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getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« on: February 28, 2015, 15:33:35 PM »
Right time to start this thread.....as you all might know my se6 is sorn`ed since last November.....due to a water leak from the thermostat housing....after months of research and gathering info from various ppl...threads etc I have now started to get a few bits i may or may not need lol.......plus draw on your guys knowledge....so shes sat on a mates drive.....



This is not the "best side" as you can see the damaged rear panel.....thats way down the to do list..... :-\

The thermostat housing goes down the side of the block and feeds coolant to the head...then goes round the back of the block and splits into two for the hoses.(Now thanks to the Awesome   C411BRA REBORN thread I now have a few pictures and a better idea of the task ahead...thanks Scoobytoo hope you dont mind me using a few pictures mate.)

This is the housing...


And where it comes out the back....



The housing its self...


And the seal that is leaking on the side of the head...



Now after looking and Google`ing it seems the seal is only available in a head gasket set costing £27 upwards....just for one seal....the others i may need one day....but i found this gasket set on ebay and seems to have the right one in....i thought i would buy it for £4 inc postage.


The seal on the right looks the same lol...nothing lost if its wrong.

I also got a water pump tool like this one just incase...cost £5



And plan on getting this for the carnk/cam pully bolts...its a AEG inpact wrench.

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Now to get to this bugger i need to take off the Aux belt....cam covers....timing belt...cam sprocket....and back cover.....then the housing it self....on the way i plan on cleaning/painting anything i take off....ready to refit.....its going to be slow progress but i have nothing to lose....as funds are tight.......any info or tricks from you guys will be taken on bored.....theres a video on youtube that has come in handy too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i7RrtXwb2Q
Not the same engine but close enough.

plus theres also the great guide to timing belts on here.

Thats as far as ive got.......so before i do the repair i need to make shure the engine runs...as its not been started for awhile...last time it turned but did not start...then the battery gave up due to low charge......i did get a code 21 before it was towed to the drive.


















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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2015, 20:34:01 PM »
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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2015, 20:49:02 PM »
One comment :P
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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2015, 20:56:21 PM »
One comment :P

I'm so going to hurt you lol

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2015, 22:02:46 PM »
Two comments.

Seriously though, swapping that housing is a job I'd tackle myself in your shoes and I'm a RIGHT cack-hander. Haynes manual for torque settings, decent tools, cc.com on the laptop, few beers and you'll nail it.

May the force be with you.
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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2015, 22:33:14 PM »
Two comments.

Seriously though, swapping that housing is a job I'd tackle myself in your shoes and I'm a RIGHT cack-hander. Haynes manual for torque settings, decent tools, cc.com on the laptop, few beers and you'll nail it.

May the force be with you.

I like your thinking lol

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2015, 10:41:19 AM »
Good luck with the project, it will be a great feeling once she is back on the road.

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2015, 11:04:55 AM »
thanks mate....seems a long way away tho

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2015, 19:48:04 PM »
Looking at the 2 seals in the packet, the left one looks more like what I fitted it's not flat like the one on the left. I didn't have to remove the rear timing cover off... I removed the head instead :) I would take the pump out and replace it for the price of a new one, you will find some corrosion in the recess where it sits. Shouldn't need the tool.

If you need any help send me pm.

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2015, 20:33:02 PM »
Looking at the 2 seals in the packet, the left one looks more like what I fitted it's not flat like the one on the left. I didn't have to remove the rear timing cover off... I removed the head instead :) I would take the pump out and replace it for the price of a new one, you will find some corrosion in the recess where it sits. Shouldn't need the tool.

If you need any help send me pm.

Dean

Thanks mate...I plan on buying a pump but need to find the right one...on my old 8v I bought the wrong one(early type c20ne).

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2015, 14:41:57 PM »
so they all look the same to me lol i have a few on watch on ebay...but im not shure which one.

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2015, 14:48:02 PM »
Have you had any quotes to fix that rear panel yet mate? It was you who was hit by a lorry or something wasn't it, when the car was parked?

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2015, 14:58:24 PM »
I'll get the part number then you can cross ref with other manufactures.

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2015, 15:38:04 PM »
thanks mate....!

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2015, 15:41:04 PM »
Have you had any quotes to fix that rear panel yet mate? It was you who was hit by a lorry or something wasn't it, when the car was parked?

no...its only fairly small repair...notation deep dint....rub down...n skim with filler...etc.....Yeh it was parked up at the time. :'(

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