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    Re: What did you get in the post today?

    Always interesting to see your pics Stuart. Especially the step by step ones.
    Personally I’m pleased you opted the fit the sump without sealant.

    I can feel a story coming on here!

    I once had a truck into my workshop with a “napping” noise from the engine. For the uninitiated, that’s a slight tapping noise, in this case at tick over.
    After removing the cylinder head, sump, pistons and con rods, I found a piston had “picked up”, again for the uninitiated, slightly seized.
    On further investigation I found a tiny amount of silicone gasket sealant jammed into an oil cooling jet. By this, I mean an oil jet bolted inside the engine that directs oil under pressure to the underside of the piston crown in order to keep it cool.

    This silicone sealant was apparently applied by the factory somewhere on the engine, when the engine was built. A tiny bIt had obviously squeezed itself into the inside of the engine and at sometime managed to break away and pump around the engine in the engine oil until it found a hole it couldn’t get through, namely this cooling jet!
    As this type of sealant is rather “rubbery”, I was ably to pull it out of the jet and clear the orifice ( nice word that )

    So that’s a lesson I learned. Be sparing with this type of sealant. And remember, what you see squeezing out on the outside is probably doing just the same on the inside!
    If you have to use it, use it sparingly, you only need the thinnest film.

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    Re: What did you get in the post today?

    Quote Originally Posted by perkles View Post
    I got my bike lift yesterday,spannering this weekend
    Any pics of your lift perkles ?

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    Re: What did you get in the post today?

    Quote Originally Posted by roadrunner View Post
    Always interesting to see your pics Stuart. Especially the step by step ones.
    Personally I’m pleased you opted the fit the sump without sealant.

    I can feel a story coming on here!

    I once had a truck into my workshop with a “napping” noise from the engine. For the uninitiated, that’s a slight tapping noise, in this case at tick over.
    After removing the cylinder head, sump, pistons and con rods, I found a piston had “picked up”, again for the uninitiated, slightly seized.
    On further investigation I found a tiny amount of silicone gasket sealant jammed into an oil cooling jet. By this, I mean an oil jet bolted inside the engine that directs oil under pressure to the underside of the piston crown in order to keep it cool.

    This silicone sealant was apparently applied by the factory somewhere on the engine, when the engine was built. A tiny bIt had obviously squeezed itself into the inside of the engine and at sometime managed to break away and pump around the engine in the engine oil until it found a hole it couldn’t get through, namely this cooling jet!
    As this type of sealant is rather “rubbery”, I was ably to pull it out of the jet and clear the orifice ( nice word that )

    So that’s a lesson I learned. Be sparing with this type of sealant. And remember, what you see squeezing out on the outside is probably doing just the same on the inside!
    If you have to use it, use it sparingly, you only need the thinnest film.
    Spot on RR, I wasn't in favour of using anything, you should always use sparingly, ideally apply with an artists brush very much lessens the chance of blocking a gallery.. Allen Millyard abides by that method... RTV is a nightmare to apply this way, but all to easy to apply too much..good story..

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