User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: New member and thermostat woes

  1. #1
    Regular Member CDTI120SXI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wrexham
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default New member and thermostat woes

    I'm a new member here, I decided to join because i've been directed here by many google searches about the thermostat on an 1.9 CDTI 8v (Z19DT).

    Basically the thermostat wasn't working so i bought on from VX for £45inc VAT after bartering with them, i assumed it would be an easy job two bolts? easy...

    After draining the coolant i began pulling pipes of the stat, unpluged the temp sensor and removed the top bolt securing the stat at this point it was going great i only had one more bolt to remove and the stat would be free and new one it all done in less than an hour.

    Then i seen that ****** braket and it went down hill from there i removed the 8mm nut and at first tried to lever the exhaust gas cooler out the way but it didnt work i couldnt see any other bolts securing the thing so i undone the clamps on it not knowing about them gaskets until i come here and read about them and the two screws securing the cooler in place. luckily i found both gaskets which must have fell out as i wiggled it to get the stat off.

    Anyway i managed to get the new stat in with just as much struggle as removing it hooked everything up, filled the coolant up and started it with everything working perfect.

    Haynes manual was absolutely useless, I believe that's written on a 16v.

    Many thanks to this Club and its very knowledgeable members.


    Full service next including that other easy job which this forum has highlighted as a pig of a job glow plugs


    Sorry for the long post


    P.S the stat change took nore than six hours over 3days

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    West
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    glad to hear you sorted the stat & good luck with the glow plugs

  3. #3
    Regular Member CDTI120SXI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wrexham
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    thanks, just wish i knew how bad they are while i had everything off when doing the stat

  4. #4
    Regular Member markj23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Luton
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    well done dont worry about the time its a learning curve, welcome

  5. #5
    Full Member chrisvectra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Are you VXR Enough
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    welcome fella and good luck with the glow plugs lol
    VXR IS FOR LIFE NOT JUST FOR THRILLS !



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Thermostat Woes! Thoughts and Opinions Please!
    By bigade1 in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10th December 2010, 13:34
  2. New car woes
    By hack in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 3rd November 2010, 19:58
  3. Mot woes!!
    By the-wizard in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26th July 2010, 10:14
  4. air con woes
    By chinky in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29th July 2008, 19:23

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •