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    Matilda's getting an engine rebuild!

    Having sourced all the oil seals for Matilda's transfer case, gearbox and engine, it's time to hoick the engine out and do some work. The haemorrhaging is at a point that demands it.

    But after having had a few folks drive her, then other S1's - and me doing likewise, it has become apparent that the old girl needs more than just the seals to be replaced.

    So Blknight did a compression test for me and I have 100, 110, 100 and 80 psi - so once that engine comes out, she ain't going back until it's properly sorted.

    Dave is going to join SLOW and help out with diagnosing just what exactly we will need to do, with the surgery happening in Killer's shed (if still OK ) .....well, the getting it out/finally putting it back part. I'll then be taking the various components to be rebuilt in Ipswich....

    Should provide ample opportunity for anyone keen to learn something if they'd like!

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    Best guess is rings, plus possibly an exhaust valve on the low compression cylinder.

    John
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDNSW View Post
    Best guess is rings, plus possibly an exhaust valve on the low compression cylinder.

    John
    The plan is to do a "leak test" once the engine is out, using compressed air, to diagnose the extent of the issue.

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    Cool some workshop days.

    Not cool, Matilda has a dicky ticker

    Make sure you tell us when it is on in the upcoming workshop's section. I can drink beer, point and say "Hey, not that way"

    CC

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    It's OK! At least it will be as good as new once done....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scallops View Post
    It's OK! At least it will be as good as new once done....
    sounds like a plan!
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    Time to clean up the shed......... and the BBQ.

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    Did someone say BBQ !!!
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    Engine coming out Saturday 18 February @ Killer's place...

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    hmmm just jotted down the 18th on the calender

    Now what to bring
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