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V8 Troubles - Engine Repair AND Mechanic Problems
In message <85256640.00657E0F.firstname.lastname@example.org> "Richard Haroutunian" writes:
> sounds like a real long time to do a timing belt. Mine only took a 1/2 day
> or so -- but it's not a V8.
It's not just the belt now, though, is it? It's two complete head
strips on one of nature's most inaccessible engines. Plus the huge
procedure (and essential service tools) to re-align the cams. I
_bet_ it's the last one this mechanic tackles.
If the job's done properly, _all_ the valves (32) have to come out and
the new inlet valves have to be seated. Then the heads have to be
properly cleaned and rebuilt. I'd reckon on 1 1/2 days for the strip,
first time round, and then a day each for the heads - assuming no
problems. Then a day to reassemble. 32 valves is 64 springs and 64
collets. Plus parts waiting time - I'm now into nine working days
waiting for a brake servo from Germany.
Roger Galvin has found a spare engine in a scrapyard in London, and is
seriously considering just buying it as a possible future spare even
without knowing its history.
Phone: 0385 302803 Fax: 01536 723021
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