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 71 
 on: Today at 12:40:51 
Started by ronnyd - Last post by STEMO
Everyone should be made to take some sort of competency test at 65 and every five years after, at their own expense. I'm not talking a full driving test, that would be unfair. But something to prove that you were not a danger to yourself and other road users.

Driving home this morning, on a 50mph A road, there was a Nissan Juke footling along at 30 with a queue of frustrated drivers behind, including me. It was only a matter of time before someone tried an unsafe overtake and, eventually, a car three back in the queue did. No harm done...this time.

When I got past, I noticed the driver was an elderly woman......and her knuckles were very white.  ;D

 72 
 on: Today at 12:36:35 
Started by addy - Last post by dave the builder
Just to add....
when you had the lifters apart ,you just gave them a smear of oil or assembly lube right  :-\
not filled them with oil  :o
(they fill and adjust on he first start up) which always makes a horrific sound like you left half a socket set inside the engine .but once filled with oil (and you've changed your pants) all is good  :y

 73 
 on: Today at 12:30:38 
Started by addy - Last post by Kevin Wood
I should have said, regarding the Haynes advice regarding cam lobe position, it's best to ignore it.

The TDC markings are the correct reference, and these occur when no.1 cylinder is at TDC at the end of the compression stroke. This means that on No. 1 both cam lobes should be away from the followers (but neither will be straight up!), and, on No. 4, both lobes should be partially acting on the followers (inlet opening and exhaust closing).

 74 
 on: Today at 12:26:39 
Started by ronnyd - Last post by Lizzie Zoom
I wonder if the coppers really tested him for booze........despite what they say is standard procedure.

Just a thought.  :)

Yes they have as, you correctly state, it is standard procedure no matter who you are ;)

 75 
 on: Today at 12:25:56 
Started by addy - Last post by Kevin Wood
Firstly, make sure the crank is turned back to 90 degrees before the TDC timing mark to ensure you don't damage anything while fitting the cams.

You will need to turn them to the TDC mark and then lock them in place. Do you have the locking tool used for cam belt replacement. If not, I would get one before proceeding further.

Often there are flats on the camshafts that you can place a spanner on in order to hold them in place. The valve spring tension will act on the lobes and cause them to try to move, so maybe get an assistant to slip the locking key in while you hold the two cams in place with a pair of spanners?

If you haven't removed the sprockets, it strikes me that you won't be able to correctly reinstall the camshaft seals?

Once you have the cams locked at the TDC position, then carefully turn the crankshaft up from the 90 degree before TDC position until the TDC mark lines up, then proceed to install the cam belt as you would when changing the belt.

 76 
 on: Today at 12:25:45 
Started by ronnyd - Last post by Lizzie Zoom
As above we don't have the facts, but a bloke in Phil's position has no need to drive on the public roads ..... he's miles of his own private land he could drive on & use (probably) one of many possible chauffeurs if he wanted to go anywhere proper.

But he loves driving, and so why shouldn't he if he wants to.  He's 97; so what?  As long as you are medically fit to drive then so be it.  We will all grow old, and driving yourself around gives you freedom.  As Entwood correctly points out, nothing has been proved yet about this collision; the police never use the term "accident" before proving, after investigation, exactly what happened and why.  This collision will certainly be investigated like no other, so we shall see.

It is interesting to note that this morning local residents are stating this road is an accident black spot and Norfolk counsel have decided to drop the speed limit from 60 to 50 and install speed cameras. ;)

 77 
 on: Today at 12:20:57 
Started by addy - Last post by Doctor Gollum
Is the cam pulley correctly oriented?

I believe that it is possible to refit it 180 degrees out...  :-\

 78 
 on: Today at 12:20:08 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by STEMO
Nothing to do with my Omega's but I managed to get the wife's old 1999 Renault clit through it's MOT with no advisories. Well chuffed!!

Also noticed that the MOT paperwork has changed its style again (still on A4 paper but with new format)
Are you another Lord Opti? You have 2 omegas and a jag, and your missus has a 20 year old clit.

 79 
 on: Today at 12:18:22 
Started by addy - Last post by addy
I am refitting the exhaust and inlet cams, Haynes manual says make sure No1 cylinder lobe is up, when I do that timing marks will be out The writeup off this Site for Headgasket replacement says put them at TDC, I cannot get them to stay at TDC. I never removed cam sprockets so they are correct. Also removed cams one at a time, along with carriers, and wrapped in seperate marked boxes, so not wrong way round. Here is a pic of exhaust Timing mark position now against rocker cover. Could it have something to do with me cleaning out the lifters, they do compress and spring, they also went back into the places they came from. Can anyone see anything I have missed or should it do this? Thanks for any help, it's driving me mad  :'(

Exhaust timing marks.


No1 lobe of Exhaust cam


exhaust cam

 80 
 on: Today at 12:18:16 
Started by TheBoy - Last post by STEMO
Yes, of course. Currently sitting atop league two.  ::)

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