Cheers for the info. I might send him a pm. Spend half an hour on the car tonight. When the temp switch plug is looped out, the fan kicks in, so that’s good. I heated up the switch with the pins connected to a multi meter and it goes from open circuit when cold, to varying amounts on resistance when it gets hot, so hopefully it is/was an airlock causing the problem. The coolant flange hasn’t turned up yet, so can’t fit that!
Looking over the engine, it’s going to need plugs, leads, points, fluids/filters and belts. I think this is roughly £200 worth, but even then, there might be some other issues with the engine. Unfortunately, I didn’t actually speak to the guy who’s car it was, I dealt with his elderly parents, so couldn’t get the full low down on the car. Although, they were certain it was running fine when it was parked up in 2007.
Although I have done full engine rebuilds before (at work) I don’t really have the time or certain specialist tools to do one now. How much does anyone reckon to get the engine sent away for a full refurb? I’m talking car sos style! Send away a rusty lump and get back a fully overhauled freshly painted engine. Also, I’m in the Peterborough area, so does anyone know of any companies within 50/75ish miles round here that I could talk to about this?
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