Posted 12 May 2012 - 04:06 PM
I have an early S2 and it is starting to loose water a bit, nothing major but as it is a daily driver for me I don't want anything to go unexpectedly
Can the front wheel arches be removed to gain visibility???
Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:37 PM
At a previous service a tell tale trace of red on the block suggested the water pump was knackered and leaking a bit, so I had a new one fitted at the same time as the cam belt.
I presume you have checked there is no "mayonnaise" on the oil filler cap, suggesting HGF?
I am also told plastic radiator end caps fail, but I have also heard you notice spots of coolant on the windscreen if this happens.
And finally, check your hoses - I had the front right rad hose go, but it was a sudden failure, it didn't weep (I did.).
Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:31 PM
It has lost maybe a pint over the last 2 months, so not massive amounts, and I've driven maybe 2,000 miles in that time as I use the car every day.
Other thing that may (or may not) be weird, is that there seems to be a lot of pressure in the system. I have replaced the pressure cap but sometimes I think the coolant is completely empty, open the pressure cap and it comes back up to the min level.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:52 AM
Ok, so two things I'd like to know for sure are:
1) Can radiator hoses be changed at a later date if needed without removing the clam?
2) Can the fans be replaced at a later date if needed without removing the clam?
Oh and 3) Does the 111r have 1 or 2 fans please?
This will allow me to sort my shopping cart with EP. re mounting kits and so on
Also, I seem to have two blasted sign in accounts going on here!
Who do I speak to to delete everything and sign up a fresh?!
Sorry to be a pest. Can anyone answer 1 & 2 above please?
Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:11 PM
2 fans on aircon Elise.
Edited by nick_j007, 21 May 2012 - 10:29 AM.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:52 PM
Also are there any signs of dried coolant on the outside of the coolant bottle around the cap ?
It might be worth starting another thread if any of the above is happening HTH
Posted 12 June 2012 - 02:26 PM
He said it was as well I provided a new radiator as he would have called asking to replace it anyway as early signs of leakage were indeed showing. So a new condenser for the air con which is what it went in for. It was shot to pieces (pic attached). I have cold air for the first time!
New blue Pagid RS42 Brake Pads all round that felt solid even as I dabbed them rolling off the drive. Excellent. New braided brake hoses to boot!
TRD Induction kit is um, well, loud! A small part of me hopes it's not too loud for my ears. No pleasing some. On 2nd cam if roars!
Front wheels are now balanced correctly and along with a back to Lotus Geo the car feels bloomin good I have to say. Shame it was wet when driving home. I still managed to frighten myself a little and experienced a bit of 'buttock clenching' as I went round the corners in standing water .
Thanks to everyone for the input to get this all sorted.
I'm now ready for my Alps tour: http://www.petrolhea...s/alpine-north/ !!
Just to ask. When I got the car back in the garage yesterday I noticed the temp was quite low at 91 degrees after hard driving. The new rads run lower, so that figures. I noticed for the first time though the fan running at full tilt when the car was at a standstill and showing 91 degrees. Stopped when I turned the engine off. Does that sound ok to you?
Before the car would run to about 105 IIRC and only about then would the fan kick in.
Edited by nick_j007, 12 June 2012 - 02:25 PM.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:48 PM
This is regardless of the water temp.
Edited by jimbo07g41, 12 June 2012 - 06:49 PM.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:38 PM
This is regardless of the water temp.
That explains it then
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