Re: Don't you just love it when...
Don't you just love it when you can afford to do all that.
I am having to keep everything down to necessary maintanance at the moment
Series 3 rust and holes
"Richard Brookman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> ...you've had everything apart and it starts first time?
> After getting well fed up with lots of little problems with the S2a
> recent threads - sorry to go on) I bit the bullet and did the lot. The
> vehicle now has
> - Turner Stage 1 unleaded head
> - New Zenith carb from Burlen
> - New water pump, thermostat and all hoses
> - New coil
> - Decoked and polished pistons
> - Cooling system flushed, back-flushed, side-flushed and every kind of
> - All removed parts cleaned, polished, or painted as appropriate
> - Plus points, timing and tappets set with surgical accuracy (!)
> All back together this afternoon. Turned it over with the coil
> to restore the oil pressure, then reconnected coil, held breath and
> Started first turn of the key, and settled immediately to a steady idle.
> Now sounds like a sewing machine. No oily smoke from the exhaust, no
> variable idling, several rattles and squeaks strangely vanished.
> I've only taken it for a quick spin round the lanes, so I can't say too
> about the Turner head, except that it seems to take hills much more
> and altogether feels like a bigger engine.
> Another bonus - Mrs B has now completed Land Rover Mechanics 101 and is
> fully trained in Tappet Adjustment, Why That Thing Needs Oil, and How Not
> Put Things In Upside Down. She sat in the cab to start it, and the smile
> her face was worth a million.
> Next chapter - how fitting parabolics mean you won't need that sports bra.
> Disco 300 Tdi auto
> S2a 88" SW
> Tiggrr (V8 trialler)