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by Chris_R
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler 15: stripped thread
Replies: 25
Views: 1031

Re: Daimler 15: stripped thread

Nick is correct. You need a 3/8" helicoil kit. The supplied drill and tap will be some size larger than 3/8" and drill out the hole large enough to be tapped for the helicoil to be screwed in but the result after you finish will be a 3/8" screwed hole into which your bolt will screw. ...
by Chris_R
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler 15: stripped thread
Replies: 25
Views: 1031

Re: Daimler 15: stripped thread

First, as has been said, Helicoil is a brand name. It's actually Helicoil ® Sav-a-Thread ® , the product name. I think it was the original thread repair product and others have copied the idea and sell their own versions. What the difference is in quality I don't know. One of things I have noticed i...
by Chris_R
Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Daimler 15: stripped thread
Replies: 25
Views: 1031

Re: Daimler 15: stripped thread

On another make of car I have used the helicoil solution to repair an exhaust manifold stud in the cylinder head. On this car the hole actually penetrates the water jacket and the stud usually seals that. I used a thread locker when inserting the helicoil which has worked very well, took the stud an...
by Chris_R
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Ethanol in petrol
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Ethanol in petrol

Rather than try to avoid E10 fuel I think we should be looking on ways to adapt fuel systems and so embrace and use the fuel, not be like King Canute attempting to hold back the flow of change. The derogation for E5 Super Unleaded is only for 5 years at which time the subject will come back again. T...
by Chris_R
Wed May 26, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: E10 fuel and other matters
Replies: 18
Views: 1570

Re: E10 fuel and other matters

I believe that the hysteria about ethanol ( more properly called ethyl alcohol ) based fuels is just that . For the first 250,000 miles of my motoring career , from about 1962 to 1973, my preferred fuel was Cleveland Discol which at one stage was a blend of 75:25 petrol to alcohol. I never suffered...
by Chris_R
Wed May 26, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: E10 fuel and other matters
Replies: 18
Views: 1570

Re: E10 fuel and other matters

I think the Benzole mixture was made from synthesising coal into petrol.
by Chris_R
Tue May 18, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: My DJ260 (Century) for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: My DJ260 (Century) for sale

Hi, did you buy one of the MM's recently at auctions?
by Chris_R
Fri May 07, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Car Covers... your suggestions or experiences
Replies: 10
Views: 1076

Re: Car Covers... your suggestions or experiences

That problem does not happen with the Carcoon as it continually blows outside air into the Carcoon so the temperature inside will never be more (or certainly very little more) than the outside air temperature and there is no direct contact with the car.
by Chris_R
Fri May 07, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Car Covers... your suggestions or experiences
Replies: 10
Views: 1076

Re: Car Covers... your suggestions or experiences

At different times I have used various car covers. Avoid the Halfords covers and most other covers of that type and price band. They claim to be breathable, they are not. Your car will be wet under the cover and the damp will be trapped in there. There are only two covers I would recommend. First wo...
by Chris_R
Tue May 04, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Insurance Valuation
Replies: 22
Views: 1814

Re: Insurance Valuation

What is clear here is that nothing is clear. Each one is different. None of these are insurance companies, they are all brokers with a different company behind them providing the insurance. Peter James say that "some policies may be written by Stuart Miller Insurance". RH policies are unde...