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  1. Nissan Patrol GU/GR Y61
    hey guys !! so recently my car has been struggling to start in the cold mornings, but once its started it runs perfectly fine !! when i turn the key the glow plug light on the dash comes on as usual but you cant hear the relay quick. just because it doesn't click does that mean they aren't...
  2. 3 Litre ZD30 DI Engine
    Hi All, I'm rebuilding my ZD30DDTI and I have purchased some steel tip glow plugs to go back in. I intend to do the timer mod in the near future too. My question is: can I use the steel tip glow plugs in the meantime or do I need to use ceramic ones until I do the timer? Cheers.
  3. Auto Electrical
    Righto guys need a little bit of help here don't know much about wiring... I have a TD42 converted from a GQ into a GU patrol, and recently has been struggling to start each morning but once warm is fine. so i decided to buy new glow plugs put them in and still struggling, i put a test light...
  4. Nissan Patrol GQ/Y60 & Ford Maverick
    Hi All Encountered some problems glowing my patrol. Here is a brief summary of the problem. - Glow plugs not glowing (light on dash doesn't come on either) - Tachometer stopped working at the same time - Can't hear any relay noise for glow plugs (only for dual battery) - Start rough when I...
  5. Nissan Patrol GQ/Y60 & Ford Maverick
    gday all im currently trying to help a mate out fixing his glow plug fault ive read most of the 2.8 glow plug problems and been trying to figure out whats going on so far i have tested both glow relays , both are in working order , battery is brand new ,i cannot find any loose/coroded...
  6. 3 Litre ZD30 DI Engine
    So as to not clog the original glow plugs thread, I would like to continue the discussion on why one works and another doesn't here.
  7. 3 Litre ZD30 DI Engine
    Hi everyone, time to replace the glow plugs. Have decided i will stick with ceramic, as i won't be installing a timer. (I'm seeing from all the posts that since they stay on for so long ceramic will be better than metal). So if buying ceramic, do i only have a choice of Nissan Genuine @ $300...
  8. Nissan Patrol GU/GR Y61
    Hi all, looking to gain a bit of help in regards to an issue i am having. When i start the engine (TD42T) in the morning or when the engine is cold, i have to glow it 4-5 times. Now, i have checked all the glow plugs with a multimeter and also tested them out of the engine to see if they get...
  9. Nissan Patrol GQ/Y60 & Ford Maverick
    I'm a newbie to the forum and to Patrols as well. I met one of our members on Mt Barney at the weekend who put me right on a couple of things but I need a bit more info. My RX 2.8 turbo blows white smoke on startup which I am told is a glow plug problem. The car is fitted with a button on the...
  10. Nissan Patrol GQ/Y60 & Ford Maverick
    Hi all. iv got a problem. im running a ibs dual battery system which seems to work ok. And a new main battery and a fairly new second battery. they hold charge fine n all works well. but when i turn my keys to let the glow plugs heat up i can watch my battery display and my main goes down to...
  11. Nissan Patrol GU/GR Y61
    Hi Guys, Ive bloody cracked it with my 1999 2.8 GU now. I had a problem with it being hard to start a while ago (it has 150k on the clock), so I followed a few steps i could find such as... chucked in a set of new glow plugs - it didnt really help Next, put a hot wire to plug into the battery...
  12. Nissan Patrol GU/GR Y61
    My 1998 Patrol 2.8 is currently in my local garage with 3 of the 6 glow plugs broken in the Head following their attempt to remove them. I am informed the only course of action is to remove the Head. Having searched google there are various reference to broken glow plug removal tools on other...
  13. Nissan Patrol GU/GR Y61
    Hi Guys, The problem is probably simple, and I'm not looking for the whole "replace this, replace that" solution, I just want a quick fix to be able to drive the car down the road. It's a TDI 2.8 Litre. Was working fine but has been parked in the street for 9 months now, and I just tried to...
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