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Old 24-08-2009   #1
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Lightbulb 16v thermostat replacement

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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Re: 16v thermostat replacement

I had a major issue obtaining this part last year - I nearly had to scrap the car! My post is below just in case the info in it is useful - the photos have now been deleted but th thermostat looked like an artificial heart and most definitely couldn't be obtained by regular British motor factors, including the Halford-Half-Wits. Ultimately I paid about 250 is I recall to get this problem fixed. Next time, it will be a Fiat Coupe engine, I'm afraid

https://www.fiatforum.com/tipo/14348...ipo+thermostat
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ha ha know how u feel mate

got 20vt cat d sitting here to donate everything when i have time

Got to alfa garage by train to find they had got the wrong one in
some piddly little thing - off a 1.4 i think and i gave them vin too ?? wtf. .

Anyway i asked my dad 4 days ago if he had a old one - er - no its thrown. . .

Asked again today and after some rummaging he found one! result - all on - just finished, made gasket out of card and grease - bled system and its running fine, fan cuts in/out both hoses get hot and hot air thru blower

good times - thank god it didnt die last week when i drove to paris and round the arc de triumph, chanse elise etc in baking hot traffic - that would have been interesting ha ha ha
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Your right they are hard things to find. I was dead lucky in buying one of Ebay 18 months ago - brand new for 25+p&p!! Its carefully hidden away now just in case!!
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i know where it is.lol
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