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Morat wrote:

Yeah, but I'm not the guy who refurbed it last time :P

Ah. so it's poor owner maintenance then? lol

Vaseline would have sufficed mate for the o-rings.

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Maplin sell silicone grease, about a fiver for a decent sized tube.

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Gilbertd wrote:

Maplin sell silicone grease, about a fiver for a decent sized tube.

I wonder if it's another use for my everlasting tin of Red Rubber Grease?!

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I've got one of those too, it must be at least 35 years old and still half full. I must admit, I have used it on EAS lines in the past (as well as injector O rings, coolant hoses and anything else rubbery that needed a bit of lube) but would use the silicone grease I bought for fitting ABS sensors now I've got it.

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Morat- just had a look at the NRVs in my "parts" valve block and the tips are pretty knackered so won't be much use to you. You'd better be nice to BPSM and get him to send you one of his.

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Thanks for looking :)
TBH, I've already paid for the whole block from Mr Titanic so I guess I'll see what arrives before I abuse BPSM's good nature again...

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Jiffy bag on stand-by!

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You do realised you’ve started the ball rolling now, within a year your garage or loft will be full of p38 parts,, 😂

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no10chris wrote:

You do realised you’ve started the ball rolling now, within a year your garage or loft will be full of p38 parts,, 😂

Morat's loft will be full of everybody elses parts :)
Saves us having to store them, I suppose

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be like the warehouse at the end of Raiders of the lost ark.

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Don't, I've still got a full gasket set and new headbolts for an E30 325i along with two sets of alloys (summer and winter tyres).
Trouble is there are so few E30s on the market now that are worth looking at the parts are actually pretty worthless!

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The titanic has landed. Or been raised, or whatever. One actually looks pretty good. I guess the other two are serviceable with new O rings.

Very Small Parts whot stop your car from rising

I can't help thinking that I really should have bought a 3D printer when I had the chance...

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RH one looks good, others will probably do.
By the way, I've marked every single component in my beautiful, fully functioning valve block with smart water, ultraviolet pen, radioactive trace, etched my postcode on and fitted a miniature tracker to each one, so don't even think about swapping anything :)

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Can you buy non return valves seperate or do you have to get the full block?

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Is this a hint that its about time Clive got round to tooling up and making a batch of new pointy bits to recondition the valve insert doobies?

Theoretically I have some uncommitted time next year.

Clive

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if you can't buy them, it would seem like a sensible line of work to be in.

Do it quick before Morat buys a 3D printer!

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I suspect a 3D printed part in plastic wouldn't last that long but if someone, like Clive, has a small lathe, it should be relatively easy to make the pointy bit (assuming that comes off the rest of it) in brass or alloy.

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Can’t say I’ve ever really looked as to wether or not they can be split, if they can then I’d be interested if Clive machines some, as I’m sure others would be, looks like I might be taking my spare block apart,,

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Well, we know they come apart, 'cos one of Morat's had!

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Yes but are they intended to come apart? I assume they must, even if the end bit is pressed on, or they'd never be able to get the spring in there.