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 Post subject: One Bolt = Coolant Loss
Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:22 pm 
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Damn, the bolt that holds the metal heater pipe in place under the exhaust manifold must have come loose.
As a result, the pipe came out fo the back of the water pump and I lost all my coolant in the middle of Newcastle.
That was fun driving home with the gauge in the red, and all the traffic lights pissing me off.
Now I have to find a bolt that fits before I can drive the car again!

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:30 pm 
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voxace wrote:
Now I have to find a bolt that fits before I can drive the car again!


That being my question of course. Anyone know what type of bolt fits in there?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:30 pm 
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There is also a bracket on the back of the rocker cover/head that should have held it in place. The O ring must have been on its way out.
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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:31 pm 
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Nah, that one was ditched cos it was a pain in the a** lol.
Water pump/O-ring are only a few months old.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:45 pm 
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The rear bracket bolt only has to be loosened to be removed.
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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:11 pm 
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Ah well fixed, new bolt.
What a pain in the a** that was.

 

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