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On 6/17/2021 at 6:03 PM, Isaac Hunt said:

I’d go at 600 grade with plenty of wd40 wrapped round said piece of glass, that is how I did mine.  

Checked it with a straight edge and used an elastomer gasket.  

Grind the tip of the stretch bolts so they don’t bottom out.  It is a bit nerve racking when you do them up (using the old stretch bolts) because you don’t know how many times they have been run again.  

Ours has been fine for 50k miles. I used an elastomer gasket, new inlet manifold gasket and a new exhaust manifold gasket, that was it.  A proper £30 quid fix it was 

When I did the Twingo I very carefully cleaned it then shone laser pointers across with a right angle like a scan including diagonally.

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On 6/28/2021 at 9:31 PM, Kiltox said:

Well, that’s that fucked. Snapped one of the fasteners for the water pump in the block. Not removing the rest of the engine. 


Has the bolt snapped of flush or is there a small amount protruding.  I’ve seen a nut puddle welded onto the remaining stud do the trick.  The heat of the welding helps with the stuckedness.   You do need access to a MIG or someone with a MIG

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