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Slight translation problem

Post by nico111 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:08 pm

Hello All,

After reinstalling the engine I have to fill up the cooling system which is of course not that special, but I took a look in the workshop manual to certainly do everything as recommended.

Ir reads after reinstalling the hose to the thermostat
"the coolant level is approximatly 6mm above the baffle."

Above the what ? Where and what is the baffle?

Thanks and best regards
Daniel



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Re: Slight translation problem

Post by scimjim » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:25 pm

I don't think that's a translation problem, it's a problem with the manual :-)


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Re: Slight translation problem

Post by nico111 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:58 am

:lol: :lol: okay , I'll simply fill it up and Forget about the Manual... hoping for an easter rollout without any bad surprises form other bits of the car now!



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Re: Slight translation problem

Post by gordini5 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:25 am

I must have the same manual as I wondered the same thing. Baffle can be defined as "plate etc. hindering or regulating passage of fluid or sound" so I thought it perhaps means the sealing seat of the radiator cap. So I just fill it up, run and then re-check and seems to have worked okay for me.



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Re: Slight translation problem

Post by Old and Slow » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:24 pm

IMO the handbook means the top of the radiator fins and tubes inside the radiator, which can be seen looking in the radiator cap hole. :)
I don't think there is a word to describe the top plate which has all the tubes brazed/soldered into it, i.e. we are all baffled!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Slight translation problem

Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:28 pm

Old and Slow wrote:IMO the handbook means the top of the radiator fins and tubes inside the radiator, which can be seen looking in the radiator cap hole. :)
I don't think there is a word to describe the top plate which has all the tubes brazed/soldered into it, i.e. we are all baffled!! :mrgreen:
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Not on a 5-series, where the radiator is hidden far away under the spare wheel, and you're topping up the expansion tank! :wink:


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Re: Slight translation problem

Post by Old and Slow » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:32 pm

Even more baffled then!


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Re: Slight translation problem

Post by nico111 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:02 pm

Since I have a SE5 the radiator is hidden. Simply filled up until the water ran out of the thermostat housing and the opposite pipe. Just completed my test drive and the temperature is fine :D

Now it is only adjusting the choke screw and I have reached the status when my project of getting the engine out to stop oil leaking began long ago...



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Re: Slight translation problem

Post by scimjim » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:39 pm

gordini5 wrote:I must have the same manual as I wondered the same thing. Baffle can be defined as "plate etc. hindering or regulating passage of fluid or sound" so I thought it perhaps means the sealing seat of the radiator cap. So I just fill it up, run and then re-check and seems to have worked okay for me.
Generally, it will find it's own level but there should be room for expansion - I fill the expansion tank 1/2 - 2/3 and "burp" it (topping up as required) until the stat opens with the cap off, then fit cap and run up to 90 deg. Allow to cool and serve immediately :mrgreen:


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