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by ampwhu
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Blue staining btween head and block
Replies: 12
Views: 169

Re: Blue staining btween head and block

my 1098 engine does the same. i did wipe it clear and it came back. I did a compression test and it was fine. I just clean it when i check the fluids now.
by ampwhu
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil pump
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: oil pump

I think its wise to replace the pump when rebuilding. Do you?

good read that Phil. I think the pump depths are the same so the 2 long 1/4 unf bolts should be the right length.
by ampwhu
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil pump
Replies: 3
Views: 65

oil pump

whilst working out what I have and don't have, I thought i'd look at the oil pump prior to my engine build. Something isn't quite right here...….. The gasket looks to go in only 1 way. I guess so the flow and return holes aren't blocked by the gasket. oil pump 1.JPG If i offer the pump up to how the...
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4063

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

it won't come backwards out as the backplate will be in the way. it won't go in anymore forward into the engine as it's a taper thread. it is well and truly stuck! where I have tried to drill it out, it's as hard as my ex wife!
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4063

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

Yes all the swarf has been pulled out and cleaned with gun cleaner. I cant clean the block anymore! It
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4063

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

Yes all the swarf has been pulled out and cleaned with gun cleaner. I cant clean the block anymore! It
by ampwhu
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4063

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

Yes it is. Its technically closed the drilled hole. Believe me, I tried the suggestion on moving it but it bent the 8mm rod I used. It's not going anywhere.
by ampwhu
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4063

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

I've had someone else look at the block today and they have agreed, that the plug doesn't need moving for the engine build. I printed off the cross section of the block showing the oil passageways. All that was checked is whether you could blow air through the rear main bearing cap and air was comin...
by ampwhu
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4063

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

this has turned into a ruddy nightmare now and i'm stuck. I decided to remove the plug by drilling down the middle. I'm managed this ok. Then I attempted to remove the plug by using a stud extractor. One of those ones you wind anti-clockwise to remove. Well it has snapped off below the surface and i...
by ampwhu
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4063

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

Ok I think ive got that. The plugs are 10mm deep and that oilway is 14mm in from the block face. The plug is definatley flush as I have trial fitted the rear plate to confirm. 99% my head is saying I've nothing to worry about. but I've got that 1% that says I really should check by removing the plug...
by ampwhu
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4063

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

Front of the block Front block.JPG Back of block Back block.JPG Phil i need clarification on this before i progress. On the front of the block, i have pushed a welding rod through the main bearing oil hole up to where the plug goes. Screwed in the plug doesn't interfere with the rod. On the rear of ...
by ampwhu
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4063

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

I understand now. In ref to your pics 6, 6a make sense.

I am sure that that oilway was 4mm further in from the plug I fitted.

as always, thanks Phil.
by ampwhu
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting an oil gauge.
Replies: 30
Views: 2780

Re: Fitting an oil gauge.

all the other oil pressure fittings i've used from ESM and all the other MG suppliers have defiantly been 1/8"NPT. the exception is the braided hose which is 1/8" BSP. This goes from that little male/male adaptor to the gauge itself.

It's a cool way of doing it.
by ampwhu
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4063

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

out of the 4 plug holes, I could only see 1 that had an 'intersection' with another oilway. the other 3 looked clear and shining a torch down them, revelled no obstructions.

I can't remember which one now, but I think the one nearest the oil pressure switch hole. Do you have a better picture?
by ampwhu
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4063

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

So I have now finished the oil gallery plugs. The machine shop hadn't taped deep enough so the plugs were sitting proud of the block face. I taped a bit more with the 1/4" NPT and fitted the plugs. They have been fitted dry. Gallery plugs rear.JPG Gallery plugs front.JPG Phil, i remember further up ...
by ampwhu
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting an oil gauge.
Replies: 30
Views: 2780

Re: Fitting an oil gauge.

coming back to this, there is i think an easier way of doing this. These pictures are from my A35 engine. If you remove the banjo bolt at the rear left side of the engine, it's the ideal place for connecting. adaptors.JPG i guess your all familiar with the 'gold' coloured adaptor that you can get fr...
by ampwhu
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 12G295 head on a 948 block
Replies: 15
Views: 435

Re: 12G295 head on a 948 block

I like that. some more info on the other components would be great
by ampwhu
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4063

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

les wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:52 pm
——— the dangers of farming jobs out, unless the exact requirements are stated, they will do their own thing! Even then it’s a risk.
absolutely. I agree!
by ampwhu
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4063

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

probably because we aren't all dinosaurs now. most of my cars have been taped to metric sizes.

I work for an engineering company that has stopped supporting anything that's imperial. It's all metric now. It's easier to understand.
by ampwhu
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4063

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

embarrasing :oops: . I received my 1/2" NPT plugs and they were too big. I emailed the seller and sent a picture of the plugs. his replay was..... "google how to measure NPT threads" well I didn't know this. so I have got 1/4" taped holes in the block afterall. they measure 1/2" wide and 1/2" deep b...