Nissan Patrol Servicing

Robbie_P

Member
Hi All,
I recently purchased a 2007 Nissan Patrol GU with 113k on the clock.
I think the last service was done at 110k and the next one is due at 115k.
Is it worth learning to service my own vehicle every 5k or is it worthwhile taking to to a mechanic, who may be able to find things i wouldn't?
Cheers,
Robbie
 

dno67

Well-Known Member
Easy enough to service yourself. Also handy to know your way around
your vehicle, should you encounter any mechanical issue's while
out and about.
I'd suggest researching fluid specs and buying and staying with the same
brand lubricants. When you need something like valve clearances done, if
your unsure get them done at a workshop. The rest is pretty simple to follow
your service guide or a good after market publication.
My GQ TD 42 Manual.
Diesel oil, I like Delo 400 or Castrol RX super.
Rear diff I like. Castrol LSX 85-140
Front diff. SAE 90
Manual gearbox and transfer. Caltex easy shift 75-90 gear lube.
There' heaps of info regarding oil brands and SAE specs on the net,
your choice's may depend on whats locally available.
 
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2002GU3

Well-Known Member
do the basic stuff yourself - ( oil change and filters ---air, oil, fuel ) they are pretty easy to do and are probably the most important maintenance on a diesel. (If you want to learn more about your Patrol and DIY maintenance, have a look at "Patrol 4x4" forum, there is shit loads of info covering everything about patrols).
 

Barra GU

Well-Known Member
Easy enough to service yourself. Also handy to know your way around
your vehicle, should you encounter any mechanical issue's while
out and about.
I'd suggest researching fluid specs and buying and staying with the same
brand lubricants. When you need something like valve clearances done, if
your unsure get them done at a workshop. The rest is pretty simple to follow
your service guide or a good after market publication.
My GQ TD 42 Manual.
Diesel oil, I like Delo 400 or Castrol RX super.
Rear diff I like. Castrol LSX 85-140
Front diff, manual gearbox and transfer. Caltex easy shift 75-90 gear lube.
There' heaps of info regarding oil brands and SAE specs on the net,
your choice's may depend on whats locally available.
I should have known you're a td42 bloke... there are patrol drivers.... then there are td42 patrol drivers haha...
As long as you dont think your td42 patrol is worth more than your house we are all ok!
That td42 tax is really something ;)
 

hiluxdriver

Well-Known Member
Buy yourself a workshop manual as well. There's heaps of things in there you can do that you probably didn't know you could
 

dno67

Well-Known Member
I should have known you're a td42 bloke... there are patrol drivers.... then there are td42 patrol drivers haha...
As long as you dont think your td42 patrol is worth more than your house we are all ok!
That td42 tax is really something ;)
haha, it's only the blue oval powered patrols that cost the same as a small home. :D
I only added that mine was a TD42 as a reference, it's certainly nothing special
unless you've got a house you want to swap. :)
 

shanegtr

Well-Known Member
Rear diff I like. Castrol LSX 85-140
Front diff, manual gearbox and transfer. Caltex easy shift 75-90 gear lube.
I wouldn't use the easy shift in the front diff, better off with a specific diff oil as they will be a GL-5 oil and not a GL-4 like the easy shift is. GL-5 is much more suited to the sliding friction generated in hypoid diff gears - just run an oil that's suitable for an LSD front and rear
 

dno67

Well-Known Member
I wouldn't use the easy shift in the front diff, better off with a specific diff oil as they will be a GL-5 oil and not a GL-4 like the easy shift is. GL-5 is much more suited to the sliding friction generated in hypoid diff gears - just run an oil that's suitable for an LSD front and rear
Mate your 100% right, was going from memory and hadn't checked the shed, front diff is SAE 90. My bad.:( l will edit my above post.;)
 
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