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PDI Nissan Patrol Series 1, 2 and 3 GU ZD30 DI TD42 Front Mount intercooler Kit



In early 2021, PDI developed their new generation intercooler kit for the GU Patrol with an updated core design to give better clearance around the bullbar mounts and sat back further. It was also much bigger – around 40% larger frontal cross-sectional area than a “standard” 600x300mm core. Unfortunately this will only fit in the front of the Series 4 due to the different upper radiator support panel and bonnet latch position.

We revised the design for the series 1,2 and 3 by lowering the top of the intercooler so that the bonnet latch could be fitted back in on these models.

This new design is well suited for high power applications and has a core size 675 x 320 x 76 and is suitable for all series 1-3 GU Patrol.

The ZD30 has always been highly strung from the factory with rich air fuel ratios and relatively low boost they exhibit very high EGT – only turbo I’ve seen with a glowing turbine housing on the dyno. Once pushed a little harder the top mount design isn’t effective. Replacement top-mounted designs aren’t a lot better and we’ve heard of lots of extra constant induction noise with the top mount intercooler. Our front mount is the solution to this as the drop in inlet air temperatures is significant resulting in much lower EGT and improved performance and noticeable economy improvements.

The ZD30 kit will feature 2 1/2″ stainless pipework to and from the intercooler with the stainless necking down to 2” to roll over 180deg and line up with the turbo outlet. This means no elbows coming off the turbo getting blasted with a constant flow of hot air. Our silicon joiner here now has an oil resistant coating. Piping on turbo side briefly goes through the wheel arch but is in stainless so is very unlikely to get damaged. The inlet side piping is also 2.5” stainless and has a joiner in the middle. 2 ports are located on the pipe before intake for connection to the MAP sensor and a spare outlet.

The TD42 has long been a favourite and with the appropriate mods, can be a solid performer. Our front mounted intercooler will maintain cold day driving performance. We also run through the very front of the passenger side wheel arch area and into the engine bay. Connection to the turbo can be fun as there are many different turbo setups and orientations people run. We can supply an adapter to bold to the factory turbo outlet. The intake side has three parts with the top one being an intake adapter that bolts to the manifold. This adapter has a 1/8”NPT port with brass barb for a boost source.

Additional information

Weight 16 kg
Dimensions 95 × 25 × 52 cm
Engine / Transmisson

TD42 Manual, TD42 Auto, ZD30Di Manual, ZD30Di Auto


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