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Old 06-01-2004, 09:39   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys,
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!!

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How the hell did you knock out the heater hose? Its under the car :/
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i guess it just coroded through ... not too uncommon ... just get a new one from teh wreckers. half decent ones are like 20 to 50 bucks max ... dunno about brnad new ones
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When i had to replace my rubber heater hose from under the car, i took the damamged hose to my mechanic and got a replicated size for nothing. Put her in the car and she is sweet now.
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the pipe was already corroded, it wasnt from under the car, it was next tot he heater or fuel rail, cant thnk of which one it is, the one that runs next to the rocker cover onthe intake manifold. the smaller hose running off rail from the thermo im pretty sure

it was rusted like a piece of shit! my mechanic is here now and he took the pipe off and showed me how badly it was corroded, getting a new one installed for around 70, brand new and installed, so i think thats not too bad?

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So it was the thin metal rod that goes around the engine (intake side) ?
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yeh mate, not the rail, but the one underneath that, its about 200mm in length, like it travels between then fuel rail and the block
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its an EA MPFI S pack 5 speed mate
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Helping a mate fix his car today.. he bumped the bypass hose (from the front metal one out of the thermostat housing, that goes back to the Y junction on the rear metal pipe) and it snapped off.. rusted to shit as well. So its a common problem.

I never want to have to replace a dizzy and coil ever again on an MPFI! they are in the worse places possible.. even contemplated removing the plenum/manifold to get to them.

The coil was dead.. and dizzy had a bent shaft.. go figure
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