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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 can have a look at mine when I get home tonight. But I don't remember any cable tie holding any radiator hose. I'm assuming you are talking about the top radiator hose?
Had a look at mine and it doesn't have the hose holder at the bottom, although I do see the hole it would go in on the shroud. But looking at mine there is like 3/4 to an inch between the hose and pulley and there is no damage on the hose.

Looking at my radiator, it looks like the previous owner replaced the radiator (or the header tanks at least as they have an Adrad sticker on them... bonus :) ) Anyway, they probably replaced the hoses and being new they haven't sagged. I'd say once well used they may sag and perhaps contact the pulley.

Something to keep an eye on at least.

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