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D22 Daily Hack

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by someguy360, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. someguy360

    someguy360 Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    Thought I may as well chuck the daily up. About a year ago I decided that 2 V8's when commuting to and from the CBD (40km each way) was a mistake. So I sold my WM Caprice and decided to get something a bit more reliable and economical while still being capable of towing. I also wanted something I'd be more comfortable leaving in car parks and not having to worry about shitty Adelaide roads.

    I've always been a fan of Nissan diesels and looked for a long time at D40's but found them a little too plastic and flimsy for me so I ended up with a D22.

    Model: 2005 Nissan Navara D22 ST-R

    Engine: ZD30 Direct injected Turbo.

    Suspension: 2" Lift with KYB shocks.

    Exhaust: 3" Turbo Back.

    Interior: Stock, Custom checkerplate toolbox behind the rear seat, Traax EGT/Boost gauge.

    Exterior: TJM side steps, Generic chinese spot lights

    Stereo: Sony XAV-AX100, Sony 6.5" component speakers, American Research 10" underseat sub, JVC 4 chanel amp.

    Wheels: Dynamic Sunraysia + Cooper AT3 tyres.

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  2. Mike Litherous

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    Looks good.
    U can’t beat the diesel for towing
     
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    Good versatile cars.

    Just a couple of things I'm sure you're already aware of though, make sure you add a second fuel filter (water separator) as those injectors are exxy, and are the reason 90% of modern diesels die. The clutches on these things aren't known for their strength either - you've really got to slip the clutch to get them off the line especially when towing too so they seem to go through them relatively quickly.

    If it's been looked after I'm sure you won't have too many issues!
     
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    Thanks mate, yeah a second filter is on the cards, likely when I do the catch can.

    Yeah, I know what you mean about having to slip the clutch, it's even worse when downshifting compared to taking off. Still not as bad as the D40 though, one of the reasons I steered clear of them is people are claiming that some were only getting 20,000km to a clutch.

    This one's still reasonably tight otherwise, it's got 180,000km which for a ZD30 is reasonably low milage.
     
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    Took the ute for it's first 4x4 trip since I bought it. Was pleasantly surprised how capable the chassis/suspension is on these things, great articulation.

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    Nice Nav. My last vehicle was a 2005 model 3.0 litre TD bought it brand new when living in Darwin. Sold about 4 years ago with 80k on it.
    Used to tow a 5.3 metre boat all around Pilbara and NT and never did a clutch. Plenty of sand driving along 80 Mile Beach as well. Was a great car just a bit thirsty if pushed over 120.
     
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    G'day there.

    I too have gone for a diesel as a daily - MY15 NM Triton. Nothing flash but does the job. My VE is now semi retired.

    Anyhow, how is your Sony head unit going? I fitted the '200' version (With DVD) and am loving the sound as well as Apple car play.
     
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    So far it's great, I love the convenience of maps/spotify etc with carplay
     
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    The utes undergone a little TLC over the last few months.

    Recent changes:
    * New Wheels
    * Window visors
    * Bonnet protector and decals
    * Oricom 5w UHF radio
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    * Reverse Camera and reverse sensors
    * New plates
    * Retrimmed the steering wheel in leather.
     
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    I was expecting to see 5 litre conversion on that list.....much disappoint.
     
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    Haha, theres actually a couple of LS1 D22's for sale in SA atm that got me thinking, apparently the conversion is pretty easy :p
     
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    Some fun away while on leave.
     

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