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Member Since 15 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 14 2012 06:30 PM

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In Topic: Hot Air Problem After T/stat Housing Replacement

14 June 2012 - 06:30 PM

Thanks bt, good call, changed the heater control valve which took about 20 mins & all is normal.

In Topic: Coolant Leak

26 May 2012 - 11:49 PM

Having a similar drama with my T reg Mk 4, it dumped the coolant contents on the M4 & gave me the red temp gauge. The RAC diagnosed a leak from above the oil filter but couldnt nail it down because of the closet- like access in the engine bay. They put some leak stopper in the system and it sealed it. This got me to work & back which is a 100 mile round trip. Now trying to do a proper diagnosis but just got a slight dribble to track & cant isolate it. Could be a core plug but dont know where or if these engines have them. Might just speculate & change the water pump cos its up round that area. Could just thrash the !Removed! off the car & see if it pi55es out again. Water pump change is favourite cos it will give me an excuse to do the timming belt. How long will the temp repair last? K Seal any good (dont laugh)? Any other suggestions are most welcome.

In Topic: Fuel Price..

05 April 2012 - 04:27 AM

Two ESSO garages about half a mile apart in Bristol, one charges £1.44 & the other £1.37 for unleaded. W.T.F!! Is this legal. !Removed! Turpin wears an ESSO badge. Having said that On The Run ( who I believe is ESSO ) at Cardiff West M4 services are at £1.37 and have a policy of setting the price to £1 below the nearest TESCO. Still expensive but thats good for a motorway service station. My personnal policy is to avoid any garage that is £1.40. If they all go above that the car is going to be !Removed! canned cos Ive had enough of all this.