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Darryl Watson
Experienced User
Username: inox

Post Number: 38
Registered: 4-2015
Posted on Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 - 08:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Silicon
Hi all,
Re our 1990 Mulsanne S chassis 32556
Cleaning some dirt and oil off of the front of the engine I discovered a white silicon(?) bung protruding from the engine. It is just below centre & to the left of centre in the photo.
It was thick in dirt etc so has probably been there for a long time.
I cannot find it in the parts listing (Bentley Heritage web site) nor can I find any pictures showing this area of the engine on the internet.
Can anyone enlighten me please?
Regards
Darryl
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Paul Yorke
Grand Master
Username: paul_yorke

Post Number: 1994
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 - 09:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

It's a FOAM seal. Don't tug at it. It goes right across to the other side of the engine where it should stick out in the same fashion.
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richard george yeaman
Grand Master
Username: richyrich

Post Number: 911
Registered: 4-2012
Posted on Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 - 09:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Now we all know, Thanks Paul.
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Darryl Watson
Experienced User
Username: inox

Post Number: 39
Registered: 4-2015
Posted on Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 - 11:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks for that Paul,
There's no way that I was going to do anything with it - If it ain't broke don't fix it

Regards

Darryl
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Patrick Ryan
Grand Master
Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1830
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 - 12:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

But Paul,

Us blokes just LOVE tugging at things!!!!
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David Gore
Moderator
Username: david_gore

Post Number: 2816
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 - 06:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,

ROFL

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Mark Herbstreit
Prolific User
Username: mark_herbstreit

Post Number: 172
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 - 08:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

And if someone just happened to have the foam seal lying around. What would be involved in changing it? Is it worth waiting for something 'more serious' to happen?

seal
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Paul Yorke
Grand Master
Username: paul_yorke

Post Number: 1995
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 - 11:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Worth waiting for something else.

Unfortunately judging by your bag your item will be beyond it's "use by" date.

Fortunately for you . . . when it was bagged there wasn't the stupid "use by" rules - so it will still be fine :D
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1834
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - 07:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Paul,

What does it actually do?
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Paul Yorke
Grand Master
Username: paul_yorke

Post Number: 1996
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - 08:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

It runs across the front of the engine above the engine front cover and below the water pump volute casing.

Stopping engine oil from escaping hopefully.
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Patrick Ryan
Grand Master
Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1835
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - 10:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks Paul.

Hmmmmmmm Yes hopefully.

This brand never ceases to amaze me
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Mark Herbstreit
Prolific User
Username: mark_herbstreit

Post Number: 173
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - 04:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks Paul. Thought that might be the case. I will hold off untill the water pump explodes!
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Harry Heuchan
New User
Username: harry_heuchan

Post Number: 9
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Saturday, 20 January, 2018 - 12:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

No it's not the Case Mark.
As Paul says. It fits below the Case.. [Regards, and please excuse my attempt at humor]}}
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Mark Herbstreit
Prolific User
Username: mark_herbstreit

Post Number: 174
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Saturday, 20 January, 2018 - 08:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Ha Ha. Good to hear from you H. A photo of our Shadows resting at the salt lakes on the road to Darwin 2006.

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Paul Yorke
Grand Master
Username: paul_yorke

Post Number: 1997
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, 20 January, 2018 - 06:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

at Harry's comment.

Like for the photo:-)
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Patrick Ryan
Grand Master
Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1836
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Saturday, 20 January, 2018 - 09:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Yep,
Great photo guys.
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Harry Heuchan
New User
Username: harry_heuchan

Post Number: 10
Registered: 4-2010
Posted on Sunday, 21 January, 2018 - 01:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Traveling the outback

Travelling the Nullabor

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