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Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:19 pm 
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a few days ago i sprung a water leak on my EL falcon and after checking all the hoses iassumed it was a cracked radiator. i went out n bought a new one and chucked it on. yesterday after making a short trip i heard water steaming up under the bonnet :shock: , and i after i cracked it open i saw steam goin all over the place but i could see that it was coming from some where underneath the air intake and injectors. ive checked all the main hoses and theyre all fine. not sure if its the head gasked cause both motor and power steering oil look fine, not milky. Ive never herd of anything like this before, the car is running on LPG but i dont think that will have any effect on the cooling system.

im absoulutely stumped about where its coming from and any help would be appreciated.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:35 pm 
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welsh plug..
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Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:11 pm 
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ive had a look around but can't really find a descriptive doco on how to change them, could you point me in the right direction as ive never delt with welsh plugs before, cheers

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:19 pm 
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also, could these welsh plugs cause all the water to drain out in a matter of minutes. a friend who was driving behind me said that the water was pissing like a fountian.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:22 pm 
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Split heater hose or bypass.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:18 pm 
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yeh it happened to mine, it was a a heater hose that runs underneath the intake/injectors. it had a split in it, only way i could tell it was that because i could see the split.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:37 pm 
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water heater tap. pain in the butt to fix cos you have to do it from underneath. best done when your car is cold for obvious reasons.

they sit right under the inlet manifold

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:59 pm 
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well i just bodged a split hose that was running from the LPG conveter to the thermo, i figured that was it but i just took out for a drive as soon as i stopped at the servo its started pissin again, when it cools down ill have a look n try n find that heater hose, could some one go into some detail about where it is exactly, im runnin outa daylight here lol.
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Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:17 pm 
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You need to get it up on ramps and take a look.
If you are stranded then you can access them with great difficulty by removing the airbox.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:19 pm 
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How to change welsh plugs:

I've found a few ways to change welsh plugs. here's a couple of ways.

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Grab a resonable sized pin punch. Using the punch, try to knock the welsh plug on the side and try to rotate it in the hole. The welsh plug should eventually spin around. Using a pair of multi grips, pull the plug out.

Before knocking in the new w.plug, clean the surface, lightly sanding it to get any debree out. Coat the part of the welsh plug that will sit in the block with permatex or any non-hardening water/coolant sealer. It's importent to knock it it square.

You will need a socket that will fit into the welsh plug. knock the new welsh plug in. It should sit exactly where the old plug was.

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The second way is to drill a small hole through the guts of the welsh plug. Place a self taping screw through it a pull the w.plug out using a big enough pair of side cutters or multigrips.

The first way is a lot easier.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:29 pm 
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alrighty cheers for all the input guys, its a bit late now ill see what i can do tomorow. are there any other avenues for water to escape through, i want to make sure ive got all bases covered.

 

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