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SD1too 14th November 2021 07:46

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Originally Posted by FHolroyd (Post 2907704)
Is anyone able to recommend a garage to take it to. Dad will be in Virginia Water, Surrey. Thank you again.

Don't take it to a garage just yet Fiona. I'm about 20 minutes from Virginia Water. If you'd like me to, I could have a look for you (no charge).
You can let me know by Private Message.

Simon :}

COLVERT 14th November 2021 18:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by FHolroyd (Post 2907659)
Thank you Colvert and Costa Fortuna. Do you think it is worth contacting the Land rover garage rather than a recommended garage by a friend of his.

Sorry, this site is very difficult to navigate on a phone ��.

Simons offer is a good one if you take him up on it.


PS. By the way, I'm 84 too, the same age as your dad.--:eek:

SD1too 14th November 2021 20:09

Thread update
 
I have received a PM from Fiona. It turns out that the logistics are a bit more complicated and we're discussing how to deal with them.

Simon

FHolroyd 14th November 2021 21:03

Thank you Colvert. Hopefully we can find a solution.

SD1too 20th November 2021 17:14

Update: UK arrival
 
Fiona's Dad's car arrived at Virginia Water today from France and I was there to meet it.

The expansion tank has been overfilled by the garage in France after they fitted a new one and consequently there are signs of ejection through the cap valve. There are also the classic pools of coolant in the 'V'. I was able to see the position of the serrated clips and one of them is not in the correct position. ;) The radiator fan is working on slow speed.

At the moment, it looks as if all that's needed is a set of new 'O' rings followed by the special KV6 bleeding procedure. Not wanting a repeat of what Fiona was told in France, I offered to do this work for her and she has accepted.

I'll post further updates when appropriate.

Simon

MSS 20th November 2021 18:22

Simon,

Will you be undertaking the task alone or inviting along those with different views on the root-cause of these leaks so that Fiona can experience the air of camaraderie and mutual respect first hand?

Sorry, but could not resist. :laughing2::laughing2::laughing2:

COLVERT 20th November 2021 22:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by MSS (Post 2908814)
Simon,

Will you be undertaking the task alone or inviting along those with different views on the root-cause of these leaks so that Fiona can experience the air of camaraderie and mutual respect first hand?

Sorry, but could not resist. :laughing2::laughing2::laughing2:

You are awful--But I like you.

Song by Dick Emery.----:D---

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bl52krz 20th November 2021 22:37

Hi Simon. Thanks for offering to help Fiona, so she, on behalf of her father, are not being ripped off. Keep us in touch on how it all goes please. Cheers.

SD1too 21st November 2021 17:43

Someone's been in here before. I've found loom clips not attached, tie wraps cut and not replaced and inlet manifold screws of varying tightness. It's all a bit of a mess.

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/for...a80f63dc8c.jpg

Most significant though is that the serrated clip at the water pump end hadn't been tightened at all. I can spin it with my little finger! :eek:

Simon

MissMoppet 22nd November 2021 10:14

Come on quick please with the latest. Couldn't sleep last night. Can we skip to the happy ending?


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