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by Cloughy
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 overheating
Replies: 23
Views: 2552

Re: V6 overheating

can you let me know the amp rating of the relay Wheelquick fitted to cause the i-alert to switch the fans.... The relay that's used to switch my rad fans from the iAlert is a: Raylex Ellec 1A-12F coil: 12VDC cont. 40A 14VDC this was fitted by the freelance auto electrician that does electrics for W...
by Cloughy
Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 overheating
Replies: 23
Views: 2552

Re: V6 overheating

My TM2 sensor is surface mounted, on a bolt close to the top hose(s) outlet spigot, close to the Mazda temp gauge sensor. During normal running with airflow, as opposed to when bleeding with no airflow, it gives readings, ranging from about 78C to 83C, the latter either when stuck in traffic with l...
by Cloughy
Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 overheating
Replies: 23
Views: 2552

Re: V6 overheating

My actual coolant temp (sensor inside the top hose where it exits the cylinder head) tops out at about 78C and during "normal" running averages about 66C. My cooling system is in "as new" condition, having had chemical flush x 2, New coolant x 2 and a new rad and stat. The only time my stat opens i...
by Cloughy
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 overheating
Replies: 23
Views: 2552

Re: V6 overheating

[quote="haydn callow"]Unfortunatly the i-alert temp gauge alarm is no longer available.....can you let me know the amp rating of the relay Wheelquick fitted to cause the i-alert to switch the fans.... I think the extra relay was put in to change the polarity of the switch signal from the iAlert. Thi...
by Cloughy
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 overheating
Replies: 23
Views: 2552

Re: V6 overheating

Hi, I've had two near overheating episodes (98 V6 123000KM), but was saved by gadgets both times. 1. Stuck thermostat - this also brought to light a problem with the rad fans never switching in, I fitted an iAlert, and later a relay was fitted at Wheelquick to switch the fans in automatically from t...
by Cloughy
Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: North West
Topic: north west body shop recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Re: north west body shop recommendations?

Yes I agree.
They just did my rear wheel arches and a small rust patch behind one of the rear light clusters.
Great job and great price.

Highly recommend them.

Cloughy
by Cloughy
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Small coolant loss, is this normal?
Replies: 22
Views: 3351

Re: Small coolant loss, is this normal?

Hi, I had the same issue for 2 years, spent time looking for the leak used UV dye, checked all round when hot etc. found nothing. I needed to add 100ml about every 3 months. Eventually felt a very slight dampness on the underside of a jubilee clip on a hose leading from the rad, where it joined the ...
by Cloughy
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Air Conditioning - not much heat from it
Replies: 18
Views: 1861

Re: Air Conditioning - not much heat from it

I would get this check at a garage. Problems with heating can mean problem with water/coolant circulation, which can lead to overheating. I had to scrap an old car this year... it all started with the heater blowing cold air and ended with a blown head gasket. (It wasn't a Bongo and not worth paying...
by Cloughy
Mon May 31, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: pms 3v
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: pms 3v

There is a small relay under my bonnet connected to the PMS, but I think it is for switching between LB power supply and car battery power supply. Annoying that this system doesn't charge when driving as I was expecting, after a couple of dark nights I realised I needed the Willington kit.

Cloughy
by Cloughy
Mon May 31, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: pms 3v
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: pms 3v

Just to confirm, I have an Elite conversion and I had to fit my own Willington relay to get the LB to charge from the alternator. Without adding the extra relay, the LB only charges when hooked up.

Cloughy
by Cloughy
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: North West
Topic: Wheel arch welding
Replies: 11
Views: 1720

Re: Wheel arch welding

Pics would be great. Did you get a better deal than the £400 a side?

Cloughy
by Cloughy
Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: North West
Topic: Wheel arch welding
Replies: 11
Views: 1720

Re: Wheel arch welding

Tommy,

How did you get on with this. I'm about to order my new wheel arches and will be looking for a good bodyshop soon.

Thanks,
Matt
by Cloughy
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 Getting Hot
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: V6 Getting Hot

Not sure why it hot, sorry. Just trying to help identify the black box. If it is oily, black with dirt or the zigzagged surface is mishapen it needs changing to help with economy and help the engine run properely. I change my more often than recommended as they are quite cheap and easy to fit. Hope ...
by Cloughy
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: V6 Getting Hot
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: V6 Getting Hot

Sounds like the air filter housing. If it is there are clips you can undo by hand to check if you need a new/clean filter.

C
by Cloughy
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: how often do you have to change oil filter
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: how often do you have to change oil filter

Thanks for the info and the tip on ATF change, I'm definitely going to get one now.
I'm in a good mood -passed the MOT today!

Cloughy