thermal fan and coolant leak series 4 3lt gu patrol

Submitted: Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 at 15:00
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am about to fit a 8''thermal fan to a 3lt gu4 patrol intrecooler has anyone any advice as to how to mount this fan.

my 2nd problem seems to be a small loss of coolant around the the top of sump, about 2 drops. at this stage haven't had a good look, have run truck to temp,then left for half hour no fluid. then leave overnight and very small stain on concrete next morning. does not appear to leak under pressure. has been suggested might be a hose clip as metal cools. car at panel shop at moment (some fool backed into me ). just wondering where to look when i get it back.many thanks for any advice recieved bill
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Reply By: swampy - Sunday, Nov 15, 2015 at 09:44

Sunday, Nov 15, 2015 at 09:44
hi
u need to pressurize cooling system hot and cold including the radiater cap . The method of waiting till there is coolant stains on the ground is risky . The leak has obviously be happening for a while.
Many areas under the clamp [alloy ,plastic, copper fittings] are very shiny and need roughing up with emery tape . Most modern vehicles need to be on a hoist to examine all hoses and fittings [far easier diagnosis ]. water pump ,head gasket ,welsch plugs ,radiator tanks rule nothing out .

hope this helps
swampy
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Follow Up By: bill - Monday, Nov 16, 2015 at 14:24

Monday, Nov 16, 2015 at 14:24
thanks swampy, panel shop had a quisk look may be water pump booked in for pressure test, only done 104 000ks
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Reply By: Member - Warren H - Sunday, Nov 15, 2015 at 10:46

Sunday, Nov 15, 2015 at 10:46
Hi Bill,
I suggest you look on thePatrol 4x4 forum, it is very extensive in its coverage of all things to do with Patrols.
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Follow Up By: bill - Monday, Nov 16, 2015 at 14:25

Monday, Nov 16, 2015 at 14:25
thanks warren for your responce.
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