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    I'd crack the bleeders on the front and back of heads in case it has an air pocket.

    Fingers crossed it hasn't done a head gasket.

    But might be worth a trip past the local mechanic and pressurise the system. Hopefully it is the cap

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    Originally posted by 50RTD
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?
    Originally posted by Dogsballs;n7259704
    Bit harder to Wank to without Wendy, but got there in the end

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      Im going to go with cap as well. Had a similar issue on a vtls1 many moons ago and cap solved it. Fingers crossed for you mate.

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        Originally posted by Captiva Fan View Post
        These answers are relevant to my immediate interest ... I think I have some kero, is it worth soaking in degreaser for a bit?
        I assume wear gloves if holding/scrubbing stuff being sprayed with degreaser &.or kero, will those lightweight el-cheapo disposable black gloves cut it or will they dissolve?
        Nitrile or PVC hold up to most solvents pretty well. Most the the supercheap/repco ones are nitrile now.

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          I grabbed a new cap so I'll throw that on, clean it up and see how it goes. It looked like the cap was the only place it was escaping. It was fine until I replaced the alternator a month or so ago, which required removing the top radiator hose to get the thermo fans out. It's dumped a bit of fluid 3 times now, but only when the no-pics drives it of course... I was worried there was some special bleeding process I missed once there was a mention of cracking bleed nipples in the head, but nope, it's self bleeding apparently.
          Originally posted by doctorpat
          It's not that every person with the coof spreads it to 8 people. It's that 50 people spread it to nobody, 40 spread it to their nopix and kids, 5 spread it to nopix, kids, neighbour, and mate that came over to watch the footy, and the last five went to a secret illegal rave, gave it to 17 people in the mosh pit, then went to an underground hairdresser, gave it to 22 people there, then went and drank a coffee on the beach while hugging and kissing another 52 people, and then needed to look at paint colours at bunnings, before going to work as a checkoutchick at Aldi.

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            Originally posted by andy_wk View Post
            That looks familiar...
            Radiator, water pump, thermostat, thermostat housing, all heater/reservoir connecting hoses, heater tap, reservoir and cap have all been replaced within the past 3 years. The only non-GMH genuine parts were the heater tap (Gates) and reservoir/cap (Dayco), so definitely try a new cap first - is that where it's been spraying out (looks like it but hard to tell from a photo)?
            Yeah, I was pretty sure it was all reasonably new, hence wondering if it was the thermostat playing up.
            Originally posted by doctorpat
            It's not that every person with the coof spreads it to 8 people. It's that 50 people spread it to nobody, 40 spread it to their nopix and kids, 5 spread it to nopix, kids, neighbour, and mate that came over to watch the footy, and the last five went to a secret illegal rave, gave it to 17 people in the mosh pit, then went to an underground hairdresser, gave it to 22 people there, then went and drank a coffee on the beach while hugging and kissing another 52 people, and then needed to look at paint colours at bunnings, before going to work as a checkoutchick at Aldi.

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              Is there any way to get a shit Australian windscreen up to the smooth quality of the Japanese Import quality it replaced?
              Is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?

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                Originally posted by Speedyblue View Post
                I grabbed a new cap so I'll throw that on, clean it up and see how it goes. It looked like the cap was the only place it was escaping. It was fine until I replaced the alternator a month or so ago, which required removing the top radiator hose to get the thermo fans out. It's dumped a bit of fluid 3 times now, but only when the no-pics drives it of course... I was worried there was some special bleeding process I missed once there was a mention of cracking bleed nipples in the head, but nope, it's self bleeding apparently.
                I tended to give it a decent 20-25 minutes running with the cap off and heater turned up to the highest temp to bleed the system after replacing bits, you might want to try that in combination with the new cap.

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                  Originally posted by Speedyblue View Post
                  I grabbed a new cap so I'll throw that on, clean it up and see how it goes. It looked like the cap was the only place it was escaping. It was fine until I replaced the alternator a month or so ago, which required removing the top radiator hose to get the thermo fans out. It's dumped a bit of fluid 3 times now, but only when the no-pics drives it of course... I was worried there was some special bleeding process I missed once there was a mention of cracking bleed nipples in the head, but nope, it's self bleeding apparently.
                  100% will be the cap. i had the same issues after i purchased my VE2 SS wagon. Foamy gave me the tip that the caps on commos with plastic rad tanks ALWAYS fuckout and piss coolant everywhere.
                  replaced cap from local parts store and had zero issues since then (3yrs ago maybe?)
                  Last edited by the buttonman; 11-07-21, 01:16 PM.

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                    Originally posted by greenhj View Post
                    How hard is it to change the plugs on the firewall side of the 3.5l V6 in a Kia Carnival?
                    Not hard as such, just a pain to take the manifold off for access.

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                      dang. Thats more effort than I was hoping for.

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                        Originally posted by Captiva Fan View Post
                        will those lightweight el-cheapo disposable black gloves cut it or will they dissolve?
                        Nitrile rubber is chemical resistant to all sort of stuff, I use them (when I remember to put them on) for parts washing, oil changes etc.


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                          Originally posted by data_mine View Post
                          Nitrile rubber is chemical resistant to all sort of stuff, I use them (when I remember to put them on) for parts washing, oil changes etc.
                          Ta, after Slides said the same I took an hour off work today to do scrubby-scrubby-scrubby and the bits are all as clean as I need them to be (enough that I don't get filthy installing them - the project car's been around long enough I'm not being arsed with carefully painting shit that's buried down where nobody will ever see it again), and my hands aren't a kero+degreaser smelling mass of flaking skin.
                          Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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                            I normally change the nitrile gloves every 15 or 20 minutes when I'm doing anything that I think I should wear gloves for. They will rip as soon as you look at anything remotely sharp (bolt threads/odd shaped parts etc)

                            Plus I will be guaranteed to get an itchy eye or something 2 seconds after putting them on.

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                              Originally posted by Dark Orange View Post
                              Is there any way to get a shit Australian windscreen up to the smooth quality of the Japanese Import quality it replaced?
                              Buy a genuine one.
                              Originally posted by brewdles
                              In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                                Australian windscreen? They havnt made them here for a long while.
                                I think the AU Falcon as the last car to have Aussie made glass.

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