New thermostat fitted by ceedy

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Had My "Jules" thermostat fitted yesterday at my local garage, i just didn't have time to do it myself..

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 !! :D .. 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 !!! :lol: .

Got one for Me , Then one for her, and now a big one for me again, All BLOO! Well saves on the touch up paint, Now Number one son's Spoilt it all by getting a Firefrost 1.8T

Posted 18 Jul 2010, 18:35 #1 

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I do wish people that should know better would follow the proper instructions and none of these problems would arise.

Well done in the end and sounds as if all working as it should be now.

"My lovely car now sold onto a very happy new owner.
I still love this marque and I will still be around, preferred selling to breaking, as a great runner and performer"

Posted 18 Jul 2010, 21:20 #2 

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Once again a tip from THE german MG Rover specialist:

He seals the thermostat when joining in using this or a similar product :(must always be a green color one) ... 000000IXTO

Posted 19 Jul 2010, 12:03 #3 

Well maybe Mintman but if the Stat housing is mating up correctly and the heater pipe has not been bent in any way.
there is no need for any extra sealing products as the new Rubber Gasket and O ring will provide a perfect seal.

The sealing surfaces are BEFORE the water reaches the flange which is the "last chance" surface if you see what I mean.

Posted 31 Jul 2010, 09:39 #4