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Old 13th January 2021, 11:50   #1
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Getting the matrix and pipe clips off was not too bad but trying to fix them back is a nightmare. I am struggling to keep them lined up and get the grip to tighten the screws. If anybody has found a decent way to overcome this please enilghten me? This is all apart from the reminders of my days in the circus as a contortionist.
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Old 13th January 2021, 12:01   #2
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Heard of others giving up, cutting the rounded end off the pipes and fitting a standard heater hose with jubilee clips.

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Heard of others giving up, cutting the rounded end off the pipes and fitting a standard heater hose with jubilee clips.

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Hmm, that may solve it. I will be having another go when the weather improves.
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I will be having another go when the weather improves.
If you manage to do it, you really should take photos and write up a HowTo. Very few members seem to have any luck with this particular job.


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Do not cut the pipes off and fit hoses, this ends in disaster in 99% of cases, the ‘simple’ way to connect the pipes back together is an extra hand!

Get a volunteer to hold the rh side pipe while you manoeuvre the lh pipe and put the clip on.
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Luckily now got one done, but it will be disappointing to find any leaks when I finally get to put the coolant in again.
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Do not cut the pipes off and fit hoses, this ends in disaster in 99% of cases, the ‘simple’ way to connect the pipes back together is an extra hand!

Get a volunteer to hold the rh side pipe while you manoeuvre the lh pipe and put the clip on.
My mate Kev bought a lovely ZTT 190 a few years back and some bodger had done this very fix ! He found out when the pipe blew off and badly scalded his left foot !
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Getting the matrix and pipe clips off was not too bad but trying to fix them back is a nightmare. I am struggling to keep them lined up and get the grip to tighten the screws. If anybody has found a decent way to overcome this please enilghten me? This is all apart from the reminders of my days in the circus as a contortionist.
Make sure you do get it right , I had the same problem of getting the clips back on, thought I had and proceeded to top the water up after about 8 pints of water I guessed something was wrong, which it was the footwell was full of water. Had to do it all again. So be aware.
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Make sure you do get it right , I had the same problem of getting the clips back on, thought I had and proceeded to top the water up after about 8 pints of water I guessed something was wrong, which it was the footwell was full of water. Had to do it all again. So be aware.
Thanks for that, I will watch that.
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How about using a plumbing straight connector with olives.

Can stand ,easily, the heat and pressure of a central heating system.--

Never seen it mentioned on here but would be like bread and butter to a plumber.----
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