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Re: ...and for my next trick
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2018, 22:28:24 PM »
Well...

Engine back together again with replacement lifters and camshafts from my Cavalier's old cylinder head. New timing belt, tensioner and rollers fitted and fired it up yesterday.

Very noisy - the lifters haven't been in an engine since 2015.  :(

Fired it up again tonight and everything has quietened down nicely. Now to put new bolts in the crankshaft pulley (it only has two in at the moment) and properly refit all the hoses and timing belt cover before moving on to the next thing - trying to get rid of the fault codes.

Got a diagnostic machine as the Cavalier has a load of faults as well.

Why? Why don't I just buy a reliable modern car...?

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Re: ...and for my next trick
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2018, 18:42:31 PM »
Update time:

It was all going so well.

Once the lifters quietened down, it made it possible to hear the knocking from the crankshaft. Back to Square 1.

Anyway, engine transplant on the cards now. Went to my folks recently and now it has new discs, pads and sensors on the front. All the bits for the rear brakes arrived today as well.

I will get this thing back on the road, even if it kills me or breaks my bank!

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Re: ...and for my next trick
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2018, 20:41:16 PM »
UPDATE:

Replacement engine sourced and waiting to go in. NSR has new discs, pads, shoes and a new shock absorber. Wheel bearing a little noisy. OSR proving more challenging as the back plate has given way and one of the springs/pins is wandering around inside the drum. New handbrake cable fitted as well.

So... new back plates acquired from Germany and it is looking likely that the rear subframe will get dropped, cleaned up and painted.

This just keeps getting worse...  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: ...and for my next trick
« Reply #18 on: Today at 07:14:25 »
Well, it's been a while but things have been busy.

In short, it is back on the road with an MoT and back home.



If I had known that it would cost me this much to get this far, I might not have bought it. Then again, if the bloke on eBay had been honest, I would never have given it a second look. Since the MoT it has had four NOS tyres (the rears were 205/50/15) and some trips out to bed everything in. I am told the engine has done 70K and it pulls well so, fingers crossed.

Next job: New bonnet cable.