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major refurbishment imminent

Brake buster
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major refurbishment imminent

Postby Brake buster » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:44 pm

smoky startups and down on power and a whine from ' somewhere back there', 105k miles, time for some TLC


my brand new Jaguar supplied cylinder head arrives tomorrow, i have a full brand new drive shaft with all couplings etc, and have just bought a NOS 4.09 non LSD diff , a few more bits and bobs and i will start taking the engine to bits this weekend for a mechanical overhaul ,

going to keep it as simple as possible, bolt off, bolt on , so unless i find something serious i will stay on track , should take me three to four weeks of hobby time

let the fun begin

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Re: major refurbishment imminent

Postby Brake buster » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:37 pm

so , some progress ,





as can be seen , cylinder 3 inlet valves all oily where the smokey starts were coming from , all stripped down and ready to build up new head

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1994 3.2S in Morocco red and Doeskin/Ruby red interior
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previously ,
1999 V8 Sovereign in Seafrost with Oatmeal and Antelope interior

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Re: major refurbishment imminent

Postby naki_k » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:19 pm

Good work there.
Isn’t there always more to do once you get into it?
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Re: major refurbishment imminent

Postby Brake buster » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:23 pm

your not wrong

i wasn't planning on taking off the front timing cover, but was prepared to do so if required, unfortunately , the condition of the upper chain tensioner is so poor it needs replacing, so i will order up all the required dampers and replace them all along with two chains, and then a front crank oil seal , it will add time to the job , but much easier with the head off , and parts will come to around another £200

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one bit of good news , the tensioner its self was in good condition, though the seals were hard and flat, but in with the head gasket set are the seals to refurbish the automatic tensioner , so that is now done

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Re: major refurbishment imminent

Postby david » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:31 pm

I will be interested to read this.
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Re: major refurbishment imminent

Postby Brake buster » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:28 pm

interim update,

x4 work shift days/nights behind me and and im ready to start again , parts on order from Jag will be collected on Monday , so its timing cover off and valve cleaning for the next few days

road, tar , hapeth........ :lol:

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new upper and lower chains now waiting patiently....
1994 3.2S in Morocco red and Doeskin/Ruby red interior
1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
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Re: major refurbishment imminent

Postby old del boy » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:35 pm

Are you expecting the valve clearances to remain much the same ? , it can get very tedious if they all need re shimming ,

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Re: major refurbishment imminent

Postby Brake buster » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:44 am

as a new head is being used, i am expecting the shims to need adjusting, keeping it simple will be to assemble everything, check valve clearances and writing down the readings, and then any that are to tight or too loose will be swapped around to get the best results , i also have access to more shims if required

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Re: major refurbishment imminent

Postby Brake buster » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:11 pm

getting there slowly , but properly i hope....


x24 valves lapped into new head after spending all day cleaning them up on Sunday , x24 new valve springs to go with them when i assemble tomorrow ,

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and half way through , pass with the ' coarse ' paste, before being ' polished ' with the ' fine ' grade paste ...so thats 48 valves lapped today :? , lol....



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1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
2004 2.1 X-Type Platinum with Champagne Leather interior

previously ,
1999 V8 Sovereign in Seafrost with Oatmeal and Antelope interior

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Re: major refurbishment imminent

Postby Brake buster » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:30 pm

new valve stem seals in place with the valve spring seat in place, the plate goes in first and the seal on top...

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1994 3.2S in Morocco red and Doeskin/Ruby red interior
1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
2004 2.1 X-Type Platinum with Champagne Leather interior

previously ,
1999 V8 Sovereign in Seafrost with Oatmeal and Antelope interior