05-24-2012, 05:28 PM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Yes it has a by pass hose , one small diameter hose exits from the manifold just in front of number 1 injector , this feeds the cold start ? (dont know the name for it) but its attached directly under the throttle body , then another small diameter hose exits this unit and feeds back into the cold water rail just behind the water pump (so this is the bypass).
I intend to splice one of these hoses and fit in a homemade unit to which i can bolt the Baleno thermo housing - hopefully that will do the trick .
I cant see any water jacket around the actual manifold ( like a vitara) and theres only one water outlet in the head (where the inlet manifold bolts to) - thats the small diameter bore as mentioned .
Next job is to sort out the gearbox noise - its sounded like a thrust bearing (goes completely when clutch depressed) so took off box , bearing seams ok (no noise when spun by hand) .
The splined gearbox input shaft has some slight play (side to side) and felt clunky when turned - but im not sure if that could be the cause - or it may be the flywheel bearing.
Ive always been concerned when using adaptor plates - that the input shaft may not be sitting properly in the flywheel bearing - or am i being too cautious ?
Any idea of what the problem might be - as i said it sounded like a duff thrust bearing (whirr & drone) , but its ok and was only put in last year anyway.