Turbo - Karput

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 19:04
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As an owner of a series 3 Patrol 3L T/D I have sat back on this site reading about some poor bast**d who has had major problems with their early model Patrols without too much care. Motor blowing up, air flow sensors not cooperating. Well that was until today when I took my young (50000K) Patrol to the local Nissan dealer for a check up because of lack of power pulling a 2 ton caravan. My mechanic thought it was the air sensor but to my suprise I got a call to tell me that the turbo is karput. Oil was leaking into the turbo and that they would need to replace the intercooler.

Thank God for warranties as the dealer had it signed off by Nissan Melb and I should have it back late tomorrow afternoon.

There was no signs of what I would have thought a major problem, only a puff of white smoke from the bonnet scoup and bugger all power up the Toowoomba Range. Seems that the oil had been leaking for a while and the turbo was not working efficently.

Of course the dealer told me that they had not had a series 3 with that problem, but I could not be the only one that has experinced this in the past 3 1/2 years. I'm just pleased that the warranty has been honoured and that with fingers crossed, the Patrol should be behaving itself in the way it should.

I will have a lot more empathy for others when I read about mechanical failures in the future. The only thing that I will be doing next is taking out the extended warranty before mine runs out in December. Things tend to happen in 3's.

Cheers, Patrick
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 19:34

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 19:34
As they should be fixing it for you, but once again ....i hate to say this and i say it without wanting to start problems for others, but there is more to come with the 3ltr engines....its not over yet, Unfortunately that is the facts...watch this space.

Please dont aske me to specify the problems yet, I promised the man i wouldnt but i have it on good authority from a nissan foreman that i have known for 30 years now as a close friend that problems will continue.

On this occasion...i hope its just a bad run on 3 of the 7 that were towed to the workshop..all series 3's.

Ange
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew W (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 23:15

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 23:15
And yet another 'expert' cans the Nissan 3 L. ! But hang on, this time its based on 'this is the facts - watch this space'. All because somone knows someone who is a Nissan Foreman!
'problems will continue' ???? What exactly are these problems?
Come on don't we all get a bit sick and tired of this un-ending scaremongering from unqualified, uninformed and ignorant contributors totally without facts to back it up?
And no I am not the owner of a 3L - just sick of hearing the repeated unsubstantiated crap knocking one particular vehicle.
Get a life lads and stop the knocking - concentrate on the real world!!
Sorry about this but just got sick of all the crap!!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 23:24

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 23:24
What do you consider the real world?
Mass failures of a bleep heap that should have

1) never been introduced
2) recalled long long LONG ago....

or are you one of these who hates to admit it?
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew W (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 23:28

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 23:28
Thanks Truckster - knew i could reply on you for a really unbiased balanced reply based on facts!!
Good luck to you mate!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 23:32

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 23:32
ah. one who hates to admit it...
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew W (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 23:33

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 23:33
sh---t you picked me!!
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 13:07

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 13:07
Andrew,
I know how you feel mate, I apoligise for posting it now. This "friend of a friend" is not quite correct. The person in the know is my cousin, a very respected nissan engineer working at a dealership. Personally with the years i have posted in this forum, i would hope that most that know me in here could understand that i would never post things without knowing the facts from a very reliable source as is the case here.

I cannot reveal the happening at this dealership just yet sorry. It would get back to the owners of this dealership knowing who leaked it and then i would not only loose a great discount on nissan parts but also probably cost him his job.

Its not a silly post mate...its factual, the series 111 3ltr engine is showing signs of engineering faults similar to the early ones but not with the same results.

Ange.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 13:18

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 13:18
'its factual, the series 111 3ltr engine is showing signs of engineering faults similar to the early ones but not with the same results'

I can't see any reason to not say what these 'engineering' faults are as you wouldn't be naming the dealership

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 14:56

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 14:56
i hear you Ange, how's your back these days mate?

good to see you "back in the saddle"

kind regards,

Jeremy.
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Follow Up By: arthurking83 - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 23:29

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 23:29
Quote Andrew W:
"And yet another 'expert' cans the Nissan 3 L......"

Spoken like a true Nissan owner!

:)
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Reply By: Exploder - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 19:43

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 19:43
It’s all part of the Nissan 3.0L T/D ownership experience.

A bit like CooperS/T's and chipping, Toyota and the front diff thing, it’s what set’s them apart. LOL

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Follow Up By: Member - John A (SA) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 21:55

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 21:55
And so many people love to put down Landrover's!!
Seems that all makes & models have their fair share of problems.
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Follow Up By: AdlelaideGeorge - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 14:44

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 14:44
ahh .............Landrovers - now they REALLY are a heap!!!!!!!!!

ha ha
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Follow Up By: arthurking83 - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 23:39

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 23:39
Quote John A:
"And so many people love to put down Landrover's..."

Spoken like a true Landrover Owner! :)))

totally agreed.
My belief is that they are all designed to fail at some stage.
If they didn't, would Nissan, Toyota, Landrover etc...be making the money they are!
(scratch Nissan... haven't been making money for the last 10 years!!)

Selling parts is big business for the manufacturers, and I bet there's an element of "design it to last 3 years and one day or 100,001 klm" :/
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Reply By: foxtel - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 20:37

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 20:37
Purhaps Nissan shoud make a 3lt version of the 4.2Td
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