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HPG128K - Dutton Sierra Series 2 - rescued from an early grave?

Sierra II

So the saga of the gearbox rear seal continues. When it had the rear crank seal done the garage also fitted a prop/tailshaft seal which promptly leaked just as badly as the one they took out.

When I had the horrible vibration issue it was coming from the prop not fitting into the gearbox. Thinking this might have damaged the bush inside the tailshaft and caused the leak I ordered a new one and another seal. Now if anyone tells you this is a DIY job DON'T believe a word of it. Getting the seal out is an easy one with a modified puller, getting down the side of the tailshaft past the bush is bloody impossible without the right tool. According to the haynes manual for the Ford Sierra its a ford dealer job...I now agree. As it was needed for work tomorrow the new seal went in without changing the bush, a right pain in the arse.

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Comment by Adrian Southgate on May 5, 2016 at 22:00

Open a flickr account Steve, connect the phone to your wifi and upload direct to flickr.

Then use the share facility to get a working HTML link to add to these text boxes, simples  (he said laughing)

Comment by Brian (up north) Morris on May 5, 2016 at 21:37

lol i only do it so i have a record of work done. i want my son to get into duttons......but try dragging him way from the computer,,,,,,no    no     o well....:-)

Comment by Steve Kerswell on May 5, 2016 at 21:36

I've got loads on my phone, one day I'll learn how to get them out and published :-))

Comment by Adrian Southgate on May 5, 2016 at 21:27

I now use my camera phone (or one of them) for pretty much everything other than shows and long range stuff.

I do have a DSLR, tripod, lenses but it's too much 'hassle' for just taking pictures of bits of box section and suspension legs etc. All the photo's I took on sunday I did with the DSLR to bring out enough detail for use in the mag if required, if not then they end up sitting on my hard drive...

As such my phone/camera is pretty much always with me... even then I STILL forget...

Comment by Brian (up north) Morris on May 5, 2016 at 19:45

fair dues i take camera out with me before i start on car.....bit anal :-)

Comment by Steve Kerswell on May 5, 2016 at 19:32

Taking a picture of a worn 4mm pin?? nah :-)

Comment by Adrian Southgate on May 5, 2016 at 18:47

Problem is Brian... you take it apart, do the fix and then forget photo's until you sit down later and go DOH!... well I do anyway...

Comment by Brian (up north) Morris on May 5, 2016 at 18:17

i wish you would post pics steve...much easier to understand to a north man :-)

Comment by Steve Kerswell on May 5, 2016 at 13:32

Just pinching Ades thread, I've always been plagued with a little stuttering and a small misfire down the range. Yesterday I got fed right up with it. I've changed nearly everything, today being sunny I attacked it again. Plugs points leads all changed. Carburettor cleaned and set up, still misfire at low revs. not a lot, but it's there. Pulled the dizzie out and started to investigate, found a little pin with a spring clip on it, it rattled about a bit. Checked my other 2 dizzies and found they were tight. Stripped the pin out to see it was worn nearly 1mm allowing timing to drift. On throttle the advance vacuum took up the slack, so a quick dab of silver solder and a file, had this pin nice and tight in the hole. Result!! Spins up and down the rev range like a good one. Now back to painting the fence:-((

Comment by Patrick Buchfink on April 29, 2016 at 11:16

indeed :)

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