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Stone Cold Rattlesnake
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Registered: 12th Jun 02
Location: London .................. Drives: Astra IV
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2nd Jun 04 at 01:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

there are alot of things i can say in response to you but im not going to bother as you get enough stick as it is
corsagirl2004
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Registered: 24th Apr 04
Location: near portsmouth
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2nd Jun 04 at 09:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

look in the header bottle you should see the water circulating around the system, from what i can read of your post`s check you fan fuse, you say it gets hot but does the fan come in?? remove the fan switch and bridge the 2 wires in the connection with the ignision on the fan should switch on, does it? is your dash temp gauge working???
Bonzai
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Registered: 25th Mar 03
Location: Cardiff, Wales Drives: 205 GTi 1.9
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2nd Jun 04 at 10:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the fan was not working no, i have put a temporary measure in to solve this.

however that is not the problem. having no fan is not a cause to overheat
corsagirl2004
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Registered: 24th Apr 04
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2nd Jun 04 at 13:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

are the water pipes ahrd? id check the switch for startors, can ou see water circulation in the header bottle?
Bonzai
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Registered: 25th Mar 03
Location: Cardiff, Wales Drives: 205 GTi 1.9
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13th Jun 04 at 11:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

just taken the thermostat out (wasnt that hard) and checked it in a pan of boiling water, it appeared to open just before boiling so i guess its not that that is the cause.

once again i dont know where to go from here. need to get a new thermostat housing gasket so might aswll get a new thermostat whilst im at it
Kris TD
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Registered: 25th Mar 02
Location: Ware, Hertfordshire
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13th Jun 04 at 12:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

get a new thermosat, fan switch and water pump.

if that doesnt solve it you radiator is fucked.
Kris TD
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13th Jun 04 at 12:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thermostat is about 7 quid, fan switch is about 20 and so is the water pump.
best of changing one thing a time starting with the cheapest ones.
probably the thermostat i would think though.
Bonzai
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Registered: 25th Mar 03
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13th Jun 04 at 13:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i just went to halfords and tehy didnt have a thermostat and vaux was closed so gonna have to put it back for now. might try again next weekend but i dont need the car anymore after this so effort might be lacking
Bonzai
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Registered: 25th Mar 03
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13th Jun 04 at 18:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

put it back, left it, and it leaked thermostat had moved in teh houseing which was evidant when i took it off. rushed putting it in again, half finished before england vs france
moka
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7th Aug 06 at 19:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bonzai how did you wire your fan up to a switch so you can have it on when you want? my car cuts out b4 the fan kicks in due to overheating this wud be a nice little thing to have....
moka
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7th Aug 06 at 19:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mybad just realised date...

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