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sandeep
post 28 Oct 2017, 19:02
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I decided to replace the engine oil and gearbox oil today. I do not have the right tools. Can the experts confirm the right tool please?

1. sump socket size? I have 27mm and 30mm sockets. It looks like i may need either 28mm or 29mm sockets.
2. gearbox drain plug has a square style allen key (not hex). What is this tool called? where can i buy this?

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post 28 Oct 2017, 21:47
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Sounds like you need a copy of the workshop manual and a trip to your local Halfords, or Machine Mart. ( other tool outlets are available)
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post 29 Oct 2017, 06:37
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The reason your tools don't fit is that they are metric. No metric fasteners on LBCs. You need AF spanners.

The square tool for the gearbox is a standard plumbing tool. I can't recall the size, but I've ground down a 1/2" short extension for my B's diff.

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post 29 Oct 2017, 08:18
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The square drive for the C-Series box & Diff is 7/16", I think the "B" stuff is 3/8".

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post 29 Oct 2017, 12:00
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You need a 1-3/16" spanner. ozieagle is quite right, you need af tools for your car, you may also need some Whitworth tools as well.

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post 29 Oct 2017, 23:12
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28mm spanner works for the sump, but exact AF size would be better.
I've replace the sump bung in my Isis for one that has a magnet in it to attract iron filings. I got it from AHspares.co.uk. They sell correct washers too - it is good to keep oil *in* the engine as much as possible (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Re: gearbox and diff bungs - I've replaced the ones in my Oxford, Cowley and Isis for hex/allen key ones (also from AHspares).
When you replace the gearbox bung wrap some thread sealing tape on the threads... and it won't leak anymore!

For gearbox oil I highly recommend Penrite GB30 - designed especially for gearboxes that originally took engine oil.
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post 30 Oct 2017, 09:01
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Of more importance than the spanners, is knowing what to do with them. I would strongly recommend Sandeep to enquire at his local college about car maintenance courses. He will learn what to do, what not to do and meet people in his area who may become friends and helpers as they learn together.
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Thank you all for your help. I have started my search on AF tools.

I will also get in touch with AHspares.co.uk and see if i can source the magnetic drain pugs and washers.

Fred, you got me into some serious googling on "car maintenance course". I see a few online courses, still in the look out for practical lessons.
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Hope you find something. You will enjoy learning and save a lot of money. Win, win!
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Hi Webmonster,

Called AH Spares today. They said that they only sell Austin Healey spares and not Morris. Do you remember the part no the sump plug, washer and the gearbox and diff bungs?

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I've replace the sump bung in my Isis for one that has a magnet in it to attract iron filings. I got it from AHspares.co.uk. They sell correct washers too - it is good to keep oil *in* the engine as much as possible (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Re: gearbox and diff bungs - I've replaced the ones in my Oxford, Cowley and Isis for hex/allen key ones (also from AHspares).

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post 6 Nov 2017, 12:01
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Magnetic sump plug ENG669M UKP 9.75

Washer ENG670 UKP 0.32

Plugs diff & G/box RAX148 UKP 2.50ea. (have hex type hole)

Prices exc VAT.

Danny

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Thank you Danny. Parts on their way (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)






QUOTE (Danny @ 6 Nov 2017, 13:01 ) *
Magnetic sump plug ENG669M UKP 9.75

Washer ENG670 UKP 0.32

Plugs diff & G/box RAX148 UKP 2.50ea. (have hex type hole)

Danny

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post 6 Nov 2017, 17:22
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QUOTE (sandeep @ 6 Nov 2017, 11:35 ) *
Hi Webmonster,

Called AH Spares today. They said that they only sell Austin Healey spares and not Morris. Do you remember the part no the sump plug, washer and the gearbox and diff bungs?

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EEk!

If I got a reply like that I'd run a mile. (Even with my legs). Pushing the more desirable badge on the bonnet in order to justify higher prices for the same article.

The first magnetic sump plugs I remember were fitted to the Mini from the start of its production and I wouldn't think it was worth altering the design or thread size for all the different models. I'll bet they all fit the same.

Morris parts are usually about 25% cheaper than the posh marques for exactly the same part.

PS. Just checked on Ebay. Magnetic Sump plug complete with washer £7.95. Free postage. Same thing for Wolseley Hornet £38.00.

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post 8 Nov 2017, 02:18
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Thank goodness for the Austin Healey and it's specialist suppliers. Without them a lot of the BMC barges with C- series running gear (of which the Morris Isis is one) would be dead in the water.

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