A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

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Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

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maxstu wrote: 18 Apr 2021, 18:19
Stesaw wrote: 18 Apr 2021, 16:50
Oh while I think about getting bits.
What sort of hylomar do people put on the liner gasket that goes between the head and barrel? 

Also thinking of reusing my oil pump cover plate. It did have some score marks on where the old pump gears where against it. I know it needs to be a nice flat surface so I've been using some fine wet and dry on it to get the scuffs and scratches out, needs more work but I'll get a marker pen and draw some lines across it when I next do some sanding on it so I can gauge how flat it is.

I can send to you my spare gasket set if needed?

I followed Itchy's rebuild and put a fine finger wipe smear of blue Holymar (very technical) on both sides of rings between liners and heads. A belts and braces approach, apparently. But as l haven't run engine yet....who can say!

As for the oil pump plate? I gave it a visual inspection. Front plate looked fine. So l fitted a new gasket and set nuts to correct torque with some Holymar on the threads.

Moving date 4th May. Coincidentally Maxine's birthday. :rofl

Thanks for the offer Stu, Heritage seem to think it should be this week or next for the Victor Reinz sets to come back in stock.
Yeah I've read his and other threads but when looking up whats best to use some say Hylomar AF some say Blue.  Both are non setting so what's the difference? I guess for the purposes and amount that I'd need wouldn't have thought it would make a difference.

I might take you up on that offer and ship you mine when it gets here if its going to take another month or so!

Although thinking about it and the heads, I haven't checked to see what the valve wear is like on the exhaust valves, they seem to seal pretty well, did a test of just filling up the intake and exhaust ports on the head with parts cleaner and waited to see if there was any leakage from them. Only two of the exhaust ones weeped a bit, so I should at least lap them, but you know, in for a penny and all that :roll:

I've ordered the correct oil pump nuts with the sealing rings on them, I know fancy right! along with a new oil relief spring and adapter for a vdo thermostat to sit there. Been draggin my face against the underside of the van today installing wiring for the pressure and temp gauges, no ramps or stands as the syncro is currently residing on them so that was fun.
 
300CE wrote: 18 Apr 2021, 19:11 I used Hylomar AF on mine (scroll down for AF):

https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/hylomar-g ... ounds.html

I’ve dug out my old rebuild link if that helps at all:

viewtopic.php?t=163364
Thanks for that CE I've been looking but everywhere keeps saying out of stock of hylomar so I think Ill nab a tube from them sharpish.
I've seen your build as well, I think I've gone through everyone of them on the forums.

I hope mine (and Stu's) goes as well as yours!
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Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

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No worries mate, I’m sure it’ll all be fine.

Well worth lapping in the valves whilst it’s all stripped and worth coating some of the areas with graphite paste to reduce the wear for first time start up :ok
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300CE wrote: 18 Apr 2021, 20:17 No worries mate, I’m sure it’ll all be fine.

Well worth lapping in the valves whilst it’s all stripped and worth coating some of the areas with graphite paste to reduce the wear for first time start up :ok

Hope so,

Time will tell, was hoping to get engine removal coinciding with removing the engine from the syncro so I only have to rent a hoist for a day but might have to do it in stages. I don't have any ratchet straps so I cannot do the iffy way of engine removal.  :lol: 
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Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

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Stillll waiiiitiin,

Sent Heritage a message last Thursday, was told gasket set 4 weeks  :|, pushrod tubes the same.. Hol' up, Two weeks ago I was told the pushrod tubes were set aside for my order. After a min or so chap on the other end said they had been set aside and he made a mistake. Was also told the other bit I am waiting on was sent out to me, but I've recieved no notifications nor order updates for it. Hmm maybe it will turn up on my doorstep tomorrow.

I asked him to cancel the gasket set and the pushrods as well if they were indeed not in stock. I had to dash then so I left the chat sharpish. I also emailed them on Thursday afternoon to confirm that is what I wanted to do, haven't heard back yet. Granted it's Bank Hol so see what happens tomorrow.

The funny thing was I was told they would be sent out free because of back order, however both items are over £50 each so it would be free postage anyway regardless.  :?

 
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Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

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Got a phonecall today, cleared things up, pushrod tubes should be here tomorrow.
Gasket set has been cancelled, so off on the hunt. Ordered from Brickwerks, so maybe I can finish this soon  :shock:
1985 LeisureDrive 1.9DG 5 Speed- Syncro project.. soon.. ish.. along with a 2.1 soon..ish..

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