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Fault with 1999 Patrol 4.2l Turbo

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On Sarurday I completed the Sand driving part of the 4WD Driver Training Course with my Club, (Nissan Patrol 4WD Club of ACT & NSW), was a great day up @ Stockton Beach & the sand dunes.

My vehicle went very well, right @ the end of the day, The Radator hose sprung a leak, the reason, Nissan use a Cable tie towards the bottom of the hose to hold it in place, so that the hose is held away from the AirCon pully.

Without that cable tie holding the hose back, it comes in contact with the pully, thus it cuts into the hose. I was able to do a quick fix with some "rescue Tape" to get me home.

2 points to come out of this, 1) I replaced the hose & cut 2 tenths of an inch off the bottom for a better fit, which increases the gap between the hose & AirCon Pully.
2) I have read the manual, no where does it give any info about this problem. Nissan need to look @ fixing this, using a 25 cent cable tie could end up costing huge dollars to be recovered if your in the outback.

I'll call Nissan Australia in the morning.

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i agree benno
nissan should warrent the car for the life of it no matter what mods you or previous owners have completed.
just because it is 12 years old and has done 400000 k's means nothing and im sure that the nissan hq would just be waiting for complaints about their design of a dinosaur.

i am actually thinking i may go and buy a MQ and if i winge enough about the poor performance that they may offer to replace it with a new one or at least offer to repair it!
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