Just to add to my list of problems...

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Just to add to my list of problems...

Post by cavmad » Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:13 pm

..when I jacked my BX up (under the o/s/f subframe) there was a sort of explosion noise from under the bonnet and a large amount of LHM has thrown itself around the engine bay. The cap was on the reservoir so I`m at a loss to think why it`s done this?

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:55 pm

OOh that sounds like an interesting one, any sign of the source?
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Post by AlanS » Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:01 pm

I have heard of the end blowing out of the pressure regulator on BXs years ago.
Haven't heard of it lately, but they reckon it ain't a pretty sight.

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Post by cavmad » Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:27 pm

Stewart (oily!) wrote:OOh that sounds like an interesting one, any sign of the source?
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Alas not. It is just possible (he says hopefully) that it`s connected to the pipe which has come off under the engine. Maybe it was off before I jacked it up and the pressure of the jack lifting the car has made it blow out?
I only found out the pipe had come off when I raised the car to full height on the suspension then dropped it and the LHM came out, though this was all over the floor not the engine bay.

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:21 pm

sounds like a return somewhere, just been under mine, LHM leaking steadily from underside of regulator, serves me right for re-using the seals, note to self DO IT PROPERLY!
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Post by cavmad » Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:36 pm

Stewart (oily!) wrote:sounds like a return somewhere, just been under mine, LHM leaking steadily from underside of regulator, serves me right for re-using the seals, note to self DO IT PROPERLY!
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That`s what I`m hoping for to be honest as I know I`ve pulled a pipe off it. It`s getting to where the pipe has come off that`s the problem-I have hands like shovels and I can`t see exactly where it goes anyway :cry:

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:43 pm

My favourite comes from the security valve (on top of the crossmember N/S wheelarch rear) goes from rubber to plastic and then runs across the top of the gearbox and pushes into a rubber fitting on the pressure regulator, mine blew this one off when a nasty reconditioned acc sphere failed, it squirted a jet of LHM right into the N/S front wheel/brake from the inside, abs is not overly good when the disc is swimming in LHM.
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