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General Discussion / Re: Head gaskets & K seal
« Last post by parko on Nov 08, 2018, 20:24:00 »
k seal works great there is also a product called super steel which does the same job your engine will be fine
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General Discussion / Re: C20xe conversion
« Last post by scotty on Nov 03, 2018, 16:58:19 »
Have a look in the blogs on here. there are details of various builds. Mine was an x14xe  conversion which is a bit similar and encountered a lot of the same issues I expect you will have.  What are your worries?  - Scotty
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General Discussion / C20xe conversion
« Last post by Danzel on Nov 02, 2018, 18:20:51 »
Hi to everyone,hope everyone is well.just need a bit of help with my C20xe conversion into my Chevette
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General Discussion / Chevette petrol tank
« Last post by Karlcarron on Oct 01, 2018, 22:43:08 »
Hi all ive been looking for a clean petrol tank but can not find one my has bad rust in side it so Iíve had a new one made but still Would like a  original  One if any one got one 
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General Discussion / Re: Water Pump
« Last post by scotty on Sep 27, 2018, 09:12:20 »
1970's manufacturing was not the computer driven robot assembly and just in time parts supply that is the norm today. It was more like - we are doing some cars today - what is in the parts bin? Short of pumps - we have got some old ones somewhere use those.  The other factor to consider is build date as opposed to date of registration. Some cars  waited more than a year from build to registration.  Look at the date stamps on various panels to get some idea of your build date. - Scotty
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General Discussion / Re: Water Pump
« Last post by Jeff J on Sep 26, 2018, 12:52:28 »
For the benefit of anyone else researching this, my 1981 hatchback has the type with the teed hose so therefore the 1979 type. I know it has never been replaced as the vehicle has been in the family from new. So I suspect that at installation they just installed whatever they had at hand. Buying parts recently has brought me to the conclusion that only physical comparison can be relied on not year of manufacture nor engine numbers. Hope this helps someone else who has been as confused as I have been recently.
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General Discussion / Re: Head gaskets & K seal
« Last post by Jeff J on Sep 16, 2018, 13:02:07 »
Thanks Scotty I can relax now that I have had a specific confirmation of it's efficacy. I followed the instructions to the letter & after it had cooled down I checked the water in the radiator which does appear to be sludgy or discoloured so that was also reassuring.
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General Discussion / Re: brakes
« Last post by scotty on Sep 16, 2018, 10:33:02 »
Glad you have got sorted!
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General Discussion / Re: Head gaskets & K seal
« Last post by scotty on Sep 16, 2018, 10:30:08 »
I have used Kseal on 1256 engines in the past. It seals water leaks well and will continue to protect for a considerable time. What it won't do is seal any leaks between the cylinders - this is often a problem given the narrow width of the gasket in those areas. Kseal is about the best of the chemical seal products available retail - It was developed especially for the Kover K series engine which was notorious for water leaks due to its wet liner and though bolt design .
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General Discussion / Head gaskets & K seal
« Last post by Jeff J on Sep 16, 2018, 08:29:07 »
As mentioned in my post about brakes, I was struggling to get a new head gasket & my local motor factors told me about a product called K-seal, which I had never heard of. A bit pricey, but I thought it would be a lot easier than taking the head off again. I tried it & it did exactly what it said on the tin. Unfortunately I have read conflicting reports on the web about the use of this product & despite the motor factor saying that they sold lots of it & had never had any complaints, I can't help wondering if I have done the right thing. Has anyone used this product on a 1256cc Chevette engine & had ill effects from it, or used it successfully?
Then of course, as sods law says, I managed to get a head gasket at a car boot sale of all places.
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