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  • Ron Coates27 June 2022

    Thank you all for your input.

  • Bill Bretherton27 June 2022

    I find it such a struggle to get the rims on (they bind on the metal rings) that I don't want anything else in the way! Then you've got to get those damned screws in from under the bonnet trying not to drop them....

  • Bob Beaumont27 June 2022

    I personally prefer the cork seals. I found it was not necessary to trim them as they squash down and fill the slot in the sump. I also coat both sides of the cork with Hylomar and where it touches the sump gasket. I think Alan also mentioned the need to put a smear of hylomar/ wellseal under the rear main cap.

    I don't have any problem leaks from the rear main ( I still have the scroll s...

  • Bob Beaumont27 June 2022

    Bill/Guy

    I got mine to fit nicely! Have you got the right chrome bezel round the headlamp. They have quite a square section. The later rings are more angled.It was only the early cars with pre focus bulbs had the rubber seals anyway I believe.

  • Flip Brühl27 June 2022

    Jeremy,

    I are sure the scope is waterproof. I lost my BMW car key in the Water Closet while flushing but i could locate the key with the scope! BMW can replace the key for €420...

    Flip

  • J Targosz27 June 2022

    Thanks James and Paul,

    Now see the narrow part of the cork fits into the recess in the sump. The other way round, if you could get the corks to fit, wouldn't provide enough "meat" to get a seal under the bearing caps.

    I have a set of the modern rubber seals and cork ones. After the problems caused with a modern lip seal conversion to the rear of the crank - now replaced with the ori...

  • James Paul27 June 2022

    As my engine as recently been rebored and awaiting reassembly thought I'd take a photo of the machining that a local classic engineering company did.

    Not sure if it gives you comfort or not with the work you've had done.

  • Paul Walbran27 June 2022

    They go as per James' photo because the seal is between the bearing cap and the bottom of the groove, not the sides of it. In fact there needs to be clearance at the sides as the cork bulges sideways a bit as it is compressed when the sump is tightened.

    I always prefer to leave about 5mm protrudung at each end, trimming too close can cause leaks. I also add a small blob of anaerobic seala...

  • Bill Bretherton27 June 2022

    Guy, no, I used some older rusty headlamp mounting rings and painted them black as I didn't realise they'd show so much - should be chrome/ silver! I didn't use those outer headlamp rubbers, just the ones between bucket and body.

  • P G Gilvarry27 June 2022

    Yes red LED in a red lense is the normal way to go.

    Peter

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