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by rebel alliance
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: water in sump
Replies: 19
Views: 332

water in sump

Give that a go..as its a v shape scimming would take the ports downwards a bit.
by rebel alliance
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: water in sump
Replies: 19
Views: 332

water in sump

Looks like the faces have been machined could explain why it may not be sealing
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by rebel alliance
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: water in sump
Replies: 19
Views: 332

water in sump

Not really up for doing the heads as i have limited space at present..its a grey gasket and seems poor quality..there was a build up of what i assume is kseal in a rear water port...so maybe it was trying to seal it...
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by rebel alliance
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: water in sump
Replies: 19
Views: 332

water in sump

Standard 5a. i will replace the manifold gasket and see what happens.As it was'nt overheating i'm not convinced its a head gasket and this engine has only done 6,000 since it was rebuilt 20 years ago
by rebel alliance
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: water in sump
Replies: 19
Views: 332

water in sump

Out of the header tank
by rebel alliance
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: water in sump
Replies: 19
Views: 332

water in sump

I dont know about the core plugs,anybody know?
by rebel alliance
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: water in sump
Replies: 19
Views: 332

water in sump

I was hoping it was only that..this happened last year ..about two months ago i put some Kseal in and it did stop any loss.i ran the engine a few more times but never took it out for a run...checked the oil one night all good following day found about a litre back in the sump...is it worth me doing ...
by rebel alliance
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: water in sump
Replies: 19
Views: 332

water in sump

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by rebel alliance
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: water in sump
Replies: 19
Views: 332

water in sump

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by rebel alliance
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: water in sump
Replies: 19
Views: 332

water in sump

Opinions please before i go any further..water finding its way into the sump,about a litre i reckon, no water coming out of the exhausts,not overheating or pressurising the system, some emulsifeid oil in the rockers.....started losing water from the header tank but not any in the oil at first, then ...
by rebel alliance
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front timing cover help
Replies: 44
Views: 635

Front timing cover help

Yes that as well ..it does draw some air through the rad even though its not up against it...
by rebel alliance
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front timing cover help
Replies: 44
Views: 635

Front timing cover help

Thats on my 5a .Its on the crank as the spare wheel and chassis crossmember are in the way...you may have room on your TVR to fit it on the idler pully.Get a mk 3 capri type.
by rebel alliance
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front timing cover help
Replies: 44
Views: 635

Front timing cover help

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by rebel alliance
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front timing cover help
Replies: 44
Views: 635

Front timing cover help

I think we discussed this last year by email.if you remember i and a growing number of owners have indeed fitted a mechanical fan back on the engine either on the crank pully and in some cases actually on the idler pully.The usual one is a plastic mgb item.Dispite the many comments that its not need...
by rebel alliance
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front timing cover help
Replies: 44
Views: 635

Front timing cover help

As Roger said the sump moved to the back with the three pully engine..could you fit a dipstick tube on the front of the later front cover .

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