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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-05-2007, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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rear cylinder head coolant pipe

okay... still reassembling the bike and i'm having a problem with the rear cylinder head coolant pipe. the end of the pipe which attaches to the engine has a bracket which sticks out and a bolt is used to secure it to the engine. problem is... the hole for the bolt in the bracket is not lining up with the hole on the engine. 99% positive we have the right part... have no idea why things aren't lining up. frustrated. anyone run into this "problem"? as i'm typing this i'm thinking we have the wrong part, but there's nothing else this pipe could be... it fits in the hole... it's the same part as outlined in the clymer manual... the bracket just isn't lining up.

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if it is not lining up- up and down make sure there is no old o-ring or anything else in the hole if it is not lining up left and right you may have the wrong tube.
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The front and rear pipes are different, could they be switched?

The old oring down in the hole is also a good thing to check.

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thanks for the responses guys. we figured this one out during a dinner break. the guy who's been helping me with the repairs remembered that we'd forgotten to remove this pipe when we first tried to move the engine out of the frame (i'm doing a stator replacement). we figured the pipe had caught on the frame which caused the bracket to bend. all we had to do was hammer the bracket around the pipe a bit and presto... instant 'shorter' bracket and one that lined up perfectly with the hole. seemed so simple once we figured out what had happened.

anyway, thanks again.

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Ah ha, the 'persuader tool' (a hammer) needed to be used. LOL

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That used to be one of the main tools for working on a jeep. BFH we called it.
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That used to be one of the main tools for working on a jeep. BFH we called it.
Your acronym mileage may vary.
Yeah, that too! And sometimes, the bigger, the better!!


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How funny, I logged on to ask about the pipe in question as well. I seem to have a leak at the base of the pipe, which I'm sure is a bad o-ring. The question I have is:

How is this pipe attached to the engine?

Is it just the single bolt/bracket on the pipe that attaches to the engine that holds the pipe in the engine and creates a seal? That doesn't seem like it would be effective. I don't want to just haphazardly twist and pull on it if there is more to this than I can see.

Perhaps I should use my Persuader?
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A sledge is known as a 20lb fine alignment tool.

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