Nissan re-power their D22 Navara range

Steane Klose | Jan 31, 2008

Nissan's popular Navara D22 workhorse range has been mechanically upgraded and will make its first appearance at this years Brisbane International Motor Show in February.

The new line-up includes both dual cab and single cab variants, and Nissan have dropped the previous Patrol based 3.0-litre turbo-diesel for a new YD25 2.5-litre turbo-diesel engine, matched to a five-speed manual transmission.

The new turbo diesel engine produces a maximum power output of 98kW at 3600rpm and 304Nm of torque from just 2000rpm and unlike the previous 3.0-litre is intercooled, however, both power and torque are down on the previous engines 110kW and 314Nm.

Being the same basic engine as the much more powerful YD25 2.5-litre (126kW and 401Nm) found in the D40 Navara, one can't help but think that there will be a flourishing trade in power-ups for new D22 Navara owners.

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The 16-valve, double overhead cam YD diesel features second-generation common rail technology for lower emissions and excellent economy, a variable nozzle turbocharger which delivers lower emissions as well as more power, and a new balancer system for greater refinement.

The common rail system fuel injection system used in the 2.5-litre diesel has a electronically-controlled high pressure fuel injection pump for greater efficiency. This helps provide more power, low emissions and lower levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Emissions are further improved by the adoption of an oxidation catalyst.

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A new turbocharger with a variable nozzle turbine (VNT) sharpens the engine's responses. The new diesel also features twin counter rotating balancer shafts within the engine to reduce vibrations and the use of a single, rather than double, chain camshaft drive help ensure high levels of refinement. The compression ratio is now 16.5 to 1.

Fuel efficiency looks like being this engines strong point with the 4x2 single cab returning a healthy 7.3L/100km, while the 4x4 single cab achieves a combined cycle of 9.1L/100km and the 4x4 dual cab ST-R just 9.2L/100km.

In addition to the four-wheel drive dual cab and single cab models, the Navara D22 will also be available as a two-wheel drive single cab for those customers who don't require the additional off-road capability. The Navara D22 shape remains unchanged, except for a bonnet scoop to feed cool air to the overhead mounted intercooler.

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On the single 4x2 variant, the equipment list reflects the customer's needs with power steering, single in-dash CD player, air conditioning, dual front airbags and anti-lock brakes as standard.

The 4x4 line-up starts with a base single cab DX with standard power steering, air conditioning, single in-dash CD player and 16-inch steel wheels. Dual front airbags and front seatbelt pretensioners are available as a $500 option.

On top of the 4x4 DX single cab's equipment, the dual cab ST-R adds standard dual front airbags with anti-lock brakes, an alloy sports bar, side steps, front bucket seats and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Pricing across the range is sharp, with the 4x2 single cab DX starting at just $22,490*, while the 4x4 single cab DX starts at $30,690*. The popular ST-R dual cab 4x4 is priced from $38,490*.

*All prices quoted are recommended retail pricing and do not include, metallic paint, dealer delivery and on-road costs.

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  • assad says,
    6 years ago
    2 likes
    I am not sure but the yd25 engine seems to have some common foult the con rod seems to be making a hole in the block.... not sure how and why nissan have not stood behind the problems as it happens to often on the 03 04 05 plate trucks.....Will any one let me know why they are tying to sell the car over this parts if i has had little success in the other parts ofthe worlds

    thanks
    assad
  • cihan says,
    5 years ago
    do you ever service your engine? the engine wont trow a conrod for any reason.lack of maintainance is the problem. they are good engines.
    • Josh says,
      2 years ago
      3 likes
      Good engines? Nissans cheap build quality is the main concern along with Nissans poor attitude.
      Ive now had a new D22 has 4000km on it and it spends more time in for repair than any car ive owned. Nissan never again
      • Simon d22 says,
        5 months ago
        I've had a d22 4x4 grime new (2011 model) and I have had not 1 problem at all and it's almost at 62000 Klms so I agree with the top guy..look after your engine and it will look after you back bro
    • Andrew Alcock says,
      1 year ago
      1 like
      Are they *** good engines mine was serviced regular and at 80.000 it chucked the conrod out so they are *** and nissan cost me 5k cheap Renault French *** engine
  • julio6420 says,
    5 years ago
    This engine 133hp 2002 to 2005 is the worst engine I have ever seen.If don´t believe me look in second hand market and you will find NO ONE AVAILABLE (I need one )
    • Joe says,
      7 months ago
      No issues with 2008 models on though joe
  • andrew says,
    5 years ago
    2 likes
    the yd25 engine have a overheating problem, so how comes nissan is still making the engine?
  • Gareth says,
    4 years ago
    1 like
    I have a nissan navara D22 08, and when i got from the dealer it had a bad gearbox wine in 1 and 2 gear and the dealer said that was norman.
    is it?
    • Jonathan says,
      27 days ago
      Nope that won't be Norman. It may be Dave or John but definitely not Norman biggrin
  • Toby says,
    4 years ago
    To the people who made comments above:

    YD25 engine was not fitted to those model D22's. They have a 3 litre non-intercooled engine (same as Patrol). I believe it is a ZD30 engine. They have been known to throw rods on the odd occasion, but apart from that they are a good motor.

    the YD25 is a relatively new 2.5 litre common rail intercooled engine found in the D22, D40 and R51 pathfinder and from all reports is a great engine.
  • d22str says,
    4 years ago
    4 likes
    yd25 absolute rubbish- slow, slow, slow, turbo lag, problem with timing chain- dealer no spares in australia. gutless, cheap & nasty. biggest mistake ive ever made buying 1. hate it that much id nearly give it away.
    • yd25 says,
      2 years ago
      Timing chain problem yd25 d22 d40 r51. There is a Brisbane based business that has a double row timing chain conversion kit for this engine. www.yd25.com.au Seams like good insurance against the dreaded timing chain wine, than snap = destroyed engine.
    • Joe says,
      9 months ago
      3 likes
      Bought new d22 str great value $27800 drive away good motor good on fuel I've had d22 before service every 10000 ams regularly no proplems heard alot of stories about the d22 having problems but Ive been happy with mine great walls I never buy one
  • says,
    4 years ago
    4 likes
    I hav an yd25. after reading the review above, i cant work out how nissan claims it is better on emissions control because if they saw the amount of black smoke that comes out of the exhaust pipe they wouldnt believe it. And they all do it! and as for the TWO balance shafts that just goes to show you how poorly engineered the motor is. And they can get rid of the fly by wire, biggest mistake they ever did, feels like the the engine doesnt respond till about 5 mins after i put my foot on the accelerator pedal. And if they are anything like the d40 model, i say i will be up for a new common rail pump shortly. The suspension is weak as water, im forever getting the font torsion bars adjusted up!
    • Dave says,
      2 years ago
      These nissans do throw rods I have repaired loads of them the bearings fail in the rods I think usually between 2 and 3 rods and it does throw them through the block. It shows the size of the fault when you can buy an updated set of shells out of Europe for these vehicles. Good truck though
    • Diesel Devil says,
      1 year ago
      2 likes
      Pile of garbage. 140000km rooted. Cracked head,destroyed timing chains and sprockets, destroyed oil pump. Threw balance shaft in bin (unessesary fuel drinker). Rebuilt engine and now have power issues because of electronics. looking at the insides its not made well at all.
      • Joe says,
        7 months ago
        3 likes
        Sounds like you never serviced it or looked after it you prop drove it into to the ground by the sound of your review navaras are good trucks look after them and you should have no issues I have a str and love it
    • Joe says,
      9 days ago
      They don't blow black smoke seems you don't service it regularly enough there are good working truck not a v8 landgriser
  • leeann says,
    4 years ago
    2 likes
    do you all have fuel injector pump for the YD25 engine
  • Peter says,
    2 years ago
    I drive a d22 O4 plate rally raid edition and have replaced the engine due to the very common big end bearing failure causing the con rod to break through the engine block (I thought the engine had exploded! Bits were flying everywhere) I am told this happens to all the d22's of this age at around 100,000 miles so if you have one that has done more than this on the original engine you should start saving up for a costly enging replacement £2500 ex. Vat
    • marcmull says,
      2 years ago
      hey all i drive an 02 navara with the yd25 motor have it 5 years now and have to say that its a fab workhorse she has 150000 miles on it 90% of them she was pullin 2.5 tons or more never had to do anyting with the motor YET no knocking or banging starting to get a bit of a rattle from the timeing chain but is due to be done anyway... must have got a good 1... first reg dec 02
  • Joe says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    I have 2008 dx 2.5 good motor no problems great on fuel not sure about the stories about problems with these engines maybe alot more attention on servicing regualy might help I've been told that 2.5 yd engine doesn't have anywhere near the problems found on the 3 lt motors
  • Michael says,
    2 years ago
    I have 2005 zd30 dx 4x4. It has done 240000 km with no problems except a cracked injector line (pretty random fault). It's got heaps more grunt than the yd25 and no piston melt issues like the patrols. A 2.5 inch mandrel exhaust has improved power, torque and economy hugely. Off road it's fantastic- just ease off the clutch at idle in low range and it will climb anything if the tyres grip! It tows without complaint tho I would not recommend using 5th gear towing heavy loads.
    Just need to get a legal solid front axle conversion done and it will be unstoppable!
    • Gardiner Matt says,
      2 years ago
      1 like
      I have the new 2012 STR DC. 2.5TD - I tow 2 tons all day, up and down steep hills. Not the most powerfull, but easily the best ecconomy. 10.5ltr per 100km - all the time. Minor suspension adjustment to correct braking line. If you service these properly and drive it like a 2 ton truck, they're great. Looking for a boy racer? look elsewhere.
  • jeff says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    I was about to buy a nivara. Glad I read these reveiws
    Maybe that is why there is good deals being offered by the dealers
  • Mitch says,
    1 year ago
    3 likes

    I purchased a 2012 D22 STR and so far I am extremely happy with it. It drives quite nicely on the road and has performed well off-road. For the price they are a great little truck..only a great wall will you find at a similar price but imo the Nissan is a much better thing. My only complaints with the D22 are that it's a little slugish off the mark and doesn't come standard with keyless entry but it doesn't cost alot to rectify that.
    • Brenton says,
      1 year ago
      2 likes
      Well said exactly the same for me smile
    • Reg says,
      1 year ago
      Well my advice to you all is to sell you Nissan before you end up like us and many others. We just snapped our timing chain which has seized the engine just out of warranty, still waiting to hear what the damage will be. It only took 20 minutes of internet searching to find this is becoming a common problem which Nissan are fully aware of. Get out while you can!!!
      • bosco says,
        1 year ago
        I had the oil cooler damaged after only 1200kms!and cost me an arm n leg and am jittery of what next
    • Joe says,
      9 months ago
      3 likes
      Bought 2013 str ad well very happy with it great value
  • Rango says,
    1 year ago
    My yd25 Cracked the block . Where can i buy one?
  • Tiago Costa says,
    1 year ago
    The descontinued ZD30 engine was a totaly carap, but the YD25 no problems. But the best diesel engine that Nissan have is the TD42 , on Nissan Patrol (safari) and some trucks and bus
  • Carmelo says,
    1 year ago
    3 likes
    I have a d22 08 yd25 Cr and it has 180000km and have a chipit chip and 3 inch exsourst and have driven it around oz I did over 22000km and not a problem it all come down to have you drive it and manly servicing and I towed a caravan all round SA not a problem I stand by the yd25 Cr you must use 5-30w oil and change all other oils ever 20000km trust me and she will run for ever! And don't get me wrong I put this car to he'll and back! Only once did it start to over heat and it's was over 47c out side but I just stopped and had a beer or 3 and she was all good, go the d22 yd2.5 Cr unstoppable
    • OutbackOZ
      OutbackOZ says,
      1 year ago
      5 likes
      Too true Carmelo. People need to remember that these engines in the D22 only have a 4.3lt sump. Personaly that’s not a lot of oil, so change them every 5,000km. Oil is cheap, engines are not smile
    • Joe says,
      1 year ago
      2 likes
      The yd2.5 are good engines I use 10w 40 every 10,000km no problems to many stories about problems with these motors sound false jor
      • rosco says,
        11 months ago
        Hi I have a 2002 3ltr d22 and have replaced the turbo at 350,000ks and have had no problems since im very happy with mine but the paint on the front rhs guard an bonnet is flaking off it now has 391.000 and going well
  • Brad says,
    1 year ago
    1 like
    I have an 08 YD25. No real problems as yet tows my 1.5ton camper. A bit sluggish of the line but a 2.75 inch exhaust fixed that. I service every 10000km with 5w30 nulon and also add the additive and change all filters bar air filter every service. I have fitted the YD25 double row timing chain kit as a safe guard. Done it at 100000km and when fitting it found no wear to guides but the chain had started to stretch. Probably could have got longer out of it but the amount of work to get to it you may as well change it. It hasn't let me down yet but time will tell. They are no 4.2l that's for sure, best motor ever made, owned three of them now and worked all of them with turbos and other mods. Those were the days.
    • Joe says,
      10 months ago
      4 likes
      Bought 2.5 str duel cab Paid $27 800 drive away great value does everything a d40 does for $10000 less
  • Big Al says,
    10 months ago
    So with a few minor mods the yd25 are interchangable?
    Would the D22 YD25 go with a 6speed D40 gbox?
  • Graham Wickham says,
    7 months ago
    1 like
    Hi I have a 04 navara 3.0 t d I was traveling along and the engine was missing then got very noisy (rattle) then blew tons of white smoke can anyone help me with what is wrong and how and how much to fix thanks
  • Bob Pride says,
    6 months ago
    1 like
    I have a D22 dual cab, we have done 58000 ks. We are having trouble will the pulling power when towing our horse float. The ute won't pull away on a hill unless we engage 4 wheel drive any thing under 2000rpm and it won't go. Can you help us.bleh
    • Carmelo says,
      2 months ago
      Sorry mate there all like that andiv got a chip it chip and 3inch exrt under 2000 nothing but after no problem and she drinks a bit more but has the power
      • Steve says,
        2 months ago
        ahh the famous chip it chip.. so your into replicas of the best technology out there (steinbaur are the best because they are smart not to share their technology). Chip it chips just produces more rail pressure, that's all it does
  • Steve says,
    2 months ago
    I owned a 2003 D22, never skipped a beat. Now I own a D40. D40's are like kids, you neglect them for a second at the wrong time, start writing big cheques and popping asprin like skittles. However, if you do right by it, no one can come closer to being your best friend. A bonus with the D40 is, it looks awesome with the modifications.
  • Paul Crowther says,
    26 days ago
    I just bought a new D22 Twin cab 4x4 2.5, I am getting 12+K per L, First top up was 57L to 731K.I do over 200 K per day , Have not had her for 3 weeks all ready over 3000k, My best buy ever
  • clarence says,
    15 days ago
    yd25 engine cranking well but not starting
  • ray says,
    4 days ago
    1 like
    I Can’t believe it. I just picked up my brand new Nissan Navara D22 ST-R 4X4 Dual Cab Pickup that was built in February 2014 and arrived on the boat in Freemantle a couple of weeks ago (Not to be mistake for the Nissan Navara D40 RX, ST or ST-X that is a different car). The deal I got was with a Free bull bar, Free tow bar plus 12 months licence, government stamp duty and dealer delivery all in included. (I needed to be registered for GST) It Cost $27,990.00 less the $2,401.00 that I get back when I put in my bas. I get 3 years road side assistance, Cap price service until 6 years or 120,000 k/M, 3 years or 100,000 k/M warranty and I took their insurance that was an extremely better price than the opposition’s price that will give me a new car in the first 3 years in the event of a write off. Now that I’m driving it I can’t believe the car. It’s fantastic to drive.
    Its even got aluminium mags wheels, 265/70x16inch Tyres, carpets, central locking, floor carpets, sports seats, 6 stacker CD player as well as the other bells & whistles, 2.5 litre turbo diesel, chrome sports bar in the back, side steps and other stuff.
    To think i almost bought an ex mining Toyota Hilux 4x4 dual cab that had done 155,000 k/M for $14,000.00 that would need new tyres (Mining damages tyres), stamp duty maybe licensing soon and other money spent on it etc.

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