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Old 06-03-2009, 16:06   #1
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Unhappy Help Locating Thermostat ON ZR 1.4

had a look for my thermostat today when i replaced my reverse light switch, but could not for the life of me see where it was, can someone help, if i am standing atthe front of the car looking at the engine where is it? does anyone have pictures of the exact location, is it impossible to get at from above? thanks all help will be appreciated and possibly repped.
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Old 06-03-2009, 16:12   #2
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If you are standing at the front of the car bonnet up look over the back of the engine to the left side and just below the inlet manifold. You will see the housing with the pipes coming out of it. Best attacked from underneath really.
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Old 06-03-2009, 16:14   #3
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is it in a black housing that looks as though it is connected to the engine?
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Old 06-03-2009, 16:24   #4
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i hAve the new thermostat coming tomorrow so nned to know where it is, haynes manual doesnt really help, anyone in glasgow or paisley free tomorrow? lol i phone 5 garages to se if they would do it and none of them would touch it with a rusty pole
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Old 06-03-2009, 16:37   #5
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It's near the base of the dipstick mount.

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Old 06-03-2009, 16:38   #6
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Behind the cambelt mate.

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Old 06-03-2009, 16:40   #7
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IIRC it's an 8mm spanner to undo the 3x thermostat housing bolts.

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Old 06-03-2009, 16:55   #8
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cheers, cheers, cheers
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IIRC it's an 8mm spanner to undo the 3x thermostat housing bolts.

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Never done it but i'm led to believe it's a pig of a job, maybe wrong though. Take the inlet manifold off for easier access if you cant get underneath mate.
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Never done it but i'm led to believe it's a pig of a job, maybe wrong though
Nope, not wrong...

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Old 06-03-2009, 17:19   #11
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i think i will be going under the car, got lift ramps in my mates garage so will get him to put it up them,
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Old 06-03-2009, 21:14   #12
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Remove the inlet manifold first. Pig of a job removing all the pipes but gives easy access.
I managed to fit a new thermostat whilst it was attatched to the head. Took me a while !
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Old 07-03-2009, 14:39   #13
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right having minor problems guys. managed to get the hose frm the back of the thermostat housing off but cant ge the pipe coming out the side of the housing off, its not like a flexible hose its like solid plastic, any ideas? cheers
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If there is nothing electrical near it you could pour a little bit of boiling water on it to soften the rubber, be quick...poor then twist and pull.

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Or use some silcone spray to try and lubricate the end. Pinch if possible and give a squirt, again twist and pull.

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dont know if there is anything electrical near it, its coming from the side of the housing for the thermostat, in the haynes manual it shows a rubber hose then the plastic part im describing but i dont have the rubber hose part only the plastic, cant get it away at all, nightmare
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With ya mate, sorry missed the bit that said it was plastic. You could try the above and see if you can expand the plastic slightly.

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ok going to try that give me five ill no doubt be back up for more help,
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ok the plastic is solid, defo not pinchable, cant pull it away from the thermostat either, dont know what im gonna do
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http://forums.mg-rover.org/showthread.php?t=273428
in this thread, its the black plastic coming out of the left of the housing on post 2's picture
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