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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2007, 10:30:24 am »

Wow! You are very fast man!  Shocked
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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2007, 02:09:23 pm »

Wow! You are very fast man!  Shocked

Thanks Cheesy

Simon and freight from Germany was fast - ordered Monday, got the parts Wednesday. Can't be much better! I still have a bit of work left: Two brackets on the engine block needs to be fitted to the two pipes, and all pipes and hose connections should be checked and tightened up. By the way, getting the old pipes out was almost the most difficult part - this is one of the things that's better done with the inlet manifold removed. I should probably have done that, but now I've done the worst part. I may not get further tonight as it got late yesterday and there's both family Smiley and work Sad to attend this weekend, but let's see...

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« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2007, 03:35:03 pm »

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Yep... I was also very impressed by how fast I got the parts I ordered from Simons.
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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2007, 11:37:49 am »

I got the new hose piece fitted yesterday and started filling coolant in and bleeding the system, but realised there was still water coming out from the hose end connected to the water pump. I finally realised that instead of tightening the clip, the screw was working its way out the back. I ended up fitting a new clip (made from a universal kit) and that immediately fixed it. It's likely that this was the original cause of the problem...

This is the new clip:


The system looks like it's well bled now, so I'll give the car a good run today - but I'll watch it like a hawk!
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« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2007, 12:34:54 pm »

I think most will recognise the water spraying out from where I originally suspected the problem to be. This was NOT what I had expected after the test drive. I guess I just back to "square one" Sad

Tightening the bolt on the water pump does seem to affect the leak, and sometimes the leak just goes away. Then later it returns. In all cases its smaller than it used to be. All this could just be down to rust in the system getting stuck in the leak, but it's difficult to tell for sure.

Too bad I'm going on holiday next week, so I won't have any time to fix this properly until mid April.

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« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2007, 12:12:02 am »

Aaarrrrrrgh, poor you, - just as spring arrives.

The picture says it all: "Manneken Piss" ! Smiley

but at least you don't have to trace the leak, its quite apparent.

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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2007, 10:12:07 pm »

The picture says it all: "Manneken Piss" ! Smiley

Excellent analogy! Cheesy

I am going to try to reseal the gasket by reintroducing new gasket sealant in the hole. Interestingly, the leak is nowhere as serious as it was before I did the hose and pipes, perhaps some rust has developed in there. Anyway, as the family and I are starting the Grand Espace on Friday night for a 10 day holiday and there's still a good deal of preparation to do about that, I won't have any time to touch it this week. So even though the procedure isn't that bad, it will have to sit untouched until we get home...

I'm sure there will be a bit of spring left by then, Lennart Cool

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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2007, 08:22:27 pm »

An update from here...

There wasn't a detectable hole when I investigated today and atteptempted resealing, so it's no surprise that resealing hasn't helped. I think the hole is microscopic.

I'll let it sit untouched overnight, then try tightening the bolts on the water pump a little more. It does seem to have an effect.

I'm still hoping to be able to run without doing the major repair over summer as I have so little time at the moment. Autumn/winter will be better, but I guess I'll just have to wait and see!

- Anders Cool
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« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2007, 09:19:46 am »

And another update...

I've been running with the resealed gasket for a week now, and while it was dripping happily when I first sealed it and the sealant was still not hardened, it has kept dry since then. The only problem I have had was a hose clamp that failed causing a small leak... No chain is stronger than its weakest link...!

I have no idea what this sealant does in the hardening process, but it seems to have expanded somewhat and penetrated whatever had cracked/failed.

I haven't tried a longer run in the high revs... I tend to keep her well below 3000 rpm in daily driving and I have deliberately only crossed that a few brief times. RPM makes a big difference in water pressure, so at some point I'll do a long run at high rpm to see if the sealant blows out   Undecided

But in daily driving she's running soooo well... she's like an eel in the traffic Cheesy

- Anders Cool
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