Coolant leek.

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Coolant leek.

Postby gmg31 » Mon 17.04.2017, 16:51

Can any one tell me what the thing is under the NS head light pod please. See photo. I recently noted it hissing after a run out and then the next day there was a small pool of coolant on the floor.
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Re: Coolant leek.

Postby alan e » Mon 17.04.2017, 17:00

Its the rad air bleed valve you may need a new seal
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Re: Coolant leek.

Postby Steve A » Mon 17.04.2017, 17:02

It's where you bleed the coolant system, has something just become loose hence the leak :?
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Re: Coolant leek.

Postby gmg31 » Mon 17.04.2017, 18:05

Thank you, that was far simpler than I expected. I'll order a new seal. is It an Allan key. Thanks for your help
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Re: Coolant leek.

Postby Steve A » Tue 18.04.2017, 12:14

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It's probably just come loose
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Re: Coolant leek.

Postby gmg31 » Wed 19.04.2017, 07:14

That's great, thanks for your help
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Re: Coolant leek.

Postby Dave Eds » Wed 19.04.2017, 08:16

This one?
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Re: Coolant leek.

Postby HJ2 » Wed 19.04.2017, 09:40

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Re: Coolant leek.

Postby GeoffSmith » Wed 19.04.2017, 11:32

Did it happen in Wales?
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Re: Coolant leek.

Postby lotusflasherman » Wed 19.04.2017, 15:05

GeoffSmith wrote:Did it happen in Wales?


:lol: you're just being an old pedant, like me ... "It's not what I said, it's what I meant."

on a similar vein ... or probably 'vain' to the youngsters :-D ... I read on an MX5 forum lots of discussion about 'instability under breaking for a corner" ... and I thought that was a trait of old Lotus cars ... :lol:
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Re: Coolant leek.

Postby gmg31 » Mon 01.05.2017, 10:49

Intersterstingly mine looked nothing like the photo above. Mine was a small insert about the width of a pencil. It was a struggle to remove because the head was smooth but once removed I replaced it with a bolt as a temp fix.
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Re: Coolant leek.

Postby muley » Mon 01.05.2017, 11:03

gmg31 wrote:Intersterstingly mine looked nothing like the photo above. Mine was a small insert about the width of a pencil. It was a struggle to remove because the head was smooth but once removed I replaced it with a bolt as a temp fix.



Sounds as though the head had snapped off.


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Re: Coolant leek.

Postby tb10 » Mon 01.05.2017, 11:40

And if this happens in the middle of nowhere a wheel bolt will do the trick and get you home! :shock:
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