Yes its me again, thanks for your help on the last one. Which after having the carb ultra-cleaned and using a re-ferb kit the car now runs fine.
The problem I now have is that it is running with the temp gauge not the "H" very hot, and gets to this stage very quickly. And thats with the extra electric fan I have added to help try and keep it cool as well.
Do any of you have any suggestions as to why this may be plz.
Temp' sensors for a Robin or Kitten (which had different instruments from Regal, Rebel and Bug) will read very hot. Also how much flow do you get from the heater tap at the back of the block? ...back of the blocks get lime scale - it's always best to run a Bug with the heater pipe work in-circuit and circulating rather than that tap turned off
This is an interesting thread....I have had no overheating issues (as yet) although the tap to the heater matrix is turned off....would you guys advise turning it on to help with coolant circulation...?
I don't think it makes any difference whether it's open or closed, some guys don't even have a heater fitted and suffer no issues. The most important thing with these engines is to make sure the coolant is circulating properly, they tend to suffer from a build up of grunge behind the number 4 cylinder. Mine was blocked and the engine ran fine until it was working hard like going up a long hill, it would then get very hot sometimes chucking coolant out the overflow. Once I discovered what the issue was and cleared it out there was no overheating at all.
as above, first thing you need to do is to ascertain if it is running too hot ? switch it off and see if you can hold the radiator hose for a few seconds ? if you can it's probably not far off normal running temperature, and if you can't we need to investigate a bit deeper, let us know jefferdp
Mine had been in storage for a long time, have you had the drain plug on the block out? If you are not getting a good flow out of there you probably have a grunge issue. Guys on the reliant forum swear by filling the system with cola , and running it for a day or two. A cheap way of flushing out all the horrors.
Flush out with cola is a widely held idea ...I've not tried it but suppose that the citric and other acids would do the trick Some people swear that adding a Calgon tablet to cooling water is the way forward ...I think giving the drain hole at the back of the block a really good rodding out is crucial (you need to make a small hole in the engine enclosure body a bit below and a bit forward of the drain plug position to get the rod or better still an engine oil gallery type cleaning "bottle" brush in)
Head is now off and does not look to bad to be honest however the suggestions about the draining hole at the back of the block were correct.
By suing a drill bit by hand and slowly turning it in the hole, I must have pull out the equivalent half of the beach at WSM in muck.
And buy using a small plastic hose and a very large syringe i have now cleared out all the muck at the back of the block. So with luck when it all goes back together it will once and for all run as it should do.
If you have a question your better of starting a topic in the main forum.
andrea: Need your help: i am looking for hinges... anybody can help?
Jan 7, 2019 21:44:41 GMT
mybug: Anyone know the whereabouts of PTO 365M? It was mine back in the early 80s and some pix have surfaced here (apparently from ebay around 5 years ago) so is it still around?
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karl: Andrea, just seen your post. if you're still looking try putting it in the for sale wants thread.
Jan 14, 2019 19:58:09 GMT
mybug: Searched and spooled through every image/video/old ad I can find on the internet, I'm thinking that PTO 365M is not around any more. May be resting in a shed, but given the small and tight-knit Bug community, I'd have thought that someone would know it.
Jan 16, 2019 14:19:51 GMT
Biggles: I think David and Jim Williams are doing the Hinges ....
Jan 27, 2019 9:41:59 GMT
Dave Powell: David did me some great hinges.
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crabo: Does anyone have the registration plate numbers or the chassis numbers for the Rothmans Bugs (six of). I friend of mine has just purchased a white Bug (700E) in need of restoration, reg URC 42L, chassis no BR62313, eng no 9816.
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jefferdp: All, does anyone know the size of the headlights on the bug, Some say there 7/6" but that seems a little large to me. Also where can you get replacments now?
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fmb4: My Bug has nothing but a hole where the canopy latch should be. Any help in finding one would be greatly appreciated!
Apr 9, 2019 14:55:30 GMT
Biggles: fmb4 One on ebay now
Apr 13, 2019 9:16:03 GMT
heartnut: Quick question: If I fit a Lucas 15/16/18 alternator, is it true that it will heed fibreglass work to fit it as the body is bigger than the original generator?
Apr 26, 2019 19:14:47 GMT
rolydog2001: I have fitted a Dynamator to get around this, looks original and gives the same output.
Apr 27, 2019 19:25:09 GMT
heartnut: Thanks for that - good tip!
May 2, 2019 20:21:08 GMT
tpg: can you please help? my son is nearing the end of a 4 year restoration of his mini cooper car and we are trying to locate 2 of the above wheels to make up a set. Would you know any of your colleagues who may know anybody who would sell us 2 alloys. Any inf
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tpg: Sorry the wheels are Dunlop D1 LP922 X 10inch. thanks
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tpg: Hi dose anybody have 2 DUNLOP D1 LP922 ALLOYS for sale? URGENTLY required
May 25, 2019 9:53:39 GMT
Stiffy: Hi folks. if your new to the forum questions are best answered on the forum. The shout box is not seen by many.
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