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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:39 pm 
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Location: Portsmouth
Car Model: 96 V4 & 9-3 Turbo-X
The 9000 upto 1994 had a real temp gauge, later had a placebo.

Yours is fine for a turbo model. Don't need to worry until you get up to the red bar.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:23 pm 
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Location: NETTLEHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE
Car Model: 99GL, Fiat 500 & Volvo V70
I agree with Dave, nothing wrong with that reading :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:07 am 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero (2002, manual, saloon
Thanks for all the advice people. It's now booked in at Malcolm Miles to get the stat changed and coolant flushed / replaced. Don't know if the stat needs doing but as it's not an expensive part of a big job then I may as well get it done.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:28 am 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero (2002, manual, saloon
I've finally got round to improving the rear end appearance of the car. It was missing the chrome strip inlay, which luckily I had on the spares car.

The bumper comes off nice and easily - 4 x 17mm nuts inside the boot and then two side bolts holding the lower trim. There were loads of cobwebs etc but luckily little / no rust. Gave it a quick wipe with the T-Cut:

Image9000_1 by James Vey, on Flickr

Time to evict the snails - I'm hoping now my car will feel less sluggish...

You're welcome...I'm here all day peeps!

Image9000_2 by James Vey, on Flickr

Image9000_3 by James Vey, on Flickr

Didn't go mad on cleaning the tip up, but thought I may as well have a go at improving it whilst the bumper was off:

Image9000_4 by James Vey, on Flickr

Gave the bumper a quick T-Cut whilst it was off the car as that meant I could reach all the red parts, unlike when it's on the car. Chrome strip back in and bumper back on - whole job took an hour of so whilst most other people were watching the World Cup!

Image9000_5 by James Vey, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:40 am 
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Nice work, coming along quite nicely now 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:57 am 
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Car Model: 2007 Derv Dame Vector Sport
I suppose that’s one way to cook snails.....

Great update. Wish I was giving some TLC to a classic car instead of sitting through the stress of the football last night.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:17 pm 
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Car Model: 2010 93 Aero TTiD
Excellent work enjoyed reading your progress.
Hopefully I can get mine moving along but unfortunately have a fair bit of rust to deal with first.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:13 am 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero (2002, manual, saloon
On Friday afternoon I took a trip over to Leicester to see the guys at Malcolm Miles. The 9000 was well overdue a coolant flush and as the stat was suspected knackered, a new one of those too.

The stuff which came out was clearly many years old. Jason flushed the system with the hose and removed the old stat which had obviously seen better days:

Image9000G by James Vey, on Flickr

Image9000I by James Vey, on Flickr

And replaced it with a nice shiny new one:

Image9000H by James Vey, on Flickr

Whilst I was under the car I took the opportunity to have a look round - I always like to be nosey like this when the opportunity arises. I think I have been incredibly lucky with how little the car has rusted in the 7 years it was sitting idle. Whilst under the car I also noticed Neil's handywork - when I swapped the front valance I couldn't find the bracket to hold the temp sensor so had cable-tied it in place. Neil kindly made a bracket to hold it out of the way. Not pretty but does the job. Same with the bracket.

Jason noticed that the top hose was started to split on the inner walls and suggested I replaced it. I replaced it with the much better one from the silver breaker (did that the following day on a cold engine!)

Image9000J by James Vey, on Flickr

The temperature gauge is now sitting at 9 o'clock when cruising along and goes up to about 10 o'clock in traffic. The fan kicks in as required and brings the temperature down. Happy days.

Forgot to add in my previous post, I changed the rear plastic boot trim piece as this had cracked where the bolts hold it in place:

Image9000K by James Vey, on Flickr


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