You can use a small pick, or even your fingers if they are small enough, to get in there and bend those tabs out ever so slightly. Vehicle models change and evolve, as they grow older, so the vehicle shown in our illustrations may vary slightly from yours. Listen for an audible click to confirm the rear clip engages. If you're working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. The bleed screws on the upper radiator hose. You can even choose home shipping for added value. January 14, 2019 Followup from the Pelican Staff: To check the thermostat, you have to monitor temp going in and out of the engine when the thermostat should open, does hot coolant reach the radiator to be cooled? Do I replace the core or is there a different issue? Step 3 — Remove your air intake tube Remove your air intake tube by loosening the clamps on both ends with a flat head screwdriver.
I've looked multiple tutorials posted by Pelican but, I yet to see a photo of a 2007 2-Door Hatchback S showing the correct location of that bleeder valve. Your Cooper will run horribly and you are taking a chance on overheating, and causing permanent damage to your engine. Had the radiator replaced back in November due to curb damage. But when I have assembled it, I am stuck with a loose cable connection which I can not locate where to fit. However, in our case, we will be removing the radiator and hoses.
Do not work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability. August 30, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Could just be a faulty cap. December 1, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. November 20, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: No problem. Car is now out of warenty. November 24, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, those grommets should be removed from the old radiator, if in good shape.
December 22, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback, let us know it works out. I'm getting a bubbling noise behind dash, my rad fan comes on all the time, no heat from heaters, topped up with 2ltrs of water over 700miles, had head gasket checked with the colour change test on header and came back ok. Then check the evap drain for signs of coolant. Will there be any major problems? The harness connectors are disengaged by pulling the locking brackets. I used dish soap and about three minutes in a warm but turned off oven to convince it to get in there.
Install the new thermostat and evenly tighten all the fasteners. When it's time to change your thermostat, you can't really let it go. On figure 14 how you pull out the hose, I have remove the metal clip. Is there a known problem with theses gaskets? The technician replaced the plug then found that new sensor I bought was faulty - this is the new sensor I bought to replace the sensor I thought was faulty. The car has Climate Control system. I would suggest doing so if you are at all concerned about longevity. I've checked the hoses but they seem to be fine.
Removing hose clamps from the thermostat. Under those circumstances, it's important to order your replacement right away, since high heat is a major source of engine wear. Thanks July 28, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: if the light is on, a fault is stored. If yours does not, fill and bleed using out cooling system service article. Re-install the pins into the airbox bottom for easy installation. Figure 26 R50 Cooper Shown here is the thermostat cover for the R50 Cooper The procedure for replacing the thermostat is basically the same as the R53 engine.
The thermostat housing is located on the side of the cylinder head. Keep your wallet in your pocket, grab some tools and get started. I don't see any coolant leaks and after running the car the coolant expansion tank is pressurized, so I presume the coolant is being circulated just fine. To get the pipe to go into the water pump, I had to use a screwdriver as a lever at the thermostat end, which risked breaking the pipe. Due to the limitations of space, the engineers came up with a way to extend the front bumper several inches forward to allow access to some of the engine components without having to remove the radiator, hoses or drain the coolant. January 22, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for sharing your repair process and experience.
The identifying feature of this housing is the 'straight' temperature sensor the has an 'angled' temperature sensor. The plastic cover is just snapped together with integrated plastic tabs and clips. January 23, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, likely stuck open thermostat. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. All clips are in place.
Underneath, you'll see the thermostat. Pinching the gasket will negate all the work you just performed. How can this be happening so soon? R50 You'll find the battery box on the driver's side of the engine bay. Or, see what other about this article. Let the system drain itself. Had oil changed at the same time. Keep in mind, you have to use the gasket and frame of the thermostat to seal the housing.