Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 21:24:34 -0000
From: MeatballTurbo <>
Subject: Re: Changing the coolant header tank. Help!!!!

In article <>, spouted forth into > MeatballTurbo wrote: > > > Hopefully, I'll get on better. I would build my own, but I need it back > > together for Monday morning. And I tried to repair the old Expansion > > tank with a short piece of plastic from an old T piece to bridge the two > > ends that were broekn, and some 5 minute epoxy. 1 hour later, and it was > > still too soft to put together. > > Bear in mind that the system runs under pressure. That combined > with 90C temp may be enough to persuade your repair to give way. > It may not, but it may. > > Carry a couple of gallons of water with you until you get a new > tank. If it does give way, run it with the cap on loose, > stopping to top up every mile or so. > > Job done. Header changed and bled no bother. Brakes bled. Fine, clutch great. Gunson kit worked fine wonce I worked out how tight the cap needed to be. Pumping the space saver back to 60psi with the footpump after wards was a killer, after letting it down to 20 for the gunson though. Fluid coming through looked only marginally darker than that going in, so maybe it had been fully flushed recently. Even all the bleed nipples opened OK, with just one with a threat of rounded edges, Bloody hell, 11mm on the front brakes, 7mm on the rear brakes, and 13mm on the clutch slave. You think they might have standardised on something. Still put two gunson bottles (the reserve bottle) through the brakes, and 1 bottle through the clutch slave. Only really got a lot of air though the drivers side, even though the whole master cylinder had been disconnected, with just a bit through the other front wheel, and very little through the rears even though I gave it most of the fluid through the rears, and no air at all in the clutch line thank god. Brakes still seem a little soft, more loads of travel than anything, because when you feel them bite, it is consistant, and not spongy, and it doesn't pump up. Guess I will need some goodrich hoses on the front now. Felt good going for a drive after I got it all back together, but I still need to work out how the get the PC screen working again, although it was all thrown together in half dark. After a quick 70/80 down a couple of A roads, and the M62, I let it idle for a bit, and the fan kicked in after about 10 mins, so about right there, and the temp immediatley dropped, so I guess no airlock of any consequence. Job done. Scrappy was a rip off merchant though. 30 for the servo, but 25 for a coolant header bottle. Scheming bugger, he could tell I was agitated and remebered I had had the servo the day before, so must have buggered something up. -- Carl Robson (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot)

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