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This Sticky is for general information including some policy statements. The idea is to reduce the number of stickies on a page and put the info in here where it can be easily located.

For NEWBIES, Please read this in conjunction with the CRD and/or DI subsection as there is overlapping information. Many threads by Newbies ask technical questions but there is no clue in the thread as to what engine, model the vehicle is, please experiment with your signature line to include this info making it easier for us to answer the question for your specific vehicle.


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Small Barn Door Won't Stay Open, Here's a Quick Fix

GU Small Barn Door Strut Mod

Drop Boxes How do I Fit Them

Increasing standard main/sub tank capacities.

Making Rear Door Open Wider This is for a GQ but may work on a GU.

TD42 With Aftermarket Oil Cooler. Got One? Read This.

Show us your intake manifold! A wealth of knowledge posted in here on manifold building from the GURU himself OldMav.

Solution to RD28T glow plug problems FOREVER!!!! Read this in conjunction with this, Glow plugs - why the missing tips ?????

2.8L GQ fuel adjustment. Self explanatory, remember you do mods at your own risk.

Tb48 brake system upgrade. An interesting thread on a brake upgrade, including an easy brake bleed routine for anyone who hasn't done it. Years ago we bought non return nipples so that one person could do a bleed, not sure if you can still buy them but damn it made it easy.

Hubs (Converting AUTO's to manual). For when your auto hubs stop working......

Dummy Lights. Methods of setting up globes in all the respective taillight apertures.

Dummy Rear Lights. Christmas Tree now. And another on rear lights, plenty of ideas to choose from.

Full Working Tail Light Replacement. Another aftermarket tail light thread.

Heater Box Air Filter Install. Fitting cabin filters to the aircon, good info.

Diff breathers. Not an endorsement, just a guide for new and old, if your handy, making your own is quite easy.

Another GU Roof Console. A very popular DIY subject.

Elocker Install (Front GU). Informative with plenty of pics, I have had one for years and love it.

The CORRECT way to Calibrate your speedo. Good info


How to service your brake calipers 101. Good writeup by Leethal

GQ Workshop Manual Download. GQ service manual links.

Oil/grease coming out of knuckle/CV. How to fix a leaky CV seal.

TD42T Vacuum Pump Seal Replacement.

2.8 head saga. A good thread about a "head job" with plenty of informative pics.

Handbrake drum adjustment. Helpful advice.

TPS. Electronic Accelerator Pedal Cleaning Guide? TPS cleaning method, See Post 7 for pics.

Snatchstraps and their Maintanence. Although they are snatch straps, they need maintenance too.

CV and wheel bearing replacement WARNING! Alot of pics. For MQ/MK.

Body mount question. Good info on this job and a couple of traps.

Engine Oil - GU TD42T. An informative read for newbies.

Coolant / Radiator Hoses - GU TD42. And another.

Changing Oil Filters on GU TD42. Yet another.

TB42 Viscous Hub Rebuild. For the Y60 but basically the same principles. Not for ZD30 DI.

GU Flares removal, repairs, tips & tricks. Interesting tips on flares and cleaning mud from behind them.

Removing Heater Core.

DIY - Installing a 2 Degree Castor Bush kit.

Front Wheel Bearing Hub Seal. Fitting grease nipple to hub to ease front wheel bearing greasing is mentioned about halfway if you consider this required.

Rust in Front Coil Mount. Well worth a quick look for older truck, did mine just in time I reckon.

Aircon DIY Fan service, Filter box removal cleaning. Good read on aircon fan maintenance.

ABS Brake System Procedures For Fully Flushing. Good read. But, make sure you have good understanding of models before trying.

How to rebuild a low mount Warn step by step.

How to repair a leaking (or oil spitting) Air Locker step by step.

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General Technical Information

Borg Warner EFR6758 Turbo Information

How to Build a Killer Cooling System An article from Pirate4x4.

GU Small Diff/LSD Syndrome. General information on differentials, model ratios and variances, also how to read your compliance plate to find what you have.

Creaky door hinges remedy (+pin fix) A few posts on hinge pin replacement and parts.

Ok RD28 Fans here it is...... (Turbo upgrade)

Preventing rear suspension mounts cracking. Cracked rear spring tower thoughts and solutions.

Average Kilometres On Your 2.8 GU.

4.8 Rough Idle Only When Cold. 4.8 information, long read good info.

5th Gear Failure GU

Towing in 5th Gear. Discussion on 5th gear failure with pre 2002 GU's (Nissan modified the box in 2002) which is quite common, particularly when used for towing, post #41 has some good pics that visually explain the reasons.

TD42t Air Filter Option. Discussion on TD42T air filter options

Rear Door Repair Step 1. A method of repairing spare wheel weight cracks in the large barn door.

Rear Barn Door "Crunch Noise" Fix. Fixing a barn door noise.

2 Stroke Oil in Your Diesel Fuel. This is the Methuselah of 2T threads, enter at your own peril :).

Dash bubbles again after 18 months what did nissan say?? An ongoing saga

Death Wobbles Fixed! Several threads exist on wheel wobble but this one is valuable, the write up in the first post is worth checking when looking at symptoms.

Death Wobble Final Fix Poll. A poll on what fixed the dreaded Death Wobble, polls can only have 10 options so a Wheel Balance is not included as that is accepted as a starting point.

How a Nissan accessory cargo barrier is mounted (with pics). A helpful guide to mounting a cargo barrier.

ATF oil in 4.2TD manual transmission. Discussion on the use of Automatic Transmission Fluid in manual gear boxes.

Removing The Power Antenna. Handy info, especially if you have a lift and your antenna catches on your garage door and bends, Grrrr, don't you just hate that. EDIT: As it turned out mine could not be removed to cut the rope and it seems some early models could not be done this way.

Third Edition Australian Design Rules Just in case you want to check up on an ADR.

Trusted Parts Suppliers - Add your Recommendations. As the name suggest, a list of suppliers used by our regular members.

td42ti injectior pump? Zig Zags a bit but there is some good info on the pumps and their differences here.

Central locking fix. Fixing a broken drivers door central locking actuator.

Central locking issue sorted. Another for a replacement actuator.

Central locking / remote issues. another on a possible soldering solution.

GU decal list. Local fit/ Aussie market. Decal list with Nissan P#, handy...

3rd Child Restraint. 3rd child restraint option discussion.

Bribie Island Last W/E canaries. Contains some good info and advice, see post 28 for some regulation info.

Amps and Wire Gauge - 12V Circuit. Wire Gauge Charts for that perfect wiring job.

Tips and Techniques - Water Crossing. A good article on water crossings.

Water Tank Ideas for a GU.

Labelling Wiring Harness Ideas.

Video on tailshaft angles and vibration. See post #1.

GU Changing Brake Rotors Step by Step.

Update on seatbelts - fixing retraction problems. Method to clean and improve seatbelt return.

Rain Water Through Aircon A/C blower Passenger footwell. Fixing an 'apparent' windscreen leak.

Passenger side/barn door light switch puzzle. A trap anomaly in the wiring on the interior lighting.

Removing Heater Core.

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Navigation, Sound System and Camera information

Off-Road Navigation

eBay Special - Multimedia Unit. A long informative thread on head units.

A few sites I'd saved on my laptop for later:

Hema Navigator > Home Hema site

Polaris GPS

VMS 4x4 - Find A New Path — 7506 Nissan


FUJITSU TEN Releases "AVN827GA" Navigation System for*Australian Market | Symbian Developer's Journal

Dash Cam Comparo
Dash Cam Comparison | Dash Cam Talk

Dash Cameras!

Sound System information
Door Trim Removal & Speaker Replacement R&R GU door speakers and getting the best out of them.

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General Tech Talk

How to build a Killer Cooling System.

Turbo Tech Education Tech analysis of turbo dynamics.

The Little Mamba Lives Enlightening turbo discussion.

Brake Proportioning Valve Extension

Torque Measurement on a Chassis Dyno A great write up by Diesel-Tec (Andy) on Dyno's and how they calculate.

How synchro rings work First post has an interesting vid on how synchros work if you don't know.

Explanation of turbo/pump combinations please

How to test all MAF's at home

Lubrication specifications. See post 1 for links and further info.

4.8 Service Bible.

TB48 Jumpy Throttle see post #8 for link to 4.8 TPS relearn procedure.

RD28 upgrade to TD42 GU Patrol Guide

The ZD30 Bible There are still many shared items here.

Reference: Y61 Specifications

Engine running hot TD42??? This link will take you to its original GQ/Y60 section location. The info is very relevant to many GU's.

Cooling Systems.pdf A basic explanation of cooling system operation.

Garrett | FAQ General FAQ for turbo's, other Garret links in ZD30DI library.

Off-Road Navigation An interesting read on the what, why, how of off road navigation from Ray.

A bit of info on LSD's for the uninitiated, there are many types, Eaton just seem to have the most information out there and for my money (if I had that much) the E Locker would be my choice of weapon, excellent diff but expensive.
Detroit Locker - YouTube
Lock Right Locker - Part 1: How it works [HD] - YouTube
Exploded View - Inside the Eaton TrueTrac Differential - YouTube
Exploded View - Inside the Eaton Suretrac Differential - YouTube
How Eaton's E-Locker Technology Works - YouTube
Airlocker operation - YouTube
Ashcroft Air Locker - YouTube

Also found this helpful item on fitting an LSD to the front of your GU yourself:
How to fit a diff locker in a GU Patrol, Nissan Patrol - YouTube
Elocker Install (Front GU)

How to Shim Patrol LSD

Expressions of interest: Group Buy of Fluidamper to suit TD42 Read post #23 for good insight into harmonics of this engine.
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