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Old 02-02-2016   #1
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Broken Coolant Pipe!

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Weekly checks were fine last two days and today, suddenly engine overheating on the way to work! Air con was misting out and immediately stopped the car. Probably overheated for 30mins or so..?

On the road side, I found out that the coolant pipe leading from engine (right side) directly to the coolant reservoir had came loose!

I believe it will be fine after the pipe is replaced and coolant topped up. But will the 30min engine over heating cause and future issues?
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This is the video I took when I tried to top up 2L of distilled water. Everything is just flowing out from the broken part on the right of the engine.

Seems not to be the pipe that is broken or burst but the part from the engine where the pipe is being clamped unto broke off.

Any idea what part is that? Thermostat?

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Re: Broken Coolant Pipe!

Oh just realised I missed the picture of the broken hose/pipe or part that was broken off..
The other end is attached to the coolant reservoir.
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Re: Broken Coolant Pipe!

Yes, that's probably the little plastic spout that screws into the side of the themostat housing. A cheap and nasty solution if ever there was one! It's a relatively easy job. I got a Wahler thermostat (a good make) from Eurocarparts for about £35, I think. It has the same pipe but in metal.
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Re: Broken Coolant Pipe!

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Yes, that's probably the little plastic spout that screws into the side of the themostat housing. A cheap and nasty solution if ever there was one! It's a relatively easy job. I got a Wahler thermostat (a good make) from Eurocarparts for about £35, I think. It has the same pipe but in metal.
No it's not that part.

This is just the hose with the quick release connector.

part no 55703092
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Re: Broken Coolant Pipe!

I didn't realise that! Can you just buy the plastic spout that screws into the thermostat housing separately then? (Or have I got the wrong end of the stick and it's not actually anywhere near the thermostat housing but is a totally different part)?!

P.S. Sorry, I think I might have just reported that post - I clicked on the wrong link! Hopefully the mods will realise it was just a cock-up!
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Re: Broken Coolant Pipe!

Quote Originally Posted by Avocet View Post
P.S. Sorry, I think I might have just reported that post - I clicked on the wrong link! Hopefully the mods will realise it was just a cock-up!
You did, don't worry about it.
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I didn't realise that! Can you just buy the plastic spout that screws into the thermostat housing separately then? (Or have I got the wrong end of the stick and it's not actually anywhere near the thermostat housing but is a totally different part)?!

P.S. Sorry, I think I might have just reported that post - I clicked on the wrong link! Hopefully the mods will realise it was just a cock-up!
The quick release clip comes with the hose (it's not a separate part)

The other end is on the thermostat and it's metallic (even on the original fiat part)
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Re: Broken Coolant Pipe!

Hi All. I got mine fixed within £30 with the help of a local workshop. Car's running fine now I guess.. Just worried about the impacts as engine was running overheated with steam coming out from AC vents for about 30mins or less.
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Re: Broken Coolant Pipe!

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The quick release clip comes with the hose (it's not a separate part)

The other end is on the thermostat and it's metallic (even on the original fiat part)
That's interesting. Ours was plastic and I assumed it was original, but maybe the car had been fitted with a replacement one at some point?
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That's interesting. Ours was plastic and I assumed it was original, but maybe the car had been fitted with a replacement one at some point?
The other one is plastic (the one connected to heater matrix pipes)
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Re: Broken Coolant Pipe!

Yes, you're quite right, I was talking rubbish! I've just looked at the old housing (kept it in case I needed a spare temperature sensor) and it was, indeed, the larger diameter plastic spout that had snapped off.
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Quote Originally Posted by cmosfxx View Post
The quick release clip comes with the hose (it's not a separate part)

The other end is on the thermostat and it's metallic (even on the original fiat part)
Just broke this pipe taking an engine out of my fiat 500 the clip end is still attached to the thermostat housing but sounds daft I canít find where that pipe goes to on the car now the engine is out can any one help thanks
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