Burst Water Pipe - Near Miss

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Re: Burst Water Pipe - Near Miss

Post by Peter Connan » 03 Jan 2019 15:06

Jules wrote:
03 Jan 2019 06:49
Peter gaan jy n 4.2 of 4.5 radiator insit? Laat maak jy een of koop jy vanaf die rak?

Shalom
4.5 radiator pas nie in die GQ body nie.
Ek wil een by Tombo koop.
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Re: Burst Water Pipe - Near Miss

Post by Jules » 04 Jan 2019 10:41

wat prys hul by Tombo ??
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Re: Burst Water Pipe - Near Miss

Post by Peter Connan » 04 Jan 2019 11:04

Weet nie, hulle is nog toe tot volgende week. Sal laat weet.
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Re: Burst Water Pipe - Near Miss

Post by DerickRoux » 09 Jan 2019 17:01

Hi Ian,

That exact same pipe went on my 4.5 2 weeks before we were due to leave for our Wildcoast trip. Did the whole enchelada with replacement pipe, flushing and coolant, drove it around town and nothing gave me any indication that the gasket is suspect. 200km into our trip on the Saturday, the car started overheating and we limped and refilled for the next 1500km about's. The poor Patrol went through hell and back as on the Sunday, my travel buddy's LR Defender dropped a clutch and gearbox just outside Jamestown en-route to Queenstown. Rollback the LR to Queenstown and pushed through to Morgan Bay with 6 people on board. Went back to Queenstown ( 235km x 2 ) the Monday to collect the contents of the LR and back to Morgan Bay then the radiator also sprung a leak. Look, by this time I was goed g@tvol. When all and kit was in camp I had to have the Patrol taken on rollback to Nissan EL and had it trucked back home.
LR is still in Queenstown R 46k later and that after a turbo replacement of R 14k 3 days before we departed.

Do yourself a big favour ( You know what they say about hind-sight.... ) have your radiator pressure tested and test for exhaust gas in the coolant to make sure the gasket is still intact. I never though about this and it cost me dearly.

Head coming off this weekend and radiator out. Will redo complete head with engineering and will take the radiator to Silverton. I just pray the bottom end is still fine and the rings haven't perhaps collapsed.

While I have the opportunity, we camped at Yellowwod Forest in Morgan Bay, hat's off to Sean and Debbie for accommodating us way longer than our intended stay and making us feel welcome, A+++ place to camp when anybody on the forum is in the area.

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Re: Burst Water Pipe - Near Miss

Post by iandvl » 10 Jan 2019 08:11

Decided I'd order the Mad Man cooland level sensor kit. I originally contacted Mad Man directly, but they referred me to Performance Products (www.performanceproducts.co.za).

The cost was R770 with R138 delivery. I placed my order on 4th January, and received a notification that Performance Products would only be open for business again on 7th January. However, my package arrived yesterday. Sort of happy with that.

I'll post on installation when I get around to installing it over the weekend.
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Re: Burst Water Pipe - Near Miss

Post by iandvl » 10 Jan 2019 08:19

DerickRoux wrote:
09 Jan 2019 17:01
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Do yourself a big favour ( You know what they say about hind-sight.... ) have your radiator pressure tested and test for exhaust gas in the coolant to make sure the gasket is still intact. I never though about this and it cost me dearly.
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Derick,

Sorry to hear about your difficulties.

I'm happy with my radiator - it's a fairly new aftermarket Tombo radiator - and pretty sure there are no leaks at all.

I may test for exhaust gas in coolant for piece of mind. Although I am fairly confident I caught the issue in time and that the head gasket is fine. The temperature was close to max and there is no evidence of water in the engine oil. Any idea where one has this done ?

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Re: Burst Water Pipe - Near Miss

Post by ricster » 10 Jan 2019 09:16

Silverton Radiators will be able to do the test for you Ian.
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