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    • So I drain the radiator and the milk bottle and then fill them both back up to their correct level? I guess ill have to bleed it too. Do I need to do a flush the engine with distilled water through it for 10 mins?  
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    • I thought there wasn't anything magic about coolant? Others will know better and I my car isn't high performance so I've just used stuff from SCA in my shitty BH wagon that has leaks when I have needed to top it up.   If you are DIYing work out how you are going to dispose of the old fluid first...can't just drop it at SCA/Repco like you can engine oil.
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    • Turned out to be a fairly productive day in the end. Today's work list consisted of;   Flywheel removed, main rear seal replaced, gudgeon pin cover o-ring replaced, removed and resealed oil separator cover, reinstalled and torqued up the flywheel and got it back on the engine stand. Both head gaskets installed, heads torqued down and reassembled, new half moons and rocker cover kit installed. Crank sprocket removed and front seal replaced which was a nightmare, broke part of the sprocket so may need to replace that. Sump cleaned, sealed and installed, oil cooler seal replaced and installed, exhaust manifold and turbo reinstalled. Lots of miscellaneous cleaning of parts and other small bits and pieces and that's about it.     Feels like I did a whole lot more, doesn't seem like that much when ya write it down!   Sexy new head gasket   So the front seal turned out to be a drama. Started to pry the sprocket off with a reasonable amount of finesse to have this break. (yes, I removed the keyway first)       The two vivid marks indicate where the broken tags use to live. I would be dumb to recycle this wouldn't I? Just really don't want to have struggle at pick a part for a replacement one. Since prying with a bar wouldn't do the job I ended up tapping some threads into the holes, made a bracket and tried again. Bracket failed so I built another out of thicker gauge steel. That one failed as well. Was pretty over it at this point and was about to throw in the towel then I remembered I had some bumper supports from when I had to replace my Hilux bumper. Yeaaaaaa check this S*** out!     And the cause     That will do it. That's all polished up now and good to go once I pick up another sprocket.   How it sat at the end of the day.        
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