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Post by philhoward » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:58 pm

Has your engine movement found a weak hose connection?


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Post by gtcse8 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:16 pm

Yup I agree with Jim.
The fuel pump can only be in contact with the internal block castings, which only contain oil.
On the 2.8 there is the "Transfer" pipe for coolant from the thermostat housing up to the inlet manifold which may just be leaking.
Other than the inlet manifold itself this is the only way that fluid can escape on that side of the engine that I can think of, unless the water is leaking elsewhere and running along before dripping.
I keep the "transfer" pipes in stock, either Very good used or Brand New.


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Post by Oldconn » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:18 am

Chris, I have a couple of sheets of gasket paper, how much(roughly) are we talking about? 3" square? :D


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Post by DARK STAR » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:00 pm

Hmm, I can't actually see the leak but it is coming from the general direction of the transfer hose, which looks pretty grotty.
So I'll take one of yours thanks Mark, might as well have a new one.
Let me know how much for PayPal - have you still my address on file?

Ian, thanks but it's not leaking oil (yet) so I'll leave that for the time being.


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Post by gtcse8 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:41 pm

Hi Chris
You still at 06600?.
Will get carriage cost later today.
The pipe is only £7.
Just putting a clutch kit together for James in Aups, and have sent Ian a set of pads out for his Mini.


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Post by DARK STAR » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:44 pm

Yes, still here thanks


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