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Forbes789
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7th Oct 08 at 23:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

basicly my cars been using a lot of water lately as in a leaking pipe or something, cant see anywhere where there could be a leak or that, so my first reaction was the head gasket but no gunky oil or smoking out the exhaust then i found a LOT of water in the carpet on the passenger floor well

so anyone had any similar problems its a bit of a mistery

only really other thing i can think of is something with the heater matrix?

any ideas?
Mark B
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7th Oct 08 at 23:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yes its probs ur heator matrix when i first put my xe in my corsa i didnt put the heater matrix pipes on rite and it was leeking and runing down into the car u could try that?
B3KAN
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7th Oct 08 at 23:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sounds like a fooked heater matrix
Forbes789
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8th Oct 08 at 23:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what we taking about for changing/repair


big job??
sebbyg
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9th Oct 08 at 09:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its quite easy to replace. just a few bolts holding the cover around it behind centre console, and you undo the two pipes that go through bulkhead and its pretty much it iirc. think vox ask aorund 80 for a new matrix, best bet is go to your local scrappy, got mine for a tenner.
Forbes789
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9th Oct 08 at 09:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my mates just rip everything out of his 1.4 sport, it going 2 scrap i'll get the one out of his,


any pics of it??


i take it means removing the entire dash??
sebbyg
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9th Oct 08 at 09:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

no pics im afraid, no you don't have to remove dash. do you have a haynes manual?? gives a simple guide in there how to do it. its basically removing some plastic covers from behind your stereo, then you'll see the matrix (looks like a small radiator) get in to engine bay, locate where water pipes connect to matrix pipes and remove the hose clips and pull off the hoses
Forbes789
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10th Oct 08 at 00:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nope no haynes manual

got sum manual in my cuboard sumplace for a corsa but its not a haynes one,

right so if mines leaking water what is it gona be the actual matrix or a pipe/hose

i'll have to go and get one off my mates sport before he scraps it
john_c20xe
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10th Oct 08 at 21:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

just clamp the pipes off that go into your heater matrix from the heater matrix! then your engine will still oparate with the cooling system but it will bypass the heater matrix
Forbes789
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11th Oct 08 at 18:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ah now thats an amazing idea, wheres the pipe i need to clamp, in the engine bay???


any pics or a description??
sebbyg
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11th Oct 08 at 21:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

might be better to put a u-bend to join them and bypass the matrix rather than just clamping them in the meantime, until you get the matrix replaced
sebbyg
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11th Oct 08 at 21:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

in the engine bay look roughly in the centre of the bulkhead, you'll see 2 water pipes, thats them
john_c20xe
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12th Oct 08 at 10:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

good idea actualy, get sum plastic pipe from bnq n make a u bend
Forbes789
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13th Oct 08 at 10:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok had a look and as from what i see, am i right in saying its the small black pipe that comes of the top of the water bottle, the left one

??


anyone?

[Edited on 13-10-2008 by Forbes789]
Forbes789
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14th Oct 08 at 08:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

anyone, a picture would be ideal, or a good description of which ones exactly it is
john_c20xe
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14th Oct 08 at 09:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

havnt actually looked but shuld be two pipes comin out of bulkhead

 
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