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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-04-05, 01:01 PM
SiK
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i give up

5 hours to get the drain plug undone

then i found that the prat before me had x threaded number 3 plug - i found
this out at 4:37, when the only place in the area that sold helicoil kits
closed at 5 (and they waited for me - phew!)

so, the camshaft replacement is going to be entrusted to a garage now, i've
spent three days and done what should take about an hour - fecking morons
that dont know what they're doing mutter grumble mutter grumble

Si


 
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-04-05, 01:01 PM
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Re: i give up

SiK wrote:
> 5 hours to get the drain plug undone
>
> then i found that the prat before me had x threaded number 3 plug - i
> found this out at 4:37, when the only place in the area that sold
> helicoil kits closed at 5 (and they waited for me - phew!)
>
> so, the camshaft replacement is going to be entrusted to a garage
> now, i've spent three days and done what should take about an hour -
> fecking morons that dont know what they're doing mutter grumble
> mutter grumble
> Si


It builds soul matey, keep going.........

It's part of LR ownership ;~)

--
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Range Rover LSE (Bob)

'"gimme the f*ckin' money"


 
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-04-05, 01:01 PM
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Re: i give up

"SiK" <sik@merlion-con******ts.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
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>5 hours to get the drain plug undone
>
> then i found that the prat before me had x threaded number 3 plug - i
> found this out at 4:37, when the only place in the area that sold helicoil
> kits closed at 5 (and they waited for me - phew!)
>
> so, the camshaft replacement is going to be entrusted to a garage now,
> i've spent three days and done what should take about an hour - fecking
> morons that dont know what they're doing mutter grumble mutter grumble
>
> Si


I often wondered how they did this without pulling the head. Apparently you
get the piston almost to the top of it's stroke, fill with grease... drill
thread tap new , insert Helicoil, snap tang, recover from grease, turn
engine such that swarf ejects with grease through plug hole, clear out the
remaining grease, voila.

I was impressed anyway.

Let Si's post be a lesson to any one who thinks that any old socket will do
to remove/insert the plugs. Most are too fat and cause these Issues. Bet
there aren't many V8's without Helicoils in.


Lee D


 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-04-05, 03:01 PM
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Re: i give up


"Lee_D" <newsgroupNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> wrote in message
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> "SiK" <sik@merlion-con******ts.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:dkgcni$4t1$1@news.e7even.com...
>>5 hours to get the drain plug undone
>>
>> then i found that the prat before me had x threaded number 3 plug - i
>> found this out at 4:37, when the only place in the area that sold
>> helicoil kits closed at 5 (and they waited for me - phew!)
>>
>> so, the camshaft replacement is going to be entrusted to a garage now,
>> i've spent three days and done what should take about an hour - fecking
>> morons that dont know what they're doing mutter grumble mutter grumble
>>
>> Si

>
> I often wondered how they did this without pulling the head. Apparently
> you get the piston almost to the top of it's stroke, fill with grease...
> drill thread tap new , insert Helicoil, snap tang, recover from grease,
> turn engine such that swarf ejects with grease through plug hole, clear
> out the remaining grease, voila.


I was impressed at the kit I got - the tap has a guide to go through the
buggered up thread, and then cuts the helicoil guide behind. Thern the
Helicoil has a clever guide thing to stop it from x threading.

so - if you worked on a 1994 niagra grey disco in the kent area - I HATE
YOU - you are ruining my enjoyment

Si


 
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