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Hi Guys,
Questions keeping coming up about mods for the 2.8 (eg blocking egr, removing butterfly)

I thought id start a new thread with links to previous posts - threads that contain information - mods, also some of the mods that Ive done.

Feel free to add to this -

-EGR (exhaust gas redirection) blocking, intake butterfly removal
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/nissan-patrol-gu-gr-10/egr-blocking-2-8td-gu-41478/
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/nissan-patrol-gu-gr-10/blocking-egr-2-8-a-48527/
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/nissan-patrol-gu-gr-10/egr-blocking-intercooler-mods-37901/
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/nissan-patrol-gu-gr-10/erg-mod-2-8-td-23285/

-Intake manifold (why you should clean after fitting catch can or blocking egr)
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/nissan-patrol-gu-gr-10/2-8-gu-intake-manifold-61836/

-Cleaning of MAF (Mass Airflow Sensor)
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/nissan-patrol-gu-gr-10/2-8-maf-32994/
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/nissan-patrol-gu-gr-10/cant-do-maf-12962/

-Exhaust upgrades for noise - performance
I went 2.5 inch straight through, made a noticeable difference in power (im guessing due to the turbo spooling up quicker)
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/nissan-patrol-gu-gr-10/99-2-8-gu-exhaust-2-5-inch-3inch-58727/
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/nissan-patrol-gu-gr-10/gu-2-8td-exhaust-4658/
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/general-patrol-discussion-17/98-gu-2-8-td-change-exhaust-49003/

-Boost gauge install
I've got mine installed now, along with a McNally combo boost/pyro gauge & a Turbosmart boost controller. I know I could have gone for a cheaper boost controller, but I didn't want to stuff around & wait.
I'm still fine tuning the chip & boost. Without the boost controller it would normally go to 12-13PSI but spike to 15PSI if I floored it. I've now got it going to 15PSI under normal acceleration. It still blows a cloud of black smoke when I first take off, but is OK after that. I might wind the chip back a bit more, as it is still idling just a little bit rough. Has everyone else wound theirs back to a perfectly smooth idle or left it a bit higher?

Boost Sender for Gauge


Boost Controller


Gauge Mounted on Steering Column
 

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Some more-

- Donator Speedbox Diesel chip
Ive installed this chip im my patrol, made a big difference in power and torque, reasonably easy to install (involved soldering wires behind the injector pump). One down side, it does make the car smoke a lot more. For the price, its highly recommended.
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/nissan-patrol-gu-gr-10/gu-diesel-chip-57696/
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/diy-modifications-accessories-40/2-8-donator-speedbox-install-58446/

- Intercooler fan override switch
Ive fitted a switch (mounted in the dash) on the I/C temp sensor that overrides the operation of the fan. Made a bit of a difference in power with the fan on. I usually turn the fan off when doing river crossings etc. One down side to this mod, it logs a fault on the ECU (can be easily cleared with a tool such as ECU Talk)

- Cheap snorkel Pre-air box filter
I was sick and tired of having the air filter blocked up with leaves, bugs and crap after a bush trip. So i cut up a small piece of green shade cloth that fits over the pipe that the snorkel head fits on. This stops all the crap entering the air box (doesn't stop dust but! lol)

- ECU Talk
I purchased the ECU talk cable, and installed it in my car. I'm using a Atom net book to run the ECU talk software. It displays gauges such as water temp, fuel temp, and RPM. also there is the option to view and delete any fault codes logged on the ECU. Also a great Mod
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/nissan-patrol-gu-gr-10/2-8-gu-gets-ecutalk-47448/
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/niss...-consult-software-now-supports-diesels-49013/
 

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Not working today Ben? Shouldn't you be at our secret squirrel camping location by now? ;)
 

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Buggered if I could find it (Lazy today) but you should incorporate an existing 2.8 thread collection

It's out there somewhere!

Cheers

Justin
 

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Yes its a great idea but its been done before hence it should be incorporated.

Boost issues
boost amount for 2.8 owners with a (motsons) chip.... - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
Revs stop when accelerating - 2.8tdi - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
2.8 Boost - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

EGT Gauge install
EGT and Boost guages - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Drive line vibrations
Left turning vibrations...GU 2.8 - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
Vibration under load. - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Gearbox and Diff oils
gear box and diff oils - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
Oil's aint Oil's - Some oil info.. Part 1 of 3 - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
Transfer case oil - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Destroying a turbo
Destroyed the turbo on a 2.8 - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Clutch
Duel Mass Flywheel - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
Gu 2.8 Clutch - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Buying Used 2.8
Buying used - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
2.8 GU questions - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
I know it's been covered a million times but..... - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
2.8td engine life.... - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Smoky Engine
1998 Patrol 2.8TD6 GRSE Uk 120,000mls - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
Smokin 2.8td! - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
GU 2.8 blowing smoke - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Gearbox
1st gear pops out under load in GU2.8 - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
updated - problem with 2.8 gearbox - need advice - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

And some more.........
 

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Miss fire Engine
gu missing when cold? - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Over heating Engine
2.8tdi GU overheating.. - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
Gu 2.8td Temperature - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

EGR Blocking
I know...I know...another EGR thread. - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
Blocking Egr - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Fuel Consumption
Fuel Consumption 2.8 Diesel - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
RD28 - 19mpg Surely Not! - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Hot Start Problems
Fitting Plate for hot start fix - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
Hot Start Issues 1999 GU 2.8 Patrol - has anyone actually fixed it.. - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
GU RD28 Turbo Diesel - Hot Start Issue Fix - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
Starting probs with '99 2.8 Turbo Diesel - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
Trouble Hot Starting 99 2.8 Turbo Diesel - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Intercooler
Intercool sensor - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Front Hubs
Front axle noise - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Exhaust
what exhaust to put on Gu 2.8 - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
What should I expect to pay - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Air Filter
Air filter, Which way up? - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Diff Ratio
Diff Ratio - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Tappet cover
tappet cover leaking - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Propane & LPG fumigation
Propane Injection - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
LPG and Diesel experiences - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum

Chips
Motson's Turbo and Suspension Centres
123-reg | Domain names | Domain name registration.
STEINBAUER Tuning Technologies _engine=14203
Chiptuning for customers outside Denmark :: SanCo Tuning Centre

That should cover it.
 

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A sticky thread like this for each motor would be awesome don't you guys think
 

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guys, great idea, this is a great reference. While still researching which patrol best suits me. I had come across this. Makes it easy for beginners like me. I WILL DEFINTLY GET A 2.8td NOW.>> just need to sell my xtrail..

Thanks stoffy

jamie
 
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