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#1 2020-11-02 17:18:40

gmsk
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Registered: 2020-11-02
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What is this?

Hi everyone
This is my first post - spent a good few hours yesterday reading previous posts. Some really great stuff here. I'm glad I found it.

Got a 2003 Fiat scudo, 2.0 diesel - Can you tell me what this is, just behind the n/s wheel arch. Radiator/matrix? Looks like the bracket is a bit wobbly and has been secured using cable ties??

fiat scudo wheel arch

thanks

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#2 2020-11-02 17:43:22

Casper
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From: East Lothian
Registered: 2015-12-20
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Re: What is this?

You park that in a swamp often? It looks like an oil cooler from a motorbike

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#3 2020-11-02 18:31:01

gmsk
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Re: What is this?

Thanks Casper. Yes, it's very dirty, I agree with you. Only just got the van, so giving it a good clean.
From what you said, I think it's the oil radiator. It wobbles a little so wondering if the brackets have rusted and hence the cable ties.
Assuming I can just hose this down as best I can and see if I can clean it? Pull out the rest of the gunk.. Perhaps someone can recommend a good cleaning product for underneath? Thank you.

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#4 2020-11-02 19:03:28

kenbw2
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Re: What is this?

I remember looking at fuel line diagrams that the 2.0 HDi has a fuel cooler in that location. Not sure why, maybe so it's a consistent temp going into the fuel pump?


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#5 2020-11-02 19:44:31

gmsk
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Re: What is this?

Thanks kenbw2, I think you are right - from what I can tell by searching the web, I think it's a diesel fuel cooler.
Used to cool fuel returning to the tank - and therefore reduce chances of condensing, causing excess moisture.. Which I'm guessing isn't great for fuel pumps / injectors?
Anyway I think its just two hose clips, so I'll take a closer look and see if it can be cleaned and secured.
Thanks again.

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#6 2020-11-06 04:50:59

vaz2121
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From: Glasgow Living:~ SW. Scotland
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Re: What is this?

I'm with Casper and ken... it's some kind of cooler.................

I think Ken could be onto something as it appears to have a couple of small bore pipes coming off that area ...........
If so I'd think  securing it might be a priority as you don't want it falling off for one, but neither do you want it wobbling about with the possibility of fracturing a fuel line especially if semi ridged and starting to get a bit of age about them

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