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Offline PeteG40

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Re: **UPDATE** New engine - not starting
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2010, 06:21:33 pm »
pics might help mate!

Offline ben_91

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Re: **UPDATE** New engine - not starting
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2010, 06:22:10 pm »
as Pete said above - I misread it  >:(  ::)

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Re: **UPDATE** New engine - not starting
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2010, 06:22:53 pm »
it;s quite hidden but will do my best :)

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Re: **UPDATE** New engine - not starting
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2010, 06:43:33 pm »
thats just a drain i think...  from scuttle downt he back of the inlet

if its coming from there - would suggest yr heater matrix area has a leak - bleed screw open perhpas?

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Re: **UPDATE** New engine - not starting
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2010, 06:47:21 pm »
yeah that makes sense because there was a puddle in there. I presumed it was because of the rain.
Will look and see why it's leaking there now!

Cheers Pete

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Re: **UPDATE** New engine - not starting
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2010, 12:31:49 pm »
took it all apart and seems to be leaking from the matrix thing inside.
presume this is from me leaving it with only water in over the winter!?

Is there anyway of blocking it off so i can still use the car without the heating?

Thanks
Ben

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Re: **UPDATE** New engine - not starting
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2010, 12:48:21 pm »
Just join the hoses together, or connect together both stub pipes in the engine bay.
I'm not sure if the coolant valve closes both sides, or how good it seals, but maybe it'll be ok if you leave the temperature set at full cold?

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Re: **UPDATE** New engine - starting...but tapping
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2010, 12:44:47 pm »
Right - water leak is fixed now - only problem is it's tapping really loud!
No idea what it is as i put engine in without touching anything internal!

ideas?

Thanks
Ben

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Re: **UPDATE** New engine - starting...but tapping
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2010, 01:12:58 pm »
probably tappets as its been stood.  Ensure oil is at right level and give it a good run out.

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Re: **UPDATE** New engine - starting...but tapping
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2010, 01:42:04 pm »
ok will do :)

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Re: **UPDATE** New engine - starting...but tapping
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2010, 03:58:19 pm »
Ben- engine was on a stand for about 18 months, so the tappets will have drained down. Usually takes a few hundred miles to recharge them properly.

Only other option is to do what Pete does and keep a set in your kitchen in a bucket of oil!