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jriggott1983
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« on: 08 July, 2017, 11:21:25 AM »

Hi,

Apologies for probably posting in the wrong place but I'm after some advice. I've just purchased a Delta HF Turbo and I need to get my hands in some antifreeze. I've ordered some Paraflu Blue as I believe that to be the correct one but is there a more locally available alternative that I can get my hands on in the meantime?

Any advice is appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: 09 July, 2017, 08:54:25 PM »

Hi & welcome to the forum  Wink.
I would stick to Paraflu blue antifreeze as it's recommended for all cars pre 2000 (or there about). A good motor factor usually keeps some in stock & even some petrol stations. Hope you're enjoying your HF turbo. Cheers, Rob
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« Reply #2 on: 15 July, 2017, 12:48:32 PM »

Cheers Rob. It's finally arrived from the dealer so I can have a little faith in taking it back out for a spin. Loving the HF Turbo, do you know how many there are left on the road?

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John
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« Reply #3 on: 15 July, 2017, 06:46:18 PM »

John,
I piece of advice from my HE Turbo days .
Keep a close watch on your licence, she's a great temptress of a heavy right foot Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: 16 July, 2017, 08:36:01 AM »

Hi John,
I just had a look on How many left.com & there are 103 Delta HF turbos that are sorned & 25 on the road, so not many! Brian's right, it's easy to get carried away on a nice bit of open road!
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« Reply #5 on: 17 July, 2017, 10:15:21 AM »

Thanks for the advice guys. Mines a 1.6 HF Turbo Exclusive, summer fun and long term investment. Heading up to Walkers Garage in it tomorrow for a service and a look at their collection!
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« Reply #6 on: 03 August, 2017, 08:47:02 AM »

Hi guys,

I'm after some help - I could do with tracking down some replacement gauges for the Delta, I've tried Ebay without success - do you have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

John
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« Reply #7 on: 03 August, 2017, 08:05:40 PM »

What gauges are you looking for?
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« Reply #8 on: 03 August, 2017, 09:34:59 PM »

Hi John

Is this what you're after?    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Instrumente-Lancia-Delta-HF-Integrale-8V-4WD-HF-Turbo-/152616036171?hash=item23889fe74b:g:PI0AAOSwj0NUfJrP

I have a 1998 Delta 2nd series and source most parts from Germany (eBay.de) without any trouble as only routine servicing items are obtainable in the UK. Some gems can also be found in Italy on Subito.it which the Italians seem to use in preference to eBay. The Netherlands is also a good source of Lancia parts, usually also listed on eBay Germany.

Hope this helps in your search for parts both now and in the future.

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Ian (6610)
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« Reply #9 on: 06 August, 2017, 04:14:45 PM »

Hi all, re the antifreeze, would Rob and others recommend me to change back to Paraflu blue? My Prisma has the pink stuff in now, presumably Paraflu Up as sold by Walkers. I intend to drain and flush the cooling system and replace some hoses before the winter and was thinking of refilling with original blue a/f. Thanks, Ian
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« Reply #10 on: 06 August, 2017, 05:11:58 PM »

I used Blue in my Prisma Symbol when I mechanically overhaulled it. I run blue in my 1.6GTi.e (same engine) and have covered 20000 miles since as a daily driver in france. I would recommend taking the rad out completely (not a big deal) and back flushing it thoroughly.
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1955 Aurelia B12
1967 Flavia Vignale iniezione
1967 Fulvia HFR
1972 1600 HF
1972 1600 Fulvia Sport
1978 Transformer HF3000 Strato's replica
1979 2500 Gamma Coupe
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« Reply #11 on: 06 August, 2017, 06:39:29 PM »

Good advice, thanks. Changed the rad on my previous car (Fiat Tipo) so should be able to do as you suggest. Nothing seems obviously wrong with cooling system but I will feel happier once I have overhauled it.
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