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What To Watch Out For With Your Nissan Navara D22 Turbo

Nissan Navara D22 Turbo

The Nissan Navara is reasonably quick, practical, comfortable and affordable, and its off-roading capabilities are second to none. And even though a different name is used to differentiate the cars designed for the various markets – E.g. Navara in Asia, Europe and Australia, and the Frontier in America, it’s essentially the same off road vehicle.

Strong And Reliable

The first-generation Navara is considered to be one of the most robust and durable Utes ever created, right up there with the Toyota Hilux. It’s no wonder people all over the world use it as a workhorse, a daily drive, or just a one size fits all vehicle. It really can do everything a vehicle will ever need to do. Farmers love them for their robustness, workers for their payload capacity, and the double cab makes a great family car.

The 2nd and 3rd generation models are slightly nicer if you’re looking for luxury and technology, but nothing beats the old-school D22 first-generation Navara. In fact, most of the original Navara’s can be found roaming the roads and countryside to this very day, many with their original factory components. Yes, they’re that reliable. Maintained properly, they can withstand a ton of abuse without any sort of complaint.

Originally debuting in 1997, the first Navara was offered with a KA24DE engine. Later the VG33E V6 unit was added, followed by the 3.0 litre V6. Petrol variants were particularly popular in the U.S. However, once the ZD30DDT 3.0 litre, 4-cylinder diesel was introduced, everything changed. The Navara D22 features a unique non-intercooler design, instead of the traditional intercooled design common to most Nissan’s. This means it lacks some of the horsepower of other engines (it made 150 horsepower), but it more than makes up for this with added reliability and simplicity, making to more suited to the task it was designed for.

Mind you it isn’t completely bulletproof. As with any off-road vehicle it is susceptible to wear and tear. The good news is the ZD30 engine will let you know if there is a problem before it’s too late.

Symptoms Of Turbo Failure

It is important to take notice of the symptoms of D22 turbo failure, because the engine is very dependent on the turbocharger for it’s torque and power.

Here are some of the common symptoms to look out for:

   Loss of power

   Lack of boost

   Whistling noises

   Spooling stops

So, What Do You Do If You Suspect Turbo Failure?

Unfortunately, turbochargers are difficult to rebuild, so the best course of action is replacement. But don’t panic, after market…

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