After what month/year do the 3.0l Patrols have the engine fix to solve the big b

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 14:40
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Can someone advise after which month & date of build the modified three litre TD Patrol started, to solve the piston problem?

Was there any change in model designation? Or any way of telling off the engine series component of the VIN?

Thanks,

Dave
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Reply By: pprass - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 15:18

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 15:18
Getting rid of the Hilux DJ?
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Reply By: ddr - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 15:18

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 15:18
09/2012
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Reply By: Anglo - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 17:03

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 17:03
I believe that it was the GU III MY2003 and onwards where most of the issues got resolved. That is the conclusion I've come to after looking around for a while.

I certainly hope so as we've just bought a 2004 MY2003, and we're planning the big loop trip!
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 18:36

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 18:36
Supposedly 2003 build is OK but someone will post about a later one going bang, you can gaurantee that ; ),

Mine's a 1/03 build, first registered 11/03 and has done 140000kms so far with no major problems.
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Reply By: Outbacktourer - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 20:30

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 20:30
I'm sure someone will weigh in with the exact details but as I recall there were some changes made to the engine on vehicles delivered in Australia around the begining of 2002. The ECU was enhanced and had a different loom, there was at least one additional sensor (below the Turbo). It seemed to co-incide with the "clear" tail light change. A service manual I have indicated some changes being made around October 2001, which, by the time they flowed through would equate to about the same timeframe.

My July 2002 build continues to impress...

OT
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 10:03

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 10:03
'there was at least one additional sensor (below the Turbo'

That's a clear difference between the 2 models.

Leroy
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 22:35

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 22:35
Hi geocacher

October 2001 started Series III. Series two was the one famous for more than few engine failures. If you are using Red Book to check values before purchasing, you can see the different models and dates of manufacture.

http://www.lonards-automotives.com.au/patrol.html will tell you the subtle differences.

Alternatively, if you get the VIN number you can contact Nissan and they will tell you which series that particular vehicle is.

Our Series III is the most comfortable and reliable vehicle we have had, and is reluctantly listed on the Trader.

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