2004 1.4i injector seals

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My Name: KevRide

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Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:36 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2004 (54)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 130000
Trim Level: SX
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
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Ozvtr wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:17 pm
Take the scuttle panel off and see if the two drain holes on either side of the bottom of the windscreen are blocked. The scuttle panel (if you don't know) are the plastic panels between the bonnet and the windscreen. Where the windscreen wiper arms stick out.
Yep, had all that off, and it's clean as a whistle! Cleaned out the drain holes on the sills too. But when I had the scuttle off, I found the cabin pollen filter housing was dislodged (clips broken, I've since bolted it in place. I think maybe water was running down the screen and straight into the filter housing, and then down into the heater unit. What I haven't found yet is if there's a drain hole for that! Will check your other reports when I get a minute - got to fix my tractor first...
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My Name: Arfur Dent

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)
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Ozvtr wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:20 pm
KevRide wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:48 am I used a little red rubber grease on the seals for fitting ( because that's what I had to hand) and it made life a lot easier.
Good. Red rubber grease is the best because that's what its designed for. I only recommend petroleum jelly because it does the job and is cheap and easy to find. Buying a whole tub of rubber grease for just this job would be a waste. I have found plain vanilla grease not good on rubber parts in the long term. It glues the rubber to the metal.
Having said all that though, if you are going to do serious work on your brakes you'll need the rubber grease. No doubt that's why you had it?
KevRide wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:48 am Hoping to get the head torqued down, valves adjusted and everything else back together today and see if it's all good.
I have not dealt with torque-to-yield Head bolts and it frightens the sh out of me! But...I'll have to do it one day.

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