Another week, another new fluid all over the floor! Coolant this time from the rear port on the cylinder head. That’s the pipe that goes to the interior heater core:
Took it off and cleaned everything up on the head
New coolant flange gasket fresh from eBay!
Eveything fitted back together (after dropping the bolts…). It’s a little bit fiddly getting this back on with the battery tray in the way. The bolt seen in the follow photo on the left of the image is much higher up than you’d think.
The nice thing about the Sporters, more room to get behind the engine is just 4 bolts away!