Insect screen

Submitted: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 10:17
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I was looking at getting an insect screen for the front of 3lt Patrol but was told by someone the other day that they are not recommended for the 3lt only the 4.2lt is this correct and if so what other options are there.
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Reply By: Member - Tony G (ACT) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 10:36

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 10:36
The daughter who lives out near Hilston just uses fly wire on the front of their 3lt Patrol, when it gets full of bugs/hoppers after one trip to town, bin it and put a new peice on.
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Reply By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 10:37

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 10:37
I've heard that they are just not recommended for turbo engines at all as they restrict the airflow over the radiator
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 11:15

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 11:15
Martin

I went to Autobarn and purchased 2 pieces of the Aluminium Mesh ,Joined them with Zip ties and they are on the rear of the bullbar, It only keeps the larger stuff out like moths and hoppers, the little bugs disintergrate after a while , see mine at the link

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Follow Up By: 3.0turbob - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 12:27

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 12:27
Had a look at your site link....... that's 1 strange lookin' 3ltr Patrol.......LOL

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 12:32

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 12:32
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OK That's it ...you done it now , you insulted my troopie, Get outa here
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Follow Up By: 3.0turbob - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 12:35

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 12:35
I'm goin' :(
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Reply By: brian - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 11:21

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 11:21
Insect screen has nill effect on my 3litre in addition i have strapped a canvas waterbag on the arb bullbar dead centre in front of radiator and between driving lights absolutely nill effect..
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 13:14

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 13:14
I'd rather airflow partially blocked by a bit of shade cloth than fully blocked by locusts. I can't see a cheap open weave shadecloth stopping much airflow, and it can be fitted so it is only used when necessary. On occasions we have had locusts plagues, and the shade cloth is essential on any car. We were unprepared for a thick mass of locusts near the Warrumbungles a few years ago - what a mess - sticky little devils.
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:31

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:31
Motherhen,
Warrumbungles reminded my of a funny site,
I was heading into Narrabri on afternoon in a locust plague, bugs splattered from here to christmas on the Troopy.
When I spies coming toward me a bloke on a Harley Davidson. Open face helmet, John Lennon sunnies and Bandana. Funny part was the chest length beard, half over each shoulder!
Kid yourself he wasn't doing it tough.

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Reply By: Notso - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 13:25

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 13:25
I have driven my 3.00 with fly wire fixed to the grille in front of the radiator for the last 6 years in temperatures up to 50 degrees, and down to minus 6 the temp guage never moves from the normal position. By the way it's done 176,000 ks so far!
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Follow Up By: djpatrol - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 18:21

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 18:21
Well It must be a Patrol cause anything else would have given up by now
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Follow Up By: Notso - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 18:28

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 18:28
Yep, It is running very nicely too. Of course having said that I did immediately touch some wood?

It has towed a 1.8 tonne van for more than half those kilometres too
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Reply By: Bros 1 - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 19:40

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 19:40
Martin,
I have an insect screen fitted to the front of my HJ75. It is purpose built out of scrap flyscreen aluminium with fly screen rolled into it. It is mounted in a sliding frame that is secured to the front of the radiator opening and behind the bullbar. Just slide up and out to clean. Makes no difference to the temp of the motor.
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Reply By: Member - Chris R (NSW) - Friday, May 26, 2006 at 20:27

Friday, May 26, 2006 at 20:27
You could try my solution used for the past 8 years: get course wire mesh (1cm squares), cut to the size of the centre section of bull bar and tie it on with cable ties. This acts as a really good stone guard and is the support for fly screen material (prefer wire over nylon). The fly mesh is held in place by small wire ties Split 6mm plastic tube along its length and place this along the top edge to protect hands when opening the bonnet. This works. I actually have my driving lights behind this mesh also - prefering to lose a little in lighting performance for no stone damage

The wire mesh has never needed replacement and cleans really easily

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