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Old 20-04-2021, 08:56 PM   #661
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More spannering!!

I've been topping up the coolant for nearly 4yrs now, it doesn't consume too much however its getting annoying and fixing the cause couldn't be easier!




This thing is the throttle body heater and its job in a nutshell is to prevent ice buildup in the ally intake when driving in extreme cold, or through a blizzard and you're intake is sucking in icy cold/damp air

A really simple bit of kit, not really needed in the UK more for the NAS cars however if my car has a feature I like to make sure it works!



Getting to it couldn't be easier, it lives under the throttle body and requires the removal of the throttle body and intake boots, plus a throttle position sensor and a crankcase breather pipe



Here you can see the leak!



4x 8mm bolts for the throttle body and 3x 5.5mm sees the throttle body and heater removed!



And after some careful pulling and twisting the old heater is in the bin!



The throttle body itself needed minimal prep just a quick clean up of the gasket surface was required, for this I used a mild cutting compound and some emery cloth..



And lastly refitment of the new unit which couldn't of been easier, just the reversal of the removal with the benefit that the new unit isn't going to leak everywhere!



I started her up and pressurized the cooling system and we have no leaks!!

The simple things eh!

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Excellent news!

Nice work Henry.

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Excellent job, hope that cures the coolant loss!
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Excellent job, nice when you get something easy to do and it resolves the issue.

Old one did look well past it...
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Any update Henry? Things all good your side?
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Any update Henry? Things all good your side?
Hiya bud

Nothing to report on the P38 front, she is behaving herself at the moment and plodding along very well

My next venture will probably be HVAC related!

everything well with you

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