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Author Topic: Beta self-levelling (not) headlamp system  (Read 2154 times)
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St Volumex
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« on: 02 February, 2011, 06:29:12 AM »

Anyone know what fluid is used inside the Beta (and Thema) self-levelling headlamp systems?

Unfortunately there always seems to be some imbecile with a junior hacksaw out there who just cuts the pipes to solve a problem!  Roll Eyes

Guy McDougall
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« Reply #1 on: 02 February, 2011, 08:28:37 AM »

Not sure that I am going to be very helpful with this suggestion (perish the thought I hear you say) but if you can't establish exactly what the correct fluid is, maybe the fluid used by BMC / BL for the Hydrolastic / Hydragas suspensions systems would be a good substitute? Although on a more heavy duty scale, it has to perform a similar function of the fluid in the headlamp arrangement on Beta & Gamma. It is designed not to freeze, not to damage paintwork etc etc, and it is readily available because the MGF used Hydragas before it was facelifted into the TF

Just a thought!



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« Reply #2 on: 02 February, 2011, 01:06:41 PM »

Pretty sure it was a Glycol based product,
although to be honest I don't think anyone has been successful at refilling the system.
At one time a complete replacement system was available from Lancia, hardening/cracking
of the plastic pipework being the problem.
(I have tried and failed so changed to manual adjustment)

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