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 Post subject: el 1997 welsh plugs
Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:53 am 
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hello all , some advice please.my oldie 350000 klm is leaking water from the welsh plug near the dizzy and i have been told that the rear ones in the bell housing are brass from the factory, is this so? if not i will have to pull the engine to replace all? or would it be wiser to replace engine totally with a good second hand unit.

as a dsp pensioner (old f@rt) funds are tight.also would anyone have a good engine for sale please.

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Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:29 pm 
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berrigan wrote:
hello all , some advice please.my oldie 350000 klm is leaking water from the welsh plug near the dizzy and i have been told that the rear ones in the bell housing are brass from the factory, is this so? if not i will have to pull the engine to replace all? or would it be wiser to replace engine totally with a good second hand unit.


I'm not sure if the rear welch is steel or brass, but you don't need to pull the engine to replace it. You can drop the transmission and remove the flywheel/flexplate to get to it.
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Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:30 pm 
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if my vague memory serves me right, the rear one is Brass.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:04 pm 
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alfy wrote:
if my vague memory serves me right, the rear one is Brass.


Do you recall if it's 40mm or 20(?)mm?
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Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:05 pm 
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i think it may be a 40mm? if its the one im thinking of, it has a label on it with the engine number or something like that. (if its the original welsh plug)

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:31 pm 
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alfy wrote:
i think it may be a 40mm? if its the one im thinking of, it has a label on it with the engine number or something like that. (if its the original welsh plug)


That's weird, all the other 40mm coolant welch plugs are steel from the factory (idiotic), I've had to replace all mine, this is the only one I haven't done yet, but I think I'll do it anyway when I next drop my transmission.
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Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:29 pm 
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Yeah, the rear is 40mm.
Replace the rear main bearing seal while you're there, particularly if it's getting on - engine km wise that is.

 

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