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Broken down 300tdi disco

Discussion in 'LandyZone International Rescue' started by Mulliner86, Aug 2, 2020.

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  1. Mulliner86

    Mulliner86 Member

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    Help! Just got to devils punchbowl cafe. Pulled up to find a blown expansion tank.

    If anyone can help, would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    goonarmy Beer tester LZIR Despatch Agent

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    how blown? A load of rape tape save it or blown to pieces?
     
  3. Mulliner86

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    Only split at the minute
     
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    I'd suggest wrapping it in gaffer tape and leaving the pressure cap off, then driving it carefully to somewhere safe. After topping it up with the engine running, i.e. ticking over.
    Maybe use some cable ties to really hold it together over the crack.
    Best of luck! Been there and had to pea in the tank, only with a Mini in my case!
     
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  6. Mulliner86

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    Just waiting for ot to cool down a bit.
     
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    Huntinghicap Well-Known Member

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    If you are really stuck I may be able to help, I am more towards Gatwick.
     
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    Huntinghicap Well-Known Member

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    Probably not for a couple of hours though.
     
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    @Huntinghicap thank you for the offer,
    We do have recovery on route but if they fail, I may call for your assistance if I may.

    Thanks everyone for the help
     
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    Nws Mate, pm me for my mobile if you need it. Devils Punchbowl is about 40 mins from me, I can probably find you something to use as a replacement tank if you need it. As said, not going to be available for a couple of hours but after that if you are desperate let me know.
     
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    I'd have thought the café could be prevailed upon to give/sell you some hot water, I know you don't want to crack anything by putting cold in it, hence my remark about adding cold slowly while ticking over, which should be fine.
    But if you've got recovery coming anyway.......
    Best of luck!:):):):):)
     
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