Matt H's new(er) 16v

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Post by Stinkwheel » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:34 pm

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Post by Rich » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:36 pm

Stinkwheel wrote:And PM sent back again :)
Oh God! Matt S is shopping again! :wink:
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Post by Matt H » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:55 pm

A couple of snaps from the weekend:

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Magnecore leads and big battery now fitted on the grey car. Tried switching a few bits between the two to test, but the white car still won't start. Something will be happening soon... :?

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Post by docchevron » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:27 am

Did you try swopping the CAS per chance?

Is it just me, or is the stat housing bleed screw an actual screw!?
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Post by Matt H » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:08 am

Not between the two cars... I didn't want to knacker the grey one too :lol: Although I now have a spare taken off a running car, to try on the white one.

And yes, it is a screw - a rather large one at that. Do you know if the housing with the right screw is still available? It's water tight, and seems to work, but would be nice to see it right.

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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:10 am

Hi Matt

The leads on my old 16v were new in my ownership (so done about 1500 miles) and genuine bourgecor (I cant remember how you spell it) ones and were very pricey so dont throw them! :wink:
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Post by Matt H » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:25 am

I never throw anything away :lol:

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Post by docchevron » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:31 pm

I think the stat housing is the same as the ZX Volcane housing, and was still available a few weeks ago yes.
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Post by Matt H » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:33 pm

That's good, it needs a new thermostat anyway. Might fit my new hose kit at the same time :)

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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:15 pm

That screw was in there when I got it, and very useful for bleeding the system so left it alone. :lol:
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Post by docchevron » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:20 pm

some valvers had a bleed screw housing, some didn't. Mine doesn't, but my old one did.. I'm sure the ZX one form the XU9J2, or possibly the XU10 had the same (with bleed) housing.
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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:06 pm

Roverman wrote:That screw was in there when I got it, and very useful for bleeding the system so left it alone. :lol:
Yeah, but it's not the 'proper' screw ;), which should be a cap head with a copper(?) washer underneath to seal.
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Post by docchevron » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:31 am

later ones were plastic thumb wheel things, that worked, once. Then usually just snapped off!
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Post by Matt H » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:09 am

Talk of yellowness the other day got me thinking...

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And while I was out there...
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That is all. :)

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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:56 am

About time you changed them number plates Matt :wink:
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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
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