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#1 2024-02-25 13:57:47

roopid
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From: Kendal
Registered: 2024-02-25
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Buying a new coolant bleeder valve impossible?

Changed thermostat on 2009 Dispatch 1.6, but the new unit didn't have the bleeder valve, so I went to take the one off the old thermostat.

Its clip was hanging off and it was only the o-ring holding it in place. I've bodged it on with a cable tie.

I can't buy a new one. I've tried the Barrow-in-Furness Citroën dealer, motor factors around Kendal, Halfords, you name it.

Has anyone found a source of these, please?

Or maybe I should make a better bodge using a tap and some 13mm heater hose to replace it?

RoopsPic of Dispatch thermostat taken from front of van

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#2 2024-02-25 17:54:34

kenbw2
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From: Preston
Registered: 2017-11-26
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Re: Buying a new coolant bleeder valve impossible?

I thought cable ties were permanent fixes  tongue

Maybe try a scrap yard?


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#3 2024-02-25 20:19:25

OAT
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Registered: 2017-01-03
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Re: Buying a new coolant bleeder valve impossible?

Can't help but lovely and clean!

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#4 2024-02-25 22:34:05

roopid
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From: Kendal
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Re: Buying a new coolant bleeder valve impossible?

kenbw2 wrote:

I thought cable ties were permanent fixes  tongue

Maybe try a scrap yard?

Well, the cable tie hasn't fallen off. Yet...

I reckon a breaker's might be the only sensible option! Crikey, Greggy's has closed down since I last needed a breaker...

Roops

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#5 2024-02-25 22:48:48

roopid
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From: Kendal
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Re: Buying a new coolant bleeder valve impossible?

OAT wrote:

Can't help but lovely and clean!

You can guess why, yes? It was all clagged up so badly I could hardly SEE the thermostat, until I decided to fix it, so I covered over the fusebox etc., then brushed in Jizer and hosed it down.

Sometimes the old ways are still good :-)

I'm busy un-bodging all the bodges, because we've only had the van a week.

Thermostat was physically broken and sitting crooked in its housing, earth lead was loose on the battery, oil was like treacle, cooling system oily (previous owner seems to have replaced the oil/water heat exchanger recently), oil drain plug badly overtightened... what's next? ;-)

Roops

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#6 2024-02-26 15:39:33

roopid
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From: Kendal
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Re: Buying a new coolant bleeder valve impossible?

Citroen have found it!
I've uploaded a pic of the parts diagram, but I'm not sure how to link to it from my uploads, so I've linked it externally.

Citroen parts diagram for 1.6 DV6 thermostat and bleed valve

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#7 2024-02-26 22:20:26

Casper
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Registered: 2015-12-20
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Re: Buying a new coolant bleeder valve impossible?

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#8 2024-02-26 23:38:58

roopid
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From: Kendal
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Re: Buying a new coolant bleeder valve impossible?

Oh yes! I searched for bleed valve, bleed screw, coolant bleed and so on, but I didn't search for "radiator drain cap" because it isn't a cap, and it doesn't drain the radiator :-)

Thanks for the pointer.

Roops

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#9 2024-03-09 16:09:33

roopid
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From: Kendal
Registered: 2024-02-25
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Re: Buying a new coolant bleeder valve impossible?

Follow-up: Guy Perry (Barrow-in-Furness) found it, ordered it and phoned me when it was in. Nearly £10 but much cheaper than warped cylinder head etc. if the old had blown off. Part number 1323V3.

Here's the parts diagram they sent to confirm:-
mini_CitroenDispatchThermostatBleedValve-RadiatorDrainCap-.png

Last edited by roopid (2024-03-09 20:37:46)

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