The Patrol GU 5th gear Replacement date..

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 06, 2003 at 20:05
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All those with the 3.0 Turbo Manual (and I think some 4.2's as well)

Much discussion has been had in the past re this issue and the Date which Nissan did the upgrade.

Well, I was with a Nissan Mechanic last friday going over a few things and asked him to confirm the date for me. He was very helpful (I think because my build date was after the upgrade) and he showed me the shop service manual which had quite a spread on the issue.

Anyway, bottom line was that the upgrade, according to the workshop Nissan manual, was as of build NOVEMBER 1, 2001 onwards.

Hope this helps some of you who may have been wondering.
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Reply By: GUPatrol - Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 11:17

Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 11:17
Andrew,

The date you have given may be correct for when the problem was resolved.... However you fail to include when the problem was introduced.

The problem was actually introduced with the launch of the 3.0L in 2000 when they revised the gearbox to cater for the extra power of the new engine.

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Follow Up By: Geoff - Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 18:39

Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 18:39
According to Nissan Customer Service, they revised the box when the 4.2TD's came out in mid '99. The failures started not long after.
Cheers
Geoff
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 19:43

Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 19:43
GUPATROL

I 'FAILED' to include when the problem was introduced because I don't know sweet FA about it.

I am a mechanical idiot. I was only putting across what I believed to be accurate useful information based on the way it was obtained and the documents produced to support it.
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Follow Up By: GUPatrol - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2003 at 11:22

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2003 at 11:22
Andrew,

OK don't get so upset....

I got all the facts after a friend of mine GU series 2 had the problem.
As an ex Nissan dealer employee I got some contacts and I post the facts but people keep getting itchy about these things so in future I may refrain from try to helping others with the facts....!!!!

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Follow Up By: Andrew - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 00:50

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 00:50
It must just read that way...

It wasn't meant to sound like a 'spit'
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Reply By: peck - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 14:22

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 14:22
Do you remember or better still can you obtain a date when the shop service manual was put out regarding the 5th gear issue? I would like to know precisely when Nissan became aware they had a problem!
Thanks
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 16:16

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 16:16
Sorry peck, didn't note the date on the manual.

I live out in the bush but will try to remember next time I go to the dealer and ask.
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