Finally got the cooling system back together today. In the end, I only replaced the pipes to and from the oil cooler but obviously with all the rain the motivation wasn’t there hence why it’s taken so long. Fired the engine up, let it warm up to 80 degrees, check there’s no air leaks and job done. Come back half an hour later and there’s a small puddle under the oil cooler. Doh!
Unfortunately, or fortunately, I’ve made the leak worse. You can actually see it dripping now and it certainly wasn’t those pipes. It’s dripping onto the oil pressure switch, away from the block slightly. I got confused for quite a while and admitted defeat that I’d have to remove the head. It didn’t make sense though as if it were coming from the head/block surface it would trickle down the side of the block.
Then I stumbled across this photo, from the last post no less.
Question is, can I get that replaced for Stoneleigh?