Capri 2.8 spitting coolant

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Re: Capri 2.8 spitting coolant

Postby pbar » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:06 pm

sheff wrote:Get yourself one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Viscous-Fan-Spanner-32mm-Land-Rover-Defender-Discovery-TDi-/371154597073?hash=item566a89b4d1:g:5jUAAOSwll1Wvd7C

It works perfectly for undoing the viscous fan on the 2.8 engine.


Is that also for the Pinto engine do you know please Neil?

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Re: Capri 2.8 spitting coolant

Postby sheff » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:15 pm

pbar wrote:
sheff wrote:Get yourself one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Viscous-Fan-Spanner-32mm-Land-Rover-Defender-Discovery-TDi-/371154597073?hash=item566a89b4d1:g:5jUAAOSwll1Wvd7C

It works perfectly for undoing the viscous fan on the 2.8 engine.


Is that also for the Pinto engine do you know please Neil?


I'm not sure Paul.... Does the Pinto viscous have a 32mm nut? If so I'm guessing it would work?
The design on the 2.8 engine only allows very restricted access to this nut and this spanner fits perfectly.

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Re: Capri 2.8 spitting coolant

Postby pbar » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:40 pm

Not certain of the size Neil, I shall have to find out. It's not a job I have coming up (that I know of!), just like to get prepared, you never know :)

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Re: Capri 2.8 spitting coolant

Postby Paul G » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:47 pm

sheff wrote:
pbar wrote:Very informative Paul. Your posts are often as good as the Haynes, if not better :)


I'd say better.... Haynes based there manuals on stripping a brand new car. The reality is the cars are now 30 years old and don't come apart or go back together the same as they did. Tapping bolt heads with a hammer, refitting with Copper slip soak with plenty of WD40 days before etc are not words I recollect reading in any Haynes manual!

Keep up the good posts Paul.... They always make good reading :applaud:


Thanks for that guys, It's nice to know that my experience can help others.

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Re: Capri 2.8 spitting coolant

Postby Knapp37 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:33 am

Thanks so much for the help guys!

Chances are that I'm not going to get round to it till next month as I'll be going on holiday in a couple of weeks and I don't think the Mrs will appreciate me spending the holiday money on car parts haha

Definitely agree though that the water pump needs to be changed. I've got new hoses on that I fitted last year and I don't even think I've done over 500 miles with them fitted. But it can't hurt checking to make sure they are all working how they should.

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Re: Capri 2.8 spitting coolant

Postby Knapp37 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:34 pm

Right I've accidentally ordered the wrong thermostat. I've ordered an 88degrees one instead of an 82 degree one. So I was just wondering if anybody can make use of it you can have it for free. Can't be bothered with the hassle of sending it back so just going to buy a new one.

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Re: Capri 2.8 spitting coolant

Postby Knapp37 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:28 am

Hi everyone

Appolagies for going quite had quite a lot going on and just starting to get round to fixing the issue.

I’ve got one question that I’m dreading to ask as I think I know the answer to it.

I’ve just loosed the bracket to the fan belt to get it off.

I took the belt and bracket off and was left with this.

I’ve taken some photos which I’ll post below.

Should there be a bolt connecting the top of this bracket? As you can see in the photo it looks like it could of snapped off years ago and no one would have noticed. Or should it be like that

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Cheers in advance as always :)

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Re: Capri 2.8 spitting coolant

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:51 am

Hi,
Mine does have a bolt that goes into that bracket. Looking at your photo, you can see where the head of the bolt appears to have snapped off.

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Re: Capri 2.8 spitting coolant

Postby Knapp37 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:18 pm

Thanks Andrew

I was afraid you were going to say that!

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Re: Capri 2.8 spitting coolant

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:04 pm

Knapp37 wrote:Thanks Andrew

I was afraid you were going to say that!

The remains of the bolt looks like it might be a pig to remove as it looks to be well rusted. At least you've got enough left sticking out to get a good grip on. Just try soaking the ofending item in WD40, or similar, for a day or two and then clamp on some molegrips to try and remove it.

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