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by Fonzey
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 116
Views: 1769

Re: 2006 Exige S

Cheers Ade. I think I'll be going for a poke around a certain VX220 engine bay soon to check out the wiring.
by Fonzey
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 116
Views: 1769

Re: 2006 Exige S

Yes the pre-rad connectors are IMO the biggest chance of a hose kinking when hot due to the tight routing there, they would indeed be a good spot for 90deg connectors. I may do that before the clam goes on, as it may actually tidy up that area in time for the AC man to come back and fit (yet another...
by Fonzey
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 116
Views: 1769

Re: 2006 Exige S

I'd still suggest adding in a second pump, it turned what was a low volume of water going through the system, to what I considered a good flow. Also provides some redundancy. Oh and the pumps should not be run without water, it is design to use the water as it's lubricant :) Cheers Ade, yeah I only...
by Fonzey
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 116
Views: 1769

Re: 2006 Exige S

I managed to get a few bits done over the weekend, but slowing down now as I know I can't get the car properly buttoned up until the AC is sorted and I'm actually running out of jobs to get done! With the hoses trimmed and clipped up at the front of the car I now needed to map out my routing at the ...
by Fonzey
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 116
Views: 1769

Re: 2006 Exige S

Quick update on the AC - Stuart (link above) has been for a look today and he's got a plan. The main complication with the damaged pipe is that it contains a pressure relief/blow off valve to protect the system in the event of a fault. That stops us from just running a replacement soft hose and mean...
by Fonzey
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Parts For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Carbon Doors S2/S3
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Carbon Doors S2/S3

They're even in my colour :D
by Fonzey
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 116
Views: 1769

Re: 2006 Exige S

Yep hopefully he comes good, I'll be sure to feedback once we have a conclusion. If nothing else, I think he can help get me in touch with the right people. I've rung up about 30 hydraulics places (who knew North Yorkshire had such a demand for hydraulic engineering shops) and nobody will touch AC. ...
by Fonzey
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 116
Views: 1769

Re: 2006 Exige S

It's update time: This week I've finished off the hose routing through the sills, where I left it the hoses were available to grab via the interior cubby hole but had no route into the front clam/radiator area. Using the endoscope I mapped out a few candidate locations for drilling. I had a choice o...
by Fonzey
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 116
Views: 1769

Re: 2006 Exige S

I've found an AC guy!

He's about an hour away, has a mobile van with recharge kit and basic fittings / pipe benders to make up replacement lines. He's going to come take a look on tuesday, potentially taking my damaged pipe away but he sounds confident he can sort it for me.
by Fonzey
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 116
Views: 1769

Re: 2006 Exige S

Roof, boot lid and the outside of the doors were painted to match the car, all the other parts were lacquered carbon. The big saving were roof all the external parts plus the seats, but you'd be surprised how much the door cards weigh, I think somewhere I posted most of the weight savings as I went...