Fitting Instructions for the Glind Aussie Car and Boat Shower Systems

1.The heat exchanger has the choice of two mounting positions. It has four ports, each side is marked with either a H or an S. The S is for the shower water and the H is for the heater line.

2. Locate the main heater feed line. Prepare to cut this hose if possible, at a point where the heat exchanger will be mounted e.g. firewall, inside mudguard etc. Affix the mount bracket and heat exchanger in the selected position.

Direction of flow: If a heater control valve is fitted, the flow runs from the motor to the valve. This means the return line has the coolant flowing towards the motor. The feed line from the motor always comes from the engine block either at the back of the motor or near the thermostat housing. The return line usually returns near to the water pump suction side.

Note: The direction of flow of the 2 fluids (coolant and fresh water) MUST BE IN OPPOSING DIRECTIONS. Make sure before fastening the mount bracket that outlet S with the threaded fitting will be accessible for the attachment of the shower hose. Use the clamps included in the kit to secure the heater hose to the heat exchange unit.

3. Note: Please do not attempt to dismantle or change any of the brass fittings on the Heat Exchanger as it is totally sealed. This action will void the 24 month manufacturer's warranty applicable from the date of purchase. Use the pre-moulded heater hose supplied with the kit to provide acute bends. This hose is also available in the ACCESSORIES section.

4. The water pump should be mounted permanently as high and dry as possible under the vehicle hood. Do not mount the water pump under the vehicle or behind the bullbar as outside water such as wet roads or rain will enter the pump and cause failure and void warranty. The water pump is not a sealed unit. It should be positioned 30cm away from the vehicle exhaust system. If not possible, it is strongly recommended that a heat shield be incorporated to protect it. Unless it is mounted horizontally, the pump must be mounted with the pump motor upwards. Failure to do so will void pump warranty. Read manufacturers installation instructions.

The fuse should be mounted in the positive feedline as close to the battery as possible. The pumps black wire (earth) should be attached to the pumps mounting bolt.

The red wire should run to the switch unit included in the kit and then on to the fuse on the positive terminal of your battery.

5. On initial installation, an air pocket can remain in the heat exchanger, resulting in low shower water temperature. To clear air, raise engine revs to around 1800 rpm and turn on heater control. Undo the heat exchanger mounts and position the heat exchanger so that the outlet port H is the highest point for a couple of minutes. This allows air to be expelled from the heat exchanger. Check coolant levels and coolant hoses regularly.

6. Connect the ½" hose in the kit from the pumps outlet fitting to inlet S on the heat exchanger. Connect the shower hose to the threaded fitting at outlet S.

Caution: Initial water from unit will be very hot.

7. Cut a short length of the ½" hose supplied to attach to suction side of pump, then to filter provided.

Note: Arrow on the filter housing denotes water flow direction. Use smaller clamps to secure this line and leave filter permanently attached to pump. Use a ½" inlet hose from water source and connect to filter when in use. Avoid quick connect garden type fittings on the suction side of the pump. These leak air and cause the pump to cycle, hammer and reduce flow and suction ability. Use screw or air type fittings.
Note: Please do not attempt to dismantle or change any of the brass fittings on the heat exchanger unit as it is totally sealed. This action will void the manufacturers 24 month warranty, applicable from date of purchase.

Operating Instructions for the Glind Aussie Car and Boat Shower System

Caution: Initial water from system will be very hot.

To Operate:

1. It is advisable that before operating the shower for the first time that all connections are checked for leaks.
2. Start and allow vehicle to idle until operating temperature is reached which is usually between 2 and 5 minutes.
3. Fit inlet hose from water source to filter.
4. Turn on heater control in your vehicle (if fitted. Vehicles built after 1997 do not have heater control valves, so moving the heater will not effect shower temperature).
5. Activate pump switch.

The shower rose supplied with the kit has a flow control button. If this is depressed it will slow the flow rate of water and thus the water will become hotter. Alternatively if it is opened to full flow the water will become cooler as it isn't flowing through the heat exchanger as slowly. So more water = cooler and less water = hotter. If more heat is required, increase RPM until desired temperature is reached. If the water is too hot, turn down heater control until desired temperature is reached. After system is used a couple of times the user will know where to set the heater control (usually full to hot) and what revs may be required.

Fitting Instructions for joining the Glind Cape Yorker and Glind heat exchanger

At times, it may seem impossible to get both the Glind heat exchanger and the pressure pump fitted under the bonnet. Fear not, the versatile Glind Cape Yorker in both Low and High Flow can be coupled to a under bonnet mounted heat exchanger. On the shower delivery hose of the Cape Yorker, a male and female quick connect coupling are fitted.

The fresh water inlet and outlet hoses of the fitted heat exchanger also will have the same quick connect coupling so you can quickly and easily join the Cape Yorker to the vehicle for those fantastic hot showers. When not in use, the yellow inlet and outlet hoses on the vehicle can be joined together and tucked neatly away inside the bullbar.

See the pics to ensure the correct flow directions.


Do's and Don'ts

Note: Please do not attempt to dismantle or change any of the brass fittings on the Heat Exchanger as it is totally sealed. This action will void the 24 month manufacturer's warranty applicable from the date of purchase. Use the pre-moulded heater hose supplied with the kit to provide acute bends. This hose is also available in the ACCESSORIES section.

  • The pump can be run dry without damage, however this is not recommended for long periods. However, at the end of the camping trip, run pump (30 seconds to 1 minute) so ALL water is evacuated from the pump and heat exchanger.
  • Priming of the pump may be necessary when using an extended hose. If drawing water up a steep incline, a one way valve should be incorporated in to the source hose. A suitable one way valve is available.
  • The filter must be fitted to the source hose at all times. It can be unscrewed and cleaned easily. If water is to be accessed from a sandy environment, a stocking can be placed over the inlet.

Note: Sand is the biggest destroyer of pumps. Ensure adequate filtering system used at all times. Glind has Sand Spear Filters available to stop any sand from entering your pressure pump. This is a must have for beach goers.

  • When drawing water from a sandy or muddy area, ensure that the suction hose is suspended from the bottom to eliminate fine sand particles entering the filter and pump or use a sand filter.
  • Care should be taken to ensure pump is run dry after operation to prevent water leakage and resultant damage.
  • If the instructions are followed exactly and the Glind Aussie Car and Boat Shower does not heat the water properly, check that the vehicle thermostat is operating correctly - a faulty thermostat will stop the system from heating water.
  • Do not use pressurised water through unit i.e. directly from tap. This will damage the pump.
  • Do not mount pump in an area that is susceptible to water damage eg wet roads or deep water crossings. It must be mounted as high as possible in the engine bay. The pump is not a sealed unit and water damage will cause failure.

Glind Heat on the Run System

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To find out how you can use a Glind system to make your own onboard hot water system or convert a gas or tank type or drum system, and heat a supply tank every time you start your engine, click on this link. This is a environmentally friendly, efficient, cheap alternative to drum type water heaters which are currently used on boats and motorhomes. Perfect for the DIY enthusiast or if you want to replace an old corroded unit. Also see in the Products section, our information on the Booster Pump for more tips.