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    Lannette: The rust and not ready build

    Saturday 15/01/2021 Yet another early, freezing cold morning. Marked the dizzy body and head with a paint pen so it's ready for alignment on re-fitting. Turned the engine over by hand to TDC, removed the cam cover and marked cam sprockets and chain with paint pen. Noticed the bolts...
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    Lannette: The rust and not ready build

    Tuesday 11/01/2022 - Thursday 13/01/2022 It's been a while since the last update.... It's been said on here before but whoever decided that the rocker cover should be fixed with screws and not hex nuts, needs a whack. Like others, I tried everything in my power to remove them without the...
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    Lannette: The rust and not ready build

    Saturday 18/12/2021 Pollen filter has not arrived after a week of being stuck on 'processing' within the euros app. Must have a backlog of orders due to the holidays and discount codes on the website at current. Filled radiator and expansion tank with remaining coolant from 4L bottle. Rad to...
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    Lannette: The rust and not ready build

    Thanks for the heads up fuzzy. It was indeed hot when I observed. Noted for future reference :cool: Now the price of the car is starting to make a little more sense! When I originally started to diagnose the cooling issues, HG was the common culprit even though there are no obvious signs...
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    Lannette: The rust and not ready build

    Saturday 04/12/2021 Picked up 4L of coolant while in TESCO Thursday night, saving me a further trip elsewhere [£14.99 / £550.03]. Re tightened all the hose clamps and re-filled the system for what I hope will be the last time (for a while!). Started her up and still slightly leaking from the...
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    Lannette: The rust and not ready build

    Sunday 21/11/2021 Grandad called. Housing fixed and ready for collection. Top banana! Swapped for a couple of Newcastle Brown's as payment. Gasket maker he had wasn't suitable in the end so I decided to use a cereal box instead. Traced and cut one for both engine side and thermostat side...
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    Lannette: The rust and not ready build

    Monday 15/11/2021 Fleabay goodies in hand: New rad: 90 degree for throttle body: Rather large cone filter: Decided it would probably be easier to remove the thermostat housing fully from the engine block, rather than try to drill out the old bolt with it still on the car. Wasted another...
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    Lannette: The rust and not ready build

    Monday 08/11/2021 Much more productive day! Found a golden nugget of info on here over the weekend, advising to remove the engine mount and jack engine from underneath for more access - Did just that! Was finally able to get the much needed torque on the top alternator bolt, which also decided...
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    Lannette: The rust and not ready build

    Hi everybody! (Insert Dr Nick wave) Thought it was about time I started documenting my ownership and ongoing upkeep on my recently purchased K11, otherwise known as Lannette (play on using the letters in the licence plate). Get comfy, grab a cuppa and a snack and hopefully you enjoy the...
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