Nissan Navara D22 Turbo
The Nissan Navara D22 is reasonably fast, practical, comfortable and affordable. Its off-roading capabilities are also very handy. 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 is essentially the same off-road vehicle.
Strong And Reliable
The first-generation Navara is considered by many to be one of the most robust and durable Utes ever created. It is right up there with the Toyota Hilux. People the world-over use it as a workhorse, a daily drive, or just a general purpose vehicle. It does everything a vehicle will ever need to do. Farmers love them for their robustness, blue collar workers for their payload capacity, and the double-cab makes for a roomy family car.
The 2nd and 3rd generation models are preferred if you’re looking for luxury and technology, but nothing beats the older D22 turbo first-generation Navara. Many of the original Navara can be found driving the roads and countryside to this very day, many with their original factory components. They are THAT reliable. With proper maintenance, they can withstand a ton of abuse with little complaint.
With a debut in 1997, the first Navara was offered with the KA24DE engine. The VG33E V6 Engine was added later, followed by the 3.0 liter V6. Petrol variants were popular in the U.S. However, once the ZD30DDTi 3.0 liter, 4-cylinder diesel was introduced, it all changed. The Navara D22 turbo features the unique non-intercooled design, not the traditional intercooled design of most Nissan’s. This means it lacks some of the horsepower of other engines (it develops 150 Hp), but it makes up for this with added reliability making it highly 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 becomes a major problem.
Symptoms Of D22 Turbo Failures
It’s important to take note of the symptoms of D22 turbo failure, as the engine is very dependent on the turbocharger for it’s torque and power.
Here is a list 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 D22 Turbo Failure?
Unfortunately, turbochargers are difficult and not cost-effective to rebuild. Generally, the best course of action is replacement.
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