I5 Engine Fitment Woe

Iain Atkinson iain.atkinson at tesco.net
Thu Jul 5 10:09:02 EDT 2001

Looks like i learned the hard way, but i wonder why it run above 1500rpm.


-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Payne [mailto:phil at isham-research.freeserve.co.uk]
Sent: 05 July 2001 07:41
To: Iain Atkinson
Subject: Re: I5 Engine Fitment Woe

> well we finally got the new engine in late yesterday, fired it up, little
or > now power and then the cam started knocking and then it decided to pee
oil > out of the oil pump where i had the idle roller thread repaired.
Bummer to > say the least. I have yet to pull the cam cover off but i
suspect it may > have something to do with oil pump leak maybe.  Just about
all of the small bolts down there, including the ones that only seem to hold
the lower cover one, actually close small oilways or are critical to the
pump gasket.  Also it's very easy to damage the crank oil seal when mounting
an oil pump on an engine that's already in the car.

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