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Metal heater pipe worn thru on 88 leone
Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:38 AM
I have just noticed my leone is leaking water, quick pop of the bonnet reveals there is water spraying out from a metal Y join on the heater pipe (just behind carby). As it is dark outside, im wondering if this part is easily removable for repairs, i have tried searching for pics and info online as i expeted this to be a common problem, has this happened to you before and how did you fix it?
thanks in advance
Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:32 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:45 AM
The pipe on mine has a wee 90 deg bend with another pipe coming out, and the corner of this pipe has rusted away.
its connected to a hose at the end i can see, im wondering if its attached by hose or if its pressed into the block, sorta the reason why i posted up here, hoping someone will know..(of couse they will!!!)
Edited by stealth, 07 May 2012 - 01:52 AM.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:25 PM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:47 PM
Is it connected via another rubber hose...ill be pulling it apart tonight...
Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:30 AM
So a few questions i have:
Can I bypass the carby?
And what kind of affect will it have?
Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:53 AM
If it is the Metal Pipe that is Rusted, you can Weld it with Bronze, I did that on my EA82 intake Manyfold's metal pipe, when I did the Weber Swap, but I did that to Close the Water Passage for the Carburetor, because Weber's Don't need it.
However, you might be Able to Swap that Pipe with a better one, if is the one Going to the Intake Manyfold.
If it is the Small Pipe on the Intake, for the Carburetor, you can Weld it with Aluminium...
You can See Pictures of both Weldings, here:
Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 08 May 2012 - 09:00 AM.
mispelled word, fixed
Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:53 PM
The main reason i want to bypass the waterjacket in the manifold is because im lazy, I have talked to others about this and it may cause problems with the auto choke?
Can you think of any other issues i may have?
Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:30 AM
I Bypassed the Heather Core (Not Needed here, in the Caribbean Tropics) Using a "U-Turn" 5/8 Hose... by that way, I Keep the optimum Water Circulation on the Coolin' System.
I Kindly suggest you to Remove the intake Manyfold and take it to a Proffesional Welder to cut the Rusted metal Pipe (it can be Removed from the intake) and put there a New one or Adapt another with the Same 5/8" Measurement.
Use Brand New Original Subaru intake Gaskets.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:40 AM
Im also thinking of getting rid of the AC unit, is it just a simple case of removing the unit, leaving the bracket for the alternator, and sourcing a shorter belt, or more involved?
Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:25 PM
please watch this video for the easy way to remove this as a whole assembly. @5:45
here is the same procedure but going back together, showing better detail of the mounting points. @1:25
Edited by MilesFox, 14 May 2012 - 09:30 PM.
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