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skirky dave last won the day on May 26 2019

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  1. First of all, i would just like to thank ALL those here, for your help and support over the last few months and to wish you a very Happy New Year. Just a quick heads up on things. Just before Christmas, 21st to be exact , my fridge freezer went bang so,, the funds being put to one side for my repair are now being replaced and i shall keep you informed as and when the repair starts again. Which will be soon!. Cheers Dave.
  2. So....just to be clear on this,..you turn the crankshaft so the piston is at the TOP of the bore,...then undue the bolts collecting the lower part of the bearing ,.. then push up the piston ///and out !!. Yes,
  3. Monkie. Not to mention eye protection and gloves, if you splash that stuff in your eyes it's a trip to A&E,
  4. Nick, Ok, got you now. I will be cleaning up the head this week. I don't want to start stripping things apart until i have all the parts. Then it will be 1 piston removal and conrods + barings at a time ,so i don't mess things up !!!!. When you remove the piston through the cylinder, would i be correct in using a wooden drift and some chopped up hose pipe on the threaded rods.
  5. Struggling a little with this phone downloading images to where I want to post them. Will try to get it sorted out. As I said previously, the engine appears to be running a little bit with blue smoke. Exhaust manifold is a bit gummed up so new rings will be put in whilst I’m at it
  6. Hi Monki, was you can see there’s a little discolouration on the valves which I think is due to steam, maybe. I don’t think there’s a problem as such with them and there’s no movement at all with the valve springs. Snagger, cheers again mate for your thoughts. I had got it into my head that the high pitching noise was due to a loose hot spot, I never thought it could be caused by the gasket. However, a new elring gasket has been ordered plus other parts are in the pipeline. More images to come. Cheers guy’s, Dave.
  7. Also, Nick,....Yes i have seen Mike using the oven cleaner, but more to the point, the way he uses Vinegar to neutralize it straight away afterwards followed by WE 40 to prevent rusting. I shouldn't have a problem with my cylinder head with this stuff, as mine is pig iron and not ally like the V8 . I have some oven cleaner , so i'll give it a go . Also,..i noticed just before the ( incident !!!), that my engine / exhaust was burning a little blue smoke, so i'm thinking while i have it to bits and have access to the pistons , then i might as well buy a full set of rings £40 ish , deglaze the bores with the same tool as Mike used ,and re/ring it, as well as the bearings. What a palave eh. You start one job and then......Landy's. don't ya just love em!!.
  8. Hi Nick, Which parts are you referring to, sorry mate, you've lost me a little there.
  9. Hi Monki, was you can see there’s a little discolouration on the valves which I think is due to steam, maybe. I don’t think there’s a problem as such with them and there’s no movement at all with the valve springs. Snagger, cheers again mate for your thoughts. I had got it into my head that the high pitching noise was due to a loose hot spot, I never thought it could be caused by the gasket. However, a new elring gasket has been ordered plus other parts are in the pipeline. More images to come. Cheers guy’s, Dave.
  10. Forgot to mention , no 3 cylinder gasket looks a little squashed to the lerft on the picture.
  11. Just a a question, are replacement conrods numbered and is it bad practice to only replace 1 or 2 if need be, or ...are you supposed to replace ALL 4 . i read somewhere , that, their supposed to be replaced ALL together as they come as a balanced set. But i don't know ??. Confused !.
  12. H i mate, The head looks fine, at least to me. There are a few like heat marks , To the valves as though someone has applied heat to metal with a blow torch. Kind of like slight colored marks but that may be due to steam probably. I'll take a couple of pics tomorrow. I followed the torque settings to the letter, but i've since been told that i should have re torqued the head after 250 miles or so. Which i didn't. Come to think of it, the bolts did come out fairly easy. Penny for your thoughts.
  13. The valve marks on the pistons happened when the timing belt broke the other year and haven't caused a problem. As said before , the hotspots just fell out when i lifted the head off but i can't see any damage to them at all, no cracks, nothing. Hopefully removing the sump tomorrow.
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