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Offline Dilbert

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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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