Extra oil cooler for 4,8

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Re: Extra oil cooler for 4,8

Post by karldDanneberg » 20 Oct 2019 11:57

Hi Rob

I received a quote for larger cooler that runs "separate" from the engine and radiator circulatory system (im no mechanic please excuse my lack of accuracy), the guys at Triangle quoted about R1600 for the cooler excluding labor, I was advised this is the best mod for an autobox.

That being said, I have towed a

1. Conquerer 1.8t with family of 5 &
2. Bushlapa
3. 3t Skiboat
4. Echo Trailer to Etosha in high Namibian Summer

and not once did the engine temp gauge move, nor did the autobox show signs of poorer performance.

What I do advise is to run new/upgraded diff, transfer case and autobox breather lines as they do perish and will cost you when doing a water crossing.

Take care

Karl

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Re: Extra oil cooler for 4,8

Post by Tinus lotz » 20 Oct 2019 13:16

Trying to get the max working temp for nissan matic j can someone goolge better than me :imsorry: :thumbdown:

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Re: Extra oil cooler for 4,8

Post by Onematch » 20 Oct 2019 15:08

Thanks for all the comments guys - Peter maybe I must have the unit checked out, but the whole vehicle runs sweetly!

CarldDanneberg I will have those breather pipes checked.

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Re: Extra oil cooler for 4,8

Post by SJC » 20 Oct 2019 15:12

Onematch wrote:
19 Oct 2019 20:37
Peter I agree with you - my Disco 3 gets to 120 towing ( the engine temp) but the Patrol is really low - but running beautifully!
What do you check, or why would the temp be so low?

hugejp thanks for the input - you obviously also have a gearbox temp monitor.
What engin is that (in the disco)?
I know that a land rover 300tdi's thermostat only opens at 88deg. :oldtimer:

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Re: Extra oil cooler for 4,8

Post by Onematch » 20 Oct 2019 17:22

Hi sjc,

My Disco 3 has the dreaded diesel 2,7 - it has 287,000klm on the clock and never used a drop of oil.
When towing our Bushlapa the engine oil temp has peaked at 130 degrees C on a very long uphill pass, but all the gauges register normal.

I also fitted a Madman in this vehicle years ago - I think they can make you neurotic to be honest!

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Re: Extra oil cooler for 4,8

Post by Onematch » 22 Oct 2019 16:14

Just an update -

I took the Troll into Mayfair Gearbox ( they are the official Nissan gearbox repair agents) and the workshop manager said all is perfect - that the auto gearboxes run hot and not to stress!

Thanks for the advice chaps.

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Re: Extra oil cooler for 4,8

Post by Tinus lotz » 22 Oct 2019 19:29

Rob you have been driving land rammels for way to long Patrols you put feul and make it go hin hin hin hin hin and put feul again :lol: no seriously they just go no issues really

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