Ideas for fitting a Glind Hot Water system to a 200 series

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 12:28
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Hi All,
Recently I sold my 100 series and have now purchased a 200 series. The fit out for travel has been fairly successful up until the one thing that I did not consider "The Glind shower unit". I have found a spot for the heat exchanger next to the diesel filter if a complex mounting bracket is built to keep the system above the electronics.

Has anybody else had the pleasure of fitting one of these units to their 200 series and if so could you share some ideas/photo's or even some answers to any challenges faced.

Thanks in advance to all.

Col
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Reply By: stamps - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 12:44

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 12:44
Try piranha off road they have there own brand in a kit form for a 200 series.

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Follow Up By: craigandej - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 14:21

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 14:21
2nd that with Piranha. I have a 2008 troopy and I bought a Piranha mounting bracket which they use for my model vehicle. I already have a Twine shower kit, now in its 4th vehicle. I paid $20 for the mount which fitted my twine heat exchanger. I couldn't justify the time making up a bracket when theirs bolted straight to the firewall.

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Follow Up By: Col & Razza - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 21:04

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 21:04
I already have the Glind out of the 100 series but I will have a search and way it up.
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Reply By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 15:15

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 15:15
If the 200 series engine bay is similar to the '79 series c chassis 4.5L single turbo then I could take a photo of how I manufactured mine if that's any help

Was a real head scratcher but I eventually made up a bracket behind the engine parallel with the firewall....the pump I put left hand side behind the air cleaner

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Follow Up By: Col & Razza - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 20:06

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 20:06
Thanks for the reply, some photos would be great. I don't know if the single turbo engine bay is any different but what you have done sounds exactly like what I am looking at doing.
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Follow Up By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 09:18

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 09:18
Will do, will not be home until tomorrow night (Tues) so will take a couple of pictures and post them then.

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Follow Up By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 10:19

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 10:19
Here are the pics as promised.

The pump is behind the air cleaner. It is mounted vertically and all you can see is it the end of it with its switch near the ctek charger


The unit is parallel to the fire wall and fits in very snugly amongst the hoses.
It was very easy to by pass and add the hoses there and I was able to leave the by passed ones in situ for reconnection at any stage if needed.

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Reply By: Member - Chris_K - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 16:16

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 16:16
Hi Col

In our 200 series, we got the Glind heat exchanger unit inside the bull-bar. That's a useless piece of information if you don't have a bullbar - but if you do, the inlet & outlet tap is then plumbed into the engine bay.

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Follow Up By: Col & Razza - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 21:02

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 21:02
Thanks Chris,
Are the heater hoses protected from any foreign or UV damage?
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris_K - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 22:06

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 22:06
Hi Col

There is no protection as such for the hoses - and I've had the car for 5 years with the shower unit with no problems. The inlet hose and filter runs near the drivers side guard, and the outlet is up near the radiator, with a standard (male) hose fitting. If you would like some photos of the installation, let me know and I'll give it a shot. Not sure how I can take a photo of the exchanger in the bull-bar, but I can give it a go? The pump is on a bracket in the engine bay.

Chris

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Follow Up By: Aussi Traveller - Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 09:32

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 09:32
You got to love people that think outside the box, it makes the world a better place.
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Follow Up By: Col & Razza - Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 22:00

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 22:00
Chris,
Photo's would be great if possible. Thanks to everybody tat has offered advice.

Col
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris_K - Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 07:54

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 07:54
Hi Col

So here goes:

1. Photo of the engine bay (drivers side). The outlet hose is the one with the red dust cap next to the battery. It's just a simple male plastic hose connector, so you can clip on an off easily. At the top left of the photo, you can see the bracket for the Flojet pump. The inlet filter & hose lies beside the inner guard, and although the can't see it, the outlet hose is just underneath this. The filter has a bit of Velcro (the soft part - not the "hook" part) wrapped around it to stop it moving around. It's pretty tight in there so it doesn't move much anyway.



2. Flojet pump & bracket is behind the air filter, pretty close to the firewall. There is a little rubber "on-off" switch attached to the bracket for the pump.



3. As mentioned, can't really get inside the bull-bar to show the heat exchanger, but this is the bar that it's behind - and ARB Sahara bar. Fits quite neatly, and there is a Warn winch under there as well!



Fiddly - but never really had a problem (touch wood) with the installation. Hope the above helps.

Chris
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris_K - Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 07:56

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 07:56
Sorry photo was duplicated. Here is the correct one:

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