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Gauteng Mechanic For 3.0D

Post by Unkredible » 28 Apr 2010 11:48

Does anyone have a recommendation for a mechanic for a Patrol 3.0D (2005)?
My experience with Nissan dealerships is that they are incompetent when it comes to this engine. I have gone through 5 turbos, an intercooler, an engine rebuild, a new engine all under warranty. The Patrol has been a lot better lately, but it is out of wattanty. This weekend the motor started making a loud exhaust note under power which I suspect is related to the intercooler, but I am nervous to take it to a Nissan Dealership. Any recommendations would be apprecated.
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Re: Gauteng Mechanic For 3.0D

Post by Izak » 28 Apr 2010 17:14

Hello

Man with that kind of bad luck I might have driven a Cruiser by now.

Not to state the obvious but there should be a one year warranty on any repair by the Nissan Dealer ?

My Patrol blew the Vacuum pump and I took it to Ben at Edenvale Nissan. He did very well on my Patrol.

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Re: Gauteng Mechanic For 3.0D

Post by Unkredible » 28 Apr 2010 17:31

Thanks,
I took it to McCarthy in Woodmead. The service manager very kindly had a look and came for a test drive with me, but I couldn't get it to misbehave. They are not sure what it is, diagnostic didn't pick anything up, but most likely the turbo wastegate actuator getting stuck. I am not convinced that they were very experienced in this engine though - they struggled to find the intercooler...I think I might pull it apart on the weekend and see what I can find in there...
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Re: Gauteng Mechanic For 3.0D

Post by Russ Kellermann » 28 Apr 2010 21:18

Sell
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Re: Gauteng Mechanic For 3.0D

Post by Unkredible » 29 Apr 2010 09:34

Ya, but what do I replace it with - Can't afford a Cruiser, can't afford to run a petrol...I love the layout and space of the Patrol, pity about the hand grenade under the bonnet...

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Re: Gauteng Mechanic For 3.0D

Post by JohnBoyZA » 30 Apr 2010 13:46

Back to a Defender?
Unthinkable - erase erase... :-)
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Re: Gauteng Mechanic For 3.0D

Post by Unkredible » 30 Apr 2010 17:18

So, I am no closer to finding a decent non Nissan mechanic with experience in hand grenades :thumbdown:
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Re: Gauteng Mechanic For 3.0D

Post by JG Shields » 30 Apr 2010 18:06

Unfortunately the solution to the ZD30 engine problems will not be found in "good" mechanics. I doubt that "good" mechanics will advertise as being experts in the ZD30 engine since that will destroy their reputation, hence no refernces/referrals. The only comments I ever had from "good" mechanics about my ZD30 was: "STAY AWAY!".
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Re: Gauteng Mechanic For 3.0D

Post by Kagiso II » 02 May 2010 21:39

Phone Rudi Kieser - 082 415 0340 [Pretoria] tel him the referral is via "Gert" ...
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