nissan patrols

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Does anyone else have any problems with a nissan 2.8L turbo diesel? I was told that the fuel pump needs replacing as well as the turbo, at 140,000k and regular servicing.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 22:02

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 22:02
Replace the turbo and pump at 140,000? Depends how its been treated
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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 00:09

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 00:09
Be very careful, very tender head gasket and very very expensive to fix, mate has just thrown his 2.8 out and replaced with a 4.2 diesel.
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 07:34

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 07:34
I'll guess I'll be able to let you know soon - mine currently has 135000km on it and as yet I have not had a signle problem with it......and it has done at least 40000k of this off the black top.
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Reply By: gumagoo93 - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 07:59

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 07:59
What model?....GU or GQ?....if it is a GU, sit down and have a bex handy!! 113,000km the head on mine cracked...luckily it was repairable....took the head off and had it pressure tested ... crack in no 6 combustion chamber welded...head gasket was expensive but I came out of it for under $800.00....the next incident was the most painful, the fuel injector pump spat the dummy & vehicle refused to start when run up to normal operating temp (here in Darwin this happens in a couple of minutes)...after arguing with some of the cretins who call themselves "specialists" up here, I ended up taking the pump off & freighting it to Melb for the repair which was done extremely well (BJ Diesel in Dandenong), cost $1,800.00, not cheap but since then the vehicle has been going like a rocket....the most important thing with the injector pump is to ensure that the fuel filters (water & CAV) are changed regularly...unfortunately, some of the injector pumps do suffer from wear and the repair is expensive....i have been enjoying driving mine since these dramas have passed...good luck....Don
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Reply By: John - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 12:27

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 12:27
Without getting all defensive because I have owned a '96 RD28T since new, with now 160,000km on the clock, don't be too quick to pass judgement on one or two peoples views. Lets not even bring up the slander about the newish 3 litre Patrols. I can only speak from my personal experience. A very reliable and trouble free vehicle. Wish I had a 4.2, but the 2.8 is serving me well. The turbo "carboned" up a bit around 80,000 causing it to overboost about 2psi. I occasionally heard the blow off valve operate when backing off after giving it a bit. Turbo shop cleaned it up for $150 and nothing wrong since. Had the injectors done at 150,000 (50,000 later than is recommended) and only problem there is that the fuel lines are fiddly to realign and not leak. That was the diesel injector shops problem and they got it right eventually. They say they only have this problem with the 2.8. Haven't touched the fuel pump. Haven't had to do the clutch yet. Haven't had any head gasket problems. I'd rather own a 4.2 but my 2.8 has been a great truck.
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Reply By: Spanky - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 17:09

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 17:09
Where is Member Bob the guru Nissan Man. He knows everything about Nissans as he has had a heap of problems with them. Member Bob will be able to answer all he should be called Member God. I love him so much. He knows all about breakdowns and what it is like to own such a beast. Member Bob is THE MAN

Oh What a feeling!! Member Bob
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Follow Up By: Peter Guy - Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 17:56

Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 17:56
My 98 GU Patrol has now done over 170,000 k's and it has not had a problem. The 2.8 turbo has been around a long time and there are many out there that have travelled in excess of 300,000 k's and still going strong. make sure you change the oils ect as per the manuel.
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