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Re: TD42 all of a sudden overheating

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017 10:31
by hugejp
Well done finding the gremlin pal!!

Re: TD42 all of a sudden overheating

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017 10:57
by ricster
iandvl wrote:Cedric,

I assume that spring is what has caused this... If you're battling to get a viscous, I've got a spare for a 4.5. I replaced mine a while ago and kept the old part. It's old so it's not perfect, but it still worked when removed. It should still be OK as a temporary replacement whilst you wait for a new one. A heck of a lot better than the one you've got currently at any rate. But I'm not sure whether the 4.2 and 4.5 viscous couplings are the same. I've attached a picture for comparison.

viscous.jpg


If you want it, let me know and we can make a plan to get it to LA.


Thanks for the offer Ian.... really appreciated !!!

I have just spoken to Elaine from Auto Cooling in Cape Town, where I purchased the unit I currently have. She is going to measure up a replacement and courier it up to me. So should be back up and running in a few days.

Re: TD42 all of a sudden overheating

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017 11:03
by iandvl
ricster wrote:Thanks for the offer Ian.... really appreciated !!!

I have just spoken to Elaine from Auto Cooling in Cape Town, where I purchased the unit I currently have. She is going to measure up a replacement and courier it up to me. So should be back up and running in a few days.


No worries. If it's going to take a while to get a new part and you'd like a unit before the expected ETA, please let me know. The courier service I use here should have it there by you on the same day I hand it in for delivery. Plus, it'll probably only cost ZAR 100-odd.

I'd bring it through myself, but am currently a little wrapped up in projects, reporting, and similar.

Re: TD42 all of a sudden overheating

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017 11:13
by ricster
Thanks bud !!!... If anything changes I'll definitively give you a call.
:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Re: TD42 all of a sudden overheating

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017 13:36
by Kagiso II
MARINUS of 4x4 Terrain Tamer het my noudiedag n Viscous met fan voorsien.. my viscous was nmog BAKGAT maar die blades is gekraak .. Jy kan kom kyk na myne as jy wil? En dit erf, as jy wil
Ian s'mn klink nuwer

Re: TD42 all of a sudden overheating

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017 15:27
by ricster
Dankie Oom Mac for the offer. I have ordered a new viscous from Elaine at Auto Cooling in Cape Town, as I got the previous one from her too with a new fan blade. There seems to be 3 different ones available for the Patrol, and I don't do long distances so the Patrol hardly gets warm nevermind hot....hahaha

The new one will be here on Thursday, so I'll wait till then and change it one time. Its a bliksem to get the bliksemse thing in and out...... got lots of spanner rash on my hands already from when I took it out yesterday. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Re: TD42 all of a sudden overheating

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017 15:38
by Kagiso II
Non problemo Gringo .. I weel keep dis vahn .. cos my Patrolum will stay with me till my funeral [or creamation.. whichever comes first] :biggrin: :biggrin: :oldtimer:

Re: TD42 all of a sudden overheating

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017 23:24
by ricster
:rolling: :rolling:

Re: TD42 all of a sudden overheating

PostPosted: 21 Mar 2017 19:20
by Michael
Well done Cedric!! Really glad you found the problem and that it is not anything serious. :thumbup:

Re: TD42 all of a sudden overheating

PostPosted: 22 Mar 2017 08:46
by ricster
Yeah, it is a weird one. Even Elaine from Auto Cooling has never seen a thermostat "spring" look like that. I also cannot understand how that breaks. I must say that I have received wonderful service from her and even a good discount because of my problem, which she didn't have to do.

It should arrive tomorrow so going to do the hand spanner rash thing over the weekend....hahaha.... again.