Self install Heat Exchanger for 3.0TD GU Patrol

Submitted: Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 22:40
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Hi,

Has anyone installed a Heat exchanger themselves in a GU Patrol 3.0L TD Auto with ABS ?. Any tips & tricks ?

The Helton version looks quite good price wise.

Thanks
Phil P
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Reply By: Andrew - Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 23:49

Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 23:49
Sorry Phil, can't help you with this one but maybe you can help me!!!

What is a heat exchanger???

I have a GU 3.0 TD and always looking out for things that protect/improve the car.

cheers
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Follow Up By: Brian - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 00:27

Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 00:27
In this case a heat exchanger is used to heat water for showering /washing up etc.... using the engines cooling system to "exchange" the heat from coolant to water.

Hope this sheads some light
Brian
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Reply By: Tony - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 06:36

Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 06:36
I have the Glind heat exchanger and it fitted neatly on the firewall P/S hope this gives you some thoughts.
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Reply By: brian - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 09:03

Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 09:03
Hello Phil P The heat exchanger fits along fire wall as advised but it also fits above fuse box on drivers side parrallel to length of vehicle.

As for pump i first fitted it to drivers side inner guard but it was too heavy and came off,it now is bolted very securely to the vertical strut in front of the radiator this utilises wasted space between radiator and bumper bar.
Happy travelling.
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 11:49

Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 11:49
i have a gq but might be same in gu.
i put my helton heat exchanger on the fire wall just behind the engine.
on gq heater hoses run along fire wall so i just cut one hose put each end of cut hose to exchanger
one thing with the helton it has a few different options of where inlets and out lets are.
i got the one with inlet on the back(main inlet)
and all the other fittings up the other end.easter fun at jamison
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 14:19

Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 14:19
Phil P. i have the Twine heat exchanger mounted on fire wall above ABS lines you have to tilt down towards left guard, fitted pump to 5mm piece of alloy & attached this to bracket ABS attsched to ( Wife won't go without hot snower). Repco sell heater hose off Comodore that goes from heater outlet on manifold to inlet of exchanger others cut self to length & rap in insulation as close to turbo. Unit sold in site shop tell them what vehicle & Twine will send full details on fitting & repco part number. If you give me your Email i will try to send you photo's of install Wish i was still here / Gulf in July
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Follow Up By: Michael - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:33

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:33
Hi BJ,
i gather you are talking about a 3L td Patrol, If so ,what temp are you getting out of your heat exchance and at what flow rate, what brand of exchange, the 3 litreTD, doesnt have a hand throttle so you obviously only have idle to get your shower working. Thanks Michael
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Follow Up By: Michael - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:34

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:34
OPPs OK its a Twine, Michael
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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 18:22

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 18:22
Gday Michael ,
Running flat out about 26c about 1/2 open 34c. 3.0ltd has a heat button which lifts revs to 1200 , plenty for heating water . Used it in high country 2 Years ago water was pretty cold so we recicled it for 5 min to warm 60ltr drum & it lasted about 20 min, Wife was happy so i was;););)
Wish i was still here / Gulf in July
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Follow Up By: Phil P - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 23:47

Monday, May 12, 2003 at 23:47
Thanks for the info, if you get a chance can you please email me some pictures of the install ?

kaz_phillips@hotmail.com

Did you have to drill through the firewall to mount the heat exchanger ?

Thanks
Phil P
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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 14:41

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 14:41
Yeah Phil P And fastened with huge steel pop rivets will try to send photo's now
BobWish i was still here / Gulf in July
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