Don't let it touch your radiator!! A cautionary tale.

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Post by Vanny » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:28 pm

Its in the wall of Hes! I'd just send you there get my dad to let you in and get you to help your self, but i know its burried and while i know where its burried, you'll never find it as its under protection!


How annoying! Well hell if we dont get it sorted by the 19th then maybe i can fix the brakes and courier it myself!

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Post by tom » Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:01 am

I can contribute a matrix. It is in Southampton.
I'm glad that you are going to do the right thing Oscar because IMHO this is the only way to ensure that you don't cook the lump. I know that you will have changed the fan switch and thermostat already so they'll be OK.
It is good practice to change the rad at 100,000 anyway.

Good Luck To Vanny with the exams. Remember what I said about the pencil, pointed end down!

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Post by Oscar » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:19 am

My Goodness, BX club swings into action once again!

I am extremely grateful for all your offers of help. If anyone is dithering on the reasons for a joining fee, here is a very convincing argument.

To return to matters at hand -

I've sourced a free second-hand radiator very close to home, so I shall pop off tonight and pick it up. Vanny, Cavmad et al, thanks for your willingness.

Tom, I'd very much like to have that heater matrix off you - do you think you can get it to me by the weekend? How much do you want for it? I'll send you a PM with address and so on.

Goody, another BX weekend coming up. Now if I can keep the smile off my face and pretend to be peeved that I'm wasting all of Saturday, SWMBO will never know.
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:26 pm

Wow Oscar, your enthusiasm shames me, so far my new matrix has made it as far as the boot, still not a lot of heat coming out of it in there though :? maybe this weekend will see it fitted, after all theres little point in waiting for the warmer weather is there?
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Post by Oscar » Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:29 pm

Enthusiasm and need, Stewart, with you lot frightening me about the end of the world as we know it, all because of a little bottle of Radweld. I absolutely don't want to get into changing heads or gaskets right now - perhaps in the summer.
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Post by Oscar » Thu Jan 05, 2006 2:36 pm

Well, a s/h rad has been donated, many thanks to Stephen in Maidstone. I'll see if it's good this weekend.
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