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4.8 GRX Radiator Failure

Postby cjvp » 14 Jan 2017 13:25

Had a very unpleasant experience yesterday. Just listened to the Ford Kuga fire problem on the radio, when smoke/steam billowed from under my Patrol's bonnet, and into the car through the air vents. Needless to say, children wanted to jump out immediately, thinking we have a fire on board as well! Temperature shot up, and I immediately felt better, thinking this must be a radiator hose problem, or radiator itself. End result; radiator. New one - R14 960.00. I saw on the forum that a member got a radiator from Billy at Tombo. Does anyone know whether this option is still available, and if the radiator is of good quality?
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Re: 4.8 GRX Radiator Failure

Postby Tinus lotz » 14 Jan 2017 14:02

Graham shoud have stock he is in vallhala if you cant come right with him speak to me and we can make a plan they go for under 5k
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Re: 4.8 GRX Radiator Failure

Postby Tinus lotz » 14 Jan 2017 14:04

Good enough for me for 2 years Dawid in stellies and mr
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Re: 4.8 GRX Radiator Failure

Postby Tinus lotz » 14 Jan 2017 14:08

Just spoke to graham he has stock you are welcome to contact him its sub 5k :thumbup:
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Re: 4.8 GRX Radiator Failure

Postby cjvp » 14 Jan 2017 17:24

Goeie nuus! Dankie Tinus; waardeer. Sal Graham kontak.
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Re: 4.8 GRX Radiator Failure

Postby Clem » 15 Jan 2017 11:07

cjvp wrote:Had a very unpleasant experience yesterday. Just listened to the Ford Kuga fire problem on the radio, when smoke/steam billowed from under my Patrol's bonnet, and into the car through the air vents. Needless to say, children wanted to jump out immediately, thinking we have a fire on board as well! Temperature shot up, and I immediately felt better, thinking this must be a radiator hose problem, or radiator itself. End result; radiator. New one - R14 960.00. I saw on the forum that a member got a radiator from Billy at Tombo. Does anyone know whether this option is still available, and if the radiator is of good quality?


Year model and mileage?

Need to work out when to replace mine to avoid the problem...
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Re: 4.8 GRX Radiator Failure

Postby Tinus lotz » 15 Jan 2017 14:06

Normally between 150000 and 200000 the viscus fan and radiator also older than 10 years water pipes
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Re: 4.8 GRX Radiator Failure

Postby cjvp » 15 Jan 2017 14:50

This specific car is a 2005 model with 228 000 km on the clock. It is in daily use.
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Re: 4.8 GRX Radiator Failure

Postby cjvp » 15 Jan 2017 14:52

Tinus, do you suggest that I replace the viscous fan as well whilst at it?
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Re: 4.8 GRX Radiator Failure

Postby Wilkie » 15 Jan 2017 15:43

Just a thought...who as ever changed the anti freeze on a regular basis.......???
There has to be a reason why there are so many Patrols pop their radiators..does the antifreeze changes its character after a certain age and generate more steam or or or ???
Just putting it out there..
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