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ttalps2000

posted on 24/11/17 at 11:40 AM Reply With Quote
Water Rail & Exhaust

I ave done a DIY water rail setup on my Zetec to get me through the IVA re-test shortly!

One concern is that the pipe and hose come in quite close contact with the exhaust manifold. I have wrapped the hose in exhaust wrap, so that it is flame proof and heat proof etc.

I don't have a clue how to add photos into a post, but a pic is available in my photo archive.

Am I asking for trouble with this? I have run the car up several times with no issues etc, but don't want to have more probs come IVA re-test otherwise its another full fee job if I have to go back!

Options are for a raceline water rail if not! £300!!!

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Matt

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ragindave

posted on 24/11/17 at 11:44 AM Reply With Quote
Anything like this?
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[Edited on 24/11/17 by ragindave]

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ttalps2000

posted on 24/11/17 at 11:53 AM Reply With Quote
sits a lot closer!

dropbox link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rrmwiw4kngqs5qz/1.jpg?dl=0

[Edited on 24/11/17 by ttalps2000]

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ken555

posted on 24/11/17 at 11:54 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ttalps2000
I don't have a clue how to add photos into a post, but a pic is available in my photo archive.


Matt


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jps

posted on 24/11/17 at 12:09 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ttalps2000
Options are for a raceline water rail if not! £300!!!


That is less than full retest fee though...!

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ttalps2000

posted on 24/11/17 at 12:18 PM Reply With Quote
yep, but also cash that I don't have lol! Cost me £2k to get to a IVA re-test so far!
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ttalps2000

posted on 24/11/17 at 12:32 PM Reply With Quote
I have e-mailed DVSA now, so see if I get a response! I could also wrap the header tube running beneath the hose too which would further reduce the heat etc.
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jossey

posted on 24/11/17 at 12:33 PM Reply With Quote
Retest is £90 ain't it?

I used a heat resistant hose for mine attached to the chassis which was fine for test. No pics sorry.

Also rails are pretty cheap now I got this for under 200 on offer now 240

http://www.retro-ford.co.uk/shop/content/zetec-water-manifold-z008

[Edited on 24/11/17 by jossey]





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Slater

posted on 24/11/17 at 12:35 PM Reply With Quote
Can you not just fit a shaped ally heat deflector plate inbetween the exhaust manifold and water pipe? Maybe clamp it onto the water pipe so it does not touch the exhaust.

With clamp like this......

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[Edited on 24-11-17 by Slater]





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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 24/11/17 at 12:35 PM Reply With Quote
Couldn’t you get a longer elbow joint pipe so it gives you a bit more clearance
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cliftyhanger

posted on 24/11/17 at 12:38 PM Reply With Quote
I think copy BW idea of an extra silicone elbow would be sensible and cost a tenner...... The manifolds can get pretty warm.
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ttalps2000

posted on 24/11/17 at 12:43 PM Reply With Quote
re-test is £90, but I oonly have up to 4th Jan to get it through, and the latest they could do for a re-test is 6th Dec!!

No room for a heat deflector!

Cant use the retro-ford rail as my dip stick comes up the point where it bolts onto the head. Had enough issues trying to get a dip stick for it already! So the raceline rail would be the only way forward.

The angle on the elbow is the issue with the height, but it will still be very close.

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Daf

posted on 24/11/17 at 01:41 PM Reply With Quote
Can't you use two elbows? one to go up to get the height then one going across like my early revision:


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ttalps2000

posted on 24/11/17 at 02:27 PM Reply With Quote
i have ordered another 90 degree elbow today to raise it all up a bit. In a bit of a panic with it all at the moment!!
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Angel Acevedo

posted on 24/11/17 at 06:07 PM Reply With Quote
Deja Vu...
I´m pretty sure I´ve answered this before...
Check for Stratoflex Fire resistant Hose Sleeving.

ETA:
I Did answered on a similar thread, but when I search for Stratoflex, only the old thread appears.
The search function does not select this one..
Linky to the other thread.
http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=210966


[Edited on 11/24/2017 by Angel Acevedo]





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