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by Stesaw
Yesterday, 23:28
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Buying second hand engine
Replies: 26
Views: 538

Re: Buying second hand engine

That's about £4300 to fit according to googles converter and £1400 for the engine Eeeshhh, could buy a nice van for that money.
by Stesaw
Yesterday, 14:00
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Recon 1.9 wbx 1984 DF Engine code
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: Recon 1.9 wbx 1984 DF Engine code

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=173465

;)

Speak to Andrew (ajsimmo) very helpful chap.
by Stesaw
Yesterday, 01:07
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hint of mayonnaise in rocker cover
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Hint of mayonnaise in rocker cover

Does the white exhaust smoke smell of coolant or fuel, as it's petrol white smoke is coolant or water getting in.   I think the wikipage should have some info on your problem, also do a search on the forums you should find some topics that might help. Could be coolant getting into a barrel, are your...
by Stesaw
22 Feb 2021, 20:27
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 120
Views: 9864

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

I know it will cost a bit if I get someone to do it for me. Just gotta wait for it to be dryer to give it a go myself.
 
by Stesaw
22 Feb 2021, 18:43
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 120
Views: 9864

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

So today popped down to a local engine shop to get quotes on having the cylinders honed/cleaned along with the crank for a clean and polish.  I took the case down as well to enquire about how much they'd charge to sort the broken studs and to give it a clean.  Would be around £250 for the time taken...
by Stesaw
22 Feb 2021, 00:32
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hint of mayonnaise in rocker cover
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Hint of mayonnaise in rocker cover

Only reason I asked was to see if you had any nasties on the drain plug or mayo-oil. 
I think they can sometimes go mayo a bit in/ on the rockers with condensation.
by Stesaw
22 Feb 2021, 00:12
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hint of mayonnaise in rocker cover
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Hint of mayonnaise in rocker cover

It certainly doesn't sound happy. 

When did you last do an oil change?
by Stesaw
20 Feb 2021, 19:47
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 120
Views: 9864

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

maxstu wrote: 20 Feb 2021, 19:44 It's got a Hawaiian bar in a self contained annexe after the garage/workshop too. :mrgreen:
Now looking for 10" five stud minilites :rofl

Sounds like a good place to rebuild an engine!
That would be interesting to see!  :lol:
by Stesaw
20 Feb 2021, 19:10
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 120
Views: 9864

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

Overthinking can be very dangerous. :rofl Who would (you) have two vans to cope with for starters? :run On the other hand underthinking can be costly too. We are in the process of buying a property. Its got all l could ask for. A 25ft car port and a 31ft garage tandem workshop...lm easily pleased. ...
by Stesaw
19 Feb 2021, 15:45
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 120
Views: 9864

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

After a nice message from Ajsimmo, I went ahead and measured the cam with my veriner, seems I was overthinking things a little. 55mm which is standard, now I know what to order it's time to get on it. Brickwerks order put through for set of head studs, big ends and a new oil relief washer. Yet to pu...
by Stesaw
18 Feb 2021, 22:58
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 120
Views: 9864

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

So got the package from Ajsimmo  :ok  haven't opened it yet as I want to get everything else sorted. Now a slight oversight I've had is getting the correct bearings for the crank and rods. My crank is marked Green and Blue, old main bearings have the code 025 501 then b c d depending on the bearing....
by Stesaw
17 Feb 2021, 16:29
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Question on radiator bleed screw?
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Question on radiator bleed screw?

I think mine has a slot in it. I only have to wind it out a few turns before it starts pissing out coolant.
by Stesaw
16 Feb 2021, 21:40
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Alternator differences.
Replies: 25
Views: 340

Re: Alternator differences.

Is the tension bar bent? can you not flip it over?
by Stesaw
16 Feb 2021, 18:59
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Spot Weld question
Replies: 13
Views: 378

Re: Spot Weld question

I was advised by a German friend to get one of these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153678826816

Still yet to use it! :rofl
But it's going to get use soon.