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    Daughter's 306Xsi arrived home on NRMA tow truck last night (about 1:15 am).

    About six months ago her heater matrix died.

    I removed hoses at right hand end of the head and blanked the hose connections off with a pair of "condoms" I purchased from "Supa S_ _ t" ( Made in China?).

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    One of the blanking off "condoms?" blew the end out.

    Note the end on shot, the wall thickness is not even, therefore the end is similarly very thin in the section that blew out.

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    NRMA road service memebership is a good thing for Daughter's cars (Not that Pugs would ever fail to proceed).

    The cars is back on the road no probs (at this stage).
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    Yes...... An excellant reminder to have a look at your cooling system being summer.


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    Why did you not loop the hose? That would have averted the buildup of pressure.

    I have a steel U-tube bent by Pirtek that I could put in your letterbox today for a six month loan if needed.

    Nissens brand matrices are cheapest (bought from Rockauto) but the top plate doesn't line up perfectly with the mounting clips on the HVAC box. Some tickling up is needed.

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    Why cut a good Pug hose ($200 worth)?

    The pressure I'd have thought would only be 13psi (I could hold 5.75 lbf with my _ _ _ _)!

    I have just measured the thickness of the failed "condom": general wall > 4mm, at failed end section = < 1mm!!!

    Have just sent Mr Rare Spares and email requesting a comment! (Don't really expect an answer).
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    Why in the hell dont they make the matrix repairable without having to pull half the car to bits

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    I always use a good length of reinforced hose and the correct fitting S/S bolt to plug the end, (Norma clips X 2).
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugsley fits View Post
    Why in the hell dont they make the matrix repairable without having to pull half the car to bits
    Why don't they make them like the old ones which never needed to be replaced?
    Graham

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    Why have razor blades now got 5 blades ?

    Sorry everyone else was complaining thought I would join in......

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    If this is a 1.8, does it have early stages head gasket failure?

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    I just went to repco and bought some standard 3/4 (19mm) heater hose and looped mine... Not sure what sort of fittings the 1.8 has but the s16 its just standard hose (and clamps) on the engine ends.

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    I had used a pair of these to blank off the heater outlets on the waterpump on my 16TS powered 4CV. The car does not have a heater. I had one die in the middle of western NSW, and found similarly that the thickness is not uniform. They were a year old. The outlets are now threaded internally and have blanking bolts in them.
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