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Weeping core plug

PostPost by: Tim Dafforn » Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:54 am

Hi Guys,
As always happens, just got the +2 running really well and an issue arises!
Checked the car after a run on Saturday, and noticed that the forward
most core plug on the exhaust manifold side is weeping...
Now is there a temporary way of sealing it until the winter layup?
It only seems to be weeping when the engine is warm..
Or do I have to remove the plug and replace?
If so, anyone have the spec for the core plug?
Cheers
Tim

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PostPost by: "Ian Phillips" » Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:35 am

Tim

Its not worth bothering with a temporary fix if its only the front core plug
that's is leaking. A new one can be fitted with the engine in situ, in fact
the rear one can be done as well buts it's a LOT harder. I am not sure of
the size but any motor factor should be able to supply if you just take a
diameter measurement.

Odds are, once you replace the front one, another one will start to leak!

Ian Phillips





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Hi Guys,
As always happens, just got the +2 running really well and an issue arises!
Checked the car after a run on Saturday, and noticed that the forward most
core plug on the exhaust manifold side is weeping...
Now is there a temporary way of sealing it until the winter layup?
It only seems to be weeping when the engine is warm..
Or do I have to remove the plug and replace?
If so, anyone have the spec for the core plug?
Cheers
Tim

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MRC Fellow
Biosciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
(0121) 414 5881







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PostPost by: "Peter Walker" » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:09 am

I agree with Ian. You can put some goo in the radiator which might fix the
leak but it can also gum the waterways up. OK if you want to bodge a car up
to sell but much better to replace the plug.

Peter
66S2
----- Original Message -----
Its not worth bothering with a temporary fix if its only the front core
plug

that's is leaking. A new one can be fitted with the engine in situ, in
fact

the rear one can be done as well buts it's a LOT harder. I am not sure of
the size but any motor factor should be able to supply if you just take a
diameter measurement.

Odds are, once you replace the front one, another one will start to leak!

Ian Phillips

Hi Guys,
As always happens, just got the +2 running really well and an issue
arises!

Checked the car after a run on Saturday, and noticed that the forward most
core plug on the exhaust manifold side is weeping...
Now is there a temporary way of sealing it until the winter layup?
It only seems to be weeping when the engine is warm..
Or do I have to remove the plug and replace?
If so, anyone have the spec for the core plug?
Cheers
Tim

--
Dr Tim Dafforn
MRC Fellow
Biosciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
(0121) 414 5881







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