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Crisis averted !

Postby Killerwhat » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:55 pm

This might make you smile. My 1300 Metro engine has the thermostat housing with the black plastic screw in plug in the top. Yesterday I was refilling the system after sorting out an old hose leak through the top of the housing and when I came to put the plug back in it broke off just under the flange ! Oh no...where the heck am I going to get one of them from? So, like many of our type I started ferreting through all those boxes and drawers in the the garage and.. Lo and behold....look what fits! ...... :D
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Re: Crisis averted !

Postby Stuart » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:47 pm

Go on then, I'll be the first to ask, I don't recognise it, is something to do with house heating or plumbing?
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Re: Crisis averted !

Postby Killerwhat » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:51 pm

Getting warmer ! (No pun intended)


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Re: Crisis averted !

Postby l_jonez » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:40 pm

Radiator bleed valve ;-)
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Re: Crisis averted !

Postby Jin » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:04 am

That's ingenuity for you :)
https://easywider.co.uk/ universal flexible wheel arch extensions
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Re: Crisis averted !

Postby Killerwhat » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:06 am

l_jonez wrote:Radiator bleed valve ;-)

Spot on!
Handy that isn't it? :)
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Re: Crisis averted !

Postby max midas » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:55 pm

It's perfect, you are bleeding a heating/cooling system afterall.
In a similar vein, I found that a Cambels soup tin is exactly the right diameter to put in the crankshaft oil seal next to the flywheel :D
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