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Temporary transportation....

190k rough-as-fuck Seat Ibiza diesel.

Borrowed from my friend who also has an MGB and a Hillman Imp 😁 (And has/had a Rover Sd1 and a Reliant Scimitar diesel at one point)

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Amelia said:

Stripped down ready for HG next weekend 

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I did have a small issue with the water pump bolts so I may have gone a little crazy (I have a new one on order anyway)

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Gasket ..

 

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No pissing about here, stuck straight in. Excellent 🫡

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23 minutes ago, Matty said:

No pissing about here, stuck straight in. Excellent 🫡

It's how you learn anything. I don't do things by halves! 

Scary thing is my Haynes manual hasn't even arrived yet 🤣

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1 hour ago, Amelia said:

It's how you learn anything. I don't do things by halves! 

Scary thing is my Haynes manual hasn't even arrived yet 🤣

Still be nice to see it with a megane 225 lump in it but that'd be going from zero to ridiculous in no time at all 🤣

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I was always taught to put a very thin coating of grease on head gaskets as it helps with any slight imperfections.

Frowned upon these days no doubt.

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17 minutes ago, busmansholiday said:

... grease ...

Frowned upon these days no doubt.

Yup. It's all moly-this, super-that, ISO99999 stuff nowadays, Grease?  I'll need to ask my Influencer ;-)
Back in the day Grease was .....

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I do like this bit @Amelia :-)

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44 minutes ago, busmansholiday said:

I was always taught to put a very thin coating of grease on head gaskets as it helps with any slight imperfections.

Frowned upon these days no doubt.

I think the big issue is that quite a lot of gaskets these days have adhesives which are designed to melt and seal in certain areas (the red bits) at least if my understanding is right - which adding things like grease to the mix of could cause issues with.  I can't vouch for how true or not this may be. 

Just looking at that photo of how things are sitting on the car - it's hard to get a good picture of the relative height of things because of perspective...But it *looks* like the water level in the expansion tank is higher than the top radiator hose outlet on the rad...in which case surely the water should be running into, through the rad and out of there.  Worth making sure there's no blockage in there, as that could result in a coolant starvation issue, leading to HG failure - especially as these don't usually have a temperature gauge do they? 

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24 minutes ago, Zelandeth said:

I think the big issue is that quite a lot of gaskets these days have adhesives which are designed to melt and seal in certain areas (the red bits) at least if my understanding is right - which adding things like grease to the mix of could cause issues with.  I can't vouch for how true or not this may be. 

Just looking at that photo of how things are sitting on the car - it's hard to get a good picture of the relative height of things because of perspective...But it *looks* like the water level in the expansion tank is higher than the top radiator hose outlet on the rad...in which case surely the water should be running into, through the rad and out of there.  Worth making sure there's no blockage in there, as that could result in a coolant starvation issue, leading to HG failure - especially as these don't usually have a temperature gauge do they? 

Yeah, there is definitely a blockage, that's what caused the HGF. I'm going to flush everything through before I reassemble 

Also I'm fitting a temp gauge.

 

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On 02/06/2024 at 05:22, Amelia said:

Temporary transportation....

190k rough-as-fuck Seat Ibiza diesel.

Borrowed from my friend who also has an MGB and a Hillman Imp 😁 (And has/had a Rover Sd1 and a Reliant Scimitar diesel at one point)

 

 

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I've owned an IMP as rough as that.....

*NOT pogged, mind 😎

🚙💨

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