Sorry all one more thing... As i havent got the car here to check... Am i correct to assume that the hose connected to the thermostat will be secured by a fiat style jubilee clip and will therefore need removing Can anyone tell me what size of clip i need to get to replace it Apologies for being so needy -) Promise that will be it for now anyways. Cheers Paul
the thermostat comes in a ducting so you can get a hose clip from 1st factor you drive past by waving ducting might be a OEM fiat clamp as you can reuse them...
Evening all Thanks so much for everyones input on this. A bit of an update along with a further request for any advice. Daughter brought her car home this weekend so i could fit the replacement thermostat. She left Northampton with everything appearing normal checked Oil & Coolant levels (apparently even checked the windscreen washer) before setting off all found ok. As she left the A46 (with about
when you move the lever from hot to cold it is supposed to move the valve you need to remove the sound insulation aft of the engine and check if it dont move easily set it to hot and tell offspring to divert to wind screen and not touch risks of leak then google Eurocarcare for phone and phone you need the whole matrix expensive take battery out remove insulation unclip hose clips etc difficult... clips pigs
Originally Posted by golemsmate Hi there Im trying to install a temperature gauge to my cinquecento but I want to attach the sensor to the heater hose instead of the coolant hose. So Im hoping somebody knows the internal diameter of the heater hose so I can buy the right adapter. On another note does anybody know which way the system flows because I assume it will need fitting at the start to get a
whitz My brother is the mechanic fitting this so my technical knowledge is rather limited but do you mean that it wont matter if its put on the coolant or heater pipe My cinquecento is the 0.9 one. Ive got a list of adapters from demon tweaks but Im not sure if the heater pipe is the 8 1516 or 30mm. thanks for the reply
I dont know if Ive read the guide wrong but it appears that the guide recommends attaching it to the coolant hose. httpwww.fiatforum.comcinquecento...e-fitment.html cheers
quiet possible but hoses flex and move and if put on a car with a heater tap may not tell the correct temp if not in flow mode or if water level drops air in heater will not tell you your engine is cooking.
i would replce the hose since your doing the coolant anyway
yup - makes sense. Any idea how much they are Any recommendations where to buy them or is it a dealer job Cheers.
Any old hose the right size will do the job...just pop down a factors or halfords Kristian
i snapped mine with very little effort ha just orderd one from fiat bout 15 quid if i remember correctly
No he is on about the one from the matrix to tb and inlet Iirc I have one pm me for details
you can always put a nutscrew in the hole till you replace the hosehad this in my renault days more than once The fiat Cinquecento Fun While It Runs
i dont want to knacker where the screw goes in tho. i dont need a new hose literlly just the screw ( Cinq Sporting - and yes its broom yellow
all the bleed screw isis a bolt with a fancy top and a groove down the side.just get a bolt(diy store) with the same thread and diameter and jobs a goodun.ive done this loads o times.the 5 turbos used to pop out and i started getting spares out of the scrappys but the bolt works) The fiat Cinquecento Fun While It Runs
may be get something like these but obviously you need to know the diameter of the original hose first httpwww.ebay.co.ukitmSilicon-Ho...ht_1513wt_982 Ming
Hi My MoT place has a notice that they only accept the auto for test on the condition that it is servicable for emissions test etc. ... The fan on my Sei runs for most of the test always worried & the girl who sits in the drivers seat all ways turns off the heater blower... Noel
I repaired the T on my original hose. I placed a thin inox piece of pipe inside each future connection then used some metal braces to connect it all. Its almost better than original and it has made 70.000km or about since my artwork repair.
i managed to get one from a breakers yard. there is no t piece the actually hose is all one piece inc the t. cant see that snapping for a while
Originally Posted by barrymckenzie73 Hi Initial investigation Car idling hot water flows around heater ( smaller diameter ) hoses as expected oberved by feeling the hoses. Eventually Thermostat opens and Top Rad hose gets hot. Radiator starts to get hot at the top. Before bottom rad hose gets hot ( 3 mins ) the car boils up. If the heater with its small pipes is working the water pump is probably fine.
Hi If the pump has all the impellor fins intact put it back. Unless coolant looked like gin fill with proprietary mixed metal coolant flush run per instructions then undo bottom hose and stick garden hose in coolant filler. Remove fan temperature switch and any (calcium carbonate) deposits on its face ( if the auto is SPI ). Refill (with antifreeze) and bleed both points. Restart auto and check that
Originally Posted by The K man so the fans are working yeah is the cable pulling the flap shut to allow the heater matrix to flow the hot air is there any water leaks onto the footwells on the Sei it works slightly differently to the cinqs - there is a valve that controls the waterflow to the heater matrix (comically called a cock by fiat hehe). There is a fuse for the cabin heater in the fuse box
Funny this. Im about to drain my entire cooling system on my Sei. I would put in one of the over the counter coolant flush fluids and run the car for a while. If you need to bridge the terminals on the fan Id do that. Then drain the lot out and flush it thru with clean water. Hopefullyyou are able to get a hose to your car. Im going to have to go to a mates to do this. youll need about 4.5 litres of
If it has not done an old faithful water geaser you are probably ok. There are two bleed screws when the engine is cold undo the one between the driver headlamp and the coolant header tank when you only get water tighten it it is a little hose stiching out of the inner wing. Then undo the one at the end of the little hose sticking out next to the heater bulkhead when you get water retighten it. Until