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Submitted: Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 08:59
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Can some one please inform me of what model had the issues with the wing nuts coming loose on the exhaust and ending up in the motor in the XTrail Range. Friends have just bought one and would like to rectify the the problem if it exist in there model which is an 04 moodel. Regards Steve M
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Reply By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 11:32

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 11:32
It was pre 2003....before I had kids and was still working a regular had this prob with his....

Laura
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 15:09

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 15:09
There were 2 separate problems:

#1 Cat converter disintegrating and getting sucked back into the motor causing it to use oil - was fixed about 2002/03, and may have been a recall in Aus.

#2 The butterfly valves in the intake can loosen their screws, fall off and get sucked through the motor. The american recall for this happened in April 2005.

My guess is that if you buy a post April 2005 model, you are in the clear on both counts.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 18:11

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 18:11
Stephen,
You can also find more detail on the recall thread of the Australian Xtrail Forum.
Might take a couple of days to read through that stuff :-))

Cheers
Phil
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Follow Up By: Stephen M (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 20:51

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 20:51
Thanks Phil appreciated. Will pass this on to my mate, he can have a read. Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 17:04

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 17:04
"for a mate!!'

Sure!!! Your UPGRADING the Prado arn't you??? LOL

Cheers Stefan
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Follow Up By: Stephen M (NSW) - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 20:12

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 20:12
Cheeky buggar Stefan, LOL, na but I wouldnt mind the fuel economy of the xtrail in the prado. $130 a barrel by the end of the year will make the prado quit expensive to fill up and run. Maybe a new suzuki vitara Tracker but in the new 1.9 t/d. (9/10L per 100) Got one advantage the wife likes them but dont sell enough aftermarket gear for them not even a snorkel. Friends have one in V6 bloody juice guzzler, 13/14L per 100 on there way down from Queensland dearer then the prado. If I win lotto maybe a new 120 T/D would be nice. Ground clearance was the main reason we got rid of the grand vitara last time + a bleep y 65L tank (for memory). Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 21:54

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 21:54
Yep I know what you mean....$180 for 120lt of diesel.

It is really starting to make sense for me to buy a crappy 250cc bike to commute to work on!

Cheers Stefan
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