Xac's adventures with Cassy (and friends + wife)

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Post by KP » 07 Sep 2009, 08:54

I think you two are going Quackers......

i'll get my coat!

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Post by CitroJim » 07 Sep 2009, 09:18

It happened to me a long, long time ago Will :lol: :lol:

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Post by Xaccers » 10 Sep 2009, 08:20

Well, I cleaned up the pump as much as I could and it's now got veg seeping out the front from the top seal.
Been tied up this week Jim so haven't been able to pop over.
Is it a pump off job or can the top be removed in situ?

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Post by KP » 10 Sep 2009, 09:38

Sorry to hear its the pump Xac :(

Is the veg getting to thick at all?

Also have you done that thermostat mod to help warm up the veg?

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Post by CitroJim » 10 Sep 2009, 10:09

:cry:

Yep, it's a pump-off job. And an armour-off job as well :(

I have a seal set and will happily do the job for you Xac but one thing I will not do for all the ducks in the river Lovat is to do the dearmouring bit.

Pro-tem I can lend you a fully mechanical pump whilst we do yours.

For reasons that will soon be revealed, I am currently very heavily committed to things that will impact my time. Hence for apparantly being a bit quiet on here recently... Much is going on behind the scenes though.

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Post by Xaccers » 10 Sep 2009, 10:09

KP wrote:Sorry to hear its the pump Xac :(

Is the veg getting to thick at all?

Also have you done that thermostat mod to help warm up the veg?
I think it's just old age really, with the added thickness of the veg.
I have done about 30K on 100% so far.

I could swap it with the pump from the LX Jim.

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Post by CitroJim » 10 Sep 2009, 10:11

We can always borrow the pump off the LX Xac. And you know the immobiliser code for it.

You'll need a puller...

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Post by Xaccers » 10 Sep 2009, 10:16

CitroJim wrote:We can always borrow the pump off the LX Xac. And you know the immobiliser code for it.

You'll need a puller...
Well, I'm free for the foreseable future as of Monday so I've got plenty of time to get things sorted.

Having the pump off would make changing the glow plugs easier, and it'll give me a chance to put the bolt into the induction pipe bracket to stop it rattling :D

Actually, I have an idea for getting Juliet back on the road with her exhaust.
Just need to find somewhere that can chop the longer connection pipe off the front of the old exhaust and weld it in place on the new one.
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Post by CitroJim » 10 Sep 2009, 10:19

Xac wrote:Well, I'm free for the foreseable future as of Monday so I've got plenty of time to get things sorted.
Oh no :cry: :cry: :cry: Speak to me on that subject at some point....

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Post by Xaccers » 10 Sep 2009, 10:21

If I can get juliet back on the road, then Cassy can be sans-pump for however long it needs and I won't need to do multiple pump swaps.

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Post by CitroJim » 10 Sep 2009, 10:25

Xac wrote:If I can get juliet back on the road, then Cassy can be sans-pump for however long it needs and I won't need to do multiple pump swaps.
How'd you fancy a double matrix job then? Juliet and my V6 :wink:

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Post by Xaccers » 10 Sep 2009, 11:04

CitroJim wrote:
Xac wrote:If I can get juliet back on the road, then Cassy can be sans-pump for however long it needs and I won't need to do multiple pump swaps.
How'd you fancy a double matrix job then? Juliet and my V6 :wink:

Sounds good to me :D

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Post by KP » 10 Sep 2009, 13:46

2 matrix's and 2 pumps.... i dont envy you guys at all.....

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Post by Xaccers » 10 Sep 2009, 14:07

KP wrote:2 matrix's and 2 pumps.... i dont envy you guys at all.....
Well if I can get Juliet back on the road (just needs the exhaust and heater matrix) then I don't need to put a spare pump on Cassy while hers is being repaired :)

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Post by Xaccers » 14 Sep 2009, 19:39

Well, I have some good news.
After fitting the right pipe rather than the hose pipe which the jubilee clip just wouldn't seal properly at the pump, my power steering troubles have gone (time to check Juliet's pipe as her steering is heavy unless the revs are above idle).
Also, there's no puddle under Cassy, so I'm thinking that rather than it being veg pouring out of the leaking pump (which is definitely leaking), it was actually LHM running down the back of the HP, mixing with the veg and dripping all over the road.