Dtronic Gu 3.0 Litre Patrol

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 10:37
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What do you all think about the dtronic for a 2006 3.0 litre manual patrol would it be a good investment and does it help with lack of low down torque, does it make a different

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Reply By: Notso - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:41

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:41
Got a mate put one in and he loves it,

not that I've ever felt the need for one in my GU11, I tow a near two tonne van with it and it is not a problem.

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Reply By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 12:09

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 12:09
They make me nervous , every time you usually stuff around with engine tuning it comes back to bite you. I can't get my head around the fact that Nissan or Toyota or anyone would leave so much performance and torque hidden away in the engine when thats what sells this bleep ers to begin with. There might be some small gains to be made, I'd want to drive one first.
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Reply By: Redeye - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 12:19

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 12:19
I have one on my 2000 GU. Has improved down low torque and made the vehicle more responsive and pleasurable to drive around town.

I am a convert

Redeye
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Reply By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 13:47

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 13:47
I've used one for over three years now on my 2002 GU. Essential piece of equipment in my view.

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Reply By: Member - Craig D (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:22

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:22
Had one on my 2000 GU and made a marked difference; much easier to drive, better off idle, and overtaking became breathtakingly easy. Actually I miss that scalded cat feeling as I now drive a 4.2 TDi! All in all, a great piece of kit.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:57

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:57
Gee I don't know that you'd want to be overstressing such a small motor in such a large vehicle ;-))

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Reply By: Darren C - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 15:08

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 15:08
Have toyed with the idea of getting one based on reports from people with earlier series Patrols but general consensus is that it makes stuff all difference on the Series IV - I guess Nissan have tweaked the engine as much as possible anyway (given that its is a Series IV).....

There are some good posts on this topic on this forum if you need more info

www.patrol4x4.com

Hope this helps

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Follow Up By: Muzzgit (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 23:10

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 23:10
I'm curious? the manual series IV is only a few ponnies more and the auto is the same as always has been, so why would a Dtronic make not much difference?
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Follow Up By: Darren C - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 09:53

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 09:53
Couldnt tell you from a technical perspective mate but I did do some research as I thought that a Dtronic would be my first mod when we got our Series IV and whilst earlier model owners were raving about them and the increased power etc, the IV owners reckoned the difference was stuff all.

From a layman's perspective that was all I could work on unfortunately as for some reason you cant try before you buy!! Unless there was going to be a noticeable difference, I didnt reckon the grand was worth it.........

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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 19:05

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 19:05
I know people on the forum seems happy with them, but personally i wouldn't add anything that may invalidate a claim against Nissan if it all goes wrong. If it improves performance, it must be taking from somewhere else, be it shortening the life of the motor, or stressing it more (mine is a supposedly safe 2002 model, but not risking anything!).
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Reply By: brd - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 20:38

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 20:38
I ran a Dtronic in my 2001 GU 3L for about 170,000kms, and found it extremely good. Low down torque was my only interest, and it didn't disappoint! No measurable improvement in fuel economy.

No durability problems with the engine at all. It's now well over 200,000km with the second owner. I sold it at 190,000 and it was still performing as good as new. It did not suffer any of the problems commonly touted on this forum.

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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 11:38

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 11:38
Dave

I looked at the Dtronic for my manual GUIV. My research indicated that not a lot happened below 2500 rpm with the GUIV manual. The 3.0 GUIV diesel produces more torque than the auto version.

There are other chips around for the 3.0 diesel. Mine is still standard.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 11:41

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 11:41
possibly have a search of the forum for about 21904230498 threads in the past.
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