ZD30 reco replacement

Submitted: Friday, May 04, 2012 at 15:36
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Anyone wishing to take the chance I noticed on sleezbay ZD30 boat anchors (just kidding) are for sale supposedly fully reco with 12 mnth/20K warranty for $4400
Seems too cheap to be true,
No affilliation just thought it was cheaper than the 10K people talk about
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Reply By: Mark , G - Friday, May 04, 2012 at 19:08

Friday, May 04, 2012 at 19:08
another forum i am a member of has one at $4500 so that price sounds fair dinkum.
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Follow Up By: howesy - Friday, May 04, 2012 at 21:47

Friday, May 04, 2012 at 21:47
Shows how behind the times I am with the ZD30 issue I remember when guys were howling at recon costs of around 10K,,,,,, 4.5K is good value its cheaper than a lot of other common rail diesel rebuilds
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Friday, May 04, 2012 at 19:22

Friday, May 04, 2012 at 19:22
Probably realistic - they're a perishable item...

* ducks head !!! *

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Reply By: Ron N - Friday, May 04, 2012 at 22:51

Friday, May 04, 2012 at 22:51
Actually, the warranty is 12 mths and unlimited kms! I think you get what you pay for. The seller is obviously working out of a semi-rural location in Shepparton, so you know he's not looking to cover $3000 a mth rent for a workshop in the city.

He'd be using aftermarket Taiwanese and possibly even Chinese parts, not genuine Nissan.
You'd be hoping that he has been very thorough with his checking of specifications on overhaul, so that you didn't get an engine that was out of spec somewhere.
It's too easy to not check a lot of important specs, that only show up with major problems, after 12 mths use.

The $4400 is only a long motor - no accessories of any kind. You get an assembled block, crank, camshaft, pistons, head and valves, and sump. That's all.
The seller also doesn't mention that there'd be a substantial core charge if you can't provide a repairable long motor in exchange.
A ZD30 with a cracked head or a hole in the block isn't regarded as a "useable core", so you could be up for a lot of extra $$'s there.

He seems to have highly favourable feedback, but the problem is that you get 90 days to give feedback before eBay wipes the sale forever. That's not long enough to find out if the engine is good for 12 mths.

Cheers - Ron.
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Reply By: GT Campers - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 09:15

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 09:15
A blown-up Patrol is a nice home for an LS1 Holden V8 or a GM 6.5-litre conversion :)
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