Operation Blue Streak New Home Required, SOLD

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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:35 pm

The one we removed was dated 1986 (mike sims looked) so must be the original, both radiators have a flared top to the where the filler is....,
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by RxBX » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:25 pm

Kitch wrote:The petrol rad has a header tank that is shaped vertical up one side, while the diesel has a header tank that flares outwards as it gets near the top.
Just been looking into it. So if the TRS had one that's angled, it's had a diesel rad before.
Or if the rad you bought has a vertical side, it's not a 1.9D one, it's a 1.9 petrol one (which would explain how you got it so cheap, as diesel ones are £100+ I'm finding!)

Guessing the diesel just carries a bit more water. Seems odd as they seem to take longer to heat up, but then the iron block probably resists cooling more than the alloy ones.

In your case, it matters not. In my case, it might do #-o
Kitch, does the photo below of the one on Tims estate (The original fitment ) help to decipher your description ?

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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by citsncycles » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:52 am

We didn't have them both there to compare but both the old and new rads looked the same as the one fitted to Timex (assuming it's correct of course). It'll be worth comparing it to Tom's GT when we're next down there.
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:40 pm

Mike, did you get chance to speak to Tony Weston about a pipe at all?
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by citsncycles » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:13 pm

Yes, but he's advised us to check the Citroen price as the last time he did this job for a customer it was just as cheap to buy from them as it was to make the pipe up himself from his raw stock.
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:22 pm

Thanks Mike.

Anyone got a part number (non ABS)?
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:56 pm

Right! New pipe ordered (fingers crossed) and next Thursday will hopefully be the day she becomes fluid tight for the first time in a long time! =D>

Tom if you could leave the keys accessable please mate....Paul did you want to come down and repair the hole you made in the door shut! [-X #-o :lol:

Thanks again Mike!

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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Paul296 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:07 pm

Tim Leech wrote:Paul did you want to come down and repair the hole you made in the door shut! [-X #-o :lol:
It was rust wot dunnit, not me M'lud :shock: (of course :D, I'll give you a call later)

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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:49 pm

One step forward two steps back, new pipes fitted as have new fuel pipe and air filter, but it seems the head gasket may be ruined and the rear suspension won't lift!

Not a good bx day. #-o
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Paul296 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:30 pm

Least it was warm!

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Someone had eaten the air filter (probably mice, definitely not me).

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The door shut was bit a bit naughty when I got it all stripped back. I only had a cordless drill which didn't have enough torque to really grind everything off so it was a 'lick and a promise' type repair. . .

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Meshed, glassed, and 'bodged' - I thought I was going to do it again at some point . . . might not be now?

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Mike finally got everything connected back up (but not without a bit 'leekage' here and there).

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The dawning realisation that it might not just be an airlock in the radiator. :(

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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Mickey taker » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:40 pm

such a shame after all the effort that has already been put in to it
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:58 pm

Well give it another day of getting, if the head gasket has gone ill try some K seal, if that doesn't work ill offer the car up for scrap money to anyone who can mend it or break it for parts.
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:37 pm

Steel seal is meant to be better than K-Seal from what I've heard.

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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:41 pm

Ok Ian thanks.
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Re: Operation Blue Streak aka "in a state with an estate"

Post by MULLEY » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:57 pm

Fit the turbo engine instead?
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