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    Exclamation Urgent Help needed: My Pajero just died this morning

    My 1999 Pajero 3.5 V6 just died this morning after going 3 meters. It started up well, I backed up and then it died. After opening the hood, I saw that the top radiator house burst and sprayed the left side of the engine with water (on the battery side). I replaced the hose a short while ago.

    This is not coincidence in my books. Any idea what the problem might be? It seems as if something got wet and now won't start. Any advice will be much appreciated seeing that this is my only vehicle and I need it to travel.
    Last edited by macjohnw; 2009/11/28 at 05:51 PM.
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    Try spraying with Q20 wherever you can reach.
    Check fuses.
    Leave with the hood open to dry out properly.

    (Maybe you are lucky that it died, before it overheated.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePajero View Post
    Try spraying with Q20 wherever you can reach.
    Check fuses.
    Leave with the hood open to dry out properly.

    (Maybe you are lucky that it died, before it overheated.)
    Cancel that! It is up and running. I rinsed the coolant/anti-freeze away with some water, unplugged and plugged some switches and Bingo! Something got wet, we had lots of rain here last night and that along with the burst pipe must have shorted something.

    4ePajero - I agree, thank God for small mercies. What sometimes seem as a problem, is actually a blessing.
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    That's good news!
    Did you add good coolant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePajero View Post
    That's good news!
    Did you add good coolant?
    Yes I did,....well I think so - used Agip coolant.
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    Hi 4e,

    I am thinking of flushing my radiator. Have a bottle of wynns radiator flush for the job. How much and what type of coolant must I add? For 3.2 did, 2000 model.

    Thanks
    Herlu

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    I believe in Caltex Extended Life Coolant.

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    Geez, macJohn... change that subject line! My heart nearly stopped when I first read it... thinking of 4E.

    Glad you got sorted out, but I still don't like the subject line.


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    Eric, Don't worry!
    I intend becoming old enough to be a problem for my children!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Family_Dog View Post
    Geez, macJohn... change that subject line! My heart nearly stopped when I first read it... thinking of 4E.

    Glad you got sorted out, but I still don't like the subject line.


    -F_D
    FD,

    I never even realized that - my bad. Hope the new subject line is more acceptable.
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    Hi Guys
    Can someone plse tell me why u shpuld flush your radiator
    At what intervals
    Is the water not sufficient coolant

    Thanx
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    Izzy Mok,

    You engine coolant must have the following:
    1)Elevated boiling point.
    2)Reduced freezing point.
    3)Non-corrosive. VW Combi (with water cooled boxer engines) owners will know all about cylinder-head bolts corroding away.
    4)Non-scaling... in other words you do not want your water passages to look like the inside of an old kettle. Scaling reduces (can even block) the size of the water ports and isolates the coolant from the metal.
    5)Lubricant. Extends the life of the water pump and thermostat.

    I'm sure the gurus will add to this list - and correct my mistakes.

    The answer to you question is thus:
    Water freezes and boils too quickly and will cause corrosion and scaling.
    Engine coolants will loose some of the properties (mentioned above) over time and that is why flushing the system and replacing it with new coolant is good practise.

    That lovely 3.0V6 in your Sani deserves the best.

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    Roelf,
    Baie dankie vir jou antwoord! Dis waarom die forum hier is.

    Kan jy dalk aanbeveel watter "coolant " die beste is om te gebruik wat aan die vereistes voldoen en hoe gereeld.

    Jy is reg die Sani se 3.0v6 is n droom,296000 kms en nog net die "cam belt" twee maal vervang. Op 300000 gaan hy in vir die derde een

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    Izzy,

    Jammer, ek kan jou geen advies gee oor watter produk om te gebruik nie. Jou naaste Nissan manne sal jou kan help, maar kanse is dat jy meer gaan betaal as wat nodig is. Ek is oortuig as jy 'n search doen op hierdie forum, of 'n nuwe thread begin, sal die antwoorde inrol.

    Ek het een van die heel eerste 5-deur 3.0 Sani's gekoop in 1991. Ons was nog wille jong Sodwana duikers en daai Sani van my het net harde werk geken. Ek het van 'n 16V Golf na die Sani gegaan. Glo my, ek het die arme Sani soos 'n 16V Golf gery. Wonderlike kar gewees!

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    Use caltex extended life coolant. It's heat exchanging and anti-corrosive properties are very impressive.

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    Aan al die ouens wat gehelp het,BAIE DANKIE
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