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Re: Mondo's Ongoing Engine Saga...!
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2006, 11:02:15 AM »
I don't think your head is porus. Like wayne says, the car's been sitting around for a while so it needs a bl**dy good run and clean out all those cobwebs :-)

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« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2006, 11:18:27 AM »
Hopefully I'll be able to give it the bloody good run it needs once I get the two engines swapped over... and change the timing belt too, of course!
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« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2006, 14:40:48 PM »
my cally turbo was off the road for 8/10 years before i full restored her to her glorry today, when i checked the oil cap i had slight mayo on the head and considered it wasnt much because its been stood for donkeys. best way to check for a porous head is to remove the water pipes and try and look down the pipes for oil remains, anyone can clean a header bottel out to clear oil remains. take a torch with u and remove a few hoses. even a good trash up the road would start to bring up oil to the header tank depending on how big the crack is.
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« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2006, 22:01:52 PM »
If you think that your oil has been contaminated as a result of standing around for a long time (e.g. condensation in the oil), give the engine an oil change & preferably, flush out all traces of the old oil with flushing oil before you refill it with new oil.

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« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2006, 08:26:32 AM »
That's what I plan to do once I get the engines swapped over, mate. Timing belt's getting changed too as I have no idea of the history of this replacement engine.
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« Reply #35 on: October 22, 2006, 11:25:20 AM »
Do what I suggested or you may live to regret it.
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« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2006, 12:43:53 PM »
I'll hopefully be getting the donor car back here on Tuesday so I'm gonna have a proper look at everything about the engine then.

Fingers crossed that I may actually have my car running again by the end of this week!
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« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2006, 19:21:45 PM »
Sounds an intriging project you got there....good luck and keep us posted  ;)

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« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2006, 12:40:03 PM »
You do need the cam as well for dizzy less. I've done it. My cambelt went so I got a head off a cav with a dizzy and had to put my exhaust cam in. this is because there is a hole on the end of the dizzy less cam to take the bracket for the hall effect sensor that replaces the dizzy.

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« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2006, 18:43:29 PM »
As it stands at the moment, I'm not swapping the heads - just gonna transplant the wiring loom and ECU out of the donor car instead. Keeps life simple (and cheaper!)...
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« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2006, 23:06:30 PM »
duh, why go to the hassel of changing it.. when its easier to just replace the loom.
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« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2006, 12:19:29 PM »
All being well, my car should be back on it's wheels by Sunday!!!

The engines are getting swapped on Friday (hopefully) and then it's just a matter of reconnecting everything else back up and turning the key!

Can't bloody wait...!!!!!!
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« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2006, 14:14:18 PM »
All being well, my car should be back on it's wheels by Sunday!!!

What's it on at the moment?  It's roof? ;D

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« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2006, 15:54:31 PM »
All being well, my car should be back on it's wheels by Sunday!!!

What's it on at the moment?  It's roof? ;D

The year 1984 called... it wants it's joke back... ;) hehe!
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« Reply #44 on: November 09, 2006, 23:35:25 PM »
The year 1984 called... it wants it's joke back... ;) hehe!

OK Charlie... ;D