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Old 13th May 2019, 06:59 AM
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Hey folks, anyone have any recommendations for someplace around the Midlands to pressure test a cylinder head and possibly skim the head he necessary. Midlands area or within striking distance of it if possible. If not I'll take any recommendations. Thanks 👍
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Old 13th May 2019, 08:20 AM
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PJ Donnellon in Lanesborough. Engine Spares Ltd he trades as - top notch.
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Old 13th May 2019, 08:22 AM
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Don't have any recommendations in that area unfortunately but I'm curious about what makes you want to do it... compression issues, dropped a valve or something like that?
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Old 13th May 2019, 09:35 AM
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Westward Engineering in Enfield.
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Old 13th May 2019, 04:16 PM
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Westward would have a savage reputation too.....
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Old 13th May 2019, 09:24 PM
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PJ Donnellon in Lanesborough. Engine Spares Ltd he trades as - top notch.
2nd that!
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Old 14th May 2019, 12:28 AM
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What's the bike doing that makes you think it's the head?
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Old 14th May 2019, 04:51 PM
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It's an older bike came to me as a non runner. Got it running, balanced carbs etc but it was overheating badly and coolant rises kept stiffening so build-up of pressure from somewhere.
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Old 14th May 2019, 08:06 PM
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Condrons only 2 mile out the killeigh road should be able. Worth the question anyway
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Old 15th May 2019, 02:35 PM
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sniffer test would let ya know if its head gasket , it does sound like it is .
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Old 15th May 2019, 08:59 PM
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Thanks for the help folks. I'm dropping it in to the chap in Enfield on my way to work tomorrow so fingers crossed it works out. Appreciate all the advice.
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Old 16th May 2019, 09:58 AM
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Thanks for the help folks. I'm dropping it in to the chap in Enfield on my way to work tomorrow so fingers crossed it works out. Appreciate all the advice.
Martin won't see you wrong
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Old 16th May 2019, 12:09 PM
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Yea he seems a sound man now in fairness
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