[ROVERNET - UK] Bill's engine build questions

Nash4447 at cs.com Nash4447 at cs.com
Tue May 6 20:29:55 BST 2008

I've replaced many core plugs. Install them dry. I used to use Permatex on them but had some leaking probs.  The key is to knock them in STRAIGHT. If they go in cocked, they will leak. 

Glenn       Los Angeles

> I only have experience with older Rover P series  blocks which usually have well used core plug holes . I've always used epoxy " 
>just in case " It always worked .Iwould disregard cool and settle for tried and tested
> Cheers
> Patrick
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>From: "Kent Kinard" <kentkinard at verizon.net>
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>Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 9:40 PM
>Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Bill's engine build questions
>> Bill and Vern,
>> I've always used Permatex #2 on core plugs.  Race engine builders use
>> epoxy.  This is old technology.  There may be something newer and "cooler."
>> On your other question, Bill, those heads need the longer reach plugs.
>> Can't give you the NGK crossover.  All my books are packed up.
>> Roverly,
>> Kent K.
>> Vern Klukas wrote:
>>> If the core plugs are std "welsh" type (I.e. either flat with a bit
>>> of a concavity or lipped), I don't think any sealant is required,
>>> just make sure everything is nice and clean. But it's been a long
>>> time since I've changed one of those so I'll let the more experienced
>>> chime in.
>>> Yours
>>> Vern
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