A Dose of Radiator Poisoning.

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Some things are never simple...

The plan was to swap the lightweight wheels and their shaved Falken tyres back onto the race car, ready for the Snetterton meeting next weekend. Richard had just about completed that when Karen noticed a pool forming under the nose of the car.

For some reason the radiator had started leaking! It was a great shame, as the radiator core was in very good condition compared to some. The only option was to swap it for a slightly ropey looking one from the spare red car. At least that one wasn't leaking its coolant everywhere.

Having swapped the radiators and re-filled the coolant system, it was discovered the electric fan would only work when the temp-sender wiring was un-plugged. Our diagnosis is a malfunctioning temp-sender. Thus the working one from the original radiator will have to be used instead. That'll require more draining/re-filling.

At least it was spotted before driving all the way to Norfolk to miss out on the racing!!

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  • Karen races her Impreza WRX in the Classic and Sports Car Club (CSCC) Modern Classics series, with her husband Richard as a 2nd Driver. The races are mini-endurance events involving a driver-swap. Karen has previously raced in the Nippon Challenge, a race series for Japanese and Asian cars. Karen has been racing since 2006, having started in the MR2 Challenge.
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