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by redsnapper
04 Sep 2020, 15:21
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 3224

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

Dalek cap changed, seems to be better but temp still creeping as soon as I hit the motorway, didn't expect it to fix it, just trying to get the bits I can tackle in order. As you suggested 937carrera, going to aim to change the belt, more tinkering while I wait really but aiming to get other bits in...
by redsnapper
02 Sep 2020, 22:30
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 3224

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

Haven't given up, and after having had to endure the pain of paying to hire a car for a brief trip to Wales (where we lucked out with sunshine) it is back to digging and delving around the wiki and forum while I wait to get this to a mechanic (still like mining for gold around this way) and trying t...
by redsnapper
16 Aug 2020, 16:49
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 3224

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

Thanks, yes and best of all is when I do get it to a mechanic it won’t be done blindly.

I wish he could but he only visits a partner down here a day every week or so, otherwise works full time in Kent and hasn’t got the time to work on it
by redsnapper
16 Aug 2020, 15:48
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 3224

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

Thanks, like your thinking. However, I had someone I know who is a mechanic look at it today as he was visiting Brighton. He revved the engine a lot, got some dreaded white smoke and pretty quickly diagnosed it as a head gasket issue. He knows T25s so trust his opinion. The stuck thermostat seems to...
by redsnapper
15 Aug 2020, 20:26
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 3224

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

still chipping away, cleaned all the battery terminals as they were pretty filthy. Went for another run and similar to before but the heating took longer (also a lot cooler weather). Bled again on a slope after the run and a bit of air but nothing major. Couple of small squeals again at the beginnin...
by redsnapper
15 Aug 2020, 20:26
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 3224

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

still chipping away, cleaned all the battery terminals as they were pretty filthy. Went for another run and similar to before but the heating took longer (also a lot cooler weather). Bled again on a slope after the run and a bit of air but nothing major. Couple of small squeals again at the beginnin...
by redsnapper
14 Aug 2020, 19:31
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 3224

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

Thanks for plugging away, will have a good read through tonight.

So currently no coolant as wanted to test the system first, so water only.

Could still make a break for it if everything comes together - kids off until early September, maybe a bit closer to home though!
by redsnapper
14 Aug 2020, 16:24
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 3224

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

just as a sidenote, red indicator light on dashboard doesn't seem to come on at all (even with coolant sensor unplugged)
by redsnapper
14 Aug 2020, 15:40
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 3224

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

Ok, got it.. measuring on 20k ohms (?)

Key only: 0.72

Engine running cold: 0.47

Engine running end of white block: 0.18

Engine running temp gauge on half: 0.11
by redsnapper
14 Aug 2020, 14:33
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 3224

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

So obvious when you say it!

Thanks :)
by redsnapper
14 Aug 2020, 14:04
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 3224

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

Thanks that’s what I meant of course, temp sender! Got thermostat stuck on the brain..

Was puzzled then as to how to watch when the gauge reaches halfway, or am I missing something

Cheers!
by redsnapper
14 Aug 2020, 13:08
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 3224

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

Ok, slightly puzzled how to do this..

Is it remove thermostat plug and use the multimeter across the thermostat terminals?
by redsnapper
14 Aug 2020, 11:57
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 3224

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

Brilliant! Will be very useful and thanks so much for walking me through this.

Reading 10v across sensor wires so off to get some resistors..
by redsnapper
14 Aug 2020, 10:03
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 3224

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

It’s alive!!! Brilliant, thanks so much. Sketchy trigger connection..

Now back to testing temps :)
by redsnapper
14 Aug 2020, 09:48
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: half an hour holiday (overheating)
Replies: 72
Views: 3224

Re: half an hour holiday (overheating)

Very sketchy connection at solenoid and spade terminal came straight off, looking at that now...