I know you guys said about the valves and valve seals but as my pressure was good that would tell me that the valves are fine, right?
basic pressure perhapsI know you guys said about the valves and valve seals but as my pressure was good that would tell me that the valves are fine, right?
Thank you so much for all this great info. So i am planning on keeping it quite a while as now my partner has fallen in love with it 🤣. So from what i am reading you would advise to do the below?basic pressure perhaps
there is more to these in that the exhaust valves are known to pit up and the stem seals are known to leak by, also the valve guides are known to wear, it is also known at least to some of us on here that the oil control rings are junk,
stem seals or oil rings will not really be revealed in comp or leak tests, and the chances are it's unlikely that pitted ex valves would,
in use the pitting causes hot spots on the seats, and can lead to burnt out valves these are also known for, add to this lot the other known conditions of carbon build up and deposits over injector nozzles or around ring lands, one can see potential for pre-ignition and piston failure earning the term 'chocolate engine', which they actually are not, it's just consequences, often linked to owners past or present whether budget related, head in the sand, tuning a tired base, plain old abuse, and sometimes the standard of work done if or when it actually is,
in addition there is head/cam journal wear, rectangrings, oil pumps, sensitivity to coolant issues and more often mentioned somewhere,
if you're interested in minimums, sure just focus on core pressure for now and work around that, Mike or I will mention other stuff we are used to seeing, he more than I certainly on NA cars, and he will tell you more about the electrical side of it and the diagnosis of, I do other mechanical stuff not just on these, essentially the car just needs running and identifying with any symptoms but ideally not deferring attention to them if you hope for it to last reasonably well, that's all the mention of other stuff is about, the longer game, not just this week etc ;O)
drop sump and chain oil pump chain at same time as cleaning it out, of any timing chain plastic broken off it can get lodged in oil pump pick up and restrict oil pressure ,, i've seen a lot do that trick and hurts the crankThank you so much everyone for all the comments.
So from what you have all said to replace the chain and bits from what i have seen i need to follow this video am i right?
But you also recommend to drop the sump and clean the oil pick up?
Thank you for the message. I have now decided to give the engine a full going over and taking the engine completely out as I believe it will be easier than being on mu back on my gravelled drive lol. I am also planning on removing the head to give it a full going over as I have the engine out.drop sump and chain oil pump chain at same time as cleaning it out, of any timing chain plastic broken off it can get lodged in oil pump pick up and restrict oil pressure ,, i've seen a lot do that trick and hurts the crank
Yes I believe the car has been sat for many months.Once the battery is charged or replaced, I will eagerly delve into the codes. The absence of any chain rattle was music to my ears. However, upon removing the oil cap, I did notice some unsavory gunk. It appears that the vehicle has been stationary for quite some time.
I can imagine that is what has happened to this as its only done 55000 miles.Also they suffer with condensation if only used on short Runs I believe
I guess the only thing I am thinking of is to give it a good once over and to also have space lol. Where she is now jacked up there's not a huge amount of room underneath and being on my back doing it doesn't sound like fun ha ha. Might just be quicker taking it out than to do it lying down.no need to remove engine if have good oil pressure and crank is good, they refresh with block in car easy,
Thank you for all your help so far mate and everyone that has commented.I do all these on the floor but inside a unit where its dry you just find a way ,