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#16 STEADS

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:41 AM

Any half decent garage should be able to get this out and if it does strip the thread they have kits to re tap and insert a new thread seen it done on numerous occasions and should not cost the earth of course it will be just unfortanate if the head splits in the process all the ones i now of did not have any further problems so not the end of the world .myself i would use a long handled crack bar and just use the extra leverage to tease it round not going gung ho there are better penertrating oils on the market than wd40 for this job as well .



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#17 IINexusII

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:17 AM

@STEADS Duck oil or Plus Gas? 



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:19 AM

Plus gas is the one we used to use years ago good stuff for releasing seized nuts an bolts worth a try if anyone else comes across this problem

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:25 PM

coca cola does a blinding job too....giving away my secrets now ;)

 

freeze sprays are worth a try as well



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:50 PM

The fiesta is the same, mine is a bit orange but not seized in, I was surprised about the amount of water that actually leaks through the nozzles, I found it out while trying to check my oil and coolant. Black silicone putty is going to be deployed soon.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 04:33 AM

The new jets leak too so i took them out split the seal from them applied black marine sealant to the seal where it meets tge washer then where it meets the bonnet and fitted in place once dry i sealed it from the underside of the bonnet as well itll never leak now its just ridiculous that it has to be done in the first place

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 08:21 AM

The new jets leak too so i took them out split the seal from them applied black marine sealant to the seal where it meets tge washer then where it meets the bonnet and fitted in place once dry i sealed it from the underside of the bonnet as well itll never leak now its just ridiculous that it has to be done in the first place


It's almost as if they allowed for it the fiesta airbox has a gutter around the top which can only be for the water, I'm surprised I don't have any excitement in the morning after rain.

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