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Re: sageman's 'barn find' v6 sei s1

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:10 pm
by Dean
So if we assume you have fuel as the plugs are smothered in the stuff, if you have a spark in the right place too then there could well be a mechanical problem, quick compression test while the plugs are out to just confirm that's all fine?

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Re: sageman's 'barn find' v6 sei s1

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:08 pm
by sageman
Haven’t got any compression test gear

Had the AA out he don’t know either so I’ve got a lorry on its way to take it where I’m storing it until we get the new house next year

Re: sageman's 'barn find' v6 sei s1

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:17 pm
by sageman
ive now got it started again i think it might be overfueling so yes i think i need to get ahold of a lexia one way or another and learn how to rewire comnnectors
when attempting to get it started before Christmas i made the rarther nasty discovery that many more connectors have some sort of damage than i previosly thought

all spheres excluding the rear spheres have been changed havnt tried rear centre yet but i cant get the other two off followed whats in the book but dont want to hit them too hard and brake something.... any tips or ideas

ive also discovered another leak
its drivers side (RHD) behind the wheel arch and far as i can tell theres only two pipes there the main suspension pipe and another pipe but i cant tell which one is leaking theyre both covored in oil and both drip
leak is quite fast but its not all the time strangly (i think)

i also cant tell where its coming from due to where the pipes are theres no acsess

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not a particualy good picture i know
the large pipe is (i belive) from the strut top so i assume its the main suspension pipe the smaller one i cant renember where it goes but it looks like its heading to the wheel in my picture could this be a leakoff pipe giving the slow leak (which is coming from further up those two pipes) or is it possable for high pressure pipes to leak slowly sometimes

Re: sageman's 'barn find' v6 sei s1

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:21 pm
by White Exec
You'll need to clean up the area and dry off, then a better chance of seeing where the leak is. It's usually from the small leak-back pipes, and their rubber couplings.

Re: sageman's 'barn find' v6 sei s1

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:03 am
by MTXM
I was sorry to hear about the further issues Ben and including hydraulic leaks and the advice from Chris to thoroughly clean the effected area does make great sense. It is not uncommon for the large diameter low pressure return pipes behind the front wheels to weep at the rubber-metal unions and I suspect that is your problem. The access to replace the pipes is unfortunately very restricted, but the job is doable and I replaced an offside pipe one of my V6. In relation to removal of the tight spheres I strongly recommend the careful application of heat and I have not been beaten yet! With regards, Matthew T.

Re: sageman's 'barn find' v6 sei s1

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:59 pm
by White Exec
For all spheres except the rear corner ones, make sure the system is depressurised (and on lowest, etc) when trying to unscrew. Pressure tightens a sphere in its mount, which is why they only need to be done up hand-tight when replacing.