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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    Nothing beats a 12 for carrying capacity

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    He's not trying.... Where is the trailer.??
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    Trailer? Oh, I once carted a 6 x 4 trailer full of concrete slabs behind the R12 which easily weighed more than the car. The brakes faded to nowt, and there was barely any pulling power...increasing engine noise was not accompanied by the scenery passing any more quickly... but it did it. Traffic lights were a matter of great forward planning...and scanning for law enforcement ofiicers along the way. Many nerves were wracked in the making of this story.
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    lovely to hear all these stories...it's been 30 yrs waiting so looking forward to picking her up this sat and driving her home...if she makes it home ok I will be happy
    cant wait to have a tinker with it....happy days
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    The teardrop models are getting pretty rare, so look after it!
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    Hey Dogboy, I used to ride a Vespa P200E. Just noticed your sig listing the PX. I bought it brand new from the former Perth dealer Stolarskis. I had a Rally 200 as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cvg View Post
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    On a related note: what on Earth are the tyres on yours? (I don't recognise the pattern.)

    cheers! Peter
    Having a closer look, I hypothesise that they are BFG Drive T/A tyres. If so, I'd be interested in due course on your impressions of them in the wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey View Post
    Hey Dogboy, I used to ride a Vespa P200E. Just noticed your sig listing the PX. I bought it brand new from the former Perth dealer Stolarskis. I had a Rally 200 as well.
    I have 2 x PX200's at the mo but one is for sale....I was a mod over 30 yrs ago and used to have a Vespa GS150 and a SS180 plus an Lambretta LI150....love vintage scooters but the PX is the most reliable and fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    The teardrop models are getting pretty rare, so look after it!
    I almost bought one in Sydney via aussiefrogs but being a later model I just couldn't settle for less...
    In my mind it had to be an early teardrop model with those low back seats and nice chrome grill...no fugly plastic for me
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    ok....last night I got a call from the owner...cars ready to go...oh..by the way..the temp gauge goes up to hot but it's ok
    ...mmmm..ad says car runs well...
    so I pick her up today and start out the trip home...anxiety levels immediately go up when I see temp climbing and I have just left
    so it quickly gets to the border between warm and redline hot...there it slighty fluctuates the whole long,worry prone trip home
    I see no sign of steam and the car seems happy so I hug the left lane and ask myself why me...lol
    but I made it home and the little 16 just gave a gurgle when shut down..
    I looked in the engine bay and she has got some coolant sprayed around....
    so...now I need to cure the overheating and pray no damage has been done
    thinking faulty thermostat...clogged radiator?...advanced timing?...lordy...what else could it be...not internal water jackets blocked me hopes....steps to diagnose anyone?
    apart from the drama she drove and held the road well....gee I loved driving it...
    here's hoping she's a keeper and able to be brought back with little expense...we shall see
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    I reckon it has a clogged radiator, has all the symptoms.
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    It could also need to be bled properly. But if it has popped the seal on the glass (original)/plastic (replacement) coolant bottle cap (cause of the coolant spraying around?), it will likely need a new cap as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COL View Post
    I reckon it has a clogged radiator, has all the symptoms.
    I will give it a good reverse flush but probably best to just take it out and have it rodded/checked
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    .steps to diagnose anyone?
    On a car of that with largely unknown providence fault diagnosis is a series of elimination.

    However, the first thing I would do is to have cooling system pressure tested and the coolant checked for combustion products.
    This will show up a head gasket leak quick smart.

    Excessive "steam" in the exhaust after reaching temperature is a a sign of a possible head gasket.

    After the head gasket removed a a problem (and after you feel a lot happier)

    I'd check:

    Radiator cleanliness - if it's gunky it needs a tank taken off to "rod" the tubes properly and clean out the gunk. Paul Thompson, at Thompson radiators in Moorabbin still has a full copper and brass radiator shop and has always done my cleanouts, recores and repairs.
    He's a bit of a grumpy character -but it comes with our ages I guess.

    Their work is good and reasonably priced.

    Water pump operation, if it has a aluminium impeller it can corrode away. Drive belts, slippages and mechanical issues to.

    Obviously hoses, clamps and other leaks and confirmation a hose isn't collapsing under operation.

    Thermostat is not jammed partially closed, slow to reach temperature is sign of this.

    I don't think the R16 has a pressure cap. So you want to be checking pressure release valve, sealing and hoses to the recovery tank.

    Temperature switch, relay , wiring and the electric radiator fan is operating correctly

    Coolant level and make sure you use a aluminum head compatible coolant.

    If I were take a guess I'd suggest a partially blocked radiator or the incorrectly reading temperature gauge. I'd independently check that it's reading is accurate first thing.

    Best of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogboy View Post
    I have 2 x PX200's at the mo but one is for sale....I was a mod over 30 yrs ago and used to have a Vespa GS150 and a SS180 plus an Lambretta LI150....love vintage scooters but the PX is the most reliable and fun
    You are a sad case.
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    Re temperature, let's hope it is just gunge in a neglected cooling system and or thermostat. The R16 fan wasn't needed much of the time as there was good airflow without it when cruising along, so whether or not those components are working properly (switch plus fan) it shouldn't have got hot. Either way, it's much easier to deal with mechanical stuff than a grossly rusted body!

    Look forward to good news! I know I SOLD my 16TS but still miss it/them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogboy View Post
    I will give it a good reverse flush but probably best to just take it out and have it rodded/checked
    Hi dog boy.Dont do anything drastic yet. I have had many 16s and never a problem with their radiator. I am in Box Hill, where are you?

    John Masefield. 0418566991. I have a lot of spares and contacts so feel free to ring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMasefield View Post
    Hi dog boy.Dont do anything drastic yet. I have had many 16s and never a problem with their radiator. I am in Box Hill, where are you?

    John Masefield. 0418566991. I have a lot of spares and contacts so feel free to ring.
    Hi John...Alas,,I am in Main Ridge..Mornington peninsula,
    you're welcome to visit and check her out
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    Having had a number of 16 and 12's, I would do as Simon suggests and make sure the cooling system has been properly bled.

    Some years ago after I had arranged purchase of a 12; upon collection and pending departure from the vendor's carport I was kindly informed that he had just "topped up" the coolant bottle.

    Fortunately I didn't have a long distance to travel, but still had a slight overheating and some coolant discharge.

    A proper bleeding of the system soon cured the problem.

    Hope your problems are trivial and you enjoy a long and joyful partnership.

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    Me too on all that! I restored an Li150 for my girlfriend back then. But yeah, the P series is ultra reliable and has good suspension, especially the dampers. I ended up with the stock P200 in white, Super Corsa saddle with a Pitone Turbo pipe and a rejet on the dyno, otherwise stock. I wish i never sold it...

    Quote Originally Posted by dogboy View Post
    I have 2 x PX200's at the mo but one is for sale....I was a mod over 30 yrs ago and used to have a Vespa GS150 and a SS180 plus an Lambretta LI150....love vintage scooters but the PX is the most reliable and fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey View Post
    Me too on all that! I restored an Li150 for my girlfriend back then. But yeah, the P series is ultra reliable and has good suspension, especially the dampers. I ended up with the stock P200 in white, Super Corsa saddle with a Pitone Turbo pipe and a rejet on the dyno, otherwise stock. I wish i never sold it...
    I think we need to open a italian scooter section on AF. Too many stories too many parts too many scooters....I should have never sold my 90SS.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimistyle View Post
    I think we need to open a italian scooter section on AF. Too many stories too many parts too many scooters....I should have never sold my 90SS.....

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    Ok...so I decided to bleed using your method...so I loosen one nut that secures bottle enough so I can slip the wire
    off its retaining ridge.
    I pull the bottle up and get great height...yes..the line from bottle to radiator is probably original and so brittle it's broken as I have moved it... ah ha...
    so I cant find any reinforced water? hose I use new fuel line hose I have...it had original liger? clips but I have replaced with modern.
    that done I unscrewd the bleed and squeezed the hoses and that was like getting a heart started as then it started to fill the radiator....so much air it wasn't funny
    anyway...finished the bleed...run the car (and let it idle for 10 minutes and low temp
    I went to turn the heater on but it was very stiff and I cracked the lovely knob trying to rotate it so haven't bleed the top bleed
    you little beauty....now to go for a drive...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogboy View Post
    Ok...I'm primarily a Citroen fan but in the past had a Renault 12 which was very reliable..
    30 odd years ago a woman across the road owned a 16TS and I have always fancied one
    finally I decided to buy one and after a couple of falso starts I bought a 1970 16TS
    I'd wanted the earlier version with low back seats etc and hopefully I've bought a good one
    Looks like it may be a Renault club members car...here hse is
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Renault-...vip=true&rt=nc
    Not a silly decision at all, I owned a '69 16TS in the mid '70's, I loved that car and regretted selling it. Two years ago I found a '76 16TS in great condition for a reasonable price and haven't regretted that decision once. Driving always puts a smile on my face, something that modern cars rarely do !

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