Engine cover seal.

PaulJL

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My Spacevan engine cover is missing the seal. I'd like to fit one but the issue I have is there is a lip around 2/3 and the remaining 1/3 doesn't. Can anybody provide pics and or a source for a seal/s please. Cheers
 

Panky

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Martin does the seals, there is a channel that runs around the inside of the lid and the seal has a corresponding tenon like section to fit in the channel - if it's the same as the Commer lid.
 

Panky

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Yep, squashes onto the engine front and side panels. I'll get some pics tomorrow.
 

colinthefox

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Forgot to say. I had to load up the lid with half a dozen breeze blocks for a week to get it to shut, but needless to say, a good tight seal;)
 

PaulJL

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Thanks Colin. That's what I was after. The lower panels have a lip that looked like they should have a seal on them but the front section doesn't have the lip. I'm assuming you used both seals
 

PaulJL

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Sooo... I've had a measure up and look and my van originally had a triangular section seal, or at least the cover side was.. 3/4" wide and 1" tall
 

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Panky

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Different to mine too. Maybe there should just be a seal on the floor and front panel edges so that the lid sits on them.
 

PaulJL

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Just been sent these. Although I think there should be a lower seal around the front edge too.
 

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Panky

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Does look different to the Commer type. Martin does a replacement for the cab door seals so that might work.
 

PaulJL

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OK so this is what I did in the end. 2 different seals one is a generic door seal, the other a 90° one , roughly the same height once fitted in. They sit into the V in the top cover.
 

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S0updragon

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I’ve never thought about that so I’ve just had a look on mine. I must have the luxury spec seals. Some sort of duct tape covered in colour coded paint with some blue foam shoved on the lid. Nothing on hole. Tight to close though. I did feel a bit odd after about an hour driving so opened window. Can you get poisoning from poor sealing on hatch? Manifolds are newish
 
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