4wd26 wrote:have you got a egt gauge?
I also seen high temps when towing but again would quickly drop when coasting or descending.
It is the low range 4wding part that has me interested as that can be sustained for longer periods (rather than a quick hit)
Although what sort of temps are sustained in the high country 105 or more for what an hour?
do you clean out the radiator regularly?
what bash plate do you use
what driving lights
where is your number plate located
do you have a winch
And above all else, have you had it where the airconditioning has ever cut out to protect the system when wheeling in the high country?
my money would be on prevention of the current system rather than $$$ of upgrading.
OffRoadDave wrote:Do you ever hear the viscous fan roaring when things warm up? This was my first thought when you say towing up hills and low range, if the fan is not working to its full potential these are the two places it will show things are not as they should be.
motoz wrote:Tufftroop and Skiddy have both fitted the Aussie Desert Cooler version.
I know TT sold his Triton and bought a Paj so you wont see him on here much. Skiddy's got his own forum happening.
I haven't read any posts from either, post upgrades noting any improvement. I looked into them myself on other sites and couldn't find any factual based posts that they make a huge difference. Its a popular upgrade with the Patrol boys though gets mixed reviews.
Will follow this thread.
GLRkenny wrote:I think salt36 fitted a twin core radiator to his car, though I could be mistaken.
Cowboy Dave wrote:Have you done the air conditioning thermofan mod? If you did then you'd have some extra airflow in the top corner of the radiator at least.
If you do go the chinese route when I looked this morning there seemed to be a couple of items with the same radiator for less coin/lower postage etc so shop carefully.
I had a vague recollection that Fraz might have installed an upgraded radiator on his?
This has been sort of on my tentative list for a long time but now that I've done the SEJ thermostat mod (an MN thing really) my temps are lower than ever before so it is less of a priority for me now.
L200Shogun wrote:A poster on a Facebook page fitted a bigger Al radiator and twin thermo fans. On a trip to the high country he had overheating issues.
Nothing like bagging people who are no longer members here, Just not needed imho.
The poor man often pays twice. Bigger quality radiators that do what they say they will do. I think PWR. Again YMMV
Cowboy Dave wrote:I think he's saying you're better off buying a pricey known brand here but you could get lucky.
4wd26 wrote:There are 2 options for the placement of the number plate with a ARB bar
I found a bit of an improvement by dropping the plate over the winch, it is only 2 screws to remove if you need the winch- or think you might, wasn't meaning to run without the plate
there is still winch and other stuff in behind, but it may help?
as may moving the winch controller, if it is high (above the bar)
these options are free
as you know we have similar setups and mine with a auto would get hot but not to the extremes you are talking.
mattz wrote:Hmmm. My issues are mainly at high speed towing in extreme heat but it can creep during a long climb on a hot day in low range. Nothing out of the ordinary because a 80 series and a MN I was with one day also reported similar temps.
The aircon fan can't do it any harm.
RHKTriton wrote:Is yours a manual or auto mattz?
Some other guys have put external auto coolers into their trucks to assist with cooling.
triton_guru wrote:Spoke to radiator place today and he said stick to the original radiator they are the best ones for the triton
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