Part-6. Overheating and Seed Nets

In this video, Andrew St Pierre White and Paul Marsh talk about causes of vehicle overheating and seed nets for overland vehicles.


Overheating is one of the most common causes of vehicle breakdowns on an expedition. In so many cases, engine overheating is caused by accessories we fit to the vehicle. Even the smallest object can have unanticipated consequences, as we discovered while filming this part of the Overland Workshop series.  The most common causes are badly design bull bars, over-sized driving lights and turbo-charger intercoolers. Other heat problems, such as hot spots on the floor panel or ineffective interior ventilation are almost always caused by some added accessory. I know of one case where a set of spot lamps fitted to a Land Cruiser 105 caused intolerable heating of the floor at the driver’s feet. The lights, together with an after-market turbo intercooler, were the cause of the problem. The removal of the spot lamps solved the issue. This same vehicle suffered mild engine overheating for years, purely due to a poorly designed intercooler placement.


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