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It's trying my patience. #1634632
11/08/2019 08:51
11/08/2019 08:51
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Just spent a fortune on getting the belts done, a new turbo intake pipe and a full tank of Vmax.
Took her out for a thrash yesterday, running really well until the engine started clattering and the oil pressure dropped to 1 on tickover.
Parked it up, went to the pub and then slummed it on the bus home.
I will call recovery this morning and get the wife to drop me back in the work van.
She topped the oil on Friday and I had to put some more in yesterday after it started making a noise but there is no evidence of a leak and no smoke from the exhaust which was odd.

Re: It's trying my patience. [Re: chipped] #1634635
11/08/2019 10:15
11/08/2019 10:15
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Gutted for you John. hope you can get the Coop up & running again. driving My Coop is still at Joes & every now & again I'm thinking hope all goes well on the drive back up to Inverness driving when the time comes. I know what you mean though, the time & money sunk in to the Coops, it's that kind of car, it's the way it is.


I'm an old git & happy with it,most of the time
Re: It's trying my patience. [Re: chipped] #1634638
11/08/2019 11:40
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Thanks, just picked it up and dropped at my local garage.
It knocked when I started it and then quietened down a bit. Oil pressure was ok though.
Oh well at least with all the rusty ones there must be some good engines about.
Even if its a a grand or so to fix I could only buy a shed for that so it's cheap motoring really!
Good luck with yours.

Re: It's trying my patience. [Re: chipped] #1634639
11/08/2019 12:33
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Sorry to hear mate frown Was the car running ok before you got the belts done? If so then the timing could be out perhaps? Hope you get it sorted soon.

Re: It's trying my patience. [Re: chipped] #1634666
12/08/2019 07:26
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chipped - mine did something similar the other week and it turned out to be the crank sensor wiring - simple fix but REALLY scary at the time
Oil light and pressure on mine reported as of limp mode

Re: It's trying my patience. [Re: chipped] #1634667
12/08/2019 07:52
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Thanks everyone ,I will update.
G-man it was running fine before.

Re: It's trying my patience. [Re: chipped] #1634775
14/08/2019 17:17
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Bottom end has gone.
Rebuild or donor engine? We will be keeping her.
Comments welcome

Re: It's trying my patience. [Re: chipped] #1634776
14/08/2019 17:28
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My take on this is donor engine would probably work out cheaper, BUT if you rebuild you could go down the road of an upgrade forge & practically have a new engine & knowing what you have will give you peace of mind. Just my thoughts. I know what I'd do.. driving


I'm an old git & happy with it,most of the time
Re: It's trying my patience. [Re: jimboy] #1634777
14/08/2019 17:58
14/08/2019 17:58
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Originally Posted by jimboy
My take on this is donor engine would probably work out cheaper, BUT if you rebuild you could go down the road of an upgrade forge & practically have a new engine & knowing what you have will give you peace of mind. Just my thoughts. I know what I'd do.. driving

Ha ha, yes.
Niki (the wife) is on the cars side as well, and is all for getting it back on the road. biglaugh
I will have to price up a rebuild, but a known good low mileage engine would still be an option.

Re: It's trying my patience. [Re: chipped] #1634976
25/08/2019 16:57
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Its got to be about your budget Chipped,

As your attached to the car- the rebuilt, forged custom engine is a no brainer. You end up knowing you have the best quality you can get.

But with a donor engine- your back up and running -with funds ready to feed the mirror spiders...

Regards

MM

Re: It's trying my patience. [Re: Master_Mariner] #1635033
27/08/2019 16:43
27/08/2019 16:43
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Originally Posted by Master_Mariner
Its got to be about your budget Chipped,

As your attached to the car- the rebuilt, forged custom engine is a no brainer. You end up knowing you have the best quality you can get.

But with a donor engine- your back up and running -with funds ready to feed the mirror spiders...

Regards

MM

Yeah, I can't stretch to the forged engine unfortunately.
I have sourced a 70k engine with good oil pressure and 155 p.s.i. on all cylinders. But my oil cooler and turbo are contaminated with white metal so more expense there.
The clutch hasn't done many miles so can I reuse it? Also the belts etc' were only done a couple of hundred miles ago so I will re use them.
Mirror spider seems to fend for itself, I trained it well.


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