Glind heat exchanger - 4WD shower

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 20:35
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My heat exchanger is leaking coolant at the join in the middle of the cylinder. The manufacturer wants me to buy a new one for $225.
Has anyone taken one of these apart? - I am guessing there is a seal between the 2 halves that needs replacing.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 21:07

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 21:07
I was warned about this problem when I was looking for one and so bought a twine unit. All copper and silver soldered. Check their price for the heat exchange unit before committing to a another Glind. I think they are now called Pirana showers. Good luck.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 14:42

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 14:42
Ian,
Pirhana unit is similar to Glind but it only has 4 bolts around the outside not six like the Glind.. This may have changed .. It looks to me to be the old Glind tooling from long ago but i could be wrong. Glind is still Glind and Pirhana is another company.. The Helton is worth looking at at 200mm long and you can have all the fittings on one end if you like.. you can mount it in a corner somewhere, The Twine is 300mm long and fittings on both ends which makes it huge and hard to fit in most modern vehicles. Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 14:53

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 14:53
Michael, what I liked about the Twine unit was that it was not plastic but silver soldered copper and could be trusted not to leak coolant. Cheers.
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Reply By: blue one - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 21:10

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 21:10
Al,
Phone them and say "I will take you to the small claims tribunal.

"I don't care if I loose I am going to cost you more money in appearance at court than the replacement of your defective product. Your call"

Worked for me with the Missus shoes.

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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 21:25

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 21:25
Nothing to lose, undo the bolts and see what the go is.!! Michael
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 22:56

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 22:56
Allan
How old is it and how many bolts around the middle??

They had an issue I believe with the early ones apparently fixed with the new models??

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Reply By: Tony - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 06:43

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 06:43
I had the same problem with one, (it was 8yo) undone the fittings on the end pulled it appart and resealed it.

Still ok after another 4 years when I sold the vehicle.

I now have a "Twine".
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