What fuel accessories do I really need. GU 3.0TD

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003 at 23:46
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Not being a real grease monkey, and owning my first turbo diesel, I was wondering who could give me some advice on what filters etc...are a good investment long term for the diesel fuel system. I'm planning a trip and don't want to get stuck anywhere because of dirty fuel.

No gimmicks, just proven and reliable after market stuff.

The only change from standard currently on my GU 3.0TD is a Safari Snorkel!!!

Thanks
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Reply By: goodsy - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 00:04

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 00:04
Stick with the standard stuff Andrew. Nissan has spent a lot of money perfecting it for your car. And if the car is still under warranty replacing filters with any thing but Nissan approved will void warranty.
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Reply By: Dave - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 02:22

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 02:22
Andy,

The first symptoms were the ECU (orange engine light) light coming on and a loss in power. First actions were to drain the filter and after doing this on about 5 occasions over the day I changed the filter when reaching camp. After the change of filter the symptoms were gone.

Regards,

Dave
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Reply By: Will - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 12:08

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 12:08
Andrew,
One thing which you can add and does not void your warranty is a water trap upstream of the original filter.
I added a water trap (first consulted with Nissan) with a clear glass which allows you to see water, colour of the fuel and sediment without even draining or touching anything, just opening the bonnet to check oil and glance at the fuel quality.
The water trap has a drain tap which needs to be drained every service.
Will
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Follow Up By: goodsy - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 15:39

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 15:39
Where did you get the water trap Will? Sounds like a great idea. Approx cost?
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Reply By: Will - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 17:10

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 17:10
I got it from Cooma diesel but any diesel specialist can supply one, be aware that this is not a change of the filter and it is not an extra filter.
The pump uses the fuel for cooling and lubrication, therefore the factory will void warranty if you add anything that will change/ restrict the system, but a water trap does not.
It is simply a canister (clear) with a swirl design so that fuel enters, swirls and the water and heavy sediment is separated before it enters the filter.
Will
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Reply By: sean - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 21:51

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 21:51
Andrew

whatever you do, stick with the original filter. It is designed to keep the fuel clean and this is critical to the fuel pump. The reason is clogs with bad fuel is that it is doing its job.

Sean
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 22:39

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 22:39
Thanks Sean, that makes alot of sence
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