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Post  popeye on 17/1/2014, 9:51 pm

So, what i thought was a simple hgf on otherwise good condition zr 160, is turning out to be a ballache.

First, the head needed major work before it could be fitted. Then after everything was put back together, when filling with coolant i found a massive split in one of the heater matrix hoses.

Then to cap it all off, the radiator is completely full of the all too familiar milkshake substance, so much so that even a jetwash didnt have much luck shifting it, so new rad time.

Wonder what else i will find when the rad is on and system is bled o_O
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Post  Captain Slow on 19/1/2014, 5:56 am

It's best not to use a jet wash to clean a rad internally anyway as it could damage/weaken it.



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Post  popeye on 20/1/2014, 1:41 pm

Ended up chucking a new rad on it, even after that it didnt want to play ball. New thermostat was a dud didnt open at all after being on the hob in a pan of water on a rolling boil for 10 minutes. Im intending to fit a PRT thermostat kit anyway so i removed the innards of the old thermostat and refitted it, because of the seal.

Just took it up to the petrol station and back, checked the coolant level and it was well up the expansion tank, with the cap hissing so i guess thats faulty too.

Can that be a direct cause of overheating?

My heaters get warm when sitting still, obviously cool down when moving due to no thermostat at the moment.

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Post  popeye on 25/1/2014, 3:02 am

Also now found the liners are low so i now need a 160 bottom end or complete engine Sad

Does anyone have one?
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