(12-06-2012, 05:45 PM)northants_guy Wrote: That sounds very dodgy, any enginw can over heat.
I'd recommend getting a garage to do a sniff test on the rad to see if there are exhaust gasses present.
ok will do, cheers. At the same time, Ive been driving it for months now and its never over heated, temp gauge sits in the middle always. If it was the head gasket, wouldnt it have gone completely by now? I use the van every day for work with no probs... it doesnt use very much oil or water either :S
For Issue No 1, try either where the cabling goes through the bulkhead. Driver's side above the steering column, helps if you take off the plastic trim and wipers. Use a long thin thing, like a skewer, to help it through. Or, I am told but haven't used it myself, there is a blanking plate low down on the bulkhead on the left - in the passenger footwell area.
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The oil cooler sits below the oil filter and has two coolant pipes coming out of it. You disconnect them and join them together using jubilee clips and a pieace of 15mm copper pipe, so bypassing the oil cooler. Of course I was not suggesting that the engine should be run with no cooling. I absolutely trust the mechanic's assurance that it will not damage the engine running it with the oil filter bypassed, provided it is not overexerted or run in very hot conditions. He recomended running like that for 200 miles or so or less if oil shows in the outlets. Mine is still disconnected after more than that with no overheating or problems. It runs rock solid at 80 C. It will be reconnected now that I know the cooler is good when he does the due timing belt/ waterpump change. I am just pointing out that all may not be lost if oil shows in the coolant and also that it is essential that water alone must not be used as a coolant. It can damage the aluminium components catastrophically by causing rampant corrosion.
I would add the caviat of course that if you dont know much about mechanics to take advice from someone who does and get them to do the work for you.
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thanks mrbitse, explained well mate. I will get someone to give mine a good check over
I just decided to drill a new hole for my amp wire for the easiest and I did it too follow bonnet catch wire