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 Post subject: Re: Odd overheating
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:08 am 
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Put a coolant flush through it while you're running it.


Great minds think alike, that is exactly what i meant


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 Post subject: Re: Odd overheating
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:16 pm 
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Location: Teesside (which isn't Geordieland btw!)
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Thanks guys - it has been behaving itself of late and Pete fitted a new thermostat on Sunday so fingers crossed it stays behaving itself but possible HG on the way out though - much sniffing of expansion tank was done and it wasn't normal scent of eau de coolant - don't have the funds for 1242 I've decided so will make do n mend 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Odd overheating
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:03 am 
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Glad it seems to be behaving itself once again, these old cento's seem to go through stages of everything breaking :roll: . Rusty decided yesterday she was going to run on 3 cylinders all the way home but seemed fine when I popped out later, me thinks a coil pack is playing up once again :head:

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 Post subject: Re: Odd overheating
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:39 am 
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North east Motor Salvage at Peterlee have another 1242 Punto in for £300? For the whole car, might i add?

http://www.ne-motorsalvage.co.uk/pages/ ... hp?value1=%&value2=%&value3=salvage&value4=MakeModel&value5=0&page_type=&mode=detail&ID=1000001337


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 Post subject: Re: Odd overheating
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:53 am 
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but you can only use the engine so not worth 300 imo not sure if you can use the gearbox :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Odd overheating
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:00 am 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-Punto-60 ... _500wt_949

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 Post subject: Re: Odd overheating
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:12 pm 
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craigdmjv wrote:
but you can only use the engine so not worth 300 imo not sure if you can use the gearbox :roll:


Gearbag is a bit different for ratios IIRC. You could possibly sell on spares and make the £300 back if you can be bothered with the time and hassle, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Odd overheating
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:12 am 
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You could possibly sell on spares and make the £300 back if you can be bothered with the time and hassle, though.

Amen to that - the ebaying is tedious but otherwise it's very fun and rewarding.

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 Post subject: Re: Odd overheating
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:05 pm 
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Just an update on the old overheating carry on. I broke down on the A1 on the way to Lincoln in mid-August overheating. After it had cooled down and the police had turned up!(seemed surprised I had water, coolant, a high-viz vest and a spanner and screwdriver and I also was a GIRL oooooo!) I made it to Lincoln to fulfil my bridesmaid duties for one of my oldest friends.

The most fantabulous, one and only Mr McKendrick worked his Petey magic on it and discovered the HG had indeed gone so duly skimmed head and replaced, replaced timing belt (as couldn't remember when it was last done :oops: ), did oil and filter change, plug change, Cal cleaned my Jetex airfilter for the first time ever in it's long life of about 130k miles (another :oops: ) and also cleaned the car - I got my baby back and it's running lurrvely.

Still rather hot but it always has done - It's just gone over 173k roll on 200k :mrgreen: :dancin: :applause:

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 Post subject: Re: Odd overheating
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:25 pm 
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hve you chnged the temp switch and the fan temp switch nd thermostat may be worth a go :) also did you replace the waterpump when belt was off :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Odd overheating
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:58 am 
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'stat is new, pump is recent, temp sensor is also recent, not sure about the fan switch but it cuts in and out at the expected points on the gauge.

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 Post subject: Re: Odd overheating
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:10 pm 
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Fiesta low temp stat maybe the way forward, especially if madame like to trash the conkers off it :lol:

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