4.2TD GU Intercooled Patrol

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 21:28
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Gidday Folks, On the vic long weekned I had the misfortune to put my 4.2td gu in the drink, water over the dash which resulted in it being written off. The motor was ok though as it did not get water in the intake, the water over the ignition did the stopping for us. I am looking to update to the new 4.2 intercooled Patrol and although familiar with the car anyone got any little tips. I will have to find a new home for the Twine heat exchanger due to the intercooler being in the way.

On another note I have to give a plug for the guys at AERIAL Motors in Heyfield for their efforts in finally getting my car out of the river 36 hours later at 2.00am in the morning ( and yes it was bloody cold). It was great to finally get a positive out of all this. They do 4wd recovery around the Gippsland area and nothing presents an obstacle. Also a chap named Brendon and another chap whose name I cannot remember for their help as well. We had plenty of recovery gear but what we required was a cable with 120 foot in length due to the flow in the river trying to take the straps downsteram and virtually impossible to control. I was with our local 4wd club and their assistance was greatly appreciated.

Look forward to finally getting across the river (in 1 piece)
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 21:31

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 21:31
So wheres the old truck?? Good project vehicle since the engine isnt fubar...

what club are you with?
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 22:22

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 22:22
I am sorry to hear of your misfortune but i need to ask a question..... I know nothing about GU's .... You said the water over the ignition did the stopping?.... Is the GU's electrics even though it is diesel vunuable to moisture?.... I thought you could almost run a diesel underwater....
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 23:19

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 23:19
Im thinkin that water over the electrics didnt stop it!!

Ive had my GQ over the bonnet a few times, and its still going.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roger - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 23:31

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 23:31
My Guess it's a petrol unit.Dodg
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Follow Up By: Member - Roger - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 23:33

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 23:33
Oop's didn't read the story correctly it was a weasel.Dodg
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Reply By: JohnR - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 23:13

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 23:13
Madcow, agree with Voxon about the electrics.

Have a new intercooled 4.2 and the Twine shower heat exchanger fits in the place where the hose fittings break behind the motor. Even the next hose fits on to it in reverse direction without a sign of the kink. Can take photos to show if you want them. No problem with the intercooler at all

I think I will have to teach kayaking in the rivers down there than submarining GUs, is much more fun. Does sound like the Thompson there but could be the Macalister.
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Follow Up By: madcow - Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 15:20

Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 15:20
I wouldn't mind having a look at the pics of your shower setup under the intercooler. I know where the pump will sit but my heat exchanger is approx 65mm longer than the std Twine unit.

daveandmoo@ozemail.com.au
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Reply By: madcow - Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 10:16

Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 10:16
Yeh, I was under the impression that the diesel could virtually run underwater but sitting in the drivers seat watching the water rise in the interior I can testify that the motor was running fine with the hand throttle out and the bonnet underwater. The motor stopped when the water rose to the ignition key which may have played havoc with the electrics. Who know what there is under the dash. I am with the Albury Wodonga Club. I had the shower fitted where the hoses join and if it still fits under the intercooler I will put it back there. Anyway the vehicle will end up in Melbourne more than likely and will be a good buy as it was in excellent nick with 66k on the clock. And it happened in the Mitchell River on the Hortons track Crossing.
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 18:37

Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 18:37
Sounds like you were stationary with the motor going.
If that's the case, why? Did something break in the driveline?
Did you put your foot on the clutch?
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Saturday, Nov 15, 2003 at 17:26

Saturday, Nov 15, 2003 at 17:26
The silence is DEAFENING!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: flappan - Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 11:50

Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 11:50
I also know of a TD Patrol that didn't swim when water got to the Dash Board. Fried everything.
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 18:09

Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 18:09
How many cars can keep going when the interior's filled with water up to the dash??
I would have thought if you got water in the main switch, everything would stop - no matter what car!!
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 12:02

Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 12:02
Ouch!!! Out of curiousity...how did your insurance company take it?

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 15:23

Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 15:23
Hi there, i'd like to know that also. Michael
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Reply By: DARREN - Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 15:38

Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 15:38
Madcow, do you have any pic's of the mid river festivities?
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Reply By: chrisfrd - Saturday, Nov 15, 2003 at 22:52

Saturday, Nov 15, 2003 at 22:52
The water would have caused the engine to stop as it would have entered the switch, drowning the contacts and causing the stop-solenoid to activate. An electrical system like the Nissan Patrol's system is good, but not that good!

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