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just bought this zed so frustrated problem after preblem

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so now the engines overheating seems the fans are not coming on and waters not circulating in the rad, this has been the most troublesome car i have owned thinking may just put it back for sale as spare or repair :(

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Know how you feel mate im pretty cheesed off with mine at the minute to :rant: Im sure if you persevere it will be alright in the end :wink:

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could well be air trapped in the cooling system, they can be an arse and get coolant filled up right. in some cases people have found that jacking the rear right up when re filling the coolant helps get all the air out.

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Sorry to hear, generally Zeds are pretty reliable. I bought mine and within a few months I had to sort out a clicky axle, clutch, flywheel and some paintwork issues (the previous **** owner had a blowover done to cover the paint problems) - cost in the region of £2000. Then I had a year of amazing motoring.

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I thought the fact stuff always goes wrong is part of the fun of being a petrol head?

 

Only if you enjoy fixing it yourself. Probably not so if you have to pay someone to do it.

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could well be air trapped in the cooling system, they can be an arse and get coolant filled up right. in some cases people have found that jacking the rear right up when re filling the coolant helps get all the air out.

 

Wouldnt you jack the front up?

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Get it fixed. If you try and flog off with something not right with the car will only backfire on you or you won't get a reasonable price.

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Just bite the bullet, my zed also had a few issues (cooling fans went), dropped £700 and not looked back...

 

Once you climb back in it after having the work done, you'll forget all about it.

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Just bite the bullet, my zed also had a few issues (cooling fans went), dropped £700 and not looked back...

 

Once you climb back in it after having the work done, you'll forget all about it.

 

+1

 

My car had a handful of issues when I got it which really got me down and took the shine off of a purchase that I had promised and worked up to.

 

Luckily I am quite handy with spanners so it was just a case of rolling up my sleeves and getting on with it.

 

Your problem sounds predominantly fan related - which is a common 'opportunity' with the zed. I would replace the fans, give it a full service - including fresh coolant and see how you go.

 

Is there any sign of the rad leaking or having had vast numbers of fins cleared?

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could well be air trapped in the cooling system, they can be an arse and get coolant filled up right. in some cases people have found that jacking the rear right up when re filling the coolant helps get all the air out.

 

Wouldnt you jack the front up?

Don't ask me, I've not done it,as my mechanic uses a pressure filling system. just remember from reading on here.

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could well be air trapped in the cooling system, they can be an arse and get coolant filled up right. in some cases people have found that jacking the rear right up when re filling the coolant helps get all the air out.

 

Wouldnt you jack the front up?

Don't ask me, I've not done it,as my mechanic uses a pressure filling system. just remember from reading on here.

 

Lol I'm pretty sure you jack up the front as the higher it is the easier the air escapes. That's why a 2ltr coke bottle with the bottom chopped off can work well because it's the highest point.

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hi guys so had the aa come to look he seems to think its the temprature switch does anyone know where it is located

 

There is no switch on the VQ35DE for the fan motors.

 

Alex.

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Did the fans kick in at all?

 

You could try passing a constant 12v supply to the fans...if they come on, the problem is elsewhere

 

Where about are you? Sure a friendly local member could pop by with a spanner (or more usefully, a battery)

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im in reading and no they dont kick in at all

 

Are you able to plumb a 12V supply directly to them or would you not feel comfortable doing that yourself? I am not a million miles away but I will struggle for time to do a reading run before Christmas.

 

It sounds very much as though it is the fans at fault here - particularly if the level in the rad isn't changing. I seems a stretch for the garage to tell you that the water isn't circulating if they haven't spotted the fans never coming on.

 

Suposing it is the fans - you can either replace with standards (everyone will jump in and show you the Zedmanalex smiley shortly) or you could go aftermarket. I have used Spal and Kenlowe fans on previous cars and they have always been extremely efficient - be warned though, some are directional and some will go both ways (ooooh matron!)

 

Stick with it...it doesn't sound terminal, although appreciate the confidence knock when you are worried about watching the temp gauge :thumbs:

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guys does anyone know a local garage who knows these cars inside out ? im in reading berkshire

 

Horsham developments are near you i Think

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