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Karnage Corsa
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21st May 04 at 17:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have had a valver put in my corsa gsi its running great except for one thing its always running hot, it goes right to the red as soon as it warms up and its starting to really annoy me got to a set of lights and it started to steam sh!t myself got round the corner stopped the car got the bonnet open and waited half hour before moving again, I have a gsi radiator is this big enough for the valver if not is there any other rads I can fit to my corsa please help what the hell is the problem ? many thanks Paul...
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21st May 04 at 17:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Is the fan working? Wire it directly to the battery and if it works then could be thermostat problem?
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21st May 04 at 17:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just been to a garage and a lad who was quality like done it for nowt he was just a customer took out a switch and put some wire into it so that the fan works constantly so its deffinately working mate
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21st May 04 at 17:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Dodgy thermostat then me thinks
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So how does the thermostat work if it worked propperly would it not go over 90 like normal and if it did the fan would kick in mate ? I am just thinking where the best place to go would be to get it fitted would vaux be a good idea or not
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21st May 04 at 17:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nah i wouldnt go to vaux, grab yourself a haynes and give it a go yourself
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21st May 04 at 17:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

really is it easy like what would I need to do exactly ? what wouldbe best to replace as I would have to go to vaux and get the bits first
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well thermostat expands when it gets warmer, lettin more coolant flow hence cooling stuff down more... agree with upsideout on this, thermostat... not a clue where to find it tho
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its a simple case of find thermostat, undo bolts pull out, chuck new one in then bolt back together... or u could boil it to see if it reacts to heat
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To be honest im not 100% of where to find it etc, i did it on an FRST and was piece of piss, grab a haynes mate, it'll talk you through it
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21st May 04 at 17:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If I bought a haynes manual would I need one for the gsi or the car the valver came out of
suzi-sue
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21st May 04 at 17:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

one valver came from i'd think
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Valver for the engine and GSi on for the rest of the car
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21st May 04 at 17:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

great stuff so will the thermostat be on the valver then mate how much do you think it will cost mate will have to get one from vaux first wont I
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21st May 04 at 17:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

local motor parts place... and dunno tenner tops ?


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quote:
Originally posted by suzi-sue
local motor parts place... and dunno tenner tops ?




Dont go to Vaux
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21st May 04 at 17:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thermostat, fan doesnt kick in till it reaches 100 degrees anyway.
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quote:
Originally posted by suzi-sue
well thermostat expands when it gets warmer, lettin more coolant flow hence cooling stuff down more... agree with upsideout on this, thermostat... not a clue where to find it tho


i thought the thermostat has wax in it which melts at a certain temp and lets the water through
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real;ly thats good then will go and get that first is there anything else I should get like rad unblocker, coolant, and switches I may need the bloke that got the fan on said I may need some sort of switch but it may be vauxhall specialist part
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oh it will be on the side of the cylinder head i should think
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21st May 04 at 17:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well i'm goin off buggered old sierra experience here
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21st May 04 at 18:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

give me a sec while i go have a look ill be back in a min to tell you exactly
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Cheers yer a star just u2u me if u want
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21st May 04 at 18:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

right the radiator top hose on the left the thermostat is wht the hose conectts to



so you drain the cooling system, by taking off the passenger side hose from the radiator

then take off the drivers side hose.
undo the bolts theres 3 or maybee 4 of them on the housing. remove the cover

there is now a disk like thing inside
pull it out
clean the surfaces and fit new thermostat the way the old one came out.
renew the seal amd refit the cover
connect the hoses back up and refill the coolent system.
vauxtillidie
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i got a thermostat from halfords which came complete in the housing already, cost 15quid tho!

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