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#1612328 - 28/11/2017 17:23 Leaking coolant bleed screw
williamsdad Offline
Club member 1619

Registered: 29/06/2009
Posts: 48
Loc: Fleet, Hampshire
Is there a knack to shutting off the coolant system bleed screw (the one thats mounted on top of a hose near the battery on a 20vt). I used it to bleed the system a while back and noticed yesterday that its leaking .. no amount of turning it seems to fully shut it off.. do they have a tendency to break ?
2000 20VT Plus in Electric Blue

#1612333 - 28/11/2017 18:01 Re: Leaking coolant bleed screw [Re: williamsdad]
DaveG Offline
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Registered: 16/12/2005
Posts: 6776
Loc: Lightwater, Surrey, UK
Is that the one in the hose that goes to or comes from the interior heater? I have never needed to touch mine, just been patient in bleeding by leaving the coolant reservoir tank cap off and running the engine up to temperature...

Maybe they do go "off" with age? If the screw comes right out maybe you can try to put some PTFE tape on the threads? But you'll need to partially drain the coolant again to avoid making too much of a mess.
2000 Pearl White Plus & 1996 Portofino 20vt
1985 & 2016 2017 Fiat 124 Spider + XF Sportbrake

#1612374 - 29/11/2017 10:08 Re: Leaking coolant bleed screw [Re: williamsdad]
williamsdad Offline
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Registered: 29/06/2009
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Loc: Fleet, Hampshire
yes its on top of the hose coming out of the bulkhead presumably the return from the heater matrix... ill see if i can get it out and try some ptfe then ... maybe get the whole hose changed at some point
2000 20VT Plus in Electric Blue