Do you know if you can get it engineered into a later model patrol from 07 onwards or no go because it won't meet emissions?
I am not sure, it depends on each state. All i know is that someone with 2006 Patrol installed an earlier cummins ( 6bt which is coming from much earlier old truck). you will need to talk to your engineer to decide which engine to use before proceed.Do you know if you can get it engineered into a later model patrol from 07 onwards or no go because it won't meet emissions?
What brand of radiator have you used, and what did you do to re-enforce it???about the aluminium radiator could crake at the bottom concern: I have re-enforced on the bottom supports which will address such issue. All the aluminium radiators ( including pwr) have weakest point at the bottom. It will crack 100% in off road use if not re-enforced. there is no way the two pin areas are strong enough to support such heavy unit. I will show some photos later.
Thanks for the tip, I'm running a 3 core ally e-bay special too.Mine is an eBay unit. The two Spal fans cost more than double of my radiator. But I looked around , I don't see any of of the aluminium radiators including those Australia made ones are in good design to handle a 4wd rough road. They all have the same type of structure. So the two legs areas will get pushed too hard under the weight . The re- enforcement is the only way to make those aluminium radiators work safely in our 4wd. I am traveling mow. Once I get home, I will shot some photos......
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I did look at those expensive unit. but they look the same which make me worry. the two leg areas are the weakest point, unless they have some re-enforcement inside ( i had a thought about that, but would that block the coolant flow - i mean if there is anything inside to support the weight.....) otherwise, it wont be strong enough to support the total weight: The radiator itself is already heavy, with two Spal fans , shroud, and fill in the coolant......you only need few hard landing to break the leg areas.Righto, ta. I am in the process of fitting an ally unit myself. But it is not an ebay special, it is an Adrad unit, and uses construction methods similar to what they use for their industrial radiators. The materials are the same size as they use in truck units. This is to allow for the conditions faced by a 4wd.
But at $1,450, it would want to be better than one costing $400.
I put it in today. I am only a tourer, so no serious bush bashing just fishing and camping etc.how long do you have it? have you done any off road with this radiator?