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Old 28-01-2009   #46
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Yep thats a plan, I dont really suspect the water pump based on it feeing ok when it was out but you are right, for the sake of £20 I was silly not to do the water pump anyway!
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Robot - 60'c is just off the bottom mark on the temp gauge. If yours points to 8:30 that's wierd, mine points more like 3:00 when warmed up


Wouldn't 3:00 be a few hundred °C? You might wanna consider topping up your coolant
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Re: Roll up Roll up, place your bets!

Think we're at cross purposes here

If my temp gauge is pointing to the right, i.e. 3 o'clock, that's 90'c.
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SO, took wheel arch cover off and removed cam cover, started her up and no squeak! Blooming thing! Anyway, sprayed a little WD40 on the tensioners whilst it was running, then engine off, built back up, drained coolant, replaced thermostat (only managed to get a copy 83degC one locally, not OEM), then new battery, built back up and out for a blast!

Rang fine, no squeaks, pulled well and temperature went up to about 3:30! so I guess about 80-85 degrees. Reved it up to 4500rpm and all seems fine, thats about as far as I will take her for a few hundred miles. So now for the next list of jobs that need doing:

Try to sort out airbag warning light, replace the blown bulbs in the dash, give it one hell of a polish and try get some of the scratches out, get the alloys reconditioned, get the tracking done, change the gearbox and diff oil and hey presto, a car with no service history will have had everything done that can be done!!!

I am going to wash and polish this weekend so will finally put up some pictures!

At to top today off, the MG just passed its MOT!!

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Think we're at cross purposes here

If my temp gauge is pointing to the right, i.e. 3 o'clock, that's 90'c.
Oops...you're right; I incorrectly remembered that my gauge was the other way around...
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Well, congratulations again (no, not you Robot)

I'm not much of a mechanic so when the car starts after some work like that I feel like Doctor Frankenstein..... "He's alive!!!!!".
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I feel I should be congratulated for being a dozy c*nt
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