Coolant pipe popped off engine

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Coolant pipe popped off engine

Post by doug100 on Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:25 pm



Hi There

Had a lot of problems with my engine (2001 petrol 1300cc) overheating. Last time all the coolant came out the bottom and after investigation I found a coolant pipe behind the passenger seat had popped off the engine. There is no thread or way of securing the pipe to the engine and seems just to push on, once the temp rises it pops off again. Any ideas? Ive sealed it with plumbers tape and it made it home.

Cheers

Douglas

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Re: Coolant pipe popped off engine

Post by Swarfing on Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:59 pm

Not knowing if this item should be fixed into position or not?

To fix it in place the two choices you have are
1. A permanent thread locker (Loctite 263, 272)
2. JB weld/ metal weld (two part epoxy)

Before using either of them make sure the surfaces are very clean. Rough up the surfaces slightly and i mean on slightly as this will aid grip for the fixant. Ensure you give as much time as possible for it cure (24hrs) before filling and using.


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