gu 3.0 series

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 08:54
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Could someone tell me what years and months the different series gu patrols came out,also what was the differences in each of them
Cheers TIM
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Reply By: Will - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 10:14

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 10:14
GU series one was launched in 1997 at that stage there were no cab chassis only wagons, 4.5 petrol ST and TI, 4.2 Normally aspirated diesel DX only and 2.8 TD ST and DX.
In April 1999 the 4.2 was upgraded to 4.2 TD and ST trim, the cab chassis was released.
In 2000 the 2.8TD was dropped and the 3.0D was launched also there were some changes to the trim and grill and it was called Series 2 GU
In 2002 the series 3 was released with again some minor changes and the release of the 4.8 petrol and the fix of most computer problems in the 3.0L
In Jan 2003 the series 3 had a minor uplift and the 4.2TD was given an intercooler and electronic timing control.

I hope it helps.
Will
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 14:02

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 14:02
Will,

"and the fix of most computer problems in the 3.0L "

Is this something I should ask Nissan about as my car is currently in being serviced by them and I have to pick it up tommorrow.

I know its had the Oil capacity problem fixed.

ThanksPaul
Patrol GU II 3Lt 2000 DX
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 16:48

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 16:48
Paul.

lots of 3.0 GU's had power problems like the car going flat lacking power.. ECU tweak or replacement was the answer. If you have not had a problem they wont do anything. If its a manual, then worry.. 5th gears are like made of glass in some of the 3.0 GU's.
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 18:03

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 18:03
Truckster,

Yes its a manual, suppose I should say to them I want it corrected before it does fail as it is a known issue?

I suppose they will say it is not a recall item so they will not fix it unless it breaks?

Last thing I want is to strip 5th gear whilst doing 110km/h towing a van.

Paul
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 23:11

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 23:11
Paul, yea they wont do anyting unless you complain about it, try it, they may just do the upgrade without testing or complaints.....
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 23:29

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 23:29
Truckster,

I took it in on monday (yes 4 days ago) to get a starting problem looked at........(more on that in a new thread once I get the car back)

I also mentioned when I dropped it off the gearbox was sometimes difficult to change gears and sometimes the gear changes felt very metal on metal or it felt like the synchro was not right as sometimes you could feel the meshing of the gears during the change.......

They said the oil was a little low and they adjusted the selector bush?

I've read the archives about the 5th gear problem and there is one thing that is going to make me raise this as an issue with them (Article 3437 and a comment from Rickwagupatrol)

"I mean, i for one wouldn't like for it to go when my missus is driving with all the kids in the car, up the freeway at 100kmh, then bang, there goes 5TH GEAR. she would freak out. I shudder at the consequences!!!"

.......This is the wifes car and she tranports the kids in it.

If they say no...I'll ask for it in writting.

Paul
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 00:01

Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 00:01
the reason they dont want to know about it, its a PRICK of a job from what I hear, and having picked up a GQ 5 sp they are PHUQUIN HEAVY!!!

Yes get it in writing and mention the 5th gear replacement thing and heavier shaft, with different splines,and different 5th gear itself....
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul - Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 01:29

Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 01:29
Thats what they are paid for......and thats what the hoists are for...lifting.

So if your like me and only have the car jack and Bunnings socket and spanner sets....I suppose it would be PHUQUIN HEAVY!!! :-)Paul
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Saturday, Mar 15, 2003 at 22:41

Saturday, Mar 15, 2003 at 22:41
WILL

you mention further down that the GUIII doesn't have the 5th gear problems...

How do you know for sure.???

I have heard it before from somewhere, but how do we know for sure. I can't get jack sh__ out of NISSAN

regards
Andy.
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Reply By: sean - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 19:20

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 19:20
Paul

there have been lots of posts on 5th gear problems. It is both the 4.2 and the 3.0 that is affected up until about mid 2002 when the gearbox was upgraded. There are lots of vehicles where the box has not failed and lots that have.


Do a search and you will find more info on this topic.

Sean

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Follow Up By: Will - Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 12:18

Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 12:18
The faulty 5th gear is from 2000 to 2001 series.
The gear manufacturer made a mistake with tolerances on 5th gear splines.

Series 1 99 GUs (3.0L did not exist then) and series 3 GUs are exempt from this problem.

Will
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Saturday, Mar 15, 2003 at 01:43

Saturday, Mar 15, 2003 at 01:43
Will......

How do yu know the GU3 is exempt from the problem????

I have heard it before and it may be true but how do we know for sure
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Follow Up By: Will - Sunday, Mar 16, 2003 at 12:39

Sunday, Mar 16, 2003 at 12:39
INformation released by Nissan.

Late series 2 should be OK too.

Will
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Sunday, Mar 16, 2003 at 16:24

Sunday, Mar 16, 2003 at 16:24
Im 99.9% sure Nissan wouldnt tell you if there was a problem with the series 3 GU!

They denied any problems with Series 1 and 2!
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Reply By: Will - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 11:46

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 11:46
There were no problems with series one, Nissan revised the gearbox when the series 2 was released (3.0L engine) and that is when the problems started.
The technical information was not given to me by Nissan but it was given by NIssan to the dealerships.
Will
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