nissan patrol gu II versus GU III

Submitted: Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 23:18
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can any one tell me the specific difference between the GU II and III - I was mislead into buying the II which sufferd the "inherent" fault and blew the engine - i need to know what the difference between the two is please
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 23:27

Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 23:27
If you are talking about the 3litre diesel, I think they are all time bombs, some just tick longer than others. The difference is in the later engine, they shortened the dipstick so when you filled to the full mark, you actually had more oil in it. I dont think they did anything else.. i could be wrong. Michael
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Follow Up By: gompy - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 15:00

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 15:00
If you don't know anything about it, why do you answer the question???
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 16:13

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 16:13
Gompy, why are you sticking you head then? I assumed he was talking about the engine, thats what he mentioned and thats what i answered.. Your contribution was absolutely nil. Michael
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Reply By: Skippy In The GU - Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 23:56

Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 23:56
Body wise the series 111 has different front headlights and rear indicators have clear lenses with orange globes
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Follow Up By: madcow - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 06:55

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 06:55
also the console/centre dash is a bit wider! why i have no idea. The up/down switch for the aerial has moved and now has a 12 outlet at the front. Lighter interior
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Follow Up By: madcow - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 06:55

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 06:55
12v outlet
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 08:26

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 08:26
I'm certainly not a 3 litre officianado (hate the bloody things actually)......but I reckon there are other notable and discernable differences in the engine compartment between the II and III models.

I recall reading somewhere previously, in response to a question as to how you could tell whether a II had been re-built to the same specs as a III. The answer was something to do with looking down on the passenger's side of the engine, near the turbo.....there is apparently a different component added to the III that isn't there on a stock II. Sorry i can't be more specific, but I do believe Nissan did certain things to the III to make it more reliable (ie: less likely to go BANG!!!!), but I am also aware that there have been a few reported incidents of IIIs blowing up too.

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Follow Up By: Leroy - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 09:14

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 09:14
oh you mean the oil presure switch ;-)

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Reply By: Member - andrew B (Kununurra) - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 09:26

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 09:26
I think my newie is a GU III, 4.2. yo get the intercooler, they made both the oilfilters the same for convenience, I still don't know how I'm going to get to them....there is 2 ciggie lighter points and in mine you get a good rear aircon.......

I know very little about the 3.0, but after my woes with a 2.8 I spat teh dummy and got a 4.2 and it feels soooo gooood!

Cheers Andrew

PS I have a GU I for sale which would be a great car with a chevy diesel or a gen III V8 in it LOL
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Reply By: A J - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 10:18

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 10:18
tracks - if you go to www.redbook.com.au you can do a comparison of the two vehiclesside by side on one page - all specifications are listed - also can obtain pictures of each model.



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Reply By: Doggy Tease - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 19:19

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 19:19
Try here to start with mate..happy reading,,there is lots of it.
When you get through that lot,,hit the main forum for more info than you can poke a stick at.

http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=66

meow.

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