Room under the bonnet of GU 4.2TD

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 11:30
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I am in the process of buying a GU 4.2td which I receive in March.
I am fitting dural batterys (Piranha) and I have been told that there is no more room under the bonnet for a shower system or a compressor can anyone let me know if this is true, and if not what type of systems did you install and what location.
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Reply By: dave charlton - Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 11:38

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 11:38
Gidday Ron,
I had a Twine shower unit installed in my 2000 4.2 gu. The pump was located on the bracket where the vacum filters were( they had to be moved) and the heat exchanger was located on the firewall utilising one of the studs that are in place. If you give the guys at Twine showers a call they can possibly send you pics of an installation as I have sent pics of my setup to them. If I can find them I will send them to you. I now possess a 4.2 TDI and have stretched the grey matter that will see the shower installed in it. If anyone is interested in seeing the setup I will have pics available next week.

dave.charlton@ap.effem.com
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Reply By: joc45 - Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 12:51

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 12:51
Hi Ron,
I have a 2000 4.2TD and I fitted a Thomas compressor on the firewall near the passenger side bonnet hinge. Fitted nicely and doesn't clash with the bonnet.
Re the shower, I use one of the great little electric showers (Jaycar sell them) where you dunk the submersible pump into a bucket of hot water. One billy of boiling water into a 10L bucket, topped up with cold water gives 2-3 good hot showers. Cost, about $25. Been using the same one for over 4 years now, no complaints. Even using sea water, it has given no problems.
rgds Gerry
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Follow Up By: chrisfrd - Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 13:20

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 13:20
Funny that!

I've got two of the Jaycar units, one of them acts as a regular shower, but the other pump is connected to a 30M length of black polly pipe to catch solar heat for our outdoor 1500L pool!

Going strong after 2 years of intermittent use!

Chris.
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Follow Up By: Mick - Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 16:11

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 16:11
I too installed my thomas little (big) red compressor near the passenger side bonnet hinge behind my second battery, but i have no need for a shower, still too young to take showers with me!!
Theres still plenty of room to put things around the engine.
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Follow Up By: chrisfrd - Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 19:03

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 19:03
Yeah, if you run out of room inside the engine bay, then you can rip the drivers side guard off and stick it in there!

You wouldn't even know it was there until something goes wrong with it!

We've got an RA Rodeo here now, I'm wondering where I'm going to put the 10L reciever.. Probably inside the guard.....
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 01:00

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 01:00
Take a run to your local Nissan Club. Have a look at a few of the cars there, Im sure there will be no shortage of people willing to show off their mods.

We had an open day few mths back, there was all flavors of Patrols from G60up, from desert travelling machines, to weekend hacks...! Would have suited you down to the ground.
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Reply By: brian - Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 08:56

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 08:56
Ron i have 3l turbo and have fitted pump for glind shower in the space between radiator and bullbar heaps of space there.Also the heat exchanger fits nicely in engine bay drivers side lengthways above the fuses.
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