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by scotty73
Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hdi'm Confused...
Replies: 93
Views: 12120

Re: Hdi'm Confused...

Can I have a cuppa since you've just boiled? :) A stat will open at around 82deg C. I think I'd rather see it warm up and open with the water rather than drop it straight in. I'm struggling to get my head around what's going on with your cooling system. Me too mate I'ts really fecking me off now I ...
by scotty73
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hdi'm Confused...
Replies: 93
Views: 12120

Re: Hdi'm Confused...

I just tried that and it opened but it had to be bubbling away like a good un... So that works what now? Matches? :supafrisk:
by scotty73
Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hdi'm Confused...
Replies: 93
Views: 12120

Re: Hdi'm Confused...

For the sake of another fivers worth of coolant I just want to get the bloody thing right... Just popped it in a jug of freshly boiled water and it didn't budge so phoned my LMF he's ordered another and is happy to replace but seems to think the kettle trick might not work anymore so i'll get him to...
by scotty73
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hdi'm Confused...
Replies: 93
Views: 12120

Re: Hdi'm Confused...

steve_earwig wrote:I think you'll loose a fair bit of coolant I'm afraid.
Not to worried about replacing coolant it's creating air again.
by scotty73
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hdi'm Confused...
Replies: 93
Views: 12120

Re: Hdi'm Confused...

I think I'd be checking that first. My knowledge of these things is a little antiquated now but you used to be able to tell when the thermostat opened because the top hose suddenly got hot. I can't imagine these'd be any different but... Do you want to borrow my rakia thermometer? :supafrisk: :lol:...
by scotty73
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hdi'm Confused...
Replies: 93
Views: 12120

Re: Hdi'm Confused...

steve_earwig wrote:Did you test the thermostat? I'm not sure it's the same any more but I used to buy loads of duff'uns.
Not before putting it in no... Wish i had now.
by scotty73
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hdi'm Confused...
Replies: 93
Views: 12120

Re: Hdi'm Confused...

Ah blx I changed the thermostat and flushed and bled it like in Franks video and it's still pressurising.... One thing I did notice it after an hour of getting it up to temp the radiator was hot and all the hoses except the top hose is this normal behaviour? the only way to get the top hose hot was ...
by scotty73
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hdi'm Confused...
Replies: 93
Views: 12120

Re: Hdi'm Confused...

Welly wrote:Sounds like the rad is partially blocked to me.
It seems to be pointing towards that don't it... My lmf gave me a new thermostat today so i'll give it a good flush and top up when the weather permits.
by scotty73
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hdi'm Confused...
Replies: 93
Views: 12120

Re: Hdi'm Confused...

This is how mechanics/garages get into trouble....never replace a part unless you are certain it needs replacing! Never assume anything! That's the point of me trouble shooting it myself if I can, Just not even sure my thoughts of a coolant flush and proper bleed will be good enough or even worth t...
by scotty73
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hdi'm Confused...
Replies: 93
Views: 12120

Re: Hdi'm Confused...

My mate had the same sort of problem with a Range Rover and it turned out someone had put a shed load of K seal or similar in it for some reason or another and the cores of the rad were 70% blocked,we dissected the rad and you could see all the blockages,he fitted a new rad and it's been fine ever ...
by scotty73
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hdi'm Confused...
Replies: 93
Views: 12120

Re: Hdi'm Confused...

Nope he replaced the thermostat on the flat and yesterday when we removed it... It was to awkward to get the off side up in the air due to doing it alongside my mates garage with people driving past (badly) in the snow :lol: I'm tempted to take the new stat that won't open back, grab some more antif...
by scotty73
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hdi'm Confused...
Replies: 93
Views: 12120

Re: Hdi'm Confused...

My mate had the same sort of problem with a Range Rover and it turned out someone had put a shed load of K seal or similar in it for some reason or another and the cores of the rad were 70% blocked,we dissected the rad and you could see all the blockages,he fitted a new rad and it's been fine ever ...
by scotty73
Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hdi'm Confused...
Replies: 93
Views: 12120

Re: Hdi'm Confused...

Just noticed this very helpful video from Frank that I may try next...Not sure how much antifreeze should go it though any ideas?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vssQVTSWLGo
by scotty73
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Hdi'm Confused...
Replies: 93
Views: 12120

Hdi'm Confused...

Firstly HELLO again sorry for my Absence been busy the last few months I have been logging in but not posted. Some of you may know back in August I had to scrap my old 406 :( so bought a C5.... Lovely car drives well (Shite mpg) :evil: It's still the 2.0 hdi 110 on an 04 plate. Here's the problem. E...
by scotty73
Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ready for winter?
Replies: 37
Views: 4406

Re: ready for winter?

Does anyone else depress the clutch when starting their engine? I do. It's a bit old school but takes a bit of effort away from the starter/battery. Yes but in the past (Until i bought the C5) all my cars have had shite handbrakes so the cars were always left in gear.... And I still leave it in gea...