Evening all from Milton Keynes

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Re: Evening all from Milton Keynes

Post by myglaren » 23 Nov 2014, 13:24

As a temporary fix for the heater matrix, add a bottle of Forte Cooling System Stop Leak.

Forte products can be difficult to buy over the counter but are generally available on eBay.

Don't be tempted by other, cheaper products (Barrs, K-Seal) as they are prone to produce more problems than they fix.
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Re: Evening all from Milton Keynes

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 23 Nov 2014, 15:28

These are the same type of light bulbs that I got from Unipart;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw= ... D&_sacat=0

I would make sure to get at least 40 bulbs in total. However, I don't have any of the ones used in the heater controls, but I do know there are 2 there, with a very short cap.
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Re: Evening all from Milton Keynes

Post by Zelandeth » 25 Nov 2014, 00:05

CitroJim, that sounds like a get together with coffee and camera if ever the was just ne!


...once I've re laquered the roof anyway!
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Re: Evening all from Milton Keynes

Post by CitroJim » 25 Nov 2014, 05:25

Zelandeth wrote:CitroJim, that sounds like a get together with coffee and camera if ever the was just ne!


I've said I'm never doing another Xantia heater matrix ever again :lol: I'd said that several times now though... :roll:

That certainly doesn’t preclude a get-together though... That would be good. We may even be able to get you to meet up with the whole to Team WFA :-D

That might be an experience :wink:
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Re: Evening all from Milton Keynes

Post by Zelandeth » 25 Nov 2014, 22:00

Becoming less convinced it's the matrix, there's a definite smell of coolant from time to time, but no visible staining in the footwells, not sure if it's actually a small leak in the engine bay that I'm just smelling. Need to clean under there before I can really see anything though!

Heater blower is definitely stuffed though...that at least is a five minute change!
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Re: Evening all from Milton Keynes

Post by CitroJim » 26 Nov 2014, 05:14

Blowers are a subject all on their own in a Xantia :roll:

Have a look at this for everything you ever needed to know about sorting out a duff blower :)

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Re: Evening all from Milton Keynes

Post by Zelandeth » 26 Nov 2014, 06:50

Yep, read that one and went into the fault finding armed with that knowledge. Seems the brushes in this motor are sticking as a whack with the end of a screwdriver will start it (will keep going until stopped then), but the bearings sound like they are pretty well shot too.
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Re: Evening all from Milton Keynes

Post by CitroJim » 26 Nov 2014, 07:12

Zelandeth wrote:Seems the brushes in this motor are sticking as a whack with the end of a screwdriver will start it (will keep going until stopped then), but the bearings sound like they are pretty well shot too.


I've got a spare here you can have....
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Re: Evening all from Milton Keynes

Post by Zelandeth » 26 Nov 2014, 10:48

That's an offer I'll certainly take you up on, especially as you're just up the road from here. Will drop you a PM to arrange.
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Re: Evening all from Milton Keynes

Post by CitroJim » 26 Nov 2014, 11:05

Zelandeth wrote:That's an offer I'll certainly take you up on, especially as you're just up the road from here. Will drop you a PM to arrange.


PM replied :wink:
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Re: Evening all from Milton Keynes

Post by Zelandeth » 26 Nov 2014, 20:55

Cheers CitroJim, my heater now works on the value it is set to rather than wandering all over the place and making horrible noises.

Nice to meet you today!
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Re: Evening all from Milton Keynes

Post by CitroJim » 26 Nov 2014, 21:02

Zelandeth wrote:Cheers CitroJim, my heater now works on the value it is set to rather than wandering all over the place and making horrible noises.

Nice to meet you today!


That's excellent news Zel and really great to meet you too. You have a real good Xantia there :-D
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