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    Quote Originally Posted by rick130 View Post
    Oh god, that's brought up memories of having to do that in a GU Patrol with the TD42T. New (to me) Nissan Navara
    Yes it sure put the monikers on an otherwise very pleasant trip, I recon I lost 3kg in sweat
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    I have done a bit of "Tinkering" over the last few days and have managed to take the Titan rear drawers out of the D2a and fit them sideways on the navara, i have wired up the spotties, fitted a couple of led reversing/work lights, fabricated a back rail on the tray and have given the truck a service.
    I have yet to replace the oil in the diffs, transfer case and gearbox and fit a blanking plate in the EGR to stop the usual Navara "smoke ring" on acceleration.
    I also have yet to fit the second battery and fit the 160w solar panel with 2x standalone 125AH batteries with solar regulator to power the 2x 12v fridges.
    I should have everything done by the new year and intend to head up to the mouth of the Fortescue river for a few weeks fishing in Jan-Feb

    My daughter has volenteered to detail my D2a for me, God bless her and I have organised the rear end repairs to be done at Whyatts and am now awaiting the approoval from my insurer for the windscreen and plenium to be done at Whyatts as well.
    I will refit the 2nd row seats and fit the new lower temp thermostat and take the old girl out on the tracks as soon as everything is fixed
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    I'd be curious as to what temp the Navara(coolant) will sit on when towing a 1.5t load in 40C heat too.

    I dare say it'll be a bit over 100C(if my memory serves me correctly).
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK83 View Post
    I'd be curious as to what temp the Navara(coolant) will sit on when towing a 1.5t load in 40C heat too.

    I dare say it'll be a bit over 100C(if my memory serves me correctly).
    I'm not sure as I haven't towed in that sort of heat yet But my nephew has the same model/year Navara and he regularly tows a 16 foot fiberglass boat (Which is heavier than my 5.4m trailcraft ali boat) and hasn't had any overheating problems with his during our 40c+ summers.
    The Disco is 15 years old with 270,000k's on the clock and the Navara is only 7 years old with only 100,000ks on the diesel motor so it has a much better chance of surviving the boat towing work.
    The Disco Can do the job But it IS getting a bit long in the tooth and I don't want to kill her by making her work harder than she has to and there is no way on earth I am going to suffer having to run the heater in 40c+ conditions ever again just to keep the engine temp down.

    I could do the inline thermostat mod to the D2a which would be great But I am unwilling to put anymore money into an already very expensive project that has cost me well in excess of $10,000 in repairs over the last 3 years.
    The Disco will be used and enjoyed But it is No longer my front line 4WD unfortunately.
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    I think there should be a clear differentiation between 'overheating' and running hot!
    Most modern engines do run quite hot nowadays .. apparently for better emissions or something.

    Before brother bought his Td5, he had a Patrol(4.8lt) and it ran consistently at just a wee bit over 100C towing his 500kg trailer(in 40+ degree heat).
    Granted it did finally burst hoses and stuff, and caused him(more so myself) grief on one trip .. but that turned out to be more about a non working viscous hub, than overheating due to normally high operating temp.
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