I carry one in my car which is towed behind me, never needed to use it away from home but you never know, years ago we used to drill a hole and weld a nut on the back, this is a lot easierCertainly are, used them often when I was on the tools, airtool used to draw them in. I have a hand version here at home, a hard pull and do the bizz.
Hello Terry,must give you both confidence for getting back on the road again, real soon!
Rae, from the pictures I'd say the hardening of the cam was at fault/ not good enough, probably accelerated by a lack of clearance; being a Pinto fan you'd know all about that, although as noted a lot of their problems was down to blocked oil spray bar.Definitely but I couldn't understand why the cam etc. had worn out so prematurely. You must remember the engine has only 60,000 miles on the clock and that cam looks like it has done a lot more than that but the rest of the engine shows very slight signs of wear; it's almost like the head is off another engine. I spoke to the engineer about the oil pump and he assures me it is in tip top condition, it may have been a blockage to an oil feed running to the head but, hopefully, when the block is cleaned (and what a tool he's got for cleaning engines, told me it cost him £30,000) all the oilways should be free from any foreign objects.
Extended low rpm use will damage the valve train early. I found this out as a teenager remanufacturing police engines. It's where they used to park up with the engine running hoping to catch me speeding on a moped.being a motorhome from brand new, maybe a previous owner used the engine as an generator when parked, so it has done a lot more revolutions than the mileage would suggest?
Hello John,no cooling effect of heat transfer to valve seat
Decided to bite the bullet. As I've got a week to play with while the engine builder is taking his holiday I thought this was an opportune time to get the gearbox overhauled. They said it would be a five day turn round so, as I write, it's winging it's way to Strathclyde Gearbox Services. Let's see if they can sort out the fifth gear.
Nice one mate makes sense doing it now ,new clutch,first motion shaft sleeve n seal ,diff seals ,jobs a good one
Any hassle for parts rae I got parts from coastal motorhomes and give you 15% disc if you need help
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