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★★★★☆

“2001 gu 3l td australia”

Written on: 14/07/2013 by derek71 (1 review written)

i have a 2001 gu patrol.I let the tires down to 20 psi or less and nothing down the beach or sand dunes stops it.Does a little over 900km to both tanks. Mind you i have chip and 3inch exhaust.Over all very happy :)… Read Full Review

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“I owned a Y61 model (Patrol 3.0dit) for 10 years and I...”

Written on: 17/02/2011

I owned a Y61 model (Patrol 3.0dit) for 10 years and I dont really understand how all this people can tell so much rubbish about such strong-powerfull-stopless real 4x4.
I sold it @ 250.000km for 12.500 euros, and belive me I HAVE DONE 3 SEVICES ONLY!!!! driven always on highwy at 150km/h and country road with lots of bumps, plus the off road, across rivers, 1meter of mud, sand ICE and so on...
UNDERSTUD!!! I changed oil and filters 3 TIMES in 10 years of heavy duty stress.
NEVER HAD A… Read Full Review

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Mrgreg's Comment

Written on: 16/04/2013

I was about to ask has anyone anything good to say about these engines? I just got a 2001 (2002 model) with 195000 km on it and was getting nervous about all the negative opinions

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Danissan's Comment

Written on: 22/01/2014

The early ZD30 DI models 99 -01 were faulty, they left the factory with a small sump and short dipstick (sump aprox 6.2liters) they used use some oil in between services like anything else so that meant at times the engine could have ran dangerously low on oil.
these early patrols were all recalled and replaced with a longer dipstick and oil capacity increased to 8.2liters.

03 onwards models they had significant ECU and electronic changes,aswell as the larger sump and dipstick from factory,piston injectors were modified as far as i know and some other changes like extra oil sensors in the engine,these engines prooved bulletproof and i myself own a 04 model with over 350000 kmh's and it still runs like new!.

best of luck

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★★☆☆☆

“Patrol 3.0l GR has been less reliable than my old...”

Written on: 17/12/2010

Patrol 3.0l GR has been less reliable than my old Disco - flywheel gone spending more time in garage than anywhere- can't get parts. Bought it to cope with winters in N E Scoland but not sure if it can as spent more time in garage. Have borrowed a Peugot 206 and this works better than the Patrol… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Nissan Patrol 3litre GR turbo diesel. The only...”

Written on: 02/10/2010 by HughCB (1 review written)

Nissan Patrol 3litre GR turbo diesel. The only vehicle I have ever owned where the exhaust system outlasted the fuel tank (three and a half years) the exhaust system is still going strong. Diesel fuel pump does not like frosty north of Scotland winters - re built for £2,000.00p. Spare parts very expensive - £300 plus for brake calipers. Sway bar/ antil roll bar £1,300. Nissan UK worse than useless - does Nissan Japan realise just how poor the dealership service really is???? Any… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“my nissan patrol 3 litre gr, just blown 2...”

Written on: 28/03/2010

my nissan patrol 3 litre gr, just blown 2 cylinders,and the others don't look too clever,so i'm still paying for a car that is doing the wrong kind of off roading,at least the landrover discovery we have just plods on,and is older,me thinks won't be buying japanese anymore… Read Full Review

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“We have owned a Nissan 3.0 turbo diesel for 8 years ....”

Written on: 15/11/2009 by oliverparr (1 review written)

We have owned a Nissan 3.0 turbo diesel for 8 years . Its on its 3rd engine and only done 92000 miles . Nissan UK have been useless and deny that there is a design fault with the engine . I really don't understand why these vehicles get reviews stating there bullet proof.My advice is avoid like the plague and buy a Toyota or Land Rover instead… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Purchased used Nissan Patrol 30k miles, chosen for...”

Written on: 22/08/2009

Purchased used Nissan Patrol 30k miles, chosen for claimed reliability and lower priced than equivalent 4x4's. I actually quite liked it and it was civilised on road, however it did prove unreliable with various electrical problems. It was only average off road and build quality was poor compared to some of it's rivals, indeed the front foot wells sufferred serious corrosion and some panels were flimsy and dented easily. I now own a Land rover Defender, and quite frankly it is far superior to… Read Full Review

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“Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 Turbo Diesel ”

Written on: 18/07/2009

Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 Turbo Diesel

Blew out a piston & turbo @ 148000 km driving on the highway @ 130KM/Hr
Engine loosing cooling liquid since 120000 km.

Very robust car, the 3.0 diesel engine has worthless quality however.
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★★☆☆☆

“Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 turbo diesel will blow piston and...”

Written on: 17/05/2009

Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 turbo diesel will blow piston and turbo before it reaches 200,000 kms. this is a very common problem. the motor will cost you a minimum $12,000. nissan are obviously very aware of this problem… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“i used in the middle east and afghanistan. the work...”

Written on: 04/04/2009 by wadifox (1 review written)

i used in the middle east and afghanistan. the work horse of the world. 350,000 KMH's and all i replaced on my 1998 Y61 Nissan Patrol super safari was the tyres and the battery. tyre wear on the front outta edge, lower bushes on the front trail arm wear out quick when it lives in the desert . but its all simple to fix and costs peanuts.

the euro version 2.8 is under powered unlike the middle east version 4.5 and 4.8 petrol engines.
im on my 3rd patrol and its part of my life and i love it… Read Full Review

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Bhrc's Response to 452106_wadifox's Review

Written on: 23/05/2010

I found this review very helpful because...it gave history of use in poor conditions over a respectable mileage by someone who obviously knew his onions.

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★★★★★

“An alround amazing motor. Like driving an all terrain...”

Written on: 01/10/2008 by DOG111 (1 review written)

An alround amazing motor. Like driving an all terrain leather arm chair!, but built like a sherman tank. solid.
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★★★★★

“The Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 is a nice size, has a good...”

Written on: 20/12/2007

The Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 is a nice size, has a good reliable 6 cylinder diesel engine, and in my opinion is great value for money. The performance is great, same with practicality and same on reliability… Read Full Review

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“Since my review given in Aug 2006 have just suffered...”

Written on: 30/11/2007 by Stuart Herron (2 reviews written)

Since my review given in Aug 2006 have just suffered engine failure, Nissan Patrol is 2001 model, with 3 ltr T/D ony 75,200 miles and very regularly serviced (every 6,000 miles), Just being checked as I write this, but not happy that this so-called tough engine is not!
I preferred the 4.2 ltd Diesel 6 cylinder. Anyone else had problems with the 3 ltd T/D ??… Read Full Review

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Neverpatrolagain's Response to Stuart Herron's Review

Written on: 24/12/2012

Just got my 2001 Patrol 3.0 diesel back from the wotkshop aftel an engine failure, blowed 2 pistons.

Bought a overhauled (they said) from england, installed this one in my car and it was just as damaged as my "old" engine of 200.000 km.

Had to buy another used engine to get it working again...

This redicolouse car has cost me 12400£

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★★★★★

“The Nissan Patrol 3.0 has more power than the 4.2. It...”

Written on: 16/06/2007 by terrygoltz (1 review written)

The Nissan Patrol 3.0 has more power than the 4.2. It tows a 20ft caravan very well. Good to drive and the auto is excellent around town. Also for towing. Would have another one. So far at 90,000 there are no problems showing up. Runs like new… Read Full Review

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☆☆☆☆☆

“Don't buy a Nissan Patrol - you are asking for some...”

Written on: 01/03/2007 by TP6040 (1 review written)

Don't buy a Nissan Patrol - you are asking for some very expensive trouble in the near future… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Timeless looks, built to last. Might be clumsy around...”

Written on: 22/12/2006 by theshooter (16 reviews written)

Timeless looks, built to last. Might be clumsy around town buy 100% reliable. Had a trooper, reliable, and tough, but seats tilted foward, 4x4 system out of the ark. Had Land Rover, Discovery & Range Rover, auto boxes all went wrong, costly repair, head gasket on disco, landy great off road, but too basic, all overated status symbol. Patrol great off road, could drive through a house, tow a tank, loads of grunt. Despite weight, still get 30mpg. Fulfills all my shooting requirments, its not… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Have used the Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 as a tow unit for...”

Written on: 14/09/2006 by bigal3464 (1 review written)

Have used the Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 as a tow unit for 21 foot caravan all over Australia. I had minor problem with air intake sensor and got excellent support from Nissan. It's a bit cumbersome in city, however, I could not recommend enough! I have heard horror stories but friends with same unit had similar experience to mine, so I do recommend it… Read Full Review

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“My 4x4s get used for their purpose of working, and...”

Written on: 31/08/2006 by Stuart Herron (2 reviews written)

My 4x4s get used for their purpose of working, and whilst regularly serviced they are not 'pampered'!!
I have had several other 4x4s: Troopers, Range Rover, 110 Landrover, Shogun, Discoveries! The Patrols have been the best so far… Read Full Review

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“The Nissan Patrol GR is a great 4x4 comfortable safe...”

Written on: 10/08/2006 by ivan rayne (1 review written)

The Nissan Patrol GR is a great 4x4 comfortable safe and reliable… Read Full Review

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“Comment by lightbug ”

Written on: 09/01/2006 by lightbug (1 review written)

Comment by lightbug
I have a new Nissan Patrol since Jul 04 and it is powerful!
159hp I think
It has no engine problems if it did I am sure they wouldn't have full warranty for THREE YEARS It has a beautiful ride you feel safe being in it because its one of the biggest 4x4 on the road and the engine does 30mpg+
A+++++++LOVE IT… Read Full Review

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