[TR] Overheating Project

Stan Foster stan at redtr6.com
Fri Jul 20 21:27:47 MDT 2018

There is enough mass that the impact wrench will have no problem in backing out that bolt unless it is totally seized. Torquing it back up is another matter, usually requiring extraordinary measures to stop things from rotating.


From: Triumphs <triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net> On Behalf Of Erkan Hassan
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2018 10:13 PM
To: Geo Hahn <ahwahneetr at gmail.com>
Cc: Triumphs <triumphs at autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [TR] Overheating Project

Thank you guys!!

So impact wrench it is....I already have one but need the big ass 6 point socket.

Are you saying the impact wrench in reverse will be enough to get the bolt out with nothing else to hold the hub?

I was not planning on replacing pulley so the entire hub and pulley will then come off?
Then will I have free access to the timing chain cover?

Finally, once all this is off how do I turn the crank to align any sprocket markings to get to TDC?

As you can see I have never done this before and need a lot of help, so I TRUELY appreciate all of you and your advice/wisdom.


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On Jul 6, 2018, at 7:27 PM, Geo Hahn <ahwahneetr at gmail.com<mailto:ahwahneetr at gmail.com>> wrote:
Fan replacement is just a matter of the 4 bolts - though there may be a pair of locking tabs to undo depending on who has been there before and what they did.

Certainly opening the petcock (or removing it entirely) should be part of any flush.  You may find it is clogged in which case fiddling in there with a bamboo skewer, stiff wire or even a drill may loosen things up.  As for where the water will come out if you put it into the heater hose connection - pretty much everywhere.

Have you assessed the condition of the timing chain and determined it & the sprockets are worn?

But what caught my eye was this statement...

I would fill up the radiator, and go for a drive...overheat and fluid gone upon return....

The question is where did the fluid go?  If there was no obvious leaking or white smoke then there may be a failed head gasket letting coolant into the cylinders and out the exhaust.  A leak significant to show as coolant loss and overheating would not necessary have any visible traces in the exhaust.  One advantage of have antifreeze is that such a leak may be smelled more easily than it is seen.

But I am not sure there is much you can do to test that possiblity (short of head removal) at this point in disassembly.

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