gu bonnet scoop

Submitted: Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 16:10
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hi there..does anyone know were i can buy a gu bonnet scoop in QLD..any info will be cool.......hokimac :)
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Reply By: Leroy - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 16:46

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 16:46
Hmmm let me see....oh I remember...Nissan!! sorry couldn't resist.

Leroy (being a smart ass)
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Follow Up By: hokimac - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 16:56

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 16:56
yeah there's always one...nissan dealer that is..ha ha
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Reply By: Member - Mik - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 17:06

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 17:06
I wish u luck. been looking at intercooling 99 rodeo, new scoop $680 unpainted (holden), ok then, look second hand. all the replys were the same you must buy the hole bonnet (still needs painting). In my instance its cheeper to buy the intercooler secondhand than it is to by the air scoop.

I wish u well

Mik
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Follow Up By: Matt M - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 01:32

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 01:32
Mick I have a 93 MU with the 2.8 TD and I purchased an intercooler and bonnet scoop along with all the brackets and hoses and even the rubber boot from the scoop from Truckbits in NZ for less than $500.

They arrange them in a kit from the imported Bighorn (jackaroos) and they are complete, thae scoop is off the UBS 90 mod and I have looked at the 3.0l TD rodeo and they are the same!

Goodluck Matt.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mik - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 16:10

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 16:10
Matt, can u supply some contact details
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Follow Up By: Matt M - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 23:05

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 23:05
Mik, sorry for the delay, just spent the last few days driving home to Sydney from Perth! I need some sleep BAD!!

Umm try www.truckbits.com and if that doesnt work do a search for truckbits on Google or MSN and you will find it for sure.

I didnt have to arrange freight, I was over there for a holiday but Im sure they would be reasonable, especially considering what we would pay at a wreakers for the same!

If you want anymore details give me a buzz at macca2801 at bigpond dot com
Matt.
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Reply By: hokimac - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 17:13

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 17:13
thats a bit to much aye.i've read in this forum people buying them (gu scoops) for around $100.must ring the nissan dude to check it out
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Follow Up By: Member - Tim&jan - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 18:06

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 18:06
i think you will get a shock from the nissan dude as the 4.2td sticker on the side of the doors are 25 bucks good luckgu bush basha
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Reply By: hokimac - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 18:11

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 18:11
true mate ..ripoff **sholes aye
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Reply By: Roachie - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 18:27

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 18:27
I bought a Nissan scoop from my local dealer in late december and fitted it to my 2000 model 4.2 t/d Patrol on 1st January (1st job of the year was to take to my bonnet with a drill and a jigsaw....ouch). It was $110- incl GST. They ordered it in for me; took a week or so.
Too easy.
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Follow Up By: hokimac - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 18:38

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 18:38
yeah thanks for that will be ringin the nissan fella in the morning.seeya.
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Follow Up By: awill4x4 - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 21:53

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 21:53
Roachie, I'm assuming you cut a hole in your bonnet to fit an intercooler. If so. What intercooler system are you using? Is it DTS, or an original 2.8 or 3.0 litre one?
Did you fit your scoop offset like the factory ones or have you centralised it in the bonnet?
Could you give an idea of prices for all of us here in the group?
Regards Andrew.
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Follow Up By: Roachie - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 22:26

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 22:26
G'day Andrew,
Na, sorry to disappoint (both you and myself!!), but I haven't fitted an intercooler yet. The reason for the scoop, as I've mentioned a couple of times in follow-ups to previous posts about overheating etc, was to try and cool the motor. For this reason, I cut the hole above the turbo, rather than the inlet manifold. Once I bought the scoop, the 1st job I did was to make a template of it using masonite, so I could then place that on the bonnet and mark where to cut/drill. Of course, nothing's ever as easy as it should be. The scoop has 6 lugs molded into the plastic (which is grey in colour by the way). There are 6 short bolts attached to slide-on metal clips which attach to these plastic lugs. The 2 lugs half way along each side are not equa-distant from the front and back lugs. Also, the front and back lugs are not the same distance apart from each other. (ie: the front 2 lugs are say 6" apart, whilst the back lugs might be say 7" apart) My original idea was to mount the scoop backwards in the belief that I would expell a lot of hot air out of the engine bay up onto the windscreen. On 3/1 we went for a drive from here (Kadina, SA) up to Port Augusta and then over Horrocks Pass and down to Melrose etc. The outside temp was about 38 and the temp gauge started to climb over half way and air-con off-ed itself before I even started the main part of the climb. So, when I got home, off came the scoop and some more holes were drilled so I could face it forwards. The only test I've given it since then was to attack a smallish hill-range near Port Wakefield (the Hummocks) with air con on etc and outside temp about 30. The gauge also started to rise then too. So I'm back to sqaure 1, looking at radiator replacement and/or viscous fan.
Are we having FUN yet?????
Cheers,
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 16:29

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 16:29
Hey roachie, have you considered shimming up the rear of the bonnett to allow for extra airflow through the engine bay, it is fairly common with v8 streeters . Just a thought.. Check the fan asap.Moo... everyone knows what a Jackaroo looks like :-)
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Reply By: Member - Mik - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 18:47

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 18:47
looks like ille have to look into fitting gu scoop

Mik
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Follow Up By: hokimac - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 18:50

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 18:50
i reckon
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 21:01

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 21:01
www.offroadshop.com.au

Steve says they were $99 this was few weeks ago.
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 22:11

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 22:11
I paid about $120 thru the dealer about a year ago
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Reply By: prado95 - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 14:02

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 14:02
Seems that the scoop is barely big enough to to a good job anyway.

Perhaps one with a bigger openning is in order to be effective (not that I would us a ni$$an part on a classy vehicle like a toyota).

:-)
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