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    rory Donating Member

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    2006 Nissan Patrol GU4 ST

    Engine
    Stock ZD30 (non-common rail) (most problems in the ZD30 were worked out by 02, so 06 should be ok for grenading)


    Gearbox
    5 Speed Manual

    Suspension
    Stock for now

    Brakes
    Standard

    Exhaust
    Stock

    Wheels
    17 Inch Standard GU4 alloys with custom scratches :p and stock sized Bridgestone Dueller A/T's

    Stereo
    HU - Pioneer AVH-P8450BT
    Amp - Alpine PDX-V9 5 channel
    Front Speakers - Alpine Type R Splits
    Rear Speakers - JL Audio 60 watt coaxial 2 way
    Subwoofer - Kenwood KFC-W3012 (400w)

    Modifications
    -Steel Bull Bar
    -Spotties
    -Antenna for UHF
    -Roll Bar
    -Cargo Barrier

    Future Plans
    -Stereo from Crewman put in DONE
    -Boost Gauge
    -Pyro Gauge
    -2 Inch Suspension Lift DONE
    -Play tires (33 inch muddies/AT's) maybe on black steelies
    -Upgraded Intercooler (current is weeping oil; an indication of a leak)
    -Mount up compressor
    -Inverter
    -Draws system DONE
    -Filling and painting interior holes Dash painted
    -Fix blistered dash and replace worn steering wheel
    -NADS (Nissan Anti-Detonation System)

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    ex mine car? looks it
     
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    looks good mate-great base to start

    definitely recommend the anti detonation kit as a mate has a almost identical patrol except a 07 and he had to replace the head and all gaskets etc as she started to play up when 4wding, has since done a bit of work including the kit which monitors all temps,plus 2 diff temps for the block and one for the coolant and so far has been ok.

    anyways don't want to ruin your day so good luck
     
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    looks good. I bet it's going to take some getting used to being up so high.

    what? do these things explode under normal use or something?
     
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    the 2.8's and 3.0 litres have a big reputation for blowing the 2nd or 3rd cylinder not sure which one but can be quite a costly exercise to fix,all the info you need should be on the net,
    most are caused by overheating due to a small motor pulling or pushing a large amount of weight especially if using 4wd a lot or towing
     
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    Yeah mate it is but it's in good shape.

    Cheers mate.

    Yeah boost and pyro gauges will be going on ASAP to at least get an idea on what's going on.


    Not really for me, I've been driving my parents patrol since my learners so I know their size. Plus theirs has been my daily lately too.

    Yeah the 00-01 were particularly bad, Nissan upped the sump capacity from 5 to 8 liters as a recall and there is minor occurrences past 02 but not very widespread compared to 00-01.
    They tend to do it due to overboost and having high exhaust temps melting holes in pistons. The ECU was revised in 03 for better ECU boost control which fixed most problems. The exhaust gas recirculating to pass emissions testing also caused problems causing overheating cylinders particularly 3 and 4.
    There's things that have to be looked out for but it's all fixable.

    As above its pistons 3-4 but yeah that's pretty much it. Plenty of info on the net to stop it happening.


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    I knew yhe 3rd cylinder was involved somewhere-lol

    sounds like you are in the know with all the precautions so have some fun-lol
     
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    Started installing my stereo yesterday and plan to get at least most of it done tonight.
    List for tonight is:
    -run RCA's to rear amp location (in Rear quarter panel)
    -mount amp in RQP
    -terminate power cable into amp
    -install ground cable
    -use lighter socket for remote
    -cut power cable and install circuit breaker
    -cut plate to mount circuit breaker to
    -run new speaker wires from amp into doors (drivers door is supposed to be painful)
    -install speakers
    -run USB cable to under dash somewhere
    -probably more that I haven't thought of
     
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    get to it then chief-lol

    sounds like you have the new car bug-lol
     
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    Best nads is a 4.2. Just sayin.....

    500rwhp corn juiced & boosted ls1
     
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    And still fetching a high $$.

    Good pickup Rory, will keep an eye on this. Glad you're taking precautions against the hand grenade :p
     
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    Ah nah, not that pricey. 06 can be converted and plated easy enough....



    500rwhp corn juiced & boosted ls1
     
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    Looks like a good pickup Rory. Stereo install all done ?
     
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    I know, but at almost double the price, it's not worth it.

    Yeah, gauges will be the first off the list, plan on mounting them in the central storage bin to avoid the rice look of a pillar mount.

    Never know, if it does go pop I might end up with one, you spend 10k on an old block but it will still go forever

    Not all of it, last night I;
    -made up and installed battery bracket with circuit breaker on it
    -connected power cable to CB
    -installed 2 speakers minus tweeters for front
    -ran all RCA cables
    -installed ground
    -installed remote wire

    Today I have;
    -ran speaker cables to HU from amp (decided it would be to hard to get them into the doors for now)
    -Mounted the other 2 speakers ( again minus tweeters)

    Still have to mount amp, terminate speaker cables, run USB cable, mount tweeters and more probably.


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    Got the first tweeter mounted in the door


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    looks like a factory job-looks good
     
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    Well I got almost all that I wanted done by Saturday night.

    I managed to;
    -get my other tweeter mounted up and got it looking good
    -mount the crossovers inside the door cards next to some fabric, so it shouldn't get wet or anything
    -terminate both ends of the speaker cables, I had originally planned to use new cables from amp to speakers but it seemed too hard since there was a roll-bar stopping the B-pillar plastics coming off so they are currently going to the original HU plugs and then into the door on the factory cables.
    -hook the reverse switch on HU into the reverse lighting circuit
    -re-make the cable for the reversing camera as the old one broke when I crashed, I used CAT6 as it was around and was similar to the original
    -mounted the camera inside the right barn door, beneath the brake light, not sure if that's where it will stay but it will do for now
    -mount the amp in the left RQP, it needs a little more strength as it only has 2 mounting points at the moment but that's enough for daily driving, needs more support before it can be taken off road, might be a job for when I'm at home on Wednesday
    -I ran the USB out near the cigarette lighters near the transfer case/4X4 selector for now but I would love to find a clip in USB that fits in clip in switch positions and make it tidy
    -Fixed the windscreen wipers, they looked off, the passenger side had a weird angle about it and I knew something wasn't right, I figured out they were on the wrong sides and swapped them over, looks much better now



    I need to;
    -mount up amp better
    -take more photos
    -find some parts at a wrecker (radio fascia, jack winder, clip in plastics for the rear wheels)
    -remove scratches from rims and clear coat
    -remove the white lettering from one tyre (not sure how)
    -maybe put the cargo barrier back in, still have to decide if i want it in or not
    -re-wire the shitty ISO plugs I got for the radio, since the radio cuts out over harsh bumps. I'm thinking this for all the power connections Automotive 8-Way Plug/Socket - 250 Series - Jaycar Electronics or just hardwiring it
    -change antenna switch to wind the antenna down or up, not 1/2 up or 1/1 up since Pioneer can't design a HU that turns off the antenna remote when ipod etc. is in use
    -buy a 2m USB cable and find a blanking plate with a USB port to plug an iPod cable right into
    -update Headunit's Bluetooth so I can stream music easily again
    -remove ST stickers from sides to clean it up, their already damaged so not sure how to get them off without paintwork damage
    -look at gauges for EGT and Boost

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    Things done from the list above;

    -mount up amp better
    -take more photos
    -find some parts at a wrecker (radio fascia, jack winder, clip in plastics for the rear wheels)
    -remove scratches from rims and clear coat
    Done spare

    -remove the white lettering from one tyre (not sure how)
    -maybe put the cargo barrier back in, still have to decide if i want it in or not
    -re-wire the shitty ISO plugs I got for the radio, since the radio cuts out over harsh bumps. I'm thinking this for all the power connections Automotive 8-Way Plug/Socket - 250 Series - Jaycar Electronics or just hardwiring it
    Used this plug, might hardware it yet.

    -change antenna switch to wind the antenna down or up, not 1/2 up or 1/1 up since Pioneer can't design a HU that turns off the antenna remote when ipod etc. is in use
    Did this today, antenna is 1/2 up or down, no full up as it is excessive.

    -buy a 2m USB cable and find a blanking plate with a USB port to plug an iPod cable right into
    Can't find a blanking plate with USB attachment

    -update Headunit's Bluetooth so I can stream music easily again
    -remove ST stickers from sides to clean it up, their already damaged so not sure how to get them off without paintwork damage
    Used caramel wheel and worked a treat

    -look at gauges for EGT and Boost
    Looking at getting a centre mount for gauges and a set of speedhut gauges.


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    loking good mate,those tweeters look factory-excellent work imo
     
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    Cheers mate, they're the Type-R tweeters with the flush mount that comes with them, was a bit unsure about using them and cutting holes in the door card but they have worked awesome and I'm very happy with them. I just cut around the tweeter holder with a knife to remove the leather and then I used a dremel on the plastic to slowly get it to the right size.


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