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Sunny day and no car!

Postby DOGfish1 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:38 pm

Hi All
New member here - first day off in ages, sunny and noticed water leak whilst doing checks. Anyone replaced the small L shaped metal pipe below thermostat. Mine has mall pin hole leak. Arrrgghh. Head hurts trying to work out what to do!
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Re: Sunny day and no car!

Postby drumtochty » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:47 pm

You have to replace the whole housing that it sits in about £70 if I remember.

No use going secondhand as that particular section will be rusty.
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Re: Sunny day and no car!

Postby DOGfish1 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:51 pm

Hi
Sorry, the leak is actually coming from the lower end of the pipe shaped like a hockey stick. The corroded L shaped pipe goes into the block lower down.
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Re: Sunny day and no car!

Postby DOGfish1 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:05 pm

Apologies folks - should have introduced the car. P reg Dakar no.360 in reasonable nick, not perfect by any means, but everyday use to work and evening blasts out along the very quiet and secretive roads around Teesdale........shhhhh, don't tell too many people about this glorious area! Have done all the usual relatively easy bits and bobs on the car -unblocked leaks, changed all the changeables etc.
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Re: Sunny day and no car!

Postby drumtochty » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:17 pm

You are saying it is not the part in this link.

http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/waterpump-inl ... p-705.html
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Re: Sunny day and no car!

Postby DOGfish1 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:49 pm

Hi mate yes its below the thermostat housing and is a short L shaped piece that is corroded. Thanks
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Re: Sunny day and no car!

Postby drumtochty » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:03 pm

This part with carriage plus new gasket, plus new O ring say £65.

No you cannot buy the little pipes on their own.

http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/thermostat-ho ... p-786.html
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Re: Sunny day and no car!

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:16 am

Time to get the spanners out, big strip down ahead to replace it.
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Re: Sunny day and no car!

Postby DOGfish1 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:26 pm

Hi All
Thanks for the help, yes bought the suggested pipe mx5 parts nearly 100 notes, new gasket and o ring and changed belts whilst there but all sorted apart from ripped knuckles as per usual. Removed air box and power steering pump which really helped for access....so far so good!

have a great weekend folks
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Re: Sunny day and no car!

Postby storm » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:06 pm

DOGfish1 wrote:Hi All
Thanks for the help, yes bought the suggested pipe mx5 parts nearly 100 notes, new gasket and o ring and changed belts whilst there but all sorted apart from ripped knuckles as per usual. Removed air box and power steering pump which really helped for access....so far so good!

have a great weekend folks


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Re: Sunny day and no car!

Postby Mazda Mender » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:14 pm

What he said ^^^^^^^,
But.......... :text-worthless:
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