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by Stornoway Grey
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Bumper Rubbers
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Bumper Rubbers

My bumpers look like that as well. I always assumed a previous owner painted or coated them and the coating is coming off.
by Stornoway Grey
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Essex head gasket failed?
Replies: 20
Views: 662

Essex head gasket failed?

That is priceless info, thanks Jim.
by Stornoway Grey
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Essex head gasket failed?
Replies: 20
Views: 662

Essex head gasket failed?

Also, can anyone give me an estimate of time taken to replace the head gaskets please so I can estimate costs? Will it be more than a day (for a garage that is)?
by Stornoway Grey
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Essex head gasket failed?
Replies: 20
Views: 662

Essex head gasket failed?

There are exhaust gases in the cooling system so the head gasket is almost certainly on the way out and I am going to bite the bullet and replace the head gaskets and water pump. I would appreciate the benefit of other experience with regard to sourcing the parts - I am not sure if all gaskets are c...
by Stornoway Grey
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Essex head gasket failed?
Replies: 20
Views: 662

Essex head gasket failed?

Thanks Jim, Mark. I only ever top up at the overflow bottle (since first replacing all coolant in the rad up to level), could this be my problem? I decided it was best to leave the rad cap once I got one that sealed properly as it took a few attempts to get it working properly. I guess I too had re...
by Stornoway Grey
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Essex head gasket failed?
Replies: 20
Views: 662

Essex head gasket failed?

Thanks Jim, Mark. I only ever top up at the overflow bottle (since first replacing all coolant in the rad up to level), could this be my problem? I decided it was best to leave the rad cap once I got one that sealed properly as it took a few attempts to get it working properly. I guess I too had rea...
by Stornoway Grey
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Essex head gasket failed?
Replies: 20
Views: 662

Essex head gasket failed?

Thanks all, I've been through every part of the cooling system over the past 5+ years, I am confident the thermostat cap is good Peter (replaced more than once with dealer supplied replacements until got a good seal and working well). By header tank I am referring to the plastic overflow bottle on t...
by Stornoway Grey
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Essex head gasket failed?
Replies: 20
Views: 662

Essex head gasket failed?

I've been losing small quantities of coolant on every journey for a few years now and replaced the entire cooling system one bit at a time, then had it tested (pressure/ gas emissions) for head gasket failure but the garage said all was fine. Yesterday I did a 120 mile round trip and at the end I ob...
by Stornoway Grey
Tue May 14, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: inner 5 3/4" headlamp replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 710

inner 5 3/4" headlamp replacement

Thanks for the reply Peter, I did buy two but was only going to replace one today and save the other for when that sealed unit blows... based on your feedback I will check first with the garage if they want me to replace both together.
Cheers, Adam
by Stornoway Grey
Mon May 13, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: inner 5 3/4" headlamp replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 710

inner 5 3/4" headlamp replacement

The MOT is now overdue for my SE6a... I discovered the offside inner (5 3/4") headlight failed, and on investigating found a sealed unit so had to cancel the MOT. I have bought a new light and halogen bulb from Graham Walker (apparently a direct replacement). However the bulb is a "halogen 448" with...
by Stornoway Grey
Thu May 02, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Recommended black sealant for screen rubber splits?
Replies: 28
Views: 1435

Recommended black sealant for screen rubber splits?

Will Tiger Seal work? I think it cost £9 including delivery online, and can be used for many other tasks relating to vehicle maintenance...
by Stornoway Grey
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: White 5 series in Newtown, Powys
Replies: 2
Views: 838

White 5 series in Newtown, Powys

I did wonder if you had it on the road now Maestroman, but I thought you were undergoing renovation or restoration of some kind? Anyway, good to see another locally based Scim around town. And the best colour as well 8)
by Stornoway Grey
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: White 5 series in Newtown, Powys
Replies: 2
Views: 838

White 5 series in Newtown, Powys

parked at the dentist on New Road in Newtown at lunch time yesterday (18th April). Lovely white 5 series with black vinyl roof and black interior. Nice to see :D
by Stornoway Grey
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: Stainless Steel Door hinge mountings
Replies: 107
Views: 18083

Stainless Steel Door hinge mountings

gtcse8 wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:06 pm
Yes Adam
Not a problem.
£13 for the plates and All fittings, will have to get a posting cost though.
Will PM you with bank details and Full cost ASAP.

Regards Mark
Hi Mark,
I have not had a pm yet - could you let me know final cost and bank details please?
many thanks, Adam
by Stornoway Grey
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: Stainless Steel Door hinge mountings
Replies: 107
Views: 18083

Stainless Steel Door hinge mountings

Mark,
could I please have a set for one door of a SE6a?
Regards, Adam

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