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by simmit
Thu May 17, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Fuse for Horns. Where is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Fuse for Horns. Where is it?

Tinker man wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:19 pm
Hi, glad you got sorted.

as far as CDL goes i would hazard a guess at central door locking? unless there is another fuse for that?

cheers, Ian.
Yes, that's it! My addled brain had forgotten I removed that fuse some time ago. An unnecessary feature that serves only to flatten the battery.
by simmit
Thu May 17, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Fuse for Horns. Where is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Fuse for Horns. Where is it?

Hi if it's a se6a then it is no 3 ( supply ) 35A & no 4 out ( second pair in from seat end ) to Horn , Interior Light , Cig. Lighter , Time Clock , ( fed from cig lighter supply ) & Bonnet Light , Thanks Ian. It's MB not 6a but perhaps there is some commonality. The MB electrics are a mystery to me...
by simmit
Thu May 17, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Fuse for Horns. Where is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Fuse for Horns. Where is it?

Found it!
If anyone's interested it's the "Battery Control" fuse in main fuse box.
Just what "Battery Control" signifies I have no idea but clearly it serves several circuits as the clock is now also working (one more job sorted, albeit accidentally).
by simmit
Thu May 17, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Fuse for Horns. Where is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Fuse for Horns. Where is it?

According to Peter's excellent wiring diagram there is a 35A fuse to the horns. Where is it? Main fuse box and an auxiliary fuse box (both in passenger side foot-well) are not marked for horns so can anyone suggest where I might look. Incidentally, the auxiliary box has been marked up by previous ow...
by simmit
Thu May 17, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Engine cooling (rad. etc.)
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Engine cooling (rad. etc.)

DARK STAR wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 6:39 am
It helps if the hot air can get out of the engine compartment ...
That's cool!
by simmit
Wed May 16, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Engine cooling (rad. etc.)
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Engine cooling (rad. etc.)

ScimmyMike wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 11:20 am
Had a 2nd re-core after a leaking rad and despite annual flushes the bottom 1/3rd or the rad was already 25% silted up and that's after 5 years.
Makes me wonder what the coolant passages in the engine itself are like if the rad silts up that quickly.
by simmit
Wed May 16, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Engine cooling (rad. etc.)
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Engine cooling (rad. etc.)

gtcse8 wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 12:29 pm
Gonna be expensive with a new Rad.
Don't forget it incorporates the Oil cooler too.
No oil cooler on MB50.
by simmit
Wed May 16, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Engine cooling (rad. etc.)
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Engine cooling (rad. etc.)

The temp on our MB9 rarely gets to 90deg. Have you still got the two speed fan fitted - according to the first owner of MB9 a bigger / better fan was fitted before he sold it on If everything working OK the fan ought not be operational over say 30-40 mph, I believe, and I have problem(?) at speed. ...
by simmit
Wed May 16, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Engine cooling (rad. etc.)
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Engine cooling (rad. etc.)

Presumably the fan cuts in then out when stationary, my 6b ran hot and occasionally did a kettle impression, re-cored radiator and since then it was fine no matter what the weather sat there at an indicated 90 all day with fan cutting in and out as it should do, as Jim said it's probably silted up ...
by simmit
Wed May 16, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Engine cooling (rad. etc.)
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Engine cooling (rad. etc.)

scimjim wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 11:08 am
Simply back-flushing a rad gives no real indication of the internal condition. I suspect you simply need a new rad/core?
Fully accept your point. Though the rad was done by rad specialist who said it was fine.
by simmit
Wed May 16, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Engine cooling (rad. etc.)
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Engine cooling (rad. etc.)

MB50 engine cooling seems no better than adequate in UK conditions but I'm unsure how it would cope on a fast road in Europe with hot summertime conditions so would appreciate comments. MB50 rad was removed and thoroughly back-flushed, a new thermostat fitted (genuine Ford which was tested and opens...
by simmit
Wed May 09, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Thermostat housing leak - 2.9i V6
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Thermostat housing leak - 2.9i V6

I have a problem, as per the thread title. Does anyone know, is this likely to be just the gasket failed (which seems odd to me, why would it?) or is the housing itself prone to fatigue cracks and splits? A secondary point is, getting gaskets or housings for the 2.8i seems very easy, whereas there ...
by simmit
Thu May 03, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Push, pull radiator fan
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Push, pull radiator fan

I fitted 12” single speed fan (ACS curved blades fan from McGill motorsport) as replacement for original 2 speed fan but it doesn’t give adequate cooling. The fan arrived as a “pull” and I need “push” (in front of radiator) so I changed wiring polarity to reverse rotation. Bearing in mind the fan ha...
by simmit
Thu May 03, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 2.9efi Idle control valve
Replies: 4
Views: 143

2.9efi Idle control valve

Thank you gentlemen. I'll go for it.
by simmit
Wed May 02, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: My SE6a Over Heating Cure
Replies: 17
Views: 659

My SE6a Over Heating Cure

I fitted manual override switch (which can operate with ignition off) and usual routine on shut down is to set fan running for few minutes then restart engine for a moment or two to circulate coolant. You will see the engine temp. gauge drop noticeably.

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