What Halfruads Swear is the 'right one'.

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What Halfruads Swear is the 'right one'.

Post by BackinaBX » Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:57 pm

So... to try and lighten the situation of being sold the wrong part by Halfords, I thought I'd take some pictures to see where 'the one you need' thermostat might fit in the BX...

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Does it go here?
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Hmmm. Bit big for the coin tray...
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Fits alright in here...
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Nope... wrong end of the car there.
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Close, but no cigar.
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Nah.. getting cooler again...
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Ah, found it. That's exactly where it belongs. Just like everything else from Halfords.
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Post by Kitch » Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:26 pm

Thats the big diesel one. You want the little diesel one :wink:

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Post by BackinaBX » Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:33 pm

You're close, but this one was too small... by about an half and inch, and looks fairly different to the one that came out...
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Post by Kitch » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:03 pm

Oh, you have the MAAHOOSIVE one? I didn't know they came in the BX's! Only ever sold em on 205's and 309's.

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Post by BackinaBX » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:34 pm

It's true.

Yoda say,
'Every day, something new, you learn. Hm!'
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Post by tim leech » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:11 pm

You know what they say about people who have to boast about size......................

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Post by BackinaBX » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:14 pm

True... but in this particular instance, bigger is certainly better...
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Post by jeremy » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:28 pm

Don't know what that thermostat fits - but the 'Massive' one looks normal - except - well - very large. the one shown would seem to seal half way down its body.

The massive thermostat is used if you have an independant fuel filter by the LHM tank and the fuel heater at the back of the engine. Later engines have a normal size thermostat, plastic cover and a black plastic fuel filter and heater mounted over the thermostat.

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Post by AndersDK » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:35 pm

So when you get back to haloweefrauds you will be told : "ahh - but then yours are not the ginuaine situp matey - it must a bin mortified ..."
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Post by BackinaBX » Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:38 am

Yeah, I've got the RotoDiesel big ol' coffee can filter between the LHM tank and the diesel pump... strangely, if you go into Eurocarparts in Bristol, their chart shows the massive thermostat as the only one for BX diesels... all of them, so I guess there are some people out there swearing blue murder at them for exactly the same reason.

I should have got all my spare parts in the French hypermarket that I got my new rad cap, air filter, 5 litres of LHM, 10 litres of Mobil 15/40 all for the grand sum of, er, I don't have a Euro key on my computer... anyway, it was about £43. Now that's a bargain by anyone's money.

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Post by Geoffrey Gould » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:58 am

Did you get the right one in the end? I have one and the rubber sealing ring.
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Post by BackinaBX » Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:18 pm

Yeah I got it in the end... and had fun getting that massive circlip out too. It was jammed in with silt, old bits of gasket glue and the remains of the old rubber seal. I resorted to drilling the circlip holes out enough to get some heavy duty decking screws that I cut the points off of and screwed them in and apply locking pliers. Still wouldn't move. A few taps with a screwdriver and hammer loosened it, and it came out.

Went back in much more easily... so I now have the right thermostat, in a shiny clean housing, new gasket... works perfectly, no leaks, no overheating.

Spot on. Good job jobbed there. Not a single bodge in sight. Nice one for me!
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Post by DLM » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:14 pm

Good Job Jobbed indeed. One of several contributory causes of a prematurely overheating BX, and possibly the very first thing to swap out as a matter of course.
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