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by ALAN COCHRANE
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft seals
Replies: 12
Views: 374
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Re: Crankshaft seals

Eric Thanks for the info. I have now read all the threads and as a result I'm concerned about fitting the teflon seal. The recurring point seems to be that the curvature of the early 3.8 timing cover and sump recesses are too tight for the seal to sit concentrically around the spacer. My engine is a...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft seals
Replies: 12
Views: 374
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Re: Crankshaft seals

James After much googling I think I've finally cracked it. The distance piece C40147 with the integral O ring is the slightly longer version to be used if the oil slinger is removed. The only thing I'm not sure about is what you do with the crankshaft Woodruff key since C40147 doesn't appear to have...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft seals
Replies: 12
Views: 374
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Re: Crankshaft seals

James No confusion and thanks for the explanation. The distance piece I was referring to was the longer one to compensate for the lack of an oil slinger. I had already come across part number C40147 but now realise that it's the standard length item. The only thing I'm still a bit confused about now...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft seals
Replies: 12
Views: 374
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Re: Crankshaft seals

Peter

Good news. Any chance you could tell me the part numbers for the O ring and spacer?

Cheers

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft seals
Replies: 12
Views: 374
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Re: Crankshaft seals

James Thanks for the info and link. Like you I was unaware that this was a teflon seal. I'm now in a bit of a quandary as to how I should proceed. The Jaguar kit-JLM 1171 is no longer available and SNGB don't seem to sell the O ring and spacer. Should I just get the original rubber spacer? Advice pl...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft seals
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Great Britain

Crankshaft seals

Crankshaft seal question this time. I received the following front crank seal from SNGB:- https://www.sngbarratt.com/uk/#!/English/parts/f62e5142-4ba5-4829-875e-a3835637bf21 I'm assuming the yellow tube remains in place until the timing cover is on and the seal is sitting on the crankcase bushing an...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor Oil Seal
Replies: 4
Views: 147
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Re: Distributor Oil Seal

Andrew

Thanks for the info. I've already got the first seal-418723 and as you've said-"not right at all". The cork seal seems to be the one I'm after. The existing seal appears to be cork heavily impregnated with oil.

Thanks

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor Oil Seal
Replies: 4
Views: 147
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Distributor Oil Seal

Hi Everyone

Can anyone tell me the correct part number for the DMBZ6 oil seal that sits between the shaft and the engine block. The part I ordered from SNG had the number 418723 but clearly is not the right one.

Cheers

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 622
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Re: Sump Removal

It's owning up time I'm afraid. I counted the sump bolts I had removed and there was only 25. I'd missed the one underneath the oil filter housing, a schoolboy error. Hopefully once removed the sump should come away a bit more easily. Dooohh! :banghead:
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 622
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Re: Sump Removal

Thanks for the replies. Rubber mallet it is then. I've already managed to insert some plastic shims left over from our kitchen refurb last year. So I'm at least getting somewhere although very slowly. I was worried I might be fighting against the engine internals and end up doing some very expensive...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 622
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Sump Removal

Hi Everyone This is becoming a bit of a habit so please bear with me. This time it's the sump causing problems. I've removed all the set screws and studs, crankcase damper and the oil hose between the sump and the filter housing. In addition the gearbox , clutch and flywheel have been removed-althou...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Preferred gasket sealant
Replies: 6
Views: 248
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Preferred gasket sealant

Hi Everyone

I've noticed that many of the gaskets on my engine have been stuck on with a white silicone type sealer. I would prefer to use Blue Hylomar on all the gaskets irrespective of whether they're for oil or water. Is this to be recommended?

Cheers

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Poor Quality Replacement Parts
Replies: 10
Views: 603
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Re: Poor Quality Replacement Parts

Today I've just received two combined orders from SNGB which were only ordered yesterday, so can't complain on that score. All the parts look good on first inspection so again no complaints there either. I have to agree with earlier comments that in the past SNGB were very responsive to the occassio...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Timing Cover woes
Replies: 10
Views: 373
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Re: Timing Cover woes

Good move Hugo. I've been told that you don't need to raise the cylinder head in order to remove and replace the timing cover. Here's hoping. Well it's been a good day in the garage so far. After a bit of persuasion my specially adapted nut screwed onto what was left of the remaining stud. After dri...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Timing Cover woes
Replies: 10
Views: 373
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Re: Timing Cover woes

Hi Steve I had thought about that option, but decided to use it as a last resort. SWMBO wanted to go for a New Year walk along the promenade and that's when I saw my opportunity. If I got ready first I would have at least a half hour window of garage time. I managed to successfully remove one of the...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Timing Cover woes
Replies: 10
Views: 373
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Re: Timing Cover woes

Thanks for the replies. The engine is out of the car so that the flywheel can have it's surface reground to remove spiral scratching. I'm also taking the opportunity to change the leaking front oil seal, hence the timing cover issues. The cover can certainly be removed/replaced with the cylinder hea...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Timing Cover woes
Replies: 10
Views: 373
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Timing Cover woes

Hi Everyone. My engine odyssey have now reached the point where the timing chain cover needs to come off. I have managed to remove six of the eight studs but the last two have resisted all my various attempts. The culprits are the inner left hand and outer right hand stud between the top of the timi...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Reaction plate removal jitters
Replies: 8
Views: 331
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Re: Reaction plate removal jitters

Keith I’ve just removed the reaction plate for an engine removal. I only split the bottom ball joint and removed the top damper bolt on each side. Separating the hub carrier and the lower wishbone was a bit of a faff but doable with patience. The reaction plate is a tight fit even after all the bolt...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 34
Views: 710
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Re: Merry Christmas

Well another year nearly gone, where did the time go. A merry Christmas to everyone on the forum and long may it continue. Thanks to all who've provided invaluable information over the last twelve months. I also like the festive touch on the Forum and I've just noticed the countdown clock-well done ...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion bar reaction plate
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Great Britain

Re: Torsion bar reaction plate

Christopher

Yes my mistake.

Alan