Y61 GUIV 08CRD Wag ST
Thanks, will have a read up.
Nice bit of work there. Are you using your compressor to pressurize it?OMG, OMG, OMG, have I told you how much I love driving my old 2000 DI?? Just in case I haven't, lotttttssss.
What with an ongoing health issue, a whole heap of ongoing Forum background stuff, Patio and Kitchen mods, there hasn't been a lot of time. Today I had to do a drive to pick up bits and pieces, man this old girl continues to astound me every time I jump in it, had a Cruiser tailgating me at one stage, probably thinking Oh yeah another slow ZD30, at a set of lights I was able to put a couple of cars between it and me no worries, it hung back after that.
I do have one issue that raised its ugly head a couple of weeks ago, a drip of coolant appearing on the floor right at the front of the engine, but origin hidden from view, first up I thought it may have been from the turbo front water cooling banjo at front of head but with limited view it doesn't appear so. My next thought is where I had to pull the front of the engine off to change IP I may have a fine weep there, that would be a pain in the arse, doesn't drip all the time though so a bit of a mystery. The pressure tester I have borrowed from my mate in the past has gone bye bye's so it seems, he can't find it, so I've built my own with bits I had laying around. When I get some enthusiasm for working on her (no hurry all still working fine) I'll pull all the shrouds off and pressurise the system for a closer look. But with temps in the mid to high 30's it may take a while lol.
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Thanks, I can use my compressor or a bicycle pump. When my mate lost his I was going to buy a kit but holy moly a good one is expensive, being a bower bird I have all sorts of bits and pieces laying around so it was just a matter of finding them lol, that pressure gauge would be at least 30 years old and never used, it was a left over from a project I worked on, I have pressure gauges, regulators, vacuum gauges, you always know that one day they will come in handy .Nice bit of work there. Are you using your compressor to pressurize it?
I still have my pressure tester from back when I thaught being a mechanic was a good career path. Has come in handy many times.
Hopefully you don't have to pull the front engine cover off again. Might be as simple as the thermostat rubber not sealing. Hopefully it's a quick and simple fix. Fingers crossed it is.
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I'm all too happy to come over and give you a hand anytime mate if you aren't fully up to it due to health/injury, cbf factor etc.Thanks, I can use my compressor or a bicycle pump. When my mate lost his I was going to buy a kit but holy moly a good one is expensive, being a bower bird I have all sorts of bits and pieces laying around so it was just a matter of finding them lol, that pressure gauge would be at least 30 years old and never used, it was a left over from a project I worked on, I have pressure gauges, regulators, vacuum gauges, you always know that one day they will come in handy .
Yes I hope so too, enthusiasm for a repair at the moment is not very high.
How's it going Ross. Hope both you and the GUII on the mend.Got a short trip coming up in a few weeks (couple of thousand k) and still no enthusiasm to find coolant weep, so tracked down something I had recommended to others in the past to get me through for a while, It's called SealWel. A friend of mine who is a mechanic with a car dealer had recommended it years ago, he has been around a while even in Europe and knows his stuff, I had given away to members what I had for emergency so tracked down more at Repco, followed the instructions to the letter and as it turned out I had to drive to Brisbane to spend the long weekend with my Daughter (she wanted quality time with her old man so she had organised an airb&b at Redcliffe) so the leak was going to be tested straight away. Got back last night after several hundred k and no hint of a weep. I really want to take mine on this trip an not my Wife's AWD so will be monitoring closely, this is good stuff to have packed away for an emergency I reckon. Will keep you informed.
No, but I haven't fixed it permanently yet due to a lack of enthusiasm in the hot weather and still recovering mentally and physically from the IP change last year (where this leak has probably originated), for emergencies I carry a product called SealWel a New Zealand based product I know many engine re-conditioners, etc, use and is OK for aluminium components. I crushed 1.5 cubes of this in hot water and added it to the top radiator tank after warming the engine up a little, took it for a drive and let it cool, no leak...Do you still have that little coolant leak Ross?
Is that small coolant leak you have between the timing cover and sandwich plate or another one? I'm just wondering as mine has the factory no cost option of the leak there near the alternator and air-con compressor and have seen that Sealwel recommended by others.Yes it is annoying when it happens, re coolant, this SealWel might just help you out, damn it works well without blocking things like some others do.
Couldn't locate the actual leak point, but it shows just behind the aircon pump, it is obviously higher up but just can't see source point and couldn't be bothered pulling it all off again in summer after replacing IP, had the SealWel in the toolbox so used it, all good, have pressure tested system to 17psi and not a hint of a leak.Is that small coolant leak you have between the timing cover and sandwich plate or another one? I'm just wondering as mine has the factory no cost option of the leak there near the alternator and air-con compressor and have seen that Sealwel recommended by others.