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    Hi all,

    I've just finished fixing a pesky coolant leak in the Valver. It was from the plastic union behind the engine block. Apparantly its a common leak on the Valver.

    Anyway a big thank you to Ben from Euro AutoCare in Penrith who told me he could source the part from interstate. As it turned out Peter from Pacific Euro in Newcastle sourced one from France which was more convenient as I wasnt in a hurry and he was local. By the way Pacific Euro is a Holden and Pug dealer. But he was more than happy to help me out even though he didnt really know Citroens. I wish I could say the same for the two so called French car specialists in Sydney who just didnt want to know about a 22 year old Citroen.

    I now need to refill the cooling system. I was just going to throw in Castrol Radicool as its a 33.3% Ethyl Glycol mix. Ive used it on all my other Japanese alloy engined cars without probs. Cant seem to find any info on various Web sites on whats needed.

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    Just had that part out on my valver too, not fun to get at with everything in place. Just needed a new O'ring where it joins to the block, and some silicone on the other joint.
    I've used nulon long life coolant diluted to around 50%.

    Start a thread in restorations projects for the valver!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frog View Post
    Just had that part out on my valver too, not fun to get at with everything in place. Just needed a new O'ring where it joins to the block, and some silicone on the other joint.
    I've used nulon long life coolant diluted to around 50%.

    Start a thread in restorations projects for the valver!
    You slacker, I was really looking forward to seeing your car at AFCD but you had been and gone by the time I arrived around mid-day...

    ...you could also update your progress in your resto thread

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    So sorry I missed you Chris, we'll have to have a Brisbane AF meet up at some stage. I'll definitely update my thread soon, I just don't know where to start with it at the moment.

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    Iv'e given up on coolant. We's in Queensland so we never need anti freeze and the rest i recon is just a crock.

    I'm using a product called "water wetter" from red line. Read the description to get the details but I have found it 5 times better than coolant.

    http://www.redlineoil.com/Products.aspx?pcid=10

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    All you need is Castrol Concentrate ($6) and distilled water from K-Mart if you aren't visiting the snow.

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    Thanks Peter. Picked up 3 bottles of Castrol Concentrate for $5.85 from Super Cheap Auto. Then stopped at Coles and got a 10Litre cask of Everpure water for $7. Its guaranteed to be 100% pure water without any trace of minerals whatsover.

    So how many 200mL bottles do I need? The instructions are pretty vauge. It says 1 bottle for a $4 Cyl and 2 bottles for a 6 or 8 Cyl. Depending what workshop manual or source you consult the XU9J4 has a 7-8 litre capacity. That rivals some 6 Cyl engines. I think I will throw in 2 bottles just to be on the safe side.

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