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Lower steering rubber gaiter?

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buckfield
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Lower steering rubber gaiter?

Post by buckfield » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:27 pm

Hi, not sure if there is another version but my V8 column gaiter has gone again, every 3 years I have replace because of the proximity of the off side exhaust manifold, is there a silicone type version that can resist the heat, also I have a jag mk2 3.4 and the gaiter is ten years old and still perfect, so just an issue with the V8? also having seen the earlier type which is mush thicker rubber as the repro is just too thin maybe. not a major job but a bit frustrating? Tony

tjt77
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Re: Lower steering rubber gaiter?

Post by tjt77 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:34 pm

this is an ongoing issue with repro rubber parts.. the MK2 jaguar does have a heat shield attached to rear manifold which helps.. id suggest you try and find a NOS gator..likely someone still has one in stock..

buckfield
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Re: Lower steering rubber gaiter?

Post by buckfield » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:17 pm

Hi, thanks for the reply, the jag mk2 rhd has the column on the inlet manifold side so no heat there really?, I have asked about the NOS and it's the same as the copy part, but will keep a lookout for one.Ton

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Re: Lower steering rubber gaiter?

Post by tjt77 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:52 pm

Oversight on my part.. all my Jaguar/Daimler cars are LHD due to my location in US west coast.. answer still the same though..try and locate an original jaguar/daimler part .. you could also try wrapping the appropriate exhaust manifold with the proprietary material that vintage racers use.. worth a shot I'd think..

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