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Re: Explorer disapearing into a cloud of white smoke
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2019, 01:05:56 PM »
Triumph have agreed to pay for parts, head gasket, O-rings, head bolts and odds and ends like oil, oil filter, coolant, etc, that are needed for the rebuild, Staffs Triumph are going to do the rebuild and 20,000 service at the same time, so some of the parts for the service will be covered and some of the labour cost will be shared with the service and vice versa.
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Re: Explorer disapearing into a cloud of white smoke
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2019, 01:25:11 PM »
So good to see this.  You've been a stand up guy for Triumph, glad they are standing up for you.

Any indication of the root cause?  Bad gasket / seal finally failed?  Insufficient torque / insufficient clamp up?  Any ideas at all?
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Re: Explorer disapearing into a cloud of white smoke
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2019, 08:50:30 AM »
Yeah! Good to read! Results!

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Re: Explorer disapearing into a cloud of white smoke
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2019, 12:30:13 PM »
No explanation so far, normally an issue with heat cycles/ revving hard from cold, I normally have at least a mile or two of town traffic each end of my commute and run the engine for a couple of minutes while I close the garage door/ put my gloves on, so not likely to be anything I've done, as it's an ex-factory director's bike I can't say how it was treated initially, or whether he was a devotee of the "run it in hard" pseudo scientific approach, but my dealer did make a point of mentioning this to Triumph.

It's a busy time for their workshop as many are only just coming out of winter dormancy and wanting services done before they venture out, so I have to wait and see when they can slot it in for rebuild.
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Re: Explorer disapearing into a cloud of white smoke
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2019, 01:23:34 PM »
Ok, picked the bike up on Saturday and all's well again, total cost £1058, but that included all the labour and parts for the 10,000 miles service (£650 service + £50 front brake pads), Bubbs the chief mechanic at Staffs Triumph spent about 18 hours on it (engine out, head strip), fortunately the Triumph guidelines brought this down to about 12 hrs and all the parts, including coolant, head gasket and other seals were covered by Triumph under "good will warranty".
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Re: Explorer disapearing into a cloud of white smoke
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2019, 01:35:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
Ok, picked the bike up on Saturday and all's well again, total cost £1058, but that included all the labour and parts for the 10,000 miles service (£650 service + £50 front brake pads), Bubbs the chief mechanic at Staffs Triumph spent about 18 hours on it (engine out, head strip), fortunately the Triumph guidelines brought this down to about 12 hrs and all the parts, including coolant, head gasket and other seals were covered by Triumph under "good will warranty".
That's a great deal.  :028:

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Re: Explorer disapearing into a cloud of white smoke
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2019, 04:38:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
That's a great deal.  :028:
But still, a little frightening for out of warranty bike owners.  :003:
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Re: Explorer disapearing into a cloud of white smoke
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2019, 12:57:17 PM »
It gets worse, got it back Saturday 30 Mar and back in Friday 5 April, only used it two days, the rest of the week I was away at site and the  :230: has gone again, waiting to see what happens next  :084: :187: :155:
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Re: Explorer disapearing into a cloud of white smoke
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2019, 05:08:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
It gets worse, got it back Saturday 30 Mar and back in Friday 5 April, only used it two days, the rest of the week I was away at site and the  :230: has gone again, waiting to see what happens next  :084: :187: :155:
Have a look at the picture on this page:

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Re: Explorer disapearing into a cloud of white smoke
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2019, 12:20:09 PM »
The finale is that Dilbert (the OP) ended up trading his TEX for a new T8 XRX after the second head gasket failure.

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