Looks good. ourse the worst is yet to come - the starting up & hoping it doesn't sound like a bg of nails (I have this to look forward to as well). I'm sure it'll be fine though cos it looks a good job.
Anyone know if that thremostat housing will fit on an XE head? - either just the 'top' of it, or the whole part which bolts to the head?
Anyone got a side on view of that whole housing, or the EPC pic?
Cheers 0dders. - It's for one of them problems that I've generated myself
Basically I want to mount my dry sump tank right next to the end of the rad on that side of a car (visualise a cavalier). Couple of small things about doing this though:
1. Will need to change path of rad top hose. This will require moving thermostate outlet from pointing pretty much towards from of car to more about 45 degrees to RHS. My plan (if no off the shelf alternative) was to get the top cut off, moved X degrees, then re-welded. Technically not a problem doing this.
2. Water temp sender is close to the dry sump tank as it sticks directly out of themo housing. No 'easy' fix for this. I wished this 1600 thermo housing would have fitted but doesn't look like it's gonna happen. What I'll propbably do it get sometjing like this one and a standard XE recut & welded so that the end item does what I want. Again not a real problem.
May have to go to Halford and play with the ones they got on the shelf to see what's goona work.