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    I was playing in the mud over the weekend and my radiator clogged up quite badly. Is there anything you can do to stop this? I thought about mounting some fine steel mesh a few inches in front of the radiator. Figured it would at least stop the big bits.

    Is there a better way to do this?
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    Angled louvers like on a dirt bike shroud provide the best protection and flow. The mesh just blocks up and is a bitch to clean ,especially if there is a bit of grass mixed in.
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    Ideally, duct the radiator air in from somewhere cleaner and let the air expand and slow down, so all the crap drops out of the airstream, that's why we run a tapered roof feed to an airbox for the rad - we're often running in mud, water, and then heavy gravel dust straight after, makes a mix that sets like concrete at some events!

    As Talon says, a fine mesh will block up just the same as the radiator.
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    Ducting, like PhillipM said sounds like a great idea... why don't I think of these things?
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    I, err, have a lot of issues with mud. So I tend to have been through most of the problems



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    Love that buggy Phillip!

    Someday, I'm going to build a street legal Manx, I would love for it to take that kind of abuse. Lots of trails in NJ, but have to be street legal to get to them.
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    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    It's great fun until you break something and have to scrap 2" of mud and sheep shit off just to see what broke.
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    All good advice. Thanks everyone. That buggy rocks Phillip!

    Ducting the whole radiator will be a bit tricky on my buggy. Its rather open and exposed. I might take the 'easy' option and go with the louvres as Talon suggested. Its easy, cheap, and if it doesn't work, I can always go for a different option later on without having major rebuilds.
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    don't care,it's will be OK
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