ooooook, problem found......the thermostat wasn't opening. Shouldn't the upper radiator hose be cold if that were the case? I assumed since it was hot the thermostat was fine, just chucked it in some boiling water to double check and the thing isn't opening.
I suggest visit the local machanic, 5 bucks in the hand he will loosen it for you, if its real close drive home without it, otherwise keep revs really low and it will be easy to take off when you get home, they are designed to tighten as you drive, so it will be locked solid, and even then sometimes loctite gets added on top.
I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think
Oh and the main problem with the clutch fan bolt is I can turn it (with a set of multigrips, what size is the bolt so I can go buy a spanner tomorrow?), but it spins the water pump pulley as well, and I've got no real way to holding it.
The hose is flushing the cooling system out, just shoved it in the thermostat housing cos it seemed the best place to put it.
Last edited by psycho chicken; 02-26-2004 at 23:11.
if you think the waterpump is suspect anywayz, just undo the water pump bolts and replace it. - problem solved - no more clutch fan and new pump. i cant remember exactly how the pulley comes off but you could always get a pulley from the wreckers
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