Burst hose......B*ggeration!!

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Burst hose......B*ggeration!!

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My trip to Stratford, via Adam's GT in Malvern, is now in serious doubt, following Monica's great idea to bust one of her coolant hoses this morning, only 15 miles after me setting off down South!!

I was calmly tootling down the M6 North of Wigan when the dreaded STOP light and Water light came on suddenly. Fearing the worst I pulled over onto the hard shoulder, to discover that the braided hose at the back of the block was pissing water out at a fair rate of knots! I knew that I was less than 1/2 a mile from Junction 24, so jumped back in and carried on, to get myself off the motorway.

Once I finally pulled up near Ashton-in-Makerfield, I had a good look at the damage. The hose seems to have split lengthwise for about a 4 inch section, just before it enters the heater matrix. I had checked visually on these hoses when I did the gearbox aonly a couple of weeks ago, and everything looked to be OK. Oh well!! Bloody Citroens, eh?

We've just arrived back home on the back of my mate's tow-truck (Cheers Hanif!), but the rest of the weekend will probably be spent fixing the bloody thing up again, so Stratford's probably out! GRRRRR!

I have a replacement hose here, ready to fit, courtesy of Oily Stewart a while back, so all's not completely lost.

I was really looking forward to my first look at the BX GT at Adams, then moving on to Stratford for the Meet, but I guess it wasn't meant to be!
At least I am only relying o the railways next weekend, when I travel down to collect the GT!

Enjoy Stratford, all who have managed to make it!! I'm looking forward to all the photos of what I'll be missing!

Cheers

Dave

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Post by ken newbold »

There's always Sunday :D
They think it's all over, it is now!

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ken newbold wrote:There's always Sunday :D
Yep sundays "where its at"

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Anyone wanting to go down in convoy with me tomorrow?

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Well....I think everything is now OK! :D
Replaced the bust hose, after a lot of fiddling around, refilled the cooling system and (hopefully!) bled all the air out!

I am tentatively going to try to get to Stratford on Sunday!
Hope to arrive late morning.

Cheers