Patrol 3.0 TD Auto

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 01:05
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I'm a little excited as this is my first venture into this "sort of thing".

I had a 1996 Prado for 4 years and now am looking at a 4WD again. I am looking at a Automatic 3.0 Td Nissan Patrol and would like to know how anyone else who has this setup finds the arrangement?

I'm also a pretty big bloke. Anyone know what can be done with ST drivers seat to make it roomier?


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Reply By: Jon - '88 TD42 GQ - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 09:54

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 09:54
I'd have a look through the archives, much discussion on the GU's. The 3lt's seem to have a lot of problems, but at the same time my boss has one and loves it. Of course, you could never convince me to get anyhting other that a 4.2 Diesel GQ. If my current one ever dies, I'll be looking for another.

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Reply By: pedro the swift - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 14:32

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 14:32
I don't know if its relevant, but I have a 4. GQ petrol with auto & 190000km on the clock. Having a problem with the auto intermittenly dropping out of overdirve when its warm.
Just talked to thee local auto shop and I'm told I need a new torque converter for about $600.
Since it would obviously take me a long time and lots of labour to fix it myself and I am not up on auto boxes I guess I gotta grin and bare it.

I would NEVER EVER buy a car with an auto box. Ihate 'em to pieces. No one will ever convince me they are any good. THe ONLy reason I have it is cos the missus actually drives it more than I do and she has a crook leg.

I have looked into the operation of auto boxes particularly the new ones with fancy electronics and I would steer clear. Give me a manual anytime.

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 22:52

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 22:52
Where are you?? I was told the same thing by numerous auto places, that I needed a Tconverter replacement.

BJ Autos in Berwick in Melb, sorted it out with a service and adjustment, and $200.

Having done heaps of offroading, gimme an auto anyday now.. I Used to hate autos until the bike crash, then no choice really, so have one, but now wouldnt go back.
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 14:58

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 14:58
I'd probably have a look at all the Auto TDs available at the moment before ruling any in or out. Obviously there's Prado, Patrol but also Pajero Landrover and, if cashed up, LC. Bob
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 17:59

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 17:59
We have a 2000 GU auto & love it. I'm 5'11 & 110 kg & find the seat quite comfy. I won't get into the debate on 3.0ltd probs as we have only had a cople of minor ones & ours is the supposed bad year model. I have owned a dozen cars over the years & only 2 have not had faults so if you like it buy it.Regards Bob
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Reply By: john - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 20:19

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 20:19
Hey big O, I know where your coming from. I am 6ft 3in and i have just sold my 2000 gu 3.0td auto. My knee used to hit on the dash. I sold it because it had a driveline vibration that nobody could trace. I now have an NP Pajero and strange enough it has heeps more leg room.To be honest the Pajero kills the GU for ergonomics, comfort and features.
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