REAL BAD WATER LEAK

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REAL BAD WATER LEAK

Postby abacus1888 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:34 pm

Can anyone help please NS TELL ME IF THERE WAS A HOLE IN THE HEATER PIPE WOULD THAT CAUSE A DRASTIC LOSE OF WATER AS I HAVE RUSTY WATER SPAXHINGS JUST BELOW WHERE THE IGNITION LEADS ARE AT THE BULK HEAD ,AND IF THIS IS THE PROBLEM IS IT DIFFICULT TO FIX
ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
MANY THANKS
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Re: REAL BAD WATER LEAK

Postby PaulM » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:12 am

The two rubber hoses that connect the heater matrix to the engine often perish because of a amall oil leak off the end of the camshaft (past the seal around the angle sensor).
The pair of hoses cost around a tenner, and are fairly easy to replace though a bit awkward to reach the lower ends. The angle sensor seal is only a pound or two, and fiddly to fit though not technically difficult. The MIATANET website has the best instructions for fitting the seal.
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Re: REAL BAD WATER LEAK

Postby abacus1888 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:30 am

Thanks Paul I will have a good look when the snow disappears ,thanks again and much appreciated
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Re: REAL BAD WATER LEAK

Postby Richardn » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:17 pm

Best to order a pair of hoses now, then you will be ready. You cannaot use generic hose as the bends are too tight
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