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Overheating after offroading

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by draperg, Apr 19, 2010.

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  1. draperg

    draperg New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I was just wondering if anyone has any advice. Of course after a day offroading the radiator is full of muck and the drive home becomes a bit of an overheating problem.

    Now I know the solution is to jet wash the rad before leaving, but so many times the thing either isnt working or there isnt one.

    My viscious fan is a bit sloppy, which doesnt help, so I was going to get that replaced or do you think an electric fan is a better option? I know that it isnt going to help that much with a blocked rad, but it needs all the help it can get.

    so what do folks do. I cant be the only one having this problem?

    cheers
     
  2. landrovermilfer

    landrovermilfer Active Member

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    if you jet wash your rad at high pressure you will feck it up , wash with hosepipe at low pressure i was told
     
  3. Paul D

    Paul D Old, nackered 'n broke, but the Landy is fine . :) LZIR Despatch Agent

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    First off I don't jetwash the rad .. at least not directly, I make sure I have some water to run through it use a hoofpick/brush (like these off ebay 380224973060) tp get the worst off.

    Second, make sure the oil cooler part of the rad gets most attention and is clean .. ;)
     
  4. draperg

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    thanks. Will get some of those brushes, they look ideal to get most of the muck out.
     
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  5. ratty

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    I have a rad muff fitted. If I'm gonna drive through anything that's likely to clog my rad I can just drop it down and then roll it up again after.
     
  6. draperg

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    Thanks Ratty, sounds like a great idea.
     
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