Not another one!!!

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:10
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Greetings all

Driving home yesterday down Toorak rd when the enginge starts to make a loud rattle, accompanied by grey/black smoke from the exhaust (yes it is a Nissan 3.0lit td build date April 2002 with 96000klms on the clock) limped into a side street eventually got the car towed to the dealer who started it, idles cleanly but when you accelerate lots of grey smoke from the back , but no rattles or other noises from engine.
No word from the dealer as of this morning, will have to see what worth the Nissan extended warraty gives me.

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Reply By: Member - Pud & Barb R (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:49

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:49
I feel for you. Not good is it! Hope you have better luck than we did. Push push and demand Nissan pay for it.
Good luck
Barb
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Follow Up By: sajiie - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 09:24

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 09:24
Hi ya,

Sounds like what happen to me, driving on the beach when pow lost power tonnes of black smoke out the back(like smoke in a factory fire) and my first thoughts were not good. motor was running fine on idle.
Popped the bonnet had a look and all looked well until i took the plastic guard off around the intercooler and found hose off going from turbo to intercooler(hard to see ,right back of the motor), wacked it back on and all was ok.Now keep the guard permenatly off.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:50

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:50
I don't know, these bloody Toorak tractors!! LMAO!

Bugger hey, well at least you were prepared with the extended warranty hey, let's hope they pull their fingers out and sort it out for you... Best of luck with it, keep us up to date on the progress, I for one will be interested to see if Nissan do the right thing for you.
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Reply By: lynnie - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 15:55

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 15:55
oh crap....look for previous posts on what happened to mine....my turbo blew/snapped whatever the official version is....and no Nissan did not pay for it...said it wasn't mechanical (!)...good luck...
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 16:05

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 16:05
Resale on these must be down to Simms metal by now!
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 18:31

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 18:31
Wish it were true.

Perfect vehicle for an engine transplant :-)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 12:58

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 12:58
:)~

dont be long, but gettin them badges off the back would be a priority
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Reply By: dieselup - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 20:44

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 20:44
Hi gujimbo
I hope you can recieve some assistance from Nissan
We had a 3.0l Patrol ,2000 model ,it made it to 210000km (we must have been lucky)then I found metal in the oil filter, not too much but enough to worry about
So after plenty of phone calls - pricing parts ,S/H engines ,recon engines (not many available, too big a risk one rebuilder told me) and working out it looked like costing between $7K & $10K we decided to get rid of it
We were lucky because it was still running and not rattling
We were unlucky because it was pretty much worthless,18K trade on 42K cruiser
The best advice I can give anyone with one of these is if you service it your self always cut the paper out of the filter you remove and squeeze the oil out of it in a vise and check for any foreign material on it
If it goes to a dealer leave an ice cream box in the car and tell em you want the old filter back and take it home ,let it drain and check it your self
You might avoid a failure and an expensive repair bill
Good luck
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn D (NSW) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 00:44

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 00:44
Im not sure what you are saying ,

If you find metal in the filter quickly sell the vehicle and let someone else wear it ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn D (NSW) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 00:45

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 00:45
Did you expect to get more for a vehicle with 200+ km
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 13:00

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 13:00
Rock and a hard place Glen.. Do you keep it and wait for it to blow up? Or trade it in and let the dealership worry about it?

Why are most cars sold cheapish? Cause they got issues.
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Follow Up By: dieselup - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 19:05

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 19:05
Truckster summed itup i think Glenn ,what will you do if you find metal in your's ? Eventually you probably will
Ihope you get a lot more Ks than Idid out of mine,iwas hoping for 300000 but it didn't happen even though it was serviced religiously for it's whole life
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn D (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 14:56

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 14:56
I think I would get a different engine or trade it in .

With the amount of spare cash I have at the moment I would probably just have to cross my fingers and hope for the best.

Just out of interest what did the metal look like, a small sliver or a chunk .

Jet engines have magnetic plugs in the oil system , if they find any metal on them it can be identified to see where it came from and if its ok for the engine to stay in use . Pity you couldnt do the same for your truck , if it was only the edge off the timing gear or something it wouldnt matter.

Glenn
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 16:26

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 16:26
Mine already has 340,000klms on it.

If I find metal in mine? Next day buy a Chev to put in its place.
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Follow Up By: dieselup - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 13:05

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 13:05
The metal was no bigger than the head of a pin Glenn ,it wasn't magnetic which makes me think it was running a bearing or two
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Reply By: Member - Craig D (SA) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 09:55

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 09:55
Hello jujimbo, any word on your truck yet form the dealer?
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Follow Up By: Member - gujimbo - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 13:50

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 13:50
Visited the dealer this morning , the mechanic told me one of the cylinders has low compression and showed me one damaged glow plug , they will be pulling the head off to see what other damage has been done, the turbo seams to be intact .
Anyway engine not looking good

In the meantime i will be speaking to Nissan Australia customer service (Val Davies) as to why this should happen on a 2002 april build vehicle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Pud & Barb R (NSW) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 16:41

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 16:41
Hi,
Val Davies was the lady who in the end agreed for nissan to pay for the engine on ours, we had to pay for the labour, oils etc. It cost us $2,700.
When I picked the vehicle up it was running. The service manager asked if it had been hard to start, told him we waited for the solenoid to click then started, OK he says!! Took car back as it wouldn't start. The dealership sent it to "diesel specialist". We picked it up on Monday after 2 months of waiting! The timing was out in the injector by 1 tooth! Anyway, our argument with the dealership was how could it be fine before the blow up and now it's broken! The dealership rang me yesterday to say they are going to pay for diesel specialist. Thank god, was expecting the bill to be a couple of grand. Makes me wonder what they did to it during the rebuild. Good result in the end anyway, am glad it didn't cost anymore, but, it shouldn't happen at all. Them's the breaks with these 3 litre's. Hope you don't have to wait as long as we did or that you don't have complications like we did. Good luck. Barb
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