GU Diesel 4.2 Auto

Submitted: Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 17:30
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Does anyone know if the Auto box used in the 4.2 GU is the same as the Auto box used in the 3lt. Because the 4.2 was not released in Australia the dealers don't want to know about it.

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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 18:25

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 18:25
Cant give a definite answer but I did read that the drive train in the 3litre was lighter and thats why it was limited to 2.5 tonne towing capacity

Suggest you google Patrol forums which would probably give u a definite answer
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 19:42

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 19:42
Where did u buy it from then?? Rodney at Wholesale transmissins Barswater is the man to speak to if you have a problem with it
I dont think it will be thesame because the 4.2 was not an electronic diesel was it??
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Reply By: The Geriatric Gypsies - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 20:24

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 20:24
where do you get the 4.2 with auto they never came to aust to my kinowledge only manual or are the last 1;s have auto
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Reply By: donks1 - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 21:04

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 21:04
Hi all

I didn't think that 4.2's were available with auto either, but i did see one on ebay last week. it was a late series 4 though, ( after my time with Nissan )

Maybe it was just the runout 4.2's

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Reply By: Chaz - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 19:39

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 19:39
Hi All,

All Nissan Patrol 4 speed auto’s are essentially the same Jatco RE4R03A Transmission, but with variations in bell housing patterns and valve bodies.

Australia didn’t get the GU 4.2 auto, but they were produced and sold elsewhere.

The main reason for their reduced towing capacity is that they don’t always have the converter locked in O/D, so excessive heat build up is common and can cause failure, if the transmission is used to tow heavy loads in 4th. They are a good strong transmission and can be easily improved to tolerate much heavier loads if fitted with a shift kit or high performance valve body and good cooler. Manual converter locking systems also help to improve their towing ability and strength.

Even in standard form, they are usually good for around 200,000k’s, but an improved transmission should last much longer.
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