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MSS 22nd November 2021 10:30

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Originally Posted by MissMoppet (Post 2909051)
Come on quick please with the latest. Couldn't sleep last night. Can we skip to the happy ending?


I agree. Then we can all get on with the really exciting part - the debate about how Simon should have done the job!

I have never been near a KV6 but already have my critique all prepared. :D:}

vitesse 22nd November 2021 11:47

Interesting discoveries. Shame we can't really see the thermostat housing.

I also found that some bolts were tighter than others when removing the inlet manifolds last week (not my work), but I also remember a post by perhaps Lovel where he mentioned the need to check the bolts a week or two after reassembly.

Any evidence of water permeating the inlet gaskets?

Keep well

SD1too 22nd November 2021 19:54

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Originally Posted by MissMoppet (Post 2909051)
Come on quick please with the latest ... Can we skip to the happy ending?

:laughing2: That would be nice Dave.

The latest is that gloopy black mastic had been applied, presumably by the garage in France, to parts of the inlet manifold gaskets and to all the 'O' rings. The curved pipe was stuck fast and it took me an hour to get it off but I managed not to damage it. :}

I now know that no attempt had been made to tighten both the serrated clips. Only the 'O' ring at the base of the thermostat housing had flattened. Those on the straight and curved pipes were in good condition. I'll renew them all of course.

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Originally Posted by MSS (Post 2909053)
I have never been near a KV6 but already have my critique all prepared. :D:}

Now where have I come across that before Maninder? :D ;)
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Originally Posted by vitesse (Post 2909063)
Shame we can't really see the thermostat housing.

Let me know what you're interested in Mike and I'll see what I can do.
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Originally Posted by vitesse (Post 2909063)
I also remember a post by perhaps Lovel where he mentioned the need to check the bolts a week or two after reassembly.

:eek: Wow, you'd have to be dedicated to do that! On my own car I tightened them to the specified torque and have never had any problems. ;)
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Originally Posted by vitesse (Post 2909063)
Any evidence of water permeating the inlet gaskets?

No. The LH was rippled at the top and had elastomer failure above no. 5 port but the coolant channels were protected. The RH gasket cleanly broke in two as I withdrew the manifold. Fiona has reported that the temperature gauge hit the twelve o'clock position on at least one occasion.

Tomorrow's jobs will be to clean the manifold faces, remove the black sealant from the coolant pipes and order new parts!

To everyone who posted today, thanks for your professional interest. :disco:

Simon

SD1too 23rd November 2021 20:41

The latest
 
I thought you might like to see what I've been dealing with today; the black gunge!

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/for...d4fe429cb2.jpg

The water pump inlet:
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/for...d4fe4ce4f4.jpg

Simon

bl52krz 23rd November 2021 20:55

Glad I do not have to use that garage. What a mess. Even an apprentice would not do anything like that withthe Black gunge. I along with many of us have no doubt seen other bodges on vehicles, done in the belief it may work. Hope they did not pay for that abomination of a ‘repair’ . I wish you all the best with this repair Simon.

SD1too 24th November 2021 20:03

Plenum chamber puzzle
 
Has anyone else got this, a rubber seam strip floating below the seam with extremely messy rubberised adhesive stuck to the panel above it:

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/for...e99893703f.jpg

Simon

Edit the following day:
I've discovered today that the loose rubber seam strip pictured should be attached to the rear of the splash shield and not crudely stuck to the bulkhead with black rubberised sealing compound.

COLVERT 24th November 2021 20:59

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Originally Posted by SD1too (Post 2909457)
Has anyone else got this, a rubber seam strip floating below the seam with extremely messy rubberised adhesive stuck to the panel above it:

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/for...e99893703f.jpg

Simon

Those garage MECHANICS had NO IDEA if it was one of them.----:duh:---Looks like an unnecessary attempt at a water seal.--:shrug:

slovcan 24th November 2021 22:00

Bless you for helping them, Simon.

Glenn

SD1too 24th November 2021 22:23

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Originally Posted by COLVERT (Post 2909473)
Those garage MECHANICS had NO IDEA if it was one of them.----:duh:---Looks like an unnecessary attempt at a water seal.--:shrug:

Not a factory fitment that's become displaced then Jon?

Simon

SD1too 24th November 2021 22:27

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Originally Posted by slovcan (Post 2909488)
Bless you for helping them, Simon.

Thank you for your kind comment Glenn. :bowdown:

Simon


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