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  1. 21 hours ago, pete said:

    Where do we start on this. Said before no building inspectors who used to give advice and could spot problems a mile off. A lot of sites use agency workers and if you are lucky you get I who knows what he is doing and 2 or 3 tagging along and told by the agency to say they are qualified.  Since nail guns have been allowed on sites every one and his dog thinks he can do any job a carpenter used to do. The site agent used to know every job inside out ,now either straight out of uni and never come out of their hut away from their computer or they were the labourer on the previous job. Going to stop now before blood pressure goes through the roof,no pun intended

    Not all straight outta uni Pete. 
    agree with the rest of your statement ✌️

  2. 2 hours ago, pete said:

    Lewis has  certainly been the class act this year. Interesting that Coulthard said before the race that Schumacher had a car that was always reliable whilst most of the cars weren't when he won his championship. Be interesting to see if Alonso does anything next year,can't see it myself

    Woke tosser.... cant stand the bell end. 

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  3. On 07/08/2020 at 18:01, Sparky said:

    Sorry mate, don't know original dimensions.  Have you done a good flush in both directions? New stat/sender/switch?  I assume you've had the pump off.  Verify gauge?

    Thanks for the comments fellas. Gonna jetwash through the fins to try and clean any debris. Not flushed. Original stat. Gauge doesn’t switch the fans so as they run at about 98 on the gauge assume it’s reasonably accurate. 

    Just now, top-plumber said:

    Thanks for the comments fellas. Gonna jetwash through the fins to try and clean any debris. Not flushed. Original stat. Gauge doesn’t switch the fans so as they run at about 98 on the gauge assume it’s reasonably accurate. 

    It’s more that they run continuously in traffic that has me. Need to pull the temp down quicker. 

  4. 15 hours ago, ChrisJ said:

    Thread is unlocked now if anyone else wants to post any pictures.

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    Fantastic turnout as can be seen from the above. For the G cars, we are missing a 2.2 and a S3 N/A.

    Huge thanks to Dave & Megan for their hospitality :thumbsup:. We were exactly on 30 people. Great to see some new faces, hope to see you in the future.

    Next month we may well have to be a bit creative as to where we go and how we meet - if we can at all.

    Sorry to hear@pete was ill, and that @top-plumber had car issues

    Looks like an excellent meeting. 
    As usual Dave and Megan have excelled. 
    Sorry we missed you all. Clutch slave cylinder. 
    get well soon @pete

    wayne and Michelle ✌️

  5. 1 hour ago, Sparky said:

    It was curved, in fact, to accommodate the bay windscreen I installed.

    Meanwhile, @top-plumber, I'd be surprised if turbo cooling was the only culprit.  Maybe just the tipping point for some other inefficiency?

    Agreed. Could be debris or some clogging but no indication of clogging inside. 
    do you know the dimensions of the original rads Gaz. 

    1 hour ago, Christian43 said:

    Lotusbits fitted an aluminium radiator to my rebuild 84 turbo. I have 3 standard cooling fans. Temperature sits around 85 and I very rarely see it get up to 90 even in hot weather / traffic. 

    C43

    Do you know what one they fitted Christian 

    size and core number.

  6. 9 hours ago, ChrisJ said:

    What temps are you running at in normal use?

    Normal running for me the needle is just covering the 9 of the 90. However in very hot weather (i.e. recently) this will move to just to the right of vertical - even when there is a good air flow through the radiator.

    When moving at 50 mph just about on between the digits on the 90

    when in traffic up on the hundred with the fans running continuously. Had to reset the otter switch twice as it popped and had fan fail tell tail. 
     

    not been an issue before. 

  7. Has anyone fitted an aluminium 3core rad into an 84 MY turbo Esprit. 
    I have a water cooled turbo and since I fitted it I seem to be running a little hotter. 
    the water return pipe is tapped into the Header tank and is circulating fine but I think it’s struggling to bring down the temp with the standard rad and fans. Need to know it fits before I go stripping out. 
    I don’t want to hack the rad tray about to make it fit. 
    Any thoughts ? 
    wayne

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