New owner with jobs to do..

A2Tone

Member
Here's what i've been greeted with when just taking off the pipe from coolant flange(?) to put some boiling water and swarfega into the rad...
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audifan

A2OC Donor
Yuk!!, I know you are limited for time, but just keep going. Which coolant flange was the latest pictures of? Still looks like there is a bad blockage in there and the flow is not great enough to blast it out. How is the rest of the system looking? Take off pipes 5 and 2 to get at the heater and 2 and 15 for Webasto. Can you blow any more of the crap out from disconnected pipes? Try to remove as much as possible before adding anything else to the system.
 

A2Tone

Member
Yuk!!, I know you are limited for time, but just keep going. Which coolant flange was the latest pictures of? Still looks like there is a bad blockage in there and the flow is not great enough to blast it out. How is the rest of the system looking? Take off pipes 5 and 2 to get at the heater and 2 and 15 for Webasto. Can you blow any more of the crap out from disconnected pipes? Try to remove as much as possible before adding anything else to the system.
Thanks again for your encouragement..

Currently, I've run the engine at 2000 revs for about 15mins and the temp gauge says 80 but the heater freezing still... I've bypassed the oil cooler and pit a tap between in let and out let so i can drain off the cooling system as its running and constantly topping up with boiling water and here are the current results with the engine idling...
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audifan

A2OC Donor
Thermostat out of the car I take it. What does it smell of? To the left of your upper photo, that little pipe is the return, does it have a reasonable flow from it?
 

citroen sm

Member
Surely someone has mistakenly put oil in there. Has anyone tried, as an experiment, mixing two different types of anti freeze to see what happens?(Yes, I know, in a cooling system it's hot and under pressure so maybe hard to re-produce on the kitchen table, (unless your missus has a pressure cooker, (be sure to clean it afterwards!))

Maybe it's why it was up for sale? Is a heater matric replacement not an option? It might be a better option to replace as much as possible with used bits. And the bits you remove need to go into an "A2 museum of horrors".

You have my sympathy mate.

LG.
 

A2Tone

Member
Surely someone has mistakenly put oil in there. Has anyone tried, as an experiment, mixing two different types of anti freeze to see what happens?(Yes, I know, in a cooling system it's hot and under pressure so maybe hard to re-produce on the kitchen table, (unless your missus has a pressure cooker, (be sure to clean it afterwards!))

Maybe it's why it was up for sale? Is a heater matric replacement not an option? It might be a better option to replace as much as possible with used bits. And the bits you remove need to go into an "A2 museum of horrors".

You have my sympathy mate.

LG.
Hi LG,
I've a replacement radiator and sourcing a heater matrix but wouldn't have a clue about the webasto heater... I just want to get the most i can out of the system first but i really wouldn't be surprised if it was a mistaken gallon of oil to be fair...
Onwards and upwards....
Thanks
Tony
 

audifan

A2OC Donor
System appears to be holding fluid so blockage not bad enough to cause a rupture to a pipe fitting or radiator. Cleaning currently still the best route. I did ask before if someone had filled the radiator with oil "accidentally" Looking at the latest pictures the colour does appear to be getting more like milk chocolate than the dark chocolate before. Would still try air after hot water to blow more out at the various points you have disconnected and try to blow backwards. On a lighter note you could always ask Cadburys if the want a new chocolate machine.........
 

A2Tone

Member
Thermostat out of the car I take it. What does it smell of? To the left of your upper photo, that little pipe is the return, does it have a reasonable flow from it?
This is how much has come out so far..
You're right as much as, with a warm engine, and the tap open (the one I've put inbetween the oil cooler bypass), with me constantly filling with boiling water the oily water is certainly coming through but just when everything was hot i decided to add a little more pressure with a hose pipe through the expansion vessel which then caused the a hose to come off and have an oil slick in the garage, so maybe my next move is to warm the engine up then break the hoses down and blow through with compressed air...
Onwards and upwards whilst i clean up... ??
 

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spike

Well-Known Member
Oops - Apologies, I see you already had the thermostat and heater core pipe removal covered

Should have fully read your earlier posts before commenting

Cheers Spike
 

A2Tone

Member
Oops - Apologies, I see you already had the thermostat and heater core pipe removal covered

Should have fully read your earlier posts before commenting

Cheers Spike
Hey that's no problem Spike,as this is turning into qute a saga... ?
Any help is good help...
Thanks, Tony..
 

A2Tone

Member
This is a real horror story. I would replace as much of the coolant system as possible using parts from the recyclers on here. I do not know if this ad is still current but it is a start...


Andy
Hi Andy, apparently i don't have permission to view the link but nevermind...
I have a spare rad and i'm trying to source a heater matrix as i think thats full as well but I'll just keep plugging away as time allows..
Thanks, Tony..
 

Andrew

A2OC Donor
Hi Andy, apparently i don't have permission to view the link but nevermind...
I have a spare rad and i'm trying to source a heater matrix as i think thats full as well but I'll just keep plugging away as time allows..
Thanks, Tony..
The link is for 3 coolant hoses, described as top and bottom hoses (radiator?) + 1 other (smaller hose) for TDI75. Cost is £15 posted so at that price I would buy and replace and not waste effort clearing gunk out of what you have got.

The lack of permission to view is you have not paid £2 upgrade fee to view the Marketplace. Well worth £2 and to upgrade, click your Username in the top menu bar and you will see the Upgrade link through PayPal. It may take a day or two to be active but I can ask the seller to PM you as a quicker option.

Andy
 

audifan

A2OC Donor
Preaching to the choir (now) I know but best to secure the garden hose into a pipe or over a fitting if possible. Alternated the water / air flushing and vary the pressure of the water. As it is pretty well through the whole system reverse flushing not as useful but you may get a better hose connection that way. Your hoses are probably OK but a cheap set of spares is useful. Radiator not too difficult to remove, just a lot of work getting at it and reassembly afterwards, heater matrix NOT a fun job unless you are a contortionist and like pain! Must be getting closer to the point where you can use some suitable chemical flushing agent, even then you may have to flush out the sludge and repeat.
 

Naedugs

Member
I feel your pain with this problem,I would suggest you carry on flushing and cleaning it will get to the point when most of the sludge is gone then dish washer tablets till it is really clean,the spare hoses I had I gave to another member when I had a clear out recently.
Best of luck
 

audifan

A2OC Donor
One other comment, if the large barrel is collecting the outflow then to make it easier for it to drain try to have it as low as possible to prevent the sludge having to go uphill. I realise you may have placed it there to photograph and it does stay on the floor.
 

A2Tone

Member
One other comment, if the large barrel is collecting the outflow then to make it easier for it to drain try to have it as low as possible to prevent the sludge having to go uphill. I realise you may have placed it there to photograph and it does stay on the floor.
You are right as it was placed there just for picture purposes and I'm going to keep at it until all becomes clearer with air and water plus detergents..
Thanks for all your advice...
 
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