Lower Rad Hose on TZD Needed

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Lower Rad Hose on TZD Needed

Post by roscoe » Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:29 pm

Hi Folks
Does anyone know if the lower rad hose for a TZD is still available - is part number 95 638 588 and listed as water inlet hose. Is hose #1 in hose diagram on Citroen-pr site. I can't get on in Australia as they didn't bring the diesel BXs over here - so need to know if I can get one from the UK. Any information/help most appreciated.
Also, am running some rad flush through the sytem to try and clean out the rad as it sometimes get up close ot a 100C when working - and local rad shop doesn't think they can pull end tanks off and rod the core - anyone know if this is possible on the TZD rad or not? Again, got buckleys' chance of getting a new rad over here and freight from the UK would be a killer.
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Post by ken newbold » Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:16 pm

I bought one of these hoses about a year ago which is still here as I never fitted it.

Cost was an absolute rip off, about £30 which is a joke when you can get one for the n/a diesel for about £20 and that is a much more complicated piece of kit.

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Post by Brian » Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:02 pm

Hi Rosco,

A thought...

If you can take the old one to a motor factors, you may be able to match the ends with other available hoses, and link with suitable plastic or copper tubes.

I have performed this trick on that hose using ends from a NA hose and copper tube.

I know that some people would shudder introducing copper into the system, but the hard tube links reduces the risk of the rubber collapsing at high revs..

Good Luck

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Post by jeremy » Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:14 am

Is your car a BX 19 TZD or a BX TZD Turbo. It is important as the bottom hoses are different.

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Post by roscoe » Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:09 am

Hi Jeremy
It's a TZD Turbo - the bottom hose doesn't have the T piece in it and goes direct from lower offside of rad to water pump inlet on back of block. Hose doesn't leak but is getting soft, so I think it might be collapsing under acceleration/work which might be why the temp is climbing when under load/flogging it...
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Roscoe
1991 TZD
2004 Peugeot 307
1990 Mitsubishi Express Van - Alpaca Transporter

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Post by roscoe » Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:13 am

Just thinking about Brian's reply - that might be a good idea - does anyone know what diameter this hose is - I am assuming like most Citroen ones, it is different on both ends? If I can find a suitable hose/hoses with the correct diameter and bends for the two end points, I can probably get a piece of stainless tubing fabricated for the centre bit at a local motorcycle exhaust fabricators' place - I've seen his work and can do just about anything.. That way it shouldn't cause any electrolysis/dissimilar metals type of issues.
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Roscoe
1991 TZD
2004 Peugeot 307
1990 Mitsubishi Express Van - Alpaca Transporter