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Money pit motor

Post #1 by Liam » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:24 pm

I had this machine for the last 5 years. I have to say it was the best car I ever had.

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Post #2 by Liam » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:26 pm

This is what was used to pull it along.

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Post #3 by Liam » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:37 pm

I had it a few years, and suddenly it developed a noise in the top end.
A tapping noise, which was traced to the top of the left cylinder bank at the front.
It turned out that one of the rockers had broken.
There was a small garage near where I live run by 2 guys from Slovakia.
I had used them to do some work on the car in the past, so I got them to sort it out.
I asked them to replace all the rockers, and fit a new timing chain too.
The guy who did the work his name was Josef, looked at me and said that this meant taking the engine out as all that stuff was at the back.
I said to him go ahead. Here is the power plant on the floor.

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Post #4 by Liam » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:42 pm

Engine had to be split from the transmission to get access to the timing gear.
This is the timing gear in all of its glory.

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Post #5 by Liam » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:49 pm

New chains and guides fitted.

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Post #6 by Whiskerfish » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:19 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Post #7 by Brant » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:12 pm

Whiskerfish wrote::shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Yeah, what he said.
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Post #8 by desertrefugee » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:41 pm

Makes the old SBC look a bit more attractive - despite the fact it's a 65 year old design.
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Post #9 by Sugs » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:32 pm

I've come to realize that there are some men in this world who are WAY braver than I am...
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Post #10 by salukispeed » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:45 pm

OH Baby!! No thanks. Not in the budget. How many miles/kilometers on it at the time of repair?
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Post #11 by 05c50 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:41 pm

Things you don't want to hear when you try to start it...."I think the timing is off a tooth". :IDTS:

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Re: Money pit motor

Post #12 by robin1731 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:08 pm

Looks like variable valve timing?

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Re: Money pit motor

Post #13 by chrisz » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:49 am

Liam, can you post a photo of the broken part?

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Re: Money pit motor

Post #14 by Liam » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:27 am

salukispeed wrote:OH Baby!! No thanks. Not in the budget. How many miles/kilometers on it at the time of repair?


There was something over 200,000 miles on it, maybe 205,000.
I put on another 80,000 over the next few years. Sold it last October with around 285,000 on the clock.
I would say it was good for another 300,000. It was running sweetly (what V8 doesn't) used no oil, loads of power,
did about 38 miles to the gallon of Diesel. 4 wheel drive so went around corners like on rails.

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Re: Money pit motor

Post #15 by Liam » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:31 am

05c50 wrote:Things you don't want to hear when you try to start it...."I think the timing is off a tooth". :IDTS:

.......Paul


Startup was pretty routine. No niggly problems afterwards either, which to be fair I was expecting some.


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