Radiator Protector Grille26th August 2018
I searched high and low online and the only place I could find that makes and sells the Yeti radiator protector grille is Russia. Thanks go to the UK Yeti Owners Club for pointing me in the right direction.
So, I wanted one. Badly
Not only does it look good but I haven’t seen any Yetis in my city with one, and that alone appeals to me!
Maybe people here don’t know these protector grilles exist?
Or maybe some Czechs have a problem with Russians? No. I am not going there! 🤐
More importantly though is the protection one of these gives to the radiator down below.
Ain’t no rogue stone gonna take out my lower radiator now!
No more dead leaves squatting in that space either.
The Russians accept PayPal and that was okay with me!
I chose the style I wanted, gulped hard then hit some Russian word on their website that I figured meant ‘Pay’.
It must’ve done!
Because around nine days later and my radiator protector grille has arrived 😮
I think the Russia to Czech Republic delivery time was very good. A tracking number is given and I enjoyed following my protector grille’s journey from Moscow to here in Czech. The Russians also emailed me throughout the process and tried their best to write in English.
I respect that.
The packet contains four clips, four long screws and a long thin screwdriver. There’s also an instruction leaflet.
I am absolutely thankful for the diagrams – my Russian reading ability is about as useful as yours probably is. 🙄
A last inhale of my electronic cig and I reckon it’s time to start.
The clips need to go on the grille, as per those instructions.
Now I’m going to evict all the dead leaves from their squat, i.e. just inside my lower radiator 🤬
I employ the services of a bailiff… my trusty portable Black & Decker Dustbuster.
It lives in my Yeti and I wouldn’t be without it. The massive 12V cord means there isn’t a space anywhere in or even around my car that I cannot vacuum. Very powerful suction for a portable.
Available on Amazon if you want one too.
Out it comes…
And within minutes I’m packing it away again – the leaves heard it fire up and they scattered like startled pigeons.
With the dead leaves hoovered up, let’s offer the protector grille up to its new home and see what’s what.
Yep. Looks like good times.
But it is giving me a bit of a fight here; it isn’t gripping at the back.
Okay! I’ll do that, wizard. Thanks.
Three attempts. Now I’m certain all four clips are clawing onto something
And now that long thin screwdriver the Russians supply makes perfect sense.
A beautiful black powder coating over the aluminium makes this a quality product to the touch and to the eye. Not to mention the protection it gives to the radiator.
I am also not able to fault the service I was given, from start to finish
I’m so happy I bought this.
Feel free to stay tuned for more modifications I have planned.
You can see what I have done so far, here: Yeti Customisation
And I am always interested to hear about your Yeti, whether customised or not.
If you want the Dustbuster it’s here on Amazon
If you want the protector grille it’s here
Would you care to share and help me grow my site?