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by Brake buster
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: major refurbishment imminent
Replies: 48
Views: 1500

Re: major refurbishment imminent

took some time out from ' spannering' and wore my fingers sore refurbishing the cam cover.....now , what colour should it be, lol

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and a nice new harmonic balance bottom crank pulley , later 5 grove version

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by Brake buster
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: major refurbishment imminent
Replies: 48
Views: 1500

Re: major refurbishment imminent

hmm, it sounded like a ' worn ' engine but not especially noisy , its always hard to diagnose engine noise without actually being there one method i use is a 1 meter long piece of 15mm copper pipe ( normal pluming pipe ) and hold it to my ear after carefully placing on parts of the engine while runn...
by Brake buster
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Other Jaguars and Daimlers
Topic: XJS S/C
Replies: 26
Views: 1061

Re: XJS S/C

i think the later body kit mounted side reflectors are very hard to find, known as a ' reflex lens ' , usually back left and front right are the same ones, and then back right and front left , good luck with the search BB ps, it seems that some are also ' lamps ' within the reflex lens depending on ...
by Brake buster
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: major refurbishment imminent
Replies: 48
Views: 1500

Re: major refurbishment imminent

all the small jobs do count, trust me... as for the car 1994 3.2s , with 104k miles, well looked after but nothing special, the head has been off for a new head gasket at some point, but no remedial work while there , smoky startups, down on power and unknown head gasket condition prompted the work ...
by Brake buster
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: major refurbishment imminent
Replies: 48
Views: 1500

Re: major refurbishment imminent

thanks, im enjoying building it,,,,,,i think so , front chain cover off, all new dampers and tensioners and chains , all cleaned and put back together IMG_6794.jpeg IMG_6792.jpeg IMG_6787.jpeg IMG_6788.jpeg i may put on the new pump and alternator brackets before the heavens open this evening BB
by Brake buster
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: major refurbishment imminent
Replies: 48
Views: 1500

Re: major refurbishment imminent

while im there......lol

out with the old and in with the new, rather than having it sat on the shelf..

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by Brake buster
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Woke up, battery dead - 7.7v
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Woke up, battery dead - 7.7v

fist of all, check the grounding strap of the battery , these do corrode internally , if it looks at all green it will need changing, and ensure the bolt to the body is tight, secondly , left and right fusebox main connections at the bottom of the A pillars inside, notorious for bad connections and ...
by Brake buster
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: whine from rear moving and stationary
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: whine from rear moving and stationary

fuel pump noise


the diff or prop shaft doesn't rotate when stationary , both auto and manual gearboxes prevent this

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by Brake buster
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: major refurbishment imminent
Replies: 48
Views: 1500

Re: major refurbishment imminent

so , some more progress , all the valves have been fitted along with new springs, and the cam followers with the sized shims , then on with the cams , IMG_6782.jpeg IMG_6784.jpeg all shim dimensions were taken on assembly as each one is marked with its thickness , the tolerance os 0.012" to 0.0...
by Brake buster
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: major refurbishment imminent
Replies: 48
Views: 1500

Re: major refurbishment imminent

all the new parts are now here, a full set of timing chain upper and lower dampers with new chains and cam locking tabs , the oil fed timing upper chain adjuster has been refurbished with new seals ready to go , the lower one will get the same treatment when its taken off the car, now to lock the fl...