Alright, thanks, I'll nip up the dip stick. I hadn't thought to do that.
I tried for the life of me to angle the hose off the alternator, but it always just settled back onto to it. I think I'm just going to have to keep an eye on it and if it wears out after a few years, I'll just have to replace it.
No amount of playing around would get it to sit differently. I was also concerned that trying to change the angle too much would out pressure on the manifold clip, which is only plastic.
I suppose my last concern is that a lot of vibration is transmitted through the can, probably in part as a result of the upgraded engine mounts.
I'll need to keep an eye on the can itself and ensure it doesn't undo itself and drop it's oily gets all over the aux belt!
I put a thick screwdriver blade between the hose connector and alternator, nipped up the connector then removed the screwdriver.I tried for the life of me to angle the hose off the alternator, but it always just settled back onto to it
Same reason I've been too scared to run an oil cooler 👀Checked mine after a few hundred miles and all was ok, will be checking again next month when I service the car but I know what you mean re. concerns, we fit something to help minimize carbon build up, oil in the intercooler and boost pipes etc then worry about connectors coming loose and things falling off lol.
Ah ok, yeah I remember now. The Mountune catch can system also had one for that hose too.
Thanks Alex for heads up, my car doesn't have the stock DV housing, it's got a Turbosmart Plumb-back DV mounted externally but I've no idea if this relies on oil misting for lubrication, I need to do a bit of homework on this DV and also the TS Actuator mine's got, maybe they'll need attention in a couple of years time. I saw your other post about visiting H-Sport, good to know your cars in good health, heard nothing but good stuff re: Connor and Jordan.@Darran I was down at H-Sport today getting some work down and I mentioned about having fitted a Vudu catch can. I was advised that the oil that's normally circulated in the PCV system is also used as part of lubrication of the diverter valve. So, by removing said oil, you need to then manually lube up the brass piston or you risk it seizing.
Just an FYI in case you want to add it to your servicing list.
Cheers mate.Hahahaha not my good side in the picture that’s for sure. Cadwell was brilliant, will have to do it again.
Another awesome update to your car mate, that rad should keep your car nice and cool.
The car is a credit to you and looks brilliant in the flesh especially those seats.
Cool cheers, I'll probably have that thermostat off you, let me do a bit of digging re. the Ford 82C part and I'll let you know.I do have a mishimoto cooler thermostat in the box that I never go round to fitting … if your interested mate
be a shame to do the radiator and not match it with mountune coolant hoses too
Sure, it's 2184696Mind sharing the part number for the recall thermostat?