is released. Thanks Michael
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Reply By: Truckster - Tuesday, Jan 28, 2003 at 10:49

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2003 at 10:49
Its not a new engine, its the same TD42 with the same Turbo, and a new Intercooler.. It will be in the same place as the 3.0 intercooler above the engine with the bonnet scoop.

Mid Feb was the last date We were told.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Tuesday, Jan 28, 2003 at 11:39

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2003 at 11:39
I forgot, there is a rumour of Direct Injection.. but they are holdng the cards close to their Chest for some reason.
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Reply By: Phil - Tuesday, Jan 28, 2003 at 11:19

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2003 at 11:19
February it will be released though the exact date I dont know. According to the Sales Manager at the local dealer it is an all new engine. Cheers Phil
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Reply By: mad mapper - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 09:29

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 09:29
Early to mid february is the word I'm getting from the QLD Sales Manager. The photos I've seen say 'Direct Injection' on the side and they have the bonnet scoop for the new intercooler. I get the impression that the basic engine is the same but with some top end modifications. Pricing will probably be slightly higher than the old 4.2 TD. 4x4 Magazine will do a 'first drive' write-up in their next (March) issue.
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Reply By: Robo - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 09:43

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 09:43
The 4x4 Australia Magazine was meant to come out today but my Newsagent did not receive it. Has anyone got it yet that can confirm the details for the new 4.2 TD with intercooler ??
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Follow Up By: Michael - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 11:04

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 11:04
HI Robo, you are correct, the mag did not get to the stands today, my guess is that they have held it off till the release of the new patrol on either tomorrow or friday im told by my local Nissan dealer. The updated model has all new interior that goes all through the range of patrols and the upgraded motor (diesel) of course. Possibly Nissan did not want the details to get out b4 the release. Michael
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Reply By: Robo - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 11:07

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 11:07
Michael, makes sence, Nissan must have held them back from the release. New interior sounds good, dying to find out the specs of the 4.2..
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Follow Up By: Michael - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 14:54

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 14:54
Hi Robo.
My Gu is nearing 4 yo, done 245000 ks no major problems,, i'm happy with motor and would rather get another 4.2 than the 3 litre.I'm hoping for just the intercooler without the direct injection. The current 4,2 doesn't have a computer and thats the way i like it. Direct injection will bring with it the dreaded computer, the 3 litre has its computer under the seat, handy if you happen to go through water any deeper than 5oomm.. Cheers Michael
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 18:20

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 18:20
>>>> handy if you happen to go through water any deeper than 5oomm..


of you do your warranty is cactus anyway! Ask the people getting new $2-3000 air cond pulleys and bearings etc... (GU 3.0ltrs only)
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Reply By: Robo - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 15:04

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 15:04
Michael - Spoke with Garry Rogers Nissan (Vic) today to try and get more info. He told me the interior change is only different colour fabrics and plastics not a redesign and this will be across the whole range. He also told me there is no direct injection just a simple intercooler (this info has been consistent from my talks with Nissan) and a price rise of around $1000. - still 2 weeks to release though !! damn it..
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Follow Up By: Michael - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 15:33

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 15:33
Hi Robo, i had my Patrol in for service on monday at Purnell Nissan @ Liverpool , outside of Sydney, they told me definately by Friday, so i concluded thats y the Mag was late, who knows.. Any way all will be revealed probaby 2moro with the 4x4 magazine. I'm happy about the lack of direct injection, the worst thing they could do is put the same pump as the 3.0D patrol on. They are failing with shonky fuel as there is no other lubrication ather than the diesel fuel itself. Nissan is not even replacing them under warranty as they say that fuel quality is beyond their control. $6000 for a new fuel pump. I'll keep with the old mechanical job that is tried and proven.. Regards Michael.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 18:43

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 18:43
Lets be honest, I dont think any dealers "know"....

My local dealer Peninnsular Nissan, told me Direct Inj thats why its been held back on their release, as they couldnt get emissions correct.

Intercooler is in same place as the 3.0, over motor, and Everything else is the same, just new colours....

Dont be shocked if its just a TD42T with Intercooler, and Non Direct Inj... Direct Inj would be the next MAJOR upgrade!!!!!
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Reply By: Robo - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 16:43

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 16:43
will keep you posted on this thread if I find out any more.

I too am concerned about the 3.0td. heard about quite a few problems. There was a good tread running over at overlander.com.au about it but the server crashed and all the info was lost !.. from what I saw most of the guys did not experience any problems so in may be more rumor based than fact.. there are always people who go out of their way to make up stories to justify their own decisions. Every make will have a problem or two and a lemon here and there.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 18:17

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 18:17
Said it before and said it here before, you want to find out all the FACTUAL problems with the 3.0, join the patrol4wd group on yahoogroups, adn search the archives...

Or just ask the boys, theres 750 members on the list now....
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Reply By: ThePublican - Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 20:48

Wednesday, Feb 05, 2003 at 20:48
Wll be at the Brisbane motor show friday 7th.,
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