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    Default 02 CC 90 Daimler Ferret

    So this is not a restoration as it were more restorative to working condition.

    A while ago this vehicle was being run up and it "caught fire" is how my co-worker shouted down the phone at me.

    I deeply suspect that what actually happened is that the gearbox was not put back to neutral and it was started in first gear and left to run for about 25 minutes or so like that and took out the seal of the fluid flyheel after over heating it. there is a puddle of very clean oil on the floor of the hull.

    There was a lot of what appeared to be be an oily smoke in the vehicle at the time of the event.

    We have been ever so busy and are just now getting around to even looking at the problem.

    We winched it up onto our tilting trailer of death (as we call it) and brought it from our storage location back to our main workshops.

    We will only get a few hours a week to putter away at this as we are well busy as it is.

    I am going to check the level in the fluid flywheel right away once the turret comes off and the decks come off.

    I intend to pull the whole pack out anyway before we split it. Too much of an opportunity to have a thorough clean up and check of brakes etc.

    Any comments welcome

    Robin
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    Default Re: 02 CC 90 Daimler Ferret

    Good luck with it all. As a test, you could try filling the fluid flywheel before anything else and seeing how much it takes. That will tell you if the fluid came from there...

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: 02 CC 90 Daimler Ferret

    Thanks for the thought there Terry, we have a small probe camera and were going to peer inside but the Mk1 option as you suggest is a very valid suggestion and thank you for that.

    Hopefully the BV206 will go this week and we can concentrate on the Ferret, The BV is needed in service elsewhere.

    I hope to get the turret off and get some prep work done but planning the pack out for the 2nd Dec work party night.

    Anyone else have any suggestions? Richard?

    Robin

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    Default Re: 02 CC 90 Daimler Ferret

    Quote Originally Posted by robin craig View Post
    Anyone else have any suggestions? Richard?
    Sounds like the classic driver error, put gear lever in neutral but forget to engage it. The flywheel is trying to drive the gearbox but brake is on, oil overheats, cooks seal and emits a fine white mist like smoke. The unwritten rule was, if it takes more than a pint to top up flywheel, pull the gearbox out. It is best to dismantle flywheel because I have seen them where the driven member has got so hot it has expanded and picked up on the periphery of it. Also the gasket may have suffered with the heat. If we were just doing the seal, it was not necessary to remove the engine, but if you want to go further that is your choice.

    regards, Richard
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    Default Re: 02 CC 90 Daimler Ferret

    Thanks for the advice and comments Richard. You pretty much nailed it on the head as to what happened to my poor co worker.

    We want to take the opportunity and pull the pack for a number of reasons, cleaning the vehicle is one and not knowing what the brake lines are like is another. Having full confidence in the level of the work done is what we would like.

    Its been a hard year on the vehicle front for us at work, lowest serviceable level in years sadly. Disposing of some vehicles is now helping create space and lessen the load.

    Robin

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    Default Re: 02 CC 90 Daimler Ferret

    Quote Originally Posted by robin craig View Post
    Its been a hard year on the vehicle front for us at work, lowest serviceable level in years sadly. Disposing of some vehicles is now helping create space and lessen the load.

    Robin
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