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x96
V4 Fanatic

France
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Posted - 01 Oct 2012 :  20:51:09 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hello, does anyone to know what is that alumminium triangle part beside the engine?



It comes from here:
http://www.autoscout24.es/Details.aspx?id=221199270&cd=634844232650000000&asrc=fa

TTruckie
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
277 Posts

Posted - 01 Oct 2012 :  21:22:59 Show Profile Reply with Quote
It looks after market and has a fan on the front too so I suggest some kind of cooler - probably oil cooler but I can't see any hoses. the heater hoses look standard going in to the heater matrix.

The car also has electronic ignition by the look of it and external ballast for the coil.
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jdt
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
340 Posts

Posted - 01 Oct 2012 :  21:38:31 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Air con?
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TTruckie
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
277 Posts

Posted - 02 Oct 2012 :  06:44:35 Show Profile Reply with Quote
oooooo good one!

I hadn't thought of air con. There is no box like this fitted to the one recently advertised with air con but it may be a different model year? this one looks quite late - big indicator lights?
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transit80
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
775 Posts

Posted - 02 Oct 2012 :  08:08:36 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Id go with the oil cooler theory with the pipes underneath and the fan because of the position(not in clean,cool air).
Very nice car though.

Chris
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x96
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France
238 Posts

Posted - 03 Oct 2012 :  20:45:11 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
That's sure, the car is lovely.
I didn't know the necessary of a oil cooler for this engine, beside the necessary of an improvement on the water cooler with electric fan or so, gives the engine hot fame.
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1779 Posts

Posted - 04 Oct 2012 :  12:29:37 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Can't see the pipe routing but I'd go for an extra matrix piggy-backed onto the heater for extra cooling. I remember that someone in the UK did this using a Vauxhall Astra heater matrix. Car is in Spain I think and is black, not a very "cool" combination. Nice car and not overpriced considering that it has been covered up in a showroom since having a full rebuild in 2000. Ad quotes it as "Condition 2" but looks better than that to me.
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Woody
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United Kingdom
2377 Posts

Posted - 04 Oct 2012 :  13:57:18 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Spoilt by messy wiring, though it does have the Bosch Transistorised ignition kit.
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