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A quick update. Putting the starter back was even easier. The steps I followed were as follows: 1. I held the starter in place from the bottom with my right hand while screwing in the bottom bolt. This was just tight enough so it is mostly flush at the top as well. I gave it a few turns with the spa...
Ian, I just had another thought, I recall my ratchet head was too big to fit. I ended up using the breaker bar which needs a lot less space. Perhaps that explains why it was easy to get in there.
Perhaps that is a difference between the 4.5 and 4.8? I removed the top bolt from the top of the engine. The wrench could only turn ever so slightly, just enough so I could undo the bolt with the spanner. Once the bolt was loose enough I used just the extension. I have also read of people coming in ...
- 13 Jan 2019 12:06
- Forum: 09. Engines
- Topic: Mad Man Coolant Level Detector Install
- Replies: 9
- Views: 390
Very nice Ian. Thanks for the write up. My father lost an engine some years ago due to a coolant leak so I can really see the value in this. All it takes is a few minutes of not paying attention and the engine is gone.
I was a bit apprehensive in tackling this task as I've read it is a bit of a pain to get out, but fortunately it was a quick 15 minute job. 20190113 Nissan Patrol 4.8 Starter motor and solenoid.jpg The little extension did the trick. The wrench and extension just needed to loosen the bolt so the spa...
At the security checkpoint at the Gautrain station I was asked to turn the ignition off and start the car again. The off part worked out pretty well. Unfortunately my toolbox was at home as I needed the space for the jump seats. We had loads of kids to transport this holiday so I had no boot for too...
- 05 Dec 2018 14:36
- Forum: 39. Vehicles Accessories Wanted
- Topic: 2000 Patrol Rear right lens
- Replies: 10
- Views: 613
Try Grandmark as discussed in the thread below. http://patrol4x4.co.za/viewtopic.php?f=85&t=7434&p=100646&hilit=depo#p100646 If they do not have the red tail light and you don't manage to source here you could always buy a set of the clear glass (or silver if you will) version which I know they do s...