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by haydn callow
Sun May 17, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant Alarm going off!!
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Coolant Alarm going off!!

Most peeps think of coolant being antifreeze/ water mixed in the correct ratio , about 30% antifreeze...that is a good conductor, plain water isn’t and the mix would have to be very low for the alarm to sound , less than 10%,
by haydn callow
Thu May 14, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant Alarm going off!!
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Coolant Alarm going off!!

If you have a push button to test the alarm it’s not one of ours. The correct mix of coolant is a good conductor.
Very diluted coolant is a poor conductor.
by haydn callow
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Coolant leak - looking for a garage near Bath
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Coolant leak - looking for a garage near Bath

ADS Automotive, Long Ashton. Bongo savvy
by haydn callow
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Replace 2.5 head cylinders in 3 years & a paint job (Long post)
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Replace 2.5 head cylinders in 3 years & a paint job (Long post)

Have you fitted a decent temp gauge and a low coolant alarm.....when the standard gauge moves past 11 o’clock you are already over 110c and only have seconds to react. Probably another goosed head.😭😭
by haydn callow
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Constant electrical whine (coolant sensor i think)
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Constant electrical whine (coolant sensor i think)

That’s not one of our alarms.
Just saying !
by haydn callow
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Another Overheating Bongo
Replies: 14
Views: 414

Re: Another Overheating Bongo

Time to get the cylinder head looked at, get the garage to sniff test the ex tank.
by haydn callow
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Temp alarm following coolant change
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: Temp alarm following coolant change

I think the amount depends on how successful the bleeding has been, I bled loads of bongos and had to top up very little, but many peeps stop very soon after the stat opens. This can leave air in odd corners which is expelled after a day or so and drops the coolant level in the tank.
by haydn callow
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Temp alarm following coolant change
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: Temp alarm following coolant change

Half litre or a pint’ish
by haydn callow
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Temp alarm following coolant change
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: Temp alarm following coolant change

After a bleed the coolant level often drops .
by haydn callow
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Temp alarm following coolant change
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: Temp alarm following coolant change

Different coolants have different cooling abilities....
100c isn’t silly high depending on what you were doing.
What temps were you recording before, under the same conditions.
by haydn callow
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Haydn's TM 4 dual sensor alarm
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Haydn's TM 4 dual sensor alarm

We try to please !
by haydn callow
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Heater not great, radiator maybe?
Replies: 19
Views: 1634

Re: Heater not great, radiator maybe?

Welcome. I’ve had 2 V6s, if everything in the cooling system is in good order they do run cool especially in winter weather, my thermostat hardly ever opened unless I was doing 80 on the motorway or towing a caravan uphills, the thermostat opens at 82c so unless you get it to open you will not get h...
by haydn callow
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Info re Coolant level screws
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Re: Info re Coolant level screws

But it only beeps for a max 2 seconds when you switch on, you can always put a bit of blue tac over the beeper,
by haydn callow
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Info re Coolant level screws
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Re: Info re Coolant level screws

The whole point is, if it’s fitted properly and your cooling system is as it’s supposed to be you won’t have any problems.....suggest you find out what’s up and fix it.
Just saying😇
by haydn callow
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Info re Coolant level screws
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Re: Info re Coolant level screws

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it......