1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome To LandyZone!

    LandyZone is the biggest Land Rover forum on the net. We have plenty of very knowledgable members so if you have any questions about your Land Rover or just want to connect with other Landy owners, you're in the right place.

    Registering is free and easy just click here, we hope to see you on the forums soon!

Radiator muff

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by [JP], Oct 14, 2011.

< Previous Thread | Next Thread >
  1. [JP]

    [JP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Posts:
    3,980
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Newbury, Berks
    Anyone uses one?

    I've fitted a new rad on the 90 and dont fancy it getting caked in mud like the old one, and I mainly use it on Salisbury plains, its likely it will see mud...

    So I was wondering if these radiator muffs I've seen for sale actually work and stop the mud? although their main use is not for mud protection..
     
  2. ratty

    ratty I'm not special I'm limited edition Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Posts:
    34,277
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Stuck in a ditch somewhere in Somerset
    I use mine for mud protection and for keeping warm in winter. It can be annoying having to stop and lower or raise the rad muff but does keep the rad clear if used before entering mucky puddles
     
  3. [JP]

    [JP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Posts:
    3,980
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Newbury, Berks
    good stuff!
    that's just what I wanted to hear.... will buy one then, bit pricey the damn things though!

    does it overheat if you keep it fully closed all day? during the winter, as that's when i use the 90
     
  4. buckshot

    buckshot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Posts:
    9,839
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    right yer!
    they do make the poor excuse for a heater a tad better as well
     
  5. [JP]

    [JP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Posts:
    3,980
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Newbury, Berks
    you know mate.. everyone says that about the Defender heater, but mine has always been brilliant (except when I blew the motor last winter)

    but even with my old rad, that had no fins whatsoever, it was always nice and toasty in the cab

    even today, I fitted the new rad, took the 90 out for a spin to get the coolant flowing, and after a few minutes it was blasting hot air out the vents, and the temp gauge wasnt even in the middle :D
     
  6. blue beasty

    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Posts:
    50,407
    Likes Received:
    11,782
    Location:
    Gloucestercotshirewolds
    ran all last winter with an old bit of carpet fitted behind the grill
     
  7. [JP]

    [JP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Posts:
    3,980
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Newbury, Berks
    I actually thought about that BB... mainly cause i seen buckshot doing that when we were on the plains..

    but once you fit the brackets that hold the rad to the front panel......there's no way to slide anything down there.
    I have a few sheets of 4mm pvc and was thinking of cutting to size and slide behind the grill....but its not possible!
     
  8. [JP]

    [JP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Posts:
    3,980
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Newbury, Berks
  9. buckshot

    buckshot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Posts:
    9,839
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    right yer!
    found paddocks the cheapest (admittedly i had other stuff on the order so free delivery)
     
  10. [JP]

    [JP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Posts:
    3,980
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Newbury, Berks
    cheers for that! its £30 delivered from Paddocks!
     
  11. buckshot

    buckshot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Posts:
    9,839
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    right yer!
    1 tip use zippy ties not the silly bolts and butterfly nuts ;)
     
  12. Dippypud

    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood

    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Posts:
    40,040
    Likes Received:
    13,384
    Location:
    In my drum, at my Manor, in Wooly Witch, Lunnen
    I used to zip-tie to the back of the grille...:D:p
     
  13. storm99

    storm99 Spreading Joy & Harmony

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Posts:
    21,064
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    Brexited. Living on an island.
    I got a cheap one from craddocks i believe..£19??...tie wrapped it on. Never had the flap open tbh..but my heater was poor. If your system is as good as you say it might need to be open if doing long runs or if weather is good.
     
  14. ricc

    ricc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    Posts:
    2,671
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    central somerset
    got me thinking ive got an old venetian blind in the shed... run the strings back through , wouldnt have to stop to open and close it.
     
  15. jamesmartin

    jamesmartin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Posts:
    73,690
    Likes Received:
    7,068
    Location:
    louth lincs
    they used to use venetian blinds made of metal strips opened by lever on old trucks and tractors on front of radiators so not such a daft idea
     
  16. ratty

    ratty I'm not special I'm limited edition Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Posts:
    34,277
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Stuck in a ditch somewhere in Somerset
    In minus temps I can leave it closed all day long with no problems even when towing in low range



    TD5's are ok above O degs but rubbish in minus figures. They are also pretty rubbish if you are on tickover for a prolonged period.
    Yep. Here's a piccy of mine both open and closed

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
  17. coln18

    coln18 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Posts:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Loch Lomond
    Was going to fit a radiator muff, but have been put off with a few posts i have read saying it caused overheating. if it is a cold winters day with -0 degree temps, is it safe to keep it down all day and does it improve the heating on a 2004 td5 110.

    Whats the general advice, go for it and fit one or just leave it.....

    Colin
     
  18. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Posts:
    79,472
    Likes Received:
    6,047
    Location:
    Embasinga stocæ
    if yu put on a coat - do you keep it on all day, irrespectove of where yu are or what yu are doing?


    ffs open it up if the temp as ok :(.
     
  19. jamesmartin

    jamesmartin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Posts:
    73,690
    Likes Received:
    7,068
    Location:
    louth lincs
    ive never had problems with fitting them ,ones ive fitted have openable panel in front for not so cold days
     
  20. ratty

    ratty I'm not special I'm limited edition Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Posts:
    34,277
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Stuck in a ditch somewhere in Somerset
    Answers in red
     
< Previous Thread | Next Thread >