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XJ8 COOLING SYSTEM REPAIRS - part 1.

The repairs undertaken when a pin hole leak was discovered in the coolant distribution tube.
Diagnosis and dissassembly.
Stream of fluid under pressure.
Stream of fluid under pressure.
Using a miror to try and get a shot.
Using a miror to try and get a shot.
Getting the angle and light right.
Getting the angle and light right.
The tools required are quite few and simple
The tools required are quite few and simple
An invaluable tool, saves having to drain coolant.
An invaluable tool, saves having to drain coolant.
Before work starts, place guard/fender covers to prevent damage.
Before work starts, place guard/fender covers to prevent damage.
Remove covers from engine plus inlet trunking and air box.
Remove covers from engine plus inlet trunking and air box.
Suction retrieval of coolant first from expansion tank then thermo tower.
Suction retrieval of coolant first from expansion tank then thermo tower.
Extracted coolant still looks good
Extracted coolant still looks good
Remove top hose to gain better access to tube bolts
Remove top hose to gain better access to tube bolts
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Relatively good condition for age.
Relatively good condition for age.
Tiny crack opens up under heat and full pressure.
Tiny crack opens up under heat and full pressure.
Results of good quality coolant mixed 50/50 with de-ionised water
Results of good quality coolant mixed 50/50 with de-ionised water