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by g259fsg
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: rain water
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: rain water

Just seen this thread. A couple of thoughts. I've had leaks round the sunroof on our 1990 214 GSi. It stands outside all the time. Got water leaking in through the headlining, and the seat belts got damp. In this case the seal round the sun roof wasn't as good as it used to be so more water got in a...
by g259fsg
Sat May 04, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Headgasket
Replies: 39
Views: 1772

Re: Headgasket

Just read this thread. You mentioned a while back that you had brown stuff in the expansion tank. Did it look like brown mayonnaise? I think that can be a sign that oil is getting into the coolant possibly from HGF. Had that on our 214 years ago. Had to get the HG changed and the head skimmed. Hugh
by g259fsg
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: illumination issues - key switch - possible loose contact?
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: illumination issues - key switch - possible loose contact?

Are you talking about the Multi-Function Unit (MFU) which controls a number of different things like intermittent wiper etc.? There is a test sequence to check operation.
by g259fsg
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Changing the thermostat on 214 K16
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Changing the thermostat on 214 K16

Thanks everyone for the very helpful replies. As one of you said, my car is very early and has an alloy thermostat housing, with the output end connecting to a short hose which goes to the coolant rail pipe at the back of the engine. I did replace that pipe many years ago and recall it was very diff...
by g259fsg
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Changing the thermostat on 214 K16
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Changing the thermostat on 214 K16

Have you got a part number for the housing and thermostat. Had a bit of trouble finding it. Also, what is the best option for accessing it. Is it best to remove the inlet manifold?

Thanks
by g259fsg
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Changing the thermostat on 214 K16
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Changing the thermostat on 214 K16

Think I might need to replace the thermostat on our 1990 214 GSi. Hasn't been done since new, but sometimes it takes a long time for the engine to warm up properly and produce heat in the car, so I suspect I might be sticking open. Has anyone done this job on the 1.4 engine. Seems a bit inaccessible...
by g259fsg
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: My K6 just dies on me while driving
Replies: 15
Views: 795

Re: My K6 just dies on me while driving

Had exactly the same symptoms on our 214 about 18 months ago. The car just stopped without warning. It was the crankshaft sensor that had gone open circuit. As the other folks have said, if it's duff, the ECU doesn't get any timing so doesn't produce a spark. Relatively easy thing to change. Not sur...
by g259fsg
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Intermittent wipe not working
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Intermittent wipe not working

Think the intermittent wipe on front and rear is controlled by the Multi-Function Unit (MFU). You can test this by setting it into the test mode - see the workshop manual - and it runs through it's various functions.
by g259fsg
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Announcements and Information
Topic: Why can't we post pictures on the Forum anymore?
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Why can't we post pictures on the Forum anymore?

Just saw the thread on Photobucket. I did use that a while back to get some pictures on a Forum thread, but after a while (probably number of times viewed) they seemed to time out. Bit of pain to use too. A couple of years ago you could upload low-res pictures to the Forum and insert them in the cop...
by g259fsg
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Radiator Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Radiator Leak

Quite a while since I started this thread, so thought I'd follow-up on how it worked out. After my last attempt, it started leaking again a week or two later, and then the switch went faulty and the fan was on all the time. So this time I took Mr Teddy Bear's advice and used some silicone gasket sea...
by g259fsg
Mon May 07, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: geabox oil
Replies: 20
Views: 1515

Re: geabox oil

18 months and probably around 3000 miles, including a recent 1100 mile round trip to Longbridge. So far no concerns about the performance of the gearbox, and no nasty noises.
by g259fsg
Mon May 07, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: geabox oil
Replies: 20
Views: 1515

Re: geabox oil

Dex III certainly seems fine on my 214 and no problems so far.
by g259fsg
Thu May 03, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: geabox oil
Replies: 20
Views: 1515

Re: geabox oil

About 18 months ago in 2016, I looked into this after some suspected gear-selection problems on our 214 R65 gearbox. The guy at a local gearbox repair firm, recommended using Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) in the box rather than 75W-80 GL4. I had tried EP80W-90 but without any real improvement i...
by g259fsg
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Radiator Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Radiator Leak

The early radiators I used did have that locking ring which is a better design. The ones I've had in the last 15 years have all used the slide-in retainer for the thermostatic switch. Currently my one isn't leaking at the moment. I added some thick metal foil between the retainer and the switch to i...
by g259fsg
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: 2018 Pride of Longbridge
Replies: 112
Views: 8574

Re: 2018 Pride of Longbridge

Don't want to get shot down in flames!