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Upper thermostat housing paper gaskets

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by Webley1991, Oct 24, 2020.

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  1. Webley1991

    Webley1991 Well-Known Member

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    Where is the cheapest place to buy these?

    I'm sure I paid about 20p last time I bought one back about four years ago.

    The cheapest I can find them now is about £1.50 each with free postage from various ebay sellers.

    I know that they could be cut from gasket paper, but for the old price of 20p it wasn't worth the effort of doing that.
     
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    rob1miles Well-Known Member

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    Kellogs; 0p.
     
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    Ready brek boxes make good gaskets.
    Thick and not as shiny as others.
     
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    rob1miles Well-Known Member

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    Needed a fine fuel proof gasket for a strimmer and found the card they put under a Ginsters pastie was ideal, its thin, quite dense and seems to be impreganted to make it waterproof. Makes really good gaskets but only small.
     
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    flat Well-Known Member

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    post a photo, i brought a job lot of gaskets a few years back, and i cut my own
     
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    Use a ball pein hammer, its a basic skill for series ownership:

    (pein is old / UK term, peen is just wrong!!)
     
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    527110, 22p from craddocks but that's without postage:rolleyes: All of a sudden £1.50 doesn't seem to bad...
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I have heard of cutting them from cardboard packaging before. Will that stand up to being exposed to the coolant?

    I wouldn't want to waste time fitting something that started leaking again.

    While on this subject, the parts diagram also shows an o-ring above the thermostat.

    As far as I knew, the earlier type used the paper gasket, and the later type had an o-ring.

    Are both supposed to be fitted?
     
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    I use milk/wine cartons when stuck down here as postage from UK is bloody expensive...
     
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    From memory the o ring goes under the thermostat
     
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    card gasket will work, smear it with a bit of grease before assembly, makes them last a bit longer, but tbh dont be tight and just buy some gasket paper!
     
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    I tend to make gaskets to save time, nothing more annoying than being held up for days waiting on a gasket. Fine if its planned maintenance as you can order ahead but a lot of jobs are not. I did my apprenticeship on aircraft and it was part of our training to make gaskets. You were expected to be able to fix the aircraft and get it back in the air not have it stuck waiting on parts you could make.
     
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    Pay the airfare and two weeks isolation and I'll hand deliver owt you want :p
     
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    just get a cartridge off silicone sealant
     
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    Haha as long as you cover the excess baggage charge it might be worth it...might have a full SII resto coming up...
     
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