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Old 21st May 2022, 08:39 PM
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The rusty lump is the water pump for the heater. Its built in to the side of the heater valve block and is supposed to push coolant through the two heater cores as the engine water pump doesn't have enough flow or pressure to get through the valve block. When the pump fails it just takes a while for the heater to heat up.
So not the "Auxiliary coolant pump" that gets noisy as it ages? The one that kicks in when you use the "Rest" function.
If it is I've cut the wiring to it and taped it up as it got really noisy years ago (just like my original PF S8).

Heater still warms up fast enough for me.
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Old 21st May 2022, 08:43 PM
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Yes it's that. I guess thats why its not making a noise then
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Old 21st May 2022, 08:45 PM
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Good to know. If you have a rummage around you should find the cut wires taped up with Certoflex.

Looking at this was IIRC item 27 on my list from early March, I think you commented then about a future solution with A6 components, potential retrofit as definitely not ready in time.
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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Old 22nd May 2022, 09:16 AM
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Looking at this was IIRC item 27 on my list from early March
Item 27? How biiiiiiig is this list??
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Old 22nd May 2022, 11:07 AM
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I think I was in a competition with someone else here, we were both approaching 40 items. And that's on top of all the "standard" stuff MJ does.....

Not all will get done, some of it was more of a wish list....
And some, like this, are "planned future developments".
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Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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Old 22nd May 2022, 06:37 PM
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Another good day today thanks to Mike coming over to help

Got the fan finished off



Some trauma had happened with the centre scuttle trim bolt so I put a new rivnut in there



Botang's hole



MJ's grommet



Bedded down on seam sealer



and then covered completely



I completely forgot to get any pics of detailing the engine bay and fixing broken studs, and then we put the engine back in



Nice and clean and treated with sealant







Most of the top end back together

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Old 22nd May 2022, 06:42 PM
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Coming along nicely. I particularly like MJ's grommet for Botang's hole!
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Some trauma had happened with the centre scuttle trim bolt so I put a new rivnut in there
Pretty sure that was the windscreen fitters who replaced it before my ownership; they had no idea how to refit the scuttle cover and just drilled it out and bodged it.
Wrecked the scuttle cover as well with what they did.

This time the windscreen will be replaced under MJs eagle eyes and they won't touch any of the trim!
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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Old 23rd May 2022, 10:58 AM
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The blower motor is getting replaced with a D3 version which is made considerably easier with the ecu box out as well

What's the benefit of using the D3 version? Is it that the D2 is nla or is the D3 version better and quieter?
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Old 23rd May 2022, 11:05 AM
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It's the same part with different connector that has reversed polarity. D2 part is NLA.
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Old 23rd May 2022, 05:33 PM
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It's the same part with different connector that has reversed polarity. D2 part is NLA.
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