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FLOOR INSULATION

Post by Tony » 23 Oct 2017 19:23

Hi guys, i've got a mate out from Malawi who drives a Landy Defender :rolling: He has a huge problem with heat coming through into the cab from the exhaust and transmission areas and wants to know whether anyone knows of a supplier of some sort of insulation that he can lay on the floor, under the mats, to insulate against the heat.
Most of his family have, at some stage owned Patrols - all diesels, and all blown except his sister who is on about 450 000 km in her 4.2 diesel!!

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Re: FLOOR INSULATION

Post by Alex Roux » 23 Oct 2017 20:03

You can also install a heat deflector between the silencer and the body.
I had this done on Witblits.
It is simply an aluminium plate riveted to the body, above the silencer.
It makes the world’s difference.
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Re: FLOOR INSULATION

Post by Tony » 23 Oct 2017 20:27

Thanks Alex, you're 100% correct, that would be the main culprit, although he seems to think it's coming in from all sides. My old Hardbody's exhaust ran along the passenger footwell and that entire side of the car used to get seriously hot.

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Re: FLOOR INSULATION

Post by Alex Roux » 23 Oct 2017 21:54

I only seem to pick up heat above the silencer.
I will post a pick tomorrow.
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