Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 18:57:24 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: Changing the coolant header tank. Help!!!!

in article, MeatballTurbo at wrote on 23/11/2003 22:28: > In article <>, > spouted forth into >> What was the verdict? Is all well with the vac/boost now? > Yeah, sorry mate. All is well. > I did post what the problem was, but it must have expired. Thanks for the reply - I must have missed it. Are you on Blueyonder? I swapped back to the full news service a month or so ago and decided to return to the text-only. I probably missed it in amongst. > After dropping the dash again, I replaced all the hoses I could get too > (mainly boost ones) and put it all back together. > > Before I took it apart and started swapping hoses, I should have looked > at what I did the previous weekend. When I broke the header tank, and > had to replace it after doing the brake servo, I had managed to trap one > of the vac hoses under the header(the one that runs in the space > between the header and the inner wing). A ha! That's cruise stuff isn't it? I don't have that problem :) > As the car gets hotter more > water transfers to the header, and also it expands with pressure. It was > expanding enough to pinch the hose. if I had seen that before going > under the dasg, I would have been fine. Managed to bugger up the car PC > while I was under there, think I've blown the VGA controller on the > motherboard (it's only 3 months old, so I could try to blag it as a > random failure and send it back, because a PSU that I bought at the same > time packed up almost straight away). But that was the last of my > disasters. Everything else is fine. Maybe, seeing only bad news, I shut my mind to your replies at that time :) > Still have a slight vac leak somewhere, as switching to the top and > middle selector setting gets the cannister quacking, and cruise still > doesn't work. But I'm getting boost upto and hodling at the very high > end of orange almost into the red. Those are pretty much the only positions I use on the vent selector, but I find this time of year is nice to switch to the 11 o'clock heat position and open the passenger window. You get the heat and the nice winter smell. Now I've got a new cabin filter (thanks for the confident recommendation Grunff), I don't get so much engine smell. I think the odd quack is not too much of a problem. Mine does from cold starts again now the weather has changed. Have you got a fixed vac/boost gauge yet? Once you have, take a look at the vac readings when switching position on the vent controller. If no significant movement is noted, I wouldn't worry. Nice boost. What PSI? That's pretty much where mine is. I'm going to have to take it easy on this tranny until I get it fixed. My garage gave me the good and bad news today. Good in that they have a trusted guy who can recon my box and bad over the price (eek!). Still, 600 quid is nowt, compared to the hassle of buying another car. Cheers bud, Paul 1989 900 Turbo S

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