Patrol GU 4.2 intercooled servicing question

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 10:25
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Hi all, Just want to know if the support rails that hold the intercooler need to be removed for general servicing eg tappet adjusting and the like. The support rails being the16mm bars that go from the firewall to the radiator support panel.. Thanks in anticipation.. michael
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Reply By: Member QLD Steve & Lorraine Mc - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 09:25

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 09:25
Hi Michael

From memory I just removed the U shaped hoses on the intercooler, I done the tappets a while ago now, & the wife is away with the car at moment. So I can't go & peek.
The rails & the intercooler stay & the rocker cover will come out quite easy, & dont bother replacing the rocker cover gasket they are quite durable.

Hope this helps a bit.

Cheers Steve.

PS How have you found your car & the 4.2 We have clocked up 85,000 In just over 2yrs & not 1 problem, no warranty issues just fuel & oil.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 17:40

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 17:40
My 4.2 TDi has 150,000ks, never had a spanner on it other than basic servicing and 2 1/2 years old. My wife has my first Gu 1999 4.2 td. 350,000ks and the same applies.just remembered that the old one did have the front auto hub covers and mechanisms replaced at 250,000ks, both were cracked. The dealer told me you wont have any trouble with the new ones. Obviously this leads me to think that there were some faulty units around that time. both have been great vehicles. regards Michael
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Reply By: JamieMac - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 09:58

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 09:58
Rails and intercooler can remain in place for doing tappets, just remove pipework on LHS.

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