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by scudderfish
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Anyone got a V8 to donate to charity?
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Anyone got a V8 to donate to charity?

Thanks for the idea. It'd certainly be easier to transport to venues :) I'd really like a car engine though so that it is more relatable to what they see under the bonnet.
by scudderfish
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Anyone got a V8 to donate to charity?
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Anyone got a V8 to donate to charity?

And I don't mean me :) I'm an instructor with the Under 17 Car Club (https://under17-carclub.co.uk/), a registered charity set up to teach children how to drive safely before they reach 17. Part of that is the basic mechanics of how cars work. I'd like to have an engine I could turn over and strip d...
by scudderfish
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: I've got a chatty engine.
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: I've got a chatty engine.

I threadlocked them this time, time will tell :D
by scudderfish
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: I've got a chatty engine.
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: I've got a chatty engine.

TBH, I haven't checked, but I think it is all fine. The only time I've checked that is when I've had zero registered pressure and it's not like that now. The fact that the original noise has gone gives me a lot of confidence. I'm an instructor with the Under 17 Car Club https://under17-carclub.co.uk...
by scudderfish
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: I've got a chatty engine.
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: I've got a chatty engine.

Woot! I have oil pressure at idle and the noises are gone :)
by scudderfish
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Please Tell Us About Yourself
Topic: Srt8
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Srt8

Oh yeah? Post some photos to prove it! Welcome :)
by scudderfish
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: I've got a chatty engine.
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: I've got a chatty engine.

I dropped the sump this morning and found that one of the two bolts holding the pickup pipe to the block was stuck to the magnet in the bottom of the sump. I reckon it's easier to suck air through a leak there than it is to pull 20w/50 through the strainer and pipe. Just need a new sump gasket (arri...
by scudderfish
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Please Tell Us About Yourself
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Introduction

Hello! Welcome, settle in, relax, and enjoy. Post lots of photos and ask lots of questions (although search as well as the info on this site goes back years).

Regards,
David
by scudderfish
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: I've got a chatty engine.
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: I've got a chatty engine.

Turns out my fix was wishful thinking. I've replaced the pump gears but no joy on priming. Twice now I've stripped the pump down, filled it with vaseline and used the priming tool, but after a little strain my drill can spin the pump as fast as it likes and no pressure. I think I'm going to have to ...
by scudderfish
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Please Tell Us About Yourself
Topic: Greeting! and Rover V8 Cylinder Heads!
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Greeting! and Rover V8 Cylinder Heads!

I don't know about your question, but welcome :)
by scudderfish
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: I've got a chatty engine.
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: I've got a chatty engine.

Well I got the OPRV out (which was a fun task) and it looked like this :- IMG_20190406_152016921_HDR.jpg I think that is not how it's meant to be. Fitted a new one and I now the oil light is out at idle. I need to give the car a bit of a razz but I let the insurance lapse this week as I thought I'd ...
by scudderfish
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: I've got a chatty engine.
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: I've got a chatty engine.

I suspect my oil pressure relief valve may be cracked open. I've just ordered a new one, any handy hints on fitting (apart from do it over something to catch the oil that will undoubtably wee out)?
by scudderfish
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: I've got a chatty engine.
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: I've got a chatty engine.

That's how it was, the light used to go out during cranking, now it needs 1500-2000rpm to go out.
by scudderfish
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: I've got a chatty engine.
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: I've got a chatty engine.

Oil pressure has been fine, but now the oil pressure light only goes out if I rev the engine. The level was below 'low', but I put some in and it is now mid way between 'low' and 'high' on the dipstick. If I run the oil pump with a drill mounted priming tool, the light goes out but the drill doesn't...

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