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by Wickens
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling System Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1458
South Africa

Re: Cooling System Failure

In case anyone is interested, here is what the mechanic said. There was no coolant system leak at all. Fans didn't come on due to a connection breakdown at the fuse box. Just regular high pressure overflow. Fuel leak was carb diaphragm failing after 25 odd years of service. Took the opportunity to h...
by Wickens
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling System Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1458
South Africa

Re: Cooling System Failure

Sorry for the super slow response. Got busy again, but had a look at it yesterday.

Got it up on the lift and discovered I've also developed a full leak between the filter and the carbs, so I gave up and got it towed to a mechanic.
by Wickens
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling System Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1458
South Africa

Re: Cooling System Failure

A few questions. Did the car actually overheat on the gauge? Did you top the coolant up before starting the car? Where exactly is the coolant coming out? Did your thermostatic fan come on? Was it running at the time the coolant was ejected? Don't know. Was a bit panicked and just shut it off and tr...
by Wickens
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling System Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1458
South Africa

Re: Cooling System Failure

rswaffie wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:28 pm
Check the lower rad hoses, water pump hoses for splits or loose clamps. Then check the rad for leaks.
Cheers, will do that tomorrow.
by Wickens
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling System Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 1458
South Africa

Cooling System Failure

Driving a '66 S1 4.2l Roadster, fully restored in the mid 90s. I searched the forum and couldn't find help on this specific issue. I took my Etype down a couple weekends ago. Battery was dead and I hadn't turned the engine in almost a year. My bad, been crazy busy. I was in a bit of a rush, so I jum...