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  1. Monkie. Not to mention eye protection and gloves, if you splash that stuff in your eyes it's a trip to A&E,
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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!!.
  6. Hi Nick, Which parts are you referring to, sorry mate, you've lost me a little there.
  7. 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.
  8. Forgot to mention , no 3 cylinder gasket looks a little squashed to the lerft on the picture.
  9. 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 !.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Forgot to mention , no 3 cylinder gasket looks a little squashed to the lerft on the picture.
  13. Hi guys, well this is my attempt at downloading images from my iPhone. Hopefully you can see the white tippex markes on the head gasket which I referred to earlier on in my post. The mark by the hole on the far left I think is some sort of gallery but the ones after that are clearly raised with a perforated hole in the middle, on close to cylinders 2/3 and 4.. If these are not clear enough, I shall take further images but closer. I have a few more images to take tomorrow and will download these ASAP. Cheers, Dave.
  14. Oh yes i agree, but, the mere fact that only 1 light comes on the dash which indicates a fault and the owner should Contact The Local Dealer !!! According to the owners manual, means that some people can be ripped off by the dealer.. In a perfect world it would have been great if it came up on the dash screen, telling you which code it was and then being able to refer to the hand book as to which code it meant. i think it might give some of us some sort of an idea as to what could be wrong and what to look for. Or at least try to learn. Instead of just an engine management light telling you to pull up straight away and blah blah blah DEALER ££££..There are apps which people download to their phones / computers to keep their cars tuned up, so if it can save us a few quid , hey ho. Just my opinion, i don't want to stamp on anyones toes. I have heard of people being told to bring the car into the garage at say 9 am and when the owner phones up at 4 PM to see if the car is ready, there told..."Just finished it mate " when in fact the car was ready at 12Noon and was charged for 4 hours extra labour.. My so called ex brother in law used to work for a large ish dealer and they practiced this kind of behaviour for years. As a Land Rover enthusiast, i try my best to learn from people with years of experience, but i'm mainly a visual / kinaesthetic sort of learner as far as the land Rover is concerned.
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