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P38A 'O' Rings tip and thanks..

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Zorro587, Dec 6, 2018.

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  1. Zorro587

    Zorro587 Active Member

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    Evening all,

    firstly, a big thanks to Druim for his pictorial 'How To' on changing the heater 'O' rings. Did mine with an ever so slight deviation.
    Secondly, my tip: remove the screw and swap it for one about 5mm or so longer (25mm-ish).
    I spent an inordinate amount of time getting the hoses to seat again and was then frustrated by my inability to engage the screw into the clamp plate. Swapping the screw saw the whole lot back together in 5 minutes.
    It's not necessary (although the head of mine looked like a Rottweiller had been chewing on it for a while) but I'd do it again in a jiffy.
     
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    Most change the screw for an allen cap head bolt, when I did mine I put in a stainless one to boot.in preparation for next time I have to do it:(
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    If you fit the pipes back fully engaged in their correct position on their location slot the screw should be easy to relocate in the clamp plate. If the correct length screw will not reach the clamp plate the pipes are not properly engaged. Fitting a longer screw and pulling the clamp plate up when the proper length of screw won't reach may crack the fitting on the matrix.
     
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    I have a private little theory that most issues are caused by people pulling the pipes around in the engine bay, either fitting LPG or while doing head gaskets. Leave well alone and they seem to be fine.

    Probably the kiss of death saying that!
     
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    I do try not to fiddle around in the engine bay, and being doozzle like yours I don't get many problems to worry about:D
     
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    I did mine 2 weeks back and the only issue with the screw was the plastic bracket on the side of the heater box which seems to serve no purpose other than sit directly in the way and stop you getting anything onto the screw head. Once said bracket was removed carefully with a small hacksaw removing/re-fitting the screw was no issue.
     
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