Driving home from up north yesterday arvo happy in my cool air-conditioned Jeep when ...
temp gauge goes crazy and steam from under the bonnet
Luckily I managed to roll into Tully and stop at a servo
found this piece of crud plastic on the rear left of the engine
(That's only half of it)
No problem I thought, simply fold the longer piece of hose from the back of the engine up to EGR valve.
It'll all be good.
always fill up a hot engines cooling system whilst the engine is running and add water slowly.
And off we go.
About 3 minutes south and on comes the engine light and she shuts down the engine
Temperature gauge is fine.
Plenty of fuel pressure.
Engine cranks but it's pinging it's head off.
So obviously it's all too hot somewhere inside.
Wait 10 mins, she fires up, so back north again into Tully.
Sunday and everything is shut.
Luckily the hardware shop was still open.
Managed to grab some reinforced pressurised hose 19mm inside diameter.
Back to the servo and ....
The small hose that ran from the T-piece back up to the coolant reservoir is actually an air bleed.
(CRD cooling systems are self bleeding
We were watching a ton of air trapped inside the clear hose.
So we coiled it up revved the engine around 2K with the pressurised cap off,
until all the air bubbles had disappeared.
Ended up looking like this
Back home safe now, journey took a little longer than expected.
Who says computers are shite? This one just saved me an engine rebuild.
So my question is now, what is the best portable code scanner for the CRD?