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« on: 29 October, 2016, 23:33:28 PM »

Long time no see peeps  Grin

Just got back from work this evening to find the truck in the steading with the bonnet up! (oh god, whats dad done to it this time...)

So i walk into the steading to have a look, and find this:
       

So my dad is stressing out and to be honest after my looksy i'm thinking he'd blown the side out of the engine block!

Does anyone want to hazard a guess what has caused this devastation before i post the fault?
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2005 4Life Black/Silver & badly fitted Avenger hard top.
Corsa 838MT - 265/75/16s
Milner heavy load springs - 24"
Torsion bars wound up - 21" (was 22.5" but have now settled)
30mm wheel spacers
New Turbo (unbranded OEM)
Steering stops wound out
EGR removed
AVM Hubs
LED Headlight conversion (supplied by Bootsie)
32" LED Light bar (supplied by Bootsie - link to follow)
Cybox full stainless system + De-cat pipe
DIY Rear bumper
Replacement oil cooler lines (330bar hydraulic hose)

Lots of replaced OEM parts too!
Cost: Lots!
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« Reply #1 on: 30 October, 2016, 01:57:27 AM »

Oil filter and oil cooler are above all that - at least they are on a series 4, no idea about a series 3.  Anyhow, maybe oil filter loose or the oil filter housing gasket?
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« Reply #2 on: 30 October, 2016, 02:46:22 AM »

oooh, soo close, but no cigar!

The rigid section of the oil feed pipe to the oil cooler, corroded through on the underside right above steering box!

The pinhole in the pipe was spraying oil down and across the top of the steering box, but at first glance it looked like a broken conrod had burst through the block (I had that happen before!)   Undecided

The lower feed pipe just on the outside of a bend  Grin
« Last Edit: 30 October, 2016, 03:33:41 AM by MWood » Logged

2005 4Life Black/Silver & badly fitted Avenger hard top.
Corsa 838MT - 265/75/16s
Milner heavy load springs - 24"
Torsion bars wound up - 21" (was 22.5" but have now settled)
30mm wheel spacers
New Turbo (unbranded OEM)
Steering stops wound out
EGR removed
AVM Hubs
LED Headlight conversion (supplied by Bootsie)
32" LED Light bar (supplied by Bootsie - link to follow)
Cybox full stainless system + De-cat pipe
DIY Rear bumper
Replacement oil cooler lines (330bar hydraulic hose)

Lots of replaced OEM parts too!
Cost: Lots!
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« Reply #3 on: 30 October, 2016, 04:29:56 AM »

I was going to guess cooler pipes! I have had to replace these before when you do bodylifts it stresses them and that wheelgets covered, keep a spare set
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« Reply #4 on: 30 October, 2016, 13:42:17 PM »

Same thing happened to me on holiday in Portugal last year,local garage fixed it for 20 Euros.
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« Reply #5 on: 30 October, 2016, 20:03:28 PM »

I was going to guess cooler pipes! I have had to replace these before when you do bodylifts it stresses them and that wheelgets covered, keep a spare set
Its just wound up on the torsion bars atm! I keep thinking about the body lift, but just don't have the time to get on and do it (spacers are still in the box they came in)

I was going to replace both the feed and return pipes, the feed pipe is considerably more corroded than the upper pipe, but for all the cost of them i may as well do both!
Waiting on a quote from Milner atm, ive pm'd Steve for the latest Milner discount too!

Since it emptied all its oil i may as well use it as an excuse for its annual oil and filter change. I'm also going to take the oil cooler off as the same time and give that a good flush through and clean up!
My only concern is the front grille and bumper, the mounts are pretty manky and i had to drill out and cut the grille fixings just to get to the banjo bolts. kinda worried that i'll have to do that with the bumper too!
But on the upside i suppose it would give me more incentive to finally get around to making that front winch bumper if i cant get it back on lol
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2005 4Life Black/Silver & badly fitted Avenger hard top.
Corsa 838MT - 265/75/16s
Milner heavy load springs - 24"
Torsion bars wound up - 21" (was 22.5" but have now settled)
30mm wheel spacers
New Turbo (unbranded OEM)
Steering stops wound out
EGR removed
AVM Hubs
LED Headlight conversion (supplied by Bootsie)
32" LED Light bar (supplied by Bootsie - link to follow)
Cybox full stainless system + De-cat pipe
DIY Rear bumper
Replacement oil cooler lines (330bar hydraulic hose)

Lots of replaced OEM parts too!
Cost: Lots!
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« Reply #6 on: 31 October, 2016, 01:44:43 AM »

you always shear a few studs on the bumpers im afraid, I always drill and tap,and even tap out the ones that didn't snap when replacing it, once you do it once, you never have to do it again.

for the grill put bolts in the top 2, and snap the rest off, thats my personal choice.


home made winch bumper eh.

cheeky

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03 4work, Cummins 6BTA 5.9L engine, 40" round things, and all the accompanying hassle involved.
 
No, my rear windows dont go up either Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: 02 November, 2016, 14:05:30 PM »

you always shear a few studs on the bumpers im afraid, I always drill and tap,and even tap out the ones that didn't snap when replacing it, once you do it once, you never have to do it again.

for the grill put bolts in the top 2, and snap the rest off, thats my personal choice.


home made winch bumper eh.

cheeky



Lol, well it had been on the cards but I've not had the time to get round to it, good excuse to have to do it if I take the bumper off  Wink

Does anyone know where I can get after factory oil cooler+hose kit from
Milner are trying to source OEM hoses but Ellie didn't sound too promising! Had no reply in 2 days now and they are usually pretty quick!

I'm sure I'd seen upgrade kits but was at least a year or more that I saw the them, now i can't seem to find anything!
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2005 4Life Black/Silver & badly fitted Avenger hard top.
Corsa 838MT - 265/75/16s
Milner heavy load springs - 24"
Torsion bars wound up - 21" (was 22.5" but have now settled)
30mm wheel spacers
New Turbo (unbranded OEM)
Steering stops wound out
EGR removed
AVM Hubs
LED Headlight conversion (supplied by Bootsie)
32" LED Light bar (supplied by Bootsie - link to follow)
Cybox full stainless system + De-cat pipe
DIY Rear bumper
Replacement oil cooler lines (330bar hydraulic hose)

Lots of replaced OEM parts too!
Cost: Lots!
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« Reply #8 on: 02 November, 2016, 15:17:53 PM »

you dont need to uprate the cooler, its gigantic already, will only strain the pump, take a hose to a hydraulics place they can do them while you wait usually
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03 4work, Cummins 6BTA 5.9L engine, 40" round things, and all the accompanying hassle involved.
 
No, my rear windows dont go up either Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: 03 November, 2016, 05:40:38 AM »

you dont need to uprate the cooler, its gigantic already, will only strain the pump, take a hose to a hydraulics place they can do them while you wait usually
That was a good call!!  Thanks dude  Wink

I was waiting on a reply from Milner.
Late afternoon they said they couldn't source them  Cry
Just got to the engineers on my way home! Cheesy

10 mins later, £60 and 2 pints lighter, 2 replacement hoses + 4 fittings  Grin


Think they may be a little overkill (330bar rating  Roll Eyes ) but fixed forever now, lmao!

1m long 3/8" hydraulic hose, straight and 90deg ends. I think the guy made them 1m excluding connectors, and with the added length of the fittings ideally they could have been between 800mm and 850mm to route them comfortably under the power steering hoses. But they are still sound as is!   
fittings to suit... The only ones he had in the right threading for the oil filter plate were taper threads Undecided
A little iffy to use on the casting but i made damn sure not to over tighten!)





May have got away with 45degs instead, but knew there was space for them to be back swept.


Some 3mm rubber sheet cable tied where they might rub (The middle tie is just holding the hoses off to one side)

Put everything back together, fresh oil and filters then gave her a gentle run and re-checked connectors for leaks all good!

Thanks again Douch,  first round's on me dude!   Grin



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2005 4Life Black/Silver & badly fitted Avenger hard top.
Corsa 838MT - 265/75/16s
Milner heavy load springs - 24"
Torsion bars wound up - 21" (was 22.5" but have now settled)
30mm wheel spacers
New Turbo (unbranded OEM)
Steering stops wound out
EGR removed
AVM Hubs
LED Headlight conversion (supplied by Bootsie)
32" LED Light bar (supplied by Bootsie - link to follow)
Cybox full stainless system + De-cat pipe
DIY Rear bumper
Replacement oil cooler lines (330bar hydraulic hose)

Lots of replaced OEM parts too!
Cost: Lots!
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« Reply #10 on: 03 November, 2016, 17:50:24 PM »

nice solution, next time its been running feel how warm the cooler is, make sure its getting flow.

do you remember the thread sizeI keep on forgetting what it is have have to look like a melon as it isn't common I know that.
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No, my rear windows dont go up either Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: 05 November, 2016, 14:54:12 PM »

The guy did tell me what size the fittings were, but don't remember and it was a cash job as i just scraped in before they shut up so I didn't get an invoice! Sorry dude! Undecided
The oil filter plate was the odd size which is why I ended up with taper threads!
The cooler end was a pretty standard size though, a spool valve type fitting with captive washer with integrated o-ring!

I ran her for about an hour, the top of the cooler was just starting to get warm. I cracked the cooler fittings off one at a time, flow, then return to check there was oil circulating. Was all good  Cheesy

Shame all the hoses on her aren't threaded fittings or I'd be back down the engineers getting all them remade lol
Well chuffed with them, and thanks again Douch ... I'm around plant all day and didn't even think about getting a hydraulic line made up  Embarrassed (didn't see the wood for the trees! Lol)
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2005 4Life Black/Silver & badly fitted Avenger hard top.
Corsa 838MT - 265/75/16s
Milner heavy load springs - 24"
Torsion bars wound up - 21" (was 22.5" but have now settled)
30mm wheel spacers
New Turbo (unbranded OEM)
Steering stops wound out
EGR removed
AVM Hubs
LED Headlight conversion (supplied by Bootsie)
32" LED Light bar (supplied by Bootsie - link to follow)
Cybox full stainless system + De-cat pipe
DIY Rear bumper
Replacement oil cooler lines (330bar hydraulic hose)

Lots of replaced OEM parts too!
Cost: Lots!
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« Reply #12 on: 05 November, 2016, 17:36:43 PM »

see its sneaked its way into your signature already lol
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03 4work, Cummins 6BTA 5.9L engine, 40" round things, and all the accompanying hassle involved.
 
No, my rear windows dont go up either Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: 06 November, 2016, 17:21:16 PM »

 Roll Eyes thats what its for, isnt it?

I made need to make a new account for more signature space too! just about out of room lol
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2005 4Life Black/Silver & badly fitted Avenger hard top.
Corsa 838MT - 265/75/16s
Milner heavy load springs - 24"
Torsion bars wound up - 21" (was 22.5" but have now settled)
30mm wheel spacers
New Turbo (unbranded OEM)
Steering stops wound out
EGR removed
AVM Hubs
LED Headlight conversion (supplied by Bootsie)
32" LED Light bar (supplied by Bootsie - link to follow)
Cybox full stainless system + De-cat pipe
DIY Rear bumper
Replacement oil cooler lines (330bar hydraulic hose)

Lots of replaced OEM parts too!
Cost: Lots!
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