Hazel

Phil Robson

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#41
The next problem is the windscreen washer pump that works but doesn't pump any water :confused:

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I realise that when the power steering was put in & the washer bottle was moved to the front, the motor is too far away from the bottle & can't suck the water up. On a series 2, the water bottle is here to start with & the motor connections are there too. On a series 1, the connections are 1/2 way along the loom on the inner wing, but this need extending to the front. I have an after market motor - if I was using the defunct bottle top one, I would have had to sort it out straight away as the wires wouldn't have reached!
 

Phil Robson

Well-Known Member
#42
I seem to have over-filled the auto box as it's dumped some oil on the floor :(

I did follow the instructions in the factory manual about the 'Hot' level, but somehow have got it wrong!

Otherwise, a small water leak which will be a jubilee clip that needs tightening - it was OK before I drained the coolant on Sunday.
 

harveyp6

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#45
You'll have to do more than one drain/refill to get most of the Dexron out. (Unless you've not run it since you filled it and you weren't filling from totally empty).
ISTR working out that after 4 or 5 drain/refills you could be pretty certain of having 95%+ ATF-G in there.
 

Phil Robson

Well-Known Member
#46
Thanks Harvey. Can you estimate how much I might need? Looks like 8 - 10 litres to do as you suggest :confused: (...I have of course run it for about 25 miles since refilling :rolleyes:)
 

harveyp6

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#47
You'll probably get about 3 litres-ish out per drain, (out of a total capacity of 8 litres) so you could buy 10 litres and see how you get on with that.
 

Phil Robson

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#49
Looking through the great advice threads on here, I wonder how I can have been so daft to just go from the manual (& I of course don't know anything about Dexron either!).

I have just had a short run out to get up to temperature & then went carefully through the gear selections; when I checked the fluid level several times with the engine running it was only just at the bottom of the dipstick :confused:. Over the last 24 hours, this much ATF has dripped out (plus some on the floor...)

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Looking closely under the car, the auto sump has droplets on it - where is it getting out & why?

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I must admit that I really don't understand what's going on. Any explanation in idiots' language would be much appreciated!

By the way, when I did drive the car on Sunday for around 25 miles, it behaved impeccably.
 

harveyp6

Well-Known Member
#50
Did you make sure that the gasket mating face on the sump was perfectly flat before you refitted it? They tend to distort upwards around the boltholes and then they don't clamp the new gasket properly.
 

Phil Robson

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#51
Did you make sure that the gasket mating face on the sump was perfectly flat before you refitted it? They tend to distort upwards around the boltholes and then they don't clamp the new gasket properly.
I did to the best of my abilities Harvey. May have to look again though.
 
#52
I was feeling rather pleased with myself for getting Hazel virtually drip-free for the first time in my 11 years of ownership. After a change of transmission fluid (to the correct type - ATF-G) I had a run round, but then Hazel decided to start wetting the floor...:rolleyes:

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I then spotted something in the pool which turned out to be this

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It's actually part of the rubber gasket that I fitted a few weeks ago. I know things don't last as long these days, but this is ridiculous :( I'd only tightened the bolts to just over hand-tight, so I'm a little disappointed that it seems to have split like this. You can see where it's come out:

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I'm changing the fluid a few more times because I put Dexron ATF in originally, so I can easily put a new gasket in, but I'm almost thinking of cork again, if this is the result with rubber. What have others used?

Despite reading Harvey's advice, I'm still having trouble checking the level on the dipstick, but this is now a problem for another day...
 
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