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 Post subject: Radiator Stone Guard
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:49 am 
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Has anyone fitted a mesh radiator stone guard or have thoughts on its necessity?
My previous Hybrid needed a mesh rad guard fitted, as several owners suffered radiator damage as stones could go through the grill. This ended with extremely expensive repairs.
I have read that the Outlander can suffer the same problem.
A guy in the USA supplies a guard for the job, I have bought stuff of him before and he is very good.
https://voltshelf.weebly.com/new--mitsubishi-outlanderscreen-and-charge-port-koozie.html
Just wondering how necessary this might be or if anyone has fitted one
Thanks
Phil

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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Stone Guard
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:47 am 
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I've seen people report issues with holed radiators in general, but I've not heard any on this forum. Maybe we're lucky and the PHEV's radiator is positioned in a "good" place

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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Stone Guard
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:39 pm 
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ThudnBlundr wrote:
I've seen people report issues with holed radiators in general, but I've not heard any on this forum. Maybe we're lucky and the PHEV's radiator is positioned in a "good" place

Thanks ThudnBlundr, I must admit I havent had a good look at radiator location yet so maybe it isnt necessary
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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Stone Guard
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:42 am 
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I used some plastic rain gutter mesh on mine, held by tie wraps
You can hardly see it
Trying to protect the ac condenser from stones
Dave
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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Stone Guard
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:41 am 
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dothetime wrote:
I used some plastic rain gutter mesh on mine, held by tie wraps
You can hardly see it
Trying to protect the ac condenser from stones
Dave
2018 outlander phev

Thanks Dave, I did the same to my Ampera but it was a real fiddly job which was dificult as Im not so young as I used to be.
Ive only had my Outlander a month and been so busy I havent had time to enjoy it, just drive it.
I love the car.
I will get the guard sorted
Phil

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