But wish I had really.. gave the guy all the info needed from Jules's Howto, but he decided to go his own way ..
Fitted all after 2 hours , and Water pouring out round the Small pipe/o ring.
Took it off again , , by this time I had reappeared so stuck my nose in .. found he had bent the smaller metal cooling pipe to get old thermostat off and when all clamped back it was distorting the housing/o ring.
had to get in there and gently tweak the pipe back to near original position . Eventually got it all back in vacuum filled and no leaks ..( Took 6 hours in total arghh! ) could have done it in that time outside the house !!
He won't be charging it all to me !! .. I'll make sure ..
Went to Crealy park in Devon with family today , bit worried about rushing of on a long journey straight off,
but turned out all ok .
So no probs so far .. IPK (Instrument pack (IPK from the German)) OBD (On Board Diagnostics) shows a temp of 90-92 most of the time now instead of the usual 80-82..
So hopefully might see some better MPG?? .. better had !!! .