Intercooler 550
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Old 30-06-2013, 07:47 AM
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Afternoon guys, Has anyone had any troubles or know of the intercooler splitting on the 550?
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Old 30-06-2013, 08:09 AM
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No mate I haven't, where abouts did it split?
I have a 550, keep an eye out for it.
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Just had my Intercooler replaced due to splitting and so far its done very little off-road. Replaced under warranty but it still cost me $280 for them to remove and put back the bullbar.....

The turbo normally leaks some oil and when the intercooler splits then you get a half teaspoon of oil drops each time you park.
I notice eBay has one available that is 25% bigger and of a more solid build "to overcome the common splitting problem".

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Mine cracked at around 90K I replaced mine with a HP diesel intercooler and hard pipe kit this combo definately increased air flow as after installing there was an increase in induction noise from the snorkle sucking and you could hear the turbo spooling coming off boost
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My intercooler has cracked again, mainly sealed roads.
Does anyone know if there was a bad batch 2012 STX 550
This will be the second intercooler replacement in two years. (+20,000km)
Still under Nissan warranty, this time they want $320 to remove the bulbar first.
Thinking it might save me money if I buy an after market intercooler?

Has anyone heard of a bad batch?
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Old 16-05-2019, 01:22 PM
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This is a fairly common occurrence with the V6. AAA in Mackay and a couple of others sell better quality replacements. Nissan replaced mine for $ 600 when it was out of warranty. Normal price quoted was north of $2000.
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Its temping to replace it with an aftermarket all welded version.
Why can't Nisan get that right?
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Nissan replaced mine for $ 600 when it was out of warranty. Normal price quoted was north of $2000.
Nissan found mine split a month ago during a service. Quoted me $4100 to replace it with another stocker. A mate had his replaced last year under used warranty and 20k later has split again. Aftermarket is the way to go.
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Its temping to replace it with an aftermarket all welded version.
Why can't Nisan get that right?
Mate just do it. I don't have a 550, mines just the STX, replaced it with a Forefront alloy cooler. Easy to fit too, much thicker, and does drop EGT's a little.

Was worth the money i paid 100%. You will realise how crappy and tinny the factory coolers are when you place it next to a Forefront alloy cooler.

Much more solid and well made. I put the factory cooler on the ground and drove over it on my 305/75's and crushed the piece of junk and threw it in the steel recycling skip at work. Never looked back.

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