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Patrol 3.0 GL, Mechanic

Post by AndrewA » 26 Mar 2019 13:47

Looking for an experienced Patrol 3.0 GL diesel mechanic, if anybody can recommend one to me please let me know. Thanks.

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Re: Patrol 3.0 GL, Mechanic

Post by ricster » 26 Mar 2019 14:27

Andrew, I would say that Michael from SoJo Automotive would be the best bet, or Graham from G-Tech. They are our resident Patrol gurus up here in Gauteng. What seems to be the issue with the 3.0 Patrol ?
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Re: Patrol 3.0 GL, Mechanic

Post by AndrewA » 26 Mar 2019 15:23

At this stage it looks like a compression problem, Nissan checked it on it's standard service. I would like a second opinion and depending on that result decide if the motor needs to be opened and repaired.

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Post by Rodney » 26 Mar 2019 15:52

Another opinion essential. Hopefully not serious. Neighbour on my east compression problem small sedan 6 months out of warranty. Franchisor analysis (via computer) R111K to recondition. Ended up burnt valve plus all that goes with removing the head and R32K. Neighbour on my west different manufacturer LDV 250,000 Km poor compression. Franchisor analysis (not sure how checked ) could only diagnose after opening engine - put down R65K deposit to open engine. Ended up to be a serious computer problem that could have destroyed the engine with ongoing use. Computer repaired in the cape - all in was R40K. He has done over 75,000km since then and all appears good. Bottom line franchise mechanics are (mostly) dependent 100% on what the computer tells them.

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Re: Patrol 3.0 GL, Mechanic

Post by ricster » 26 Mar 2019 16:29

Andrew, if it was my vehicle, I would be comfy sending it to either Sojo or G-tech. I know that neither of those 2 would bullsh__ anyone. They also cannot afford to mess up a really great relationship that they already have with the Patrol guys, as many many guys have their Patrols serviced and/or repaired by them.

Give them a call and chat with them. Graham may say Michael is the better person to do this or Michael may say Graham is the better person to do it. They all know each other well.

Let me know if you need their numbers.
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Re: Patrol 3.0 GL, Mechanic

Post by Tinus lotz » 26 Mar 2019 17:58

Micheal has the tools to do comp test for you ....did it get hot at all?

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Re: Patrol 3.0 GL, Mechanic

Post by Anthony Forgey » 26 Mar 2019 20:05

Michael will do a pressure test and give his opinion. He is the diesel patrol man.
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Re: Patrol 3.0 GL, Mechanic

Post by AndrewA » 26 Mar 2019 23:35

Thanks for all the help I will contact one of them. I did not suspect anything becides in my opinion it was down on power when towing. Just went in for a standard service.

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Re: Patrol 3.0 GL, Mechanic

Post by SCUBA Patrol » 27 Mar 2019 06:57

You can also try SAC in Midrand, as it is a 3.0l and Micheal a 4.2 specialist (would like it if Micheal will be willing to look and work his magic on the 3.0l's)> Contact Greg Justice, (Juice on the forum) he has a 3.0l and will know of someone that can have a look for you as well.
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Re: Patrol 3.0 GL, Mechanic

Post by AndrewA » 28 Mar 2019 07:54

Thanks

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