Keep it quiet.

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#1 Keep it quiet.

Post by Tony » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:15 am

I would like you to keep this within the forum and It is not to be spread outside, but at this moment in time my E Type has no oil leaks.

No, this is not a Donald Trump Tweet and unlike like him I can both get Covid and also spread it.

I have checked to see that i did actually put oil in the engine and yes i have run the engine.
As this must rank along with discoveries such as penicillin and a cure for Covid, i am expecting any day now for an invite to the palace and a nomination for the world peace prize.

Viewing can be arranged but you must be very quiet so as not to
disturb any gaskets.
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#2 Re: Keep it quiet.

Post by david.coan » Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:58 pm

Time to get your eyes checked, new glasses needed.
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#3 Re: Keep it quiet.

Post by Geoff Allam » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:30 pm

So, how did you achieve this? All new gaskets with modern materials?
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64 series 1 fhc burning lots of oil
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#4 Re: Keep it quiet.

Post by Tony » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:55 pm

i renewed both cam cover gasket and also put clear liquid gasket sealant on both sides of the gasket I replaced the sump gasket and rubber ribbed rear bearing cap seal again all bedded in liquid gasket sealant. So nothing really special done but at this point in time it is not leaking oil. How long this will last I don't know but for now I am basking in the glory. :bigrin:
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#5 Re: Keep it quiet.

Post by tinworm » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:16 pm

Nope - mine never leaked - true!

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#6 Re: Keep it quiet.

Post by chrisfell » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:04 pm

Hahahahahaha, you guys crack me up. 'Leak free XK engine' is a belter. Hahahahahahahahaha!
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#7 Re: Keep it quiet.

Post by mystery type » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:54 pm

That’s not good news Tony, how you gonna stop the underside from rusting? :roll:
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#8 Re: Keep it quiet.

Post by Tony » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:36 pm

I was thinking of spraying it with oil. Then again that kind of defeats the object. 😀
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#9 Re: Keep it quiet.

Post by Stevejaguar » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:05 pm

Its not just the XK engine.
I remember going to Triumph Motorcycles at Meriden during the time of the co-operative one evening. Bikes that had been test run that day and were awaiting crating for shipment to the USA were dripping oil.
Still best of luck with your non leaky XK.
Cheered my Working From Home day up no end.
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#10 Re: Keep it quiet.

Post by Fspp369 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:02 pm

No 1 Off to spec savers!
No 2 Remember the last time you drained the oil at oil change …. did you find that the cost was lower than expected.
No 3 Did you put the little plug thing back in?… are you sure….???
No 4 Do you have a garage fairy? if so is it for hire?
and lastly ….keep taking the tablets. :smile: :drinkingcheers:
pete.
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#11 Re: Keep it quiet.

Post by Tony » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:40 pm

I am scared to start it in case it leaks. 😀
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#12 Re: Keep it quiet.

Post by Fspp369 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:19 am

Tony,
I don’t know if “yours” is male or female ...so ..”it”.
Give “it” a gentle clean rag smooth down on the back of the seat, wipe it’s eyes, give it a fresh drink, ......
Then give it some stick on your favourite test road....ENJOY.
Come back speak nicely to it, debug the face, ......then give it some more oil!,,,!!!!! :swerve:
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