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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2505 on: July 22, 2019, 05:40:00 PM »
Some more fd playing today after working on neighbours skoda...

Took intercooler off to get access to silicone elbows for some extensive coolant system burpage... lots of air still. Topped up and ran upto temp...

I reckon the rad cap got ever so slightly weak so ill get another from Clive. If you tap it a dribble comes out plus the seal looks worn.

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2506 on: July 23, 2019, 11:40:20 AM »
Me broke down...on a303...crawling along 85degs....then wallop ..125 in 5 secs..
Spare cap on 2. Coolant buzzer came on 2. Oh well top up the tan and wait for her too cool...got water so hopefully limp home..
CLIVE!!! send a rad cap pls 

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2507 on: July 23, 2019, 11:46:11 AM »
Ohhh..Stone henge i blame the Rotary Druids.


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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2508 on: July 23, 2019, 12:53:03 PM »
4 lires n lemon n lime and electrolyte...
Got me home..put a little rock in over flow pipe. 85degs all the way home....let her cool and see how much coolant used...
Its either coolant leak that is no obvious rad cap passing or...coolant seal in engine...
Boosted few time on way home all good...
Rather strange. Didnt make it Thruxton for sound....but no recovery truck shame.

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2509 on: July 23, 2019, 01:06:46 PM »
Mmm is mx5 same cap...thinks me have a look...

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2510 on: July 23, 2019, 01:42:31 PM »
Champayne test good.

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2511 on: July 23, 2019, 01:43:32 PM »
1.1 bar mx5 cap fits....

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2512 on: July 23, 2019, 04:01:47 PM »
Been out for drive with mx5 caps .stable temps letting it cool down and see if lost any coolant.

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2513 on: July 23, 2019, 04:54:44 PM »
Spotted you on the A36 earlier not far from Longleat

Before it all went wrong by the looks of it! Roasting hot today, my e46 has taken a beating crawling round the safari

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2514 on: July 23, 2019, 04:57:47 PM »
Top up 500ml....summit going on. Tick over at temp with funnel in...no bubbles...
Spoke to Clive poss airlock....tomorrows fun..
Uim off to get to rear coolant hose or hook a hose pipe up....gotta flush the lemon n lime out.

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2515 on: July 23, 2019, 05:02:39 PM »
Spotted you on the A36 earlier not far from Longleat

Before it all went wrong by the looks of it! Roasting hot today, my e46 has taken a beating crawling round the safari

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Yep crawling along in traffic no doubt lol.
Had a fun tbh...out cruising in the fd...had a 19 plate bmw up my arse....thought it was unmarked jam sandwich....til he over took....so i gave chase lol until quarry lorry slowed us both up. 
Defo v hot today.
No aircon in fd.

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2516 on: July 23, 2019, 05:04:50 PM »
That was when I saw you with the bmw behind you :D
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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2517 on: July 23, 2019, 05:27:11 PM »
Hope you get it sorted soon jon
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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2518 on: July 23, 2019, 05:41:11 PM »
Hope nothing serious Jon, maybe just a very hot day and a airlock issue.

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2519 on: July 23, 2019, 06:07:41 PM »
Flushing the block at the mo block draining ...cant have lime cordial in there...put the drain back in pressurize with hose. Cap off take for a run..

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