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by Welly
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned
Replies: 20
Views: 3866

Re: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned

The I-G is non-setting so I expect it to move a bit with expansion but am confident it will stay sound - it was applied to recently sanded smooth aluminium and completely de-greased thanks to my new found hobby of dispensing Brake Cleaner :shock: I was ecologically compliant by reusing the oil each ...
by Welly
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned
Replies: 20
Views: 3866

Re: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned

Hoping some Instant Gasket will be a bit more suitable It worked! :shock: A slightly weeping brand new washer, cold engine, a quick flash over with brake cleaner and speedy application of 'Hylosil' Instant Gasket around the outside surface (washer/sump). One test drive later and it's bone-dry 8)
by Welly
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned
Replies: 20
Views: 3866

Re: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned

Actually a previous bodg....err....expert fitment proved successful with a quick flash over with Brake Cleaner and speedy application of gobbo it held up for a year. Seems to only leak when the oil's hot. Hoping some Instant Gasket will be a bit more suitable than clear construction silicone :supafr...
by Welly
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 92
Views: 33582

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

Mmmm, Cambelt failure, or Aux Belt failure leading to Cambelt failure and Garage saying "you need a new engine" or some similar half-arsed comment.
by Welly
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 13
Views: 3190

Re: New member

The fact that you've had the car 5 years and not needed the Forum says it all. Everyone who traveled in my 406 Exec loved it, said how comfy it was, no-one has ever said that about my hugely more expensive (at the time) Swedish lump. I do miss the 406 I always remember how nice it was to flop into i...
by Welly
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned
Replies: 20
Views: 3866

Re: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned

Round Two Got me special aluminium washer mit rubber o-ring liner from that Germany. Drained Oil again . Fit washer (or Voscher) and 'nip' with proper 1/2" socket/8mm square key combo. Google "Renner sump plug torques" again. Get lots of varying figures but pick 25NM. Go to torque wrench....'starts...
by Welly
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 322257

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I know that CV-19 is being blamed for everything now but I too have been arsed about with deliveries lately. I 'plan ahead' when I do stuff so got myself a list of parts needed to overhaul the Lawnmower which has been disgracing itself by leaking petrol onto the Wooden floor of the Shed...which now ...
by Welly
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 92
Views: 33582

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

would have another if I could find one that's been stored and perfect condition, These modern motors are too complex and full of emission shite I think that's the problem, a lot of 406 Estates end up spending their last 3 or 4 years as Painter & Decorator 'vans' or Window Cleaner etc.. What would m...
by Welly
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 322257

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Bloody spoil sport gubbermints :( I had visions of me bezzing along at 60mph on an e-bike laughing in the face of all the car drivers :mrgreen: You can do your own 'build' with a hub motor capable of silly power/speed but it would be a right faff registering it as a 'motorised vehicle' and all that ...
by Welly
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 322257

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Great! a non-compassionate fine from a jobsworth :frown: surely a 'sorry' from you on yer 2-wheels would've cut it on this occasion but obvs not - and they wonder why they get a bad name... I know exactly about your old bike, sure you can fix everything again, you can even get silly-cone hoses made/...
by Welly
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 322257

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Sorry if you've already said but will the new bike be 'in addition to' or 'instead of' the Yammy?
by Welly
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned
Replies: 20
Views: 3866

Re: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned

To be honest I drained the oil into a 'very clean' container and re-used it :cheesy: I do have a Torque Wrench, the sump nut is supposed to be 35NM or thereabouts. Trouble is trying to frig up a socket to fit the stupid square-shaft key thing for the sump nut. Yesterday I used a small ring-spanner, ...
by Welly
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 322257

Re: and today i have mostly been...

steve_earwig wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:02 pm Completely outclassed I suspect. Well spotted sir, it's actually a Chinese copy of a T55.
Army Sergeant: "Smithy.....where's the enemy now?"

Soldier: "Over there Sarg....see where that blue smoke is".....
by Welly
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned
Replies: 20
Views: 3866

Re: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned

More washer woes.... Armed with my stock of Renner Dealer copper washers, the recent oil change with new washer produced a slight weep again :frown: Yesterday I drained the oil out and noticed some surface corrosion around the sump 'hole' so cleaned that up real good with some wet-n-dry paper thinki...
by Welly
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2846
Views: 322257

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Looks VERY nice that 8)

So t'wife would be happy if it cost you ~ £34.50.

Sounds like mine :frown:

I know, suggest spending MORE to add a side-car to it so she can come out with you, then the bike would seem 'cheaper' on its own :lol: