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Old 01-10-2006, 03:01   #1 (permalink)
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smokey joe.

Hi all.
just wanting some advise. well its just stupid I should infact face facts.

long story short I have been building my ser 3 for well over a year started
out as a simple repair job to put back on the road and have a bit of fun
in!!!!!!! Ahh

Here we go we have all heard this one before!
And on it went, it was a minger!

Took me 3 months to rebuild the chassis.
The engine seemed Ok thou!!!!!

well 12+ months on and the engine is stuffed it smokes like a train.

I'm feeling rather sad about it all and have spent a couple of grand on the
rebuild and no the
engine needs doing to. I have run out of money!!

Any ideas for a quick fix to maybe get an mot?

anyway thanks for reading my sad tale.

Austin.





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Old 01-10-2006, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
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On or around Mon, 9 Jan 2006 20:16:19 -0000, "Austin."
<atbg84@dsl.pipex.com> enlightened us thusly:

>Hi all.
>just wanting some advise. well its just stupid I should infact face facts.


hello. this should get nicely confusing...


what colour smoke, and under what conditions?
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:02   #3 (permalink)
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On Mon, 9 Jan 2006 20:16:19 -0000, "Austin." <atbg84@dsl.pipex.com>
wrote:

>Hi all.
>just wanting some advise. well its just stupid I should infact face facts.
>
>long story short I have been building my ser 3 for well over a year started
>out as a simple repair job to put back on the road and have a bit of fun
>in!!!!!!! Ahh
>
>Here we go we have all heard this one before!
>And on it went, it was a minger!
>
>Took me 3 months to rebuild the chassis.
>The engine seemed Ok thou!!!!!
>
>well 12+ months on and the engine is stuffed it smokes like a train.
>
>I'm feeling rather sad about it all and have spent a couple of grand on the
>rebuild and no the
>engine needs doing to. I have run out of money!!
>


I know where you are, my IIa that i rebuilt last year, well, 2004
acually, (engine seemed fine......) is showing signs of trouble,
particuraly valve trouble. And i've got no money for a new head
either, let alone the new dizzy that i think it's going to need as
well.

Alex
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:02   #4 (permalink)
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blue smoke under idle and load.


That done it hasn't it? tell me had it.


"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
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> On or around Mon, 9 Jan 2006 20:16:19 -0000, "Austin."
> <atbg84@dsl.pipex.com> enlightened us thusly:
>
>>Hi all.
>>just wanting some advise. well its just stupid I should infact face facts.

>
> hello. this should get nicely confusing...
>
>
> what colour smoke, and under what conditions?
> --
> Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net my opinions are just that
> "Something there is that doesn't love a wall."
> Robert Frost (1874-1963)



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Old 01-10-2006, 08:02   #5 (permalink)
Austin
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I don't we like our old tubs so much do you?
It costs us a fortune.
I haven't even driven mine yet. don't know what to expect.

never mind keep plodding on.......


Austin.

"Alex" <nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 9 Jan 2006 20:16:19 -0000, "Austin." <atbg84@dsl.pipex.com>
> wrote:
>
>
> I know where you are, my IIa that i rebuilt last year, well, 2004
> acually, (engine seemed fine......) is showing signs of trouble,
> particuraly valve trouble. And i've got no money for a new head
> either, let alone the new dizzy that i think it's going to need as
> well.
>
> Alex



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Old 01-10-2006, 10:01   #6 (permalink)
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If it were me the first thing to do would be get the engine running as best
as you can, ie. set the timing and adjust the carburator, then cover the
radiator front with some cooking foil and run the engine at mid revs and see
what smoke is there when it gets good and warm.
May just be stuck piston rings which may free up once it becomes warm.
At least that won't cost much.
Next would be to pull the head off and have a look.
Depending on what you find, it may be simpler to get a servisable lump and
replace it, the last time I needed one cost 30 quid.
Because they produce little in the way of horse power they are not over
stressed so you have a better than average chance of getting a servisable
unit for peanuts.


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Old 01-10-2006, 12:01   #7 (permalink)
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Austin Shackles wrote:
> On or around Mon, 9 Jan 2006 20:16:19 -0000, "Austin."
> <atbg84@dsl.pipex.com> enlightened us thusly:
>
>>Hi all.
>>just wanting some advise. well its just stupid I should infact face facts.

>
> hello. this should get nicely confusing...


I think it will. I think Austin The Interloper should be renamed
British Leyland or summat when posting here to save the confusion. :-)


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Old 01-10-2006, 12:01   #8 (permalink)
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On or around Tue, 10 Jan 2006 15:55:39 -0000, "mham" <mham05@dsl.pipex.com>
enlightened us thusly:

>blue smoke under idle and load.
>
>
>That done it hasn't it? tell me had it.
>


well... could be sticky rings. I'm assuming it's a diesel, BTW. Could be
worn bores or dodgy valve guides, as well.

It could be running slightly rich, I suppose.
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Old 01-10-2006, 14:01   #9 (permalink)
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> If it were me the first thing to do would be get the engine running as
best
> as you can, ie. set the timing and adjust the carburator,


Ah, is it petrol then Austin or diesel?
TonyB


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Old 01-10-2006, 16:01   #10 (permalink)
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On Mon, 9 Jan 2006 20:16:19 -0000, "Austin." <atbg84@dsl.pipex.com>
wrote:

>well 12+ months on and the engine is stuffed it smokes like a train.
>
>I'm feeling rather sad about it all and have spent a couple of grand on the
>rebuild and no the
>engine needs doing to. I have run out of money!!


It doesnt cost that much to rebuild a landrover engine if you do it
yourself.

>Any ideas for a quick fix to maybe get an mot?


If its old and only has a visual test then perhaps take it for an MOT
on a day when its very thick fog :)


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