after reading the thread on advancing timing i had a dig
didnt no how much i advanced it, it was pinging like crazy, sounded like rain on a tin roof, filled up with premium at BP, no ultimate there??
retarded it a bit coz still pinging
got into car for another test drive, and see my temperature way up OVER hot!!
got out looked under bonnet, to see the heater hose had come off - i mustve knocked it, but the metal pipe was rusty and eroded, after MUCH time and burnt hands, got it back on, but still leaked.
so i had to bypass it so i stuffed the hose with a bit of old rag and ran it into the metal pipe, which snapped like a twig when i was stuffing the rag into it...hmmm..
now its held out for about 50-60 kays, but how much longer will this arrangement hold out for?? and how should i go about replacing that eroded piece of CRAP called the heater pipe!!