Helton for GU Patrol 3.0L TD

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 23:42
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Hi all,

Just a couple of questions in relation to the GU Patrol & Helton Heat Exchanger.

http://www.helton.com.au

Q1: To order the Helton Heat Exchanger you need to specify the heater hose size.

The 2 choices are
3/4" T piece connector for parallel fitting of heat exchanger to vehicles with 3/4" hose.

5/8" T piece connector for parallel fitting of heat exchanger to vehicles with 5/8" hose.

Does anyone know what size is required ?

Q2: Has anyone installed one of these units in the 3.0L TD Patrol ? Could you please provide some feedback regarding how well it works, any change to the Temp Guage after fitting the Helton, did you run it in Parallel as suggested ? any other tips ?


Thanks
Phil P
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Reply By: Andrew - Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 00:29

Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 00:29
This is no help to you but......what is a heat exchanger and what does it do???
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Follow Up By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 07:44

Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 07:44
cold water/gas flows one way and hot flows counter current exchanging heat and thereby cooling or heating depending upon which side you're using. Used in industry a lotso many places, so little time !!!
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Follow Up By: Phil P - Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 08:24

Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 08:24
Hi Andrew,

It will be used to heat up water when camping. Basically you pump cold water through the heat exchanger when the engine is running and out comes warm water !

The Heat exchanger is mounted under the bonnet and is connected to
the hoses running to the cars heater.

Phil P
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Reply By: Michael - Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 06:57

Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 06:57
Hi Phil, most vehicles, including cars use 5/8" heater hose, the 4.2 motor uses 5/8", so its a safe bet that its the go.. michael
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Reply By: Member - Tony and Helen - Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 08:28

Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 08:28
Hi Phil
You will need the 5/8 fittings for your gu
cheers
heltonshe said you're
not going
down there with
me in here!
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Reply By: mark - Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 14:43

Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 14:43
Hey Phil P,
I have just fitted a helton heat exchanger to my 2003 3lt T D.
All is not as it seems under the bonnet.
The heater hoses closet to the engine block are 3/4 and then tapers down to 5/8 at the entry into the fire wall. even though the outside diameter of the hose stays the same. Be warned that if you intend to cut these hoses they are very very exspensive about $140 a pair.
Also the patrol does not run as hot as your landcruisers so you will need the hot water unit not the standard one.
If you want the in depth particulars of how i fitted it, would be happy to help.
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Follow Up By: Phil P - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 21:19

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 21:19
Hi Mark,

I have ordered the Helton Unit, my Patrol has ABS & a Dual Battery System. The Helton was the smallest unit I could find.

Where did you mount your unit ? could you send any Pics ? Any other tips ?

Thanks
Phil P
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Reply By: Tony - Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 15:09

Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 15:09
Mark I don't know where you get the idea that the Patrol is not as hot as a Crusier, I have no problem getting watter hot enough for a shower.
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Follow Up By: mark - Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 18:53

Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 18:53
Tony,
I know the patrol is not as hot as the cruiser because of testing both model heat exchangers on the car.
I was informed by the manufacturer of the heat exchangers that on a troopie that he has the hot water unit is far too hot too use as shower water.
The other variable is the volume of engine coolant going through the heat exchanger.
When the standard unit was hooked up (blue color) the water is not hot enough for a shower at 4 litres per minute.
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Follow Up By: Tony - Tuesday, Jul 22, 2003 at 07:14

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2003 at 07:14
Once again Mark I have had both types of vehicles and do not have a problem with not getting water hot enough. If you are noy happy with the Helton get a Glind, they work fine.
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