nissan patrol turbo diesel engine blow up

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 18:07
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hi all, have seen that this has happened to others. my 2000 model turbo diesel engine has just blown. the local dealership have said that the turbo shaft has broken, they haven't found out more, hopefully monday. it only has 96k on the clock and has been serviced and looked after meticulously. can anyone offer me any advice on how to approach nissan. i realise that this shouldn't happen on such a 'young' car. thanks
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Reply By: ACDC - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 18:36

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 18:36
Hi lynnie,
Thats bad news, but as long as you have service records you qualify for after warranty assist some dealerships are lazy and not interested in helping,ring Nissan direct and speak with them.
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Reply By: Gu_Patrol - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 18:48

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 18:48
Hope this helps lynnie

http://www.lonards-automotives.com.au/patrol.html

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 19:45

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 19:45
Try searching the site.
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Reply By: Kumunara (SA) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 06:50

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 06:50
Is yours a 4.2 ltr or 3 ltr motor?
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Reply By: Old Johno [NSW] - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 11:29

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 11:29
lynnie - I had the same problems plus a lazy dealer, went to fair trading, dealer all of a sudden agreed & I had a new motor & wiring loom fitted. They have known of this problem since that model was bought out

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Reply By: awill4x4 - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 12:24

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 12:24
Don't take this the wrong way it's just a little lighthearted but with all the 3 litre Nissan saga's the same song lyrics keep coming back to me. With apologies to Queen:

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

Regards Andrew.
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Follow Up By: Dave Thomson - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 16:38

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 16:38
It was god that made lemons, but it took Ford to put wheels on them..............
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Reply By: Dave Thomson - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 16:47

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 16:47
Hi mate , sorry to hear your bad news, I' m in the same boat myself with a 2001 3 Ltr T/D and am watching these threads very carefully, can I ask where are you, and if possible could you let me know how it all goes ? the number for Nissan HQ is 03 9797 4111, the guy I spoke to there's name was Lance, he told me that Nissan would not abandon us and was aware of the problem, but could'nt do anything until the engine actually blew !!!
what can you do ???
anyhow please keep us posted,
best regards,
Dave
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Follow Up By: Dave Thomson - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 21:43

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 21:43
Hi Linnie,
sorry mate forgot to ask, could you send me an email, so I can keep in touch to see the outcome {forewarned is forearmed} my email is dandat@dodo.com.au,
hope to hear from you,
Dave
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Follow Up By: lynnie - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 08:39

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 08:39
hi dave
yeh will let u know what happens....it's now 3 weeks in the garage, but only 3 days they've worked on it (long story.....bad customer service). will keep u posted.
i would buy another one, this one was a great car, and it seems to be a 'common' if thats the right word, fault.

lynnie
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Reply By: Pud & Barb - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 19:15

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 19:15
Hi lynnie,
Our 3ltre blew 13/01/06 and still havn't got it back. We dealt with a lady at head office, Val Davis. When you ring, don't take the options, wait for the main switch and then ask for who ever you need, 03 9797 4111. At first we thought it was the turbo as it blew the inlet hose off. Symptoms, black smoke, death rattles, loss of power. Ended up being a hole in number 2 piston. We didn't have the service book up to date as we do it ourselves and Nissan were not going to pay any costs. 170,000km. We rang this Val Davis ourselves and she agreed to pay for the parts, we had to pay for labour.
When it was picked up it was running, then later when we tried to start it, 5 minutes of winding and she went. When it's warm we have buckly's of getting it to go. They say it's the injector pump, which is apparently common for them to go, but it was fine before the rebuild? So now, after going further up the chain of command, it's off to Cooma Diesel. Apparently they are pretty good at injector pumps. We hope so. It may just mean that the timing is out on the pump. We heard today that in Europe Nissan recalled all of the early 3 litres. Good luck.
Pud and Barb. Goulburn NSW.
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Follow Up By: lynnie - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 19:59

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 19:59
thanks for the reply...have heard Val's name mentioned several times, including from my dealer. so will be on the phone to her tomorrow. must be something to do with the date as mine blew on 13/2/06....unlucky for some...

yes nissan recalled all the UK ones, not sure about europe, but i know all the uk ones were recalled.

thanks again

lynnie
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Reply By: fourstall2000 - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 08:25

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 08:25
So its finally happening,Nissan are winding back their support on the blown engines.
Overall this is bloody disgusting,they avoided a recall by replacing early failures and waiting until enough time has passed to now only pay for parts,next no help at all as the fleet is to old,this leaving the poor bastards who did not have a early failure with the cost of engines, when it was continually sold when known to have problems.
This matter has been thrown around for years and just shows how a big multi nationals can avoid their responsibility and how weak our consumer affairs is when dealing with these people.
Every one in the industry or club scene knows about the problem(mine went too but Nissan replaced in 2004),so do all the Magazines and apart from various threats no one has been able to get an answer from Nissan on what really caused the problem our how they fixed it.
As I said ,bloody disgusting.
Regards
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