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Reservoir needed.

Post by tim » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:10 pm

Apart from the window issue below, the evening before the MOT the wife pointed out that the front bumper was leaking LHM. I pointed out that this was unlikely. She replied that unless squirrel blood is green, oi were wrong.
One serious explore later, it turned out that the leak was definitely the green stuff and there were no pipes where it was starting from, directly under the reservoir. I took out the tin bowl and drained it and thoroughly cleaned it. Holding it up to the light you could see a tiny pinhole.... cock.
My local welder had a look and reckoned the metal was too thin to take even his smallest torch. Not rusty, just too thin. Brazing was silly money and has to be 100%. There's gripfill, or fibreglass. Or - does anyone have a spare one (without pinholes) floating around?? We may yet get to the MOT and pass. 300,000 miles is within our grasp now.....

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Re: Reservoir needed.

Post by rutter123 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:49 pm

I got several if you need one.
With no leaks.
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Re: Reservoir needed.

Post by panky » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:04 pm

Could it be drilled and a small nut and bolt with a fibre washer under the head be used to seal it
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Post by Defender110 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:50 am

Can't be too thin for gas welding?
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Re: Reservoir needed.

Post by tim » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:19 pm

Yes, I think a bolt would do perfectly OK, and no-one has yet said that gripfill or fibreglass won't. However, as the thing is off the car anyway I'd rather not take a chance as there may be another pinhole waiting to occur - there isn't that much rust in the bottom, just the odd tiny bubble, but any one of those could be ready to go. As for gas welding - not my area of expertise, but here in rural Somerset finding ANY welder is a bonus! Anyone got views on whether this is a good bet on thin steel? I''m going to take up Rutter's offer , and keep the old one for backup.

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Post by rutter123 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:48 am

I have loads of reservoirs if you need an additional spare
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Post by Jaba » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:47 pm

tim wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:19 pm
but here in rural Somerset finding ANY welder is a bonus!


Che? your profile location shows E . Sussex, have you moved away? I must update mine as well.
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Re: Reservoir needed.

Post by tim » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:26 pm

Yep, too many sprogs and grandsprogs down this way, it had to happen really. I intended to change it but I can't find a way to do this, I'm sure there used to be a button you could access your profile with but it seems to have gone. What me do wrong?

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Post by panky » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:04 pm

Click on your name at the top right of the page and open up your profile. Then click on 'Edit Profile' next to your user name, you can then change anything you want :)
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Post by Jaba » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:56 pm

Just changed mine a bit. You have to go into User control panel.
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Post by Kaapelimies » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:00 pm

This is nothing new as LHM does not absorb water, but it separates to the lowest point where there is no flow in the solvent. This is also why there's the plastic badge in the reservoir, to settle the flow and let the water go to the bottom. And obviously, this is the reason the LHM MUST be changed once a year or per the mileage.
I suggest a new reservoir, where there is no black dot in the lowest part :wink: .
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Re: Reservoir needed.

Post by tim » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:50 pm

Message to rutter - hi, I sent you a couple of p.m.'s but did you receive them? You'll need my address and stuff!

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Post by rutter123 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:00 pm

Hi Tim no nothing come through on the forum but had a message on my mobile which I replied to but that got got returned by the mailer demon, not quite sure wots going on, I have a reservoir here , cleaned and ready to send, send address to my mobile 07709447369 and I'll get it off to you
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Post by rutter123 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:59 pm

Hi Tim, managed to catch todays post sand got it off to ya 1st class.
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Re: Reservoir needed.

Post by tim » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:33 pm

Yes, arrived yesterday and I got it on this morning. Car is now running again! Many thanks. text to follow. It took a bit of work to get the beast to bleed up, but I got her up in the end, by trying the trick of blowing down the cap pipe that runs into the wing. And waggling the steering gently.