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Hello guys!

here is my topic about my car: Nissan Patrol Y61 3.0 my 2003 5 doors Elegance.
ZD30 Di Engine (not common rail one, in Italy it's not easy to have one of it,and they aren't cheap).

I have it since june of this year.

It have covered 252.000km and it was 100% stock.

New alternator, rebuild fuel pump and new glow plug.I also see new egr and all the oils changed.

Here is the moment i have bought it :

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I bought it at 400km from my house.
And that is the first moment at my home!

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I can't believe that I have a patrol in my house :love:.

It have full electric heated seats, leather seats, electric sunroof!

The only one problem was the radiator: during fuel pump rebuild I think mechanic broke the upside return.

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I think the only one solution will be a new radiator.

Those are the key of the car :( (remote not working :D)
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This is the only big damage of body...i can't find this part
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And interiors is really dirty
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So the first things will be a GOOD CLEANING.
 

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@Slainte is available on partsouq 200 $ + shipping + duty + professional spray color = 350 $ :(

So I started with a good cleaning, interior & exterior

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I'm not happy of steering wheel so i send it to renew, and buy on aliexpress new gear knob
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Also Cover with a 3M cover all the dash, and this is the interior result
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Sorry for the delay during my post, but I have to prepare all the photos.


See you soon
 

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looks good Marko..
You would be able to pick up a good Drivers seat from Australia but the postage would be massive.
 

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Good start mate, looks like you may have to do some garage door mods if you do a lift and fit a roof rack lol, I did a 3" lift and had to raise my garage door 50mm after I fitted a low profile platform rack, the bottom of the door just touches the rack as I drive in.........
 

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vers seat from Australia but the postage would be massive.
Yes,I think it will be too expensive and nowadays I haven't found a solution for my driver seat.

Next mod was the radiator. As I said,original one, is broken and I can't find an original one's at good price, so I decided to buy a Chinese full aluminium radiator

Here you can see the difference with original one (so dirty!)

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But during this work, I see a Tensioner KO. How could a meccanic change the alternator without see this!! I bought a new SKFone, and contitech Belt

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well done mate, people forget about buildup of rubbish between aircon heat exchanger and radiator, it pays to keep an eye on it and clean regularly, I hose mine out quite regularly.
 

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Good start mate, looks like you may have to do some garage door mods if you do a lift and fit a roof rack lol, I did a 3" lift and had to raise my garage door 50mm after I fitted a low profile platform rack, the bottom of the door just touches the rack as I drive in.........

You can't believe, but now I can park my patrol in the garage!
 

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I also installed adjustable panhard front and rear.
I have had some problem with dobinson position. Who sold it, tell me that i have to not respect the side on labels. But after 2500km car was down 3cm on the right.

As soon as possibile I'll download all the other photos and will continue speaking about my last 6 months of build of my Patrol.
 

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Marco, where are you from Italy?
I ask because here in Slovenia, some parts for the Patrol can be found near the border. Also that trim on the rear door probably and significantly cheaper than on Partsouqu ...
 

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I live in Turin, north Italy.

I only found this but i think is not original:
 

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Before install the lift kit I used an Iron Converter on chassis and axles.

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After that all my interior lights was faulty, so I changed instrument lights, installed leds inside the switchs, clima control and diff lock switch

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I also deactivated airbag removing fuse and covered the airbag light.

I also repaired my keys installing new switchs and new cover from china, now remote is full working. (i hate that first time it open only driver door :( )

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I also checked my front bearing because I know that nobody check it. I notice the front left Hub have a leak in the rear. I see that little bearings on the hub aren't good, so I changed it with oil seal of the shaft. I bought new front pads because I hate brembo one. In the last photo you could see how dropbox "kill" front spring!

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Just a note on ariel positioning, when it is running parallel with panels it negatively effects reception.
 

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These are some of trips I have during last summer:

My first trip, search snow during August:

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Some tour next to my house

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And the trip around salt road (the road to reach the sea from north Italy) Between Italy and France

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Just a note on ariel positioning, when it is running parallel with panels it negatively effects reception.
Ariel is CB Antenna?


I Know is not a good position,but I always pass near trees, and I can't find a better position.

Now we use portable pmr, that have better trasmission and are more easy to use. But at some meeting someone use old cb
 
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