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by Llessur
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine removal and PAS
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Engine removal and PAS

I didn't find it too bad last time - it wasn't super easy but with a couple of extensions and some UJs they didn't put up too much of a fight. Plus my skinny wrists and arms worked to my advantage for once!
by Llessur
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine removal and PAS
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Engine removal and PAS

Cheers johnnydog, that was what I was hoping for. I had some troubles with the flywheel catching on the gearbox tunnel/bulkhead too but I'm thinking this time round I'll just whip off the clutch and flywheel from underneath after I've removed the gearbox. I think from memory there are a couple of st...
by Llessur
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine removal and PAS
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Engine removal and PAS

I'm planning on swapping the engine in my 2500S for a better 2.5 unit which I salvaged from my TC. I know the 'correct' method is to drop the engine and gearbox as one unit from underneath but as I'll be working alone my plan was to remove the gearbox first from underneath the car (I've done this be...
by Llessur
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Wheel bearing spinning on stub axle
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Wheel bearing spinning on stub axle

Am swapping out my old and gunked up front wheel bearings - the car's not seen the road in 10 years or so, so it seems like a good precaution. The stub axles seem ok, with minor wear marks where the bearings sit but nothing too significant - however, the inner bearing spins slightly on the stub axle...
by Llessur
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil in coolant - head gasket?
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Oil in coolant - head gasket?

Interestingly, I found the below on the underside of my bonnet: https://i.imgur.com/DtgIGorl.jpg According to Google it's a "film–forming corrosion inhibitor and scale suppressant" meant for diesel machinery cooling systems. I wonder if this explains the weird, slightly oily nature of the coolant I ...
by Llessur
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Bottom radiator hose - PAS cars
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Bottom radiator hose - PAS cars

Cheers all - the hose has been sliced and spliced and fits a treat.

A little bit fiddly to fit but I got there in the end. Sadly I'll have to do this all over again when my stainless pipe is delivered from the UK...
by Llessur
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Bottom radiator hose - PAS cars
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Bottom radiator hose - PAS cars

The 2500s with power steering (like mine) use a different bottom radiator hose arrangement than the cars with manual steering – instead of a single hose there are two shorter hoses which are connected by a metal pipe. This arrangement prevents the hose from chafing on the water pump pulley. Does any...
by Llessur
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Metal coolant return pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Metal coolant return pipe

Cheers all, pipe replaced with no dramas. I needed to change it as whilst I was replacing my heater hoses the rear T off of the pipe just crumbled off. I presume it was only the fact that my heater core was pretty silted up therefore reducing (or almost stopping) flow that prevented it from blowing ...
by Llessur
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Metal coolant return pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Metal coolant return pipe

The one that runs for the length of the block behind the manifold.

I presume there's no quick way of getting it off without removing the manifolds?
by Llessur
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil in coolant - head gasket?
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Oil in coolant - head gasket?

I always use coolant but sadly the previous owner wasn't quite so fussy... :?

Hopefully things aren't too corroded in there, I'm not sure how long it's been in this state but time will tell...