Technical 16v thermostat replacement

swifty100

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Fan stopped cutting in and she started getting a bit hot so checked lower rad hose - cold. Top hose hot so thermostat was stuck.

Removed stat and was going to smack it thru - always open but decided to buy new.

Local Motorfactors "never made a 16v teeepo mate, not on the system mate, oh j plate - didnt know they made em after 1990 mate - 15 mins later after many books ermmm - ere we go - 16 v tipo oh must be a import mate, anyway ooooooooh thats interesting

what

£95 plus vat mate - 3 - 4 days wait deposit now please.

Goodbye i said.



Called lloyds and another 20 minute phone call lots of shuffling, errms and ahhhhhhs and hmmmmmmms later apparantly its £7.50.

You sure mate?

Oh yes, Tipo 16v, £7.50.

No its more than that - thats the wrong one i think mate. . .

ok let me check

10 mins later (total call time 30 mins)

Ok mate, 3 listed , 2 are £75 each another variant is £100

bring yer old one and we can match em up.


Goodbye.


Final call to Alfarama in Harrow. 0208 951 4100

After giving chassis number to Parrish in parts department and 3 mins later. . .

£50 all in.

Lovely.

Collect tommorow afternoon.

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