Engine Failures Patrol 3Lt 2000 Model

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 12:14
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Just a question, does anyone know if the engine failures are mainly on Autos or Manuals or both. Everyone I Know thats had a failure seems to own an Auto
Cheers
Terry
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 15:51

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 15:51
Both...

Manuals lose 5th gear.. Roly has done Engine and gearbox... and clutch... and.... his is manual.
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Reply By: Flash - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 16:38

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 16:38
Terry do you really know of many failures.... personally???
From various posts it sounds like nobody gives a vehicle a harder time than Roly!
Next door neighbour has a manual one built about the same time as his and it has not had a spanner put to it apart from normal oil/filters.
124,000klms and counting! Probably 30% towing a 1.6 tonne van. Still only a baby!!

Another friend in Melbourne has an Auto... one of the first in the country.... and the same story. I think he had about two MINOR probs fixed on warranty and he's about to lease a new one. Loves it! I don't know of anybody... personally... who's had major dramas.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 17:09

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 17:09
Ask Roly for a copy of his spreadsheet with listed owners and issues he has gathered from The patrol list and others, like overlander etc...

It comes on CD...
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 18:50

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 18:50
Truckster,
Now that I've "upgraded" to a 3.0 GU I don't really think I want to see Roly's list. I've taken mine back once so far for a very small diesel leak on the fuel pump side of the engine somewhere, they said it was fixed I suspect it's still there. Apart from that the one I have was one of the first 3.0 litre turbos and it goes well. A really straight vechicle as far as I can see. I would say the 5th gear has been replaced the gearbox has red jointing compound around the back flange that wasn't done when the vechicle was built, it's done 129,00 klms so far. I've just lifted the suspension and fitted a compressor, I'm going to change my pikky soon. Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: Andrew - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:39

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:39
It is the vehicles built in the first 6 months of the 3.0TDi. Patrols built after the "sump ugrade recall" dont seem to be affected.

Join up here: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Patrol4WD

then check out the poll for GU 3.0TDi owners at: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Patrol4WD/polls
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:41

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:41
Patrol Owners Group

GU 3.0TDi owners poll
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Reply By: Member - Terry- Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 07:57

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 07:57
Thanks for your answers guys, I guese I'm no wiser, I was just wondering because it seems that all the people in the Nissan Patrol Club I've talk to who's engine have gone drive autos and it happens when they put the foot down and it drops back a gear and ups the revs.

Roly I'd be interested in your spreadsheet could you email me on terryr@forestvillersl.com.au. Im thinking about taking this out to the wider community, maybe Nissan might do the right thing.

Cheers
Terry
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Follow Up By: pathfinder - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 08:43

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 08:43
maybe there are more autos than manuals in the first place...I would have thought a suspect engine (well, engine ok but insufficient oil supply) would blow regardless of whether it is mated to an auto or manual...
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