vehical running cold for twine

Submitted: Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 15:07
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hi people

need to pick someones brain about my twine not hot enough
is there a way of making my patrol 2.8ltr turbo run any hotter without damaging anything i run the idel screw out to about 1200 rpm
my gauge does'nt really go past quater in temp my pump is 11 ltr minute at 50 psi and the pump twine use is 11ltr at 45 psi so shouldn't reallt make a difference??
can i get a different thermostat???
any other ideas i can cycle the water i know but just wanna see if there is another way

cheers crackr
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Reply By: Vince NSW - Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 15:13

Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 15:13
Try running the water from the shower into a bucket & then pump back through the heat exchanger. Should be nice & hot
Vince
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 15:19

Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 15:19
How long do you run the engine before you try? I found with mine 10 min is not long enough so I normally go for a quick drive 5 min max at high revs and then it's nice and hot
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Follow Up By: crackr - Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 15:24

Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 15:24
thanks mate i do run the car bout 10 or so and have tryed taking it for a drive then use it but it is really only luke warm i don't think im pumping to fast even driving the patrol doesn't really go past a third on gauge but still should that be warm enough
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 15:24

Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 15:24
I hope I am not stating the obvious ... but have you got your heater control set to high? I thought I had a similar problem on one trip until I realised I had not slid the controller over far enough. Doh!!!

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Follow Up By: crackr - Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 15:25

Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 15:25
ha yea i've made sure i few time i thought that to!
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Reply By: Lex M (Brisbane) - Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 15:43

Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 15:43
Are you sure the hot water from the motor is running the opposite direction to the cold water?
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Reply By: Gunna Do - Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 17:12

Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 17:12
I have a GU 2.8 ltr Patrol, also fitted with a Twine Heat Exchanger, and have found that it needs to be run at a high idle to get any heat into the shower water. I have found that by reducing the amount of holes in the shower rose and also reducing the water flow a little, I can get quite a warm to hot shower.

I have recently fitted a bypass tap and hose on the shower, so that when I don''t need the water running I can redirect it back to the container rather than turning the pump off and on again and copping that very hot surge of water. Whilst running back into the container it is also heating up a little also.

The GU Patrols I am told run a constant flow heater system, whereby the water is always flowing through the heater and turning the heater control on does not alter the flow through the heat exchange. The temp control in the vehicle only alters the flow of air through the heater element.
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Follow Up By: crackr - Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 20:56

Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 20:56
thanks for your info i do like to bypass idea .i have since found out that gq patrols and patrols in general have common problem with the thermostat not working opening and closing like it should so my heater and motor isn't getting to correct temp after speaking with the twine people he has told me that after changing the thermostat several people who had same problem found it to be fixed

cheers crackr
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Reply By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 17:31

Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 17:31
If you want to remove the chance of scalding with the shower just MM me and I will show you how for a cost of less than $20.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 19:05

Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 19:05
You need to reduce the amount of water through the shower head. 11 litres is way to much to cope with a twine and a diesel. Try about 5 litres a minute, thats plenty.. . Michael


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Follow Up By: crackr - Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 20:52

Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 20:52
hi mate yea i have a shower head that flows 7 ltr min that shouldn't be to fast?
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Reply By: Flywest - Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 23:22

Monday, Jun 01, 2009 at 23:22
Pffft - hot water shower?

Stay Home Pansy! ;o)

(said in a friendly & joking manner - sorry just couldn't help myself!) LOL

Yeah I know - I'm gonna be mooderated again - jus do it - don't worry bout the email advice either, tis OK - jus trying to add some levity!

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Follow Up By: RV Powerstream P/L - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 07:22

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 07:22
Thats cruel Flywest but no matter there is only a few months to go and there will be more Pansies in WA that the whole of Australia combined.
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Reply By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 13:55

Saturday, Jun 06, 2009 at 13:55
crackr, Did you try the mod to eliminate scalding?
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Follow Up By: crackr - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 09:31

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 09:31
nah mate i haven't coz can't it enough going to try different shower heads only thing i haven't tried
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