radiator screen

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 10:41
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Good morning all, I once read, not to fit an insect screen to the gu patrol td 3l, I have fitted a snorkel, is it because it will impede the air flow to the radiator or was it only relevant prior to fitting a snorkel ? Your comments will be appreciated, thanks, Adrian.
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Reply By: David N. - Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 12:18

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 12:18
It's all about reducing airflow thru the Radiator.
Then again a radiator full of insects would reduce flow a lot more....
The choice is yours. I guess it all boils down to individual preferences.
Cheers
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 13:04

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 13:04
My advice is to carry some mesh in the vehicle and only fit it when required. I carry it around and have never bothered to fit it even in the spinifex (spelling). I find that I can clean out the front of the radiator easy enough. I want the maximum airflow into the radiator to keep the engine running at the correct temp, so I leave it off.Regards
ExplorOz Team - David
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Reply By: adrian- Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 16:42

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 16:42
Thanks guys
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Reply By: awill4x4 - Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 16:53

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 16:53
Are you sure it's not the plastic bonnet guard you are thinking of ? I know that Nissan do not recommend using the bonnet guards as they interrupt the air flow entering the intercooler scoop.
Regards Andrew.
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Reply By: adrian- Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 17:05

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 17:05
Andrew, it definately read insect screen, i have had an original nissan bonnet protector since new and nothing has been said at any time while being serviced by nissan, not that that means anything, they would then use that as the excuse not to honour the warranty if something went wrong, thanks for your thoughts.
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Follow Up By: GOB member vic - Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 21:32

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 21:32
i cant see it being a problem as nissan fitted mine as part of the new package
steveimagine a 03 gu 4.2tdin the picture
as i am having trouble sizing the picture
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Follow Up By: joc45 - Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 21:45

Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 21:45
Hi GOB, you may be right, but I make two points;
- Car salesmen usually know stuff-all about technical aspects of the vehcile, only the features.
- Their next priority after flogging a vehicle is to load as many accessories onto the sale.
Gerry
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Reply By: Member - Peter (York) - Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 19:18

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 19:18
in the ARB cataloge they dont recomend the insect screen for GUs , take a look at a combo insect and water bra at www.michellessacs.com.au , a few of us have them in our group the mesh comes with 2 spears that velcro on so you can swop them over on the track , it was first tested by Ray Harris at Eureka 4wd training for working in scrub areas to stop seeds entering , I am really happy with mine it was on my 4runner and now fits onto my GU Patrol bullbar so should fit most 4x4s.Telfer mines rd camp
Peter York 4x4
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Follow Up By: theratt - Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 12:19

Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 12:19
i have the sceens fitted from ARB with no problems at all
dont believe everything you read in there catalog they also say
to fit a long range tank the draws in the rear of your gu will have to be removed at a cost to you for access inside the car
fitted my tank myself all from under the vehicle?
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 20:07

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 20:07
Adrian as said above dont fit a closed style insect screen like on the windows at home.
I fitted a 10mm holed mesh to the bull bar and that stops rocks and just about all those other nastys getting through.

All the best
Eric

4x4 tag alongs to the cape and beyond.Cape York Connections
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Reply By: adrian- Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 10:21

Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 10:21
I appreciate your replys and advice, thank you.
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