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Old 27-04-20, 06:04 PM   #291
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Old 28-04-20, 08:16 AM   #292
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Sounds like you've been making good use of your time!
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Might as well. I have jobs for rainy days so Iím doing dry day jobs for now. That means MG work! Well it does to me.
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Old 29-04-20, 08:16 AM   #294
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Well this week is plenty of rainy day jobs ahead I think!

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Old 29-04-20, 11:20 AM   #295
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Indeed. As I have partially stripped the top end I have cleaning jobs to do in the garage of all the parts.

Well, shopping list drafted to refurbish the engine, sitting at just under £300! Think Iíll wait until after my birthday, I did request DMGRS vouchers, got £40 from xmas still to use! Takes the sting out of it a little. Got my furloughed wave to look forward to yet!
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Old 14-05-20, 06:24 PM   #296
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Order placed with DMGRS and weighed in a fair bit. So during furlough I aim to
  • Fit Piper 270 cams and oil seals.
  • Full cam belt service, water pump and tensioner.
  • Set of spark plugs.
  • Fuel filter.
  • Oil service.
  • All new gaskets to cam covers, inlet manifolds.
  • Replace the thermostat housing and sensor whilst itís accessible, was done several years ago but not worth risking it.
  • Total clean of all brackets, covers and might even try to polish the cam covers.
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sounds like a plan, hope it all goes well.

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Gonna be a busy boy with all that....

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Update:
  • New thermostat assembly fitted.
  • New water pump fitted.
  • X6 sparks plugs fitted.
  • Piper 270 cams fitted (with issues).

So, the Piper cams. All fitted and torqued as per the book. Went to fit the main cam belt then the primary locking tools. I canít fit the tool to the front bank. After much checking and questioning my sanity it appears I have a duff camshaft in such that they have machined the sprocket notch in the wrong place, about 90 degrees out. I offered my original camshaft up against the new one and it is different. So I have some thinking to do to get around this.

One thing I have learned from this strip down, the cam covers mesh filters are located where the breather push fittings are, one fitting is a large hole, the other looks like a solid wall, no it is not! There is a diameter 1.5mm hole there! Mine were blocked, couldnít see it. Could cause an issue with crankcase pressures apparently.
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Update:
  • New thermostat assembly fitted.
  • New water pump fitted.
  • X6 sparks plugs fitted.
  • Piper 270 cams fitted (with issues).

So, the Piper cams. All fitted and torqued as per the book. Went to fit the main cam belt then the primary locking tools. I canít fit the tool to the front bank. After much checking and questioning my sanity it appears I have a duff camshaft in such that they have machined the sprocket notch in the wrong place, about 90 degrees out. I offered my original camshaft up against the new one and it is different. So I have some thinking to do to get around this.

One thing I have learned from this strip down, the cam covers mesh filters are located where the breather push fittings are, one fitting is a large hole, the other looks like a solid wall, no it is not! There is a diameter 1.5mm hole there! Mine were blocked, couldnít see it. Could cause an issue with crankcase pressures apparently.
Have you got an idea of location (picture or whatnot) of those breather holes? When I have got T16 on the road, its on to FE54 to ger her back running again!
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