During stardate Thu, 27 Oct 2005 06:36:22 -0700, Arden
<firstname.lastname@example.org> uttered the imortal words:
>Lee, I always enjoy your posts. This one was ominously funny.
>But seriously, how high have you seen them go with regular
I'd admit I'm not one to follow the workshop manual to the letter.
This was the downfall of my last Rangie with a factory fit VM engine.
I very much doubt the previous owners followed the manual either which
resulted in a blown head gasket.
Call it unlucky but I got a second blown gasket just over 12 months
later having followed the manual to the letter then re the heads
As the piccy shows the gasket is a stripdown waiting to happen as it's
a piddley little width of gasket at it's thinest point. This is
further frustrated by the fact the VM has 4 individual cylinder head
Other than this issue anything else has been a wear issue , Rusty fuel
line pickup from the tank provided years of frustraion until it
finally was rumbled post fuel pump change :0(
I'm now rebuilding the 101 heads, the workshop manual would have me
believe the reason the valve burnt was down to poor maitainance
schedules again (damn those REME squaddies!) but only one valves
gone...appears the others were well serviced if the book of lies is to
be believed ... go figure!
I'm a great believer if it ain't broke don't fix it...sadly the 101's
broke... the Discovery wasn't broke (brakes) until I gave them some
serious therapy on a recent group meet towing the caravan but hey
thats just wear and tear and to be expected.
Alot appears to be down to luck of the draw with little logic to use
of the vehicles. There is a school of thought that regualr running
saves aload of potential problems. I'm expecting fun with Percy when I
try and move him, (SIIA) he's been stood 12 months now, partial refit
of the engine (yet another conversion)... now the chassis need
replacement. Got to face the facts :-(
You've got some cracking scenary there... claim the milage- It would
be rude not to!
"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
'76 101 Camper
'64 88" IIa V8 Auto
'97 Disco ES Auto LPG'd