My perceived failure to prime the pump was some what of a premature ejaculation
Removing the top pipe on the rad for the oil cooler found it full of oil. Shame I had just been down to Sainsbohs to buy a tub of Vaseline! The nice lady on the pharmacy told Fathathestag (I was too chicken) it was over by the Canesten and Preparation H. She had a faint glimmer of snigger on her face as I was standing next to him.
While at the supermarket it seemed rude not to top up on beer, Fathathestag also pointed out that he had run out of English Colmans Mustard. We took two so that when it emptied next time we would have another to save our blushes.
The boot face lass at the till ran the lot through her barcode scanner and on paying said "no idea what you chaps have planned but I defo don't want to be in on it!" probably
Anyway, dizzy installed, I wound it over on the starter and after 30 seconds the oil light went out. reconnected the HT lead to the coil and it chuntered away almost starting
I did notice that engine oil was pissing out of the joint between oil pump housing and oil cooler. Hmmmmm Easy fix was removing the oil filter to find that the cooler securing bolt was just finger tight.must have forgotten about that when I was swearing at the car last night.
Anyway, got him started once that I properly fitted the HT lead to the coil but had flooded it before I realised. Anyone who has flooded an RV8 will know. arghh fucking bastard cunting thing. Anyway he started only to be shut down so I could refill the cooling system.
Easy, no issues, no further oil leaks
Test drive meant revealing the oil soaked barn floor to Fathathestag who was philosophical about it....
Test drive found no faults other than Mr Rangie didnt like doing nothing for a long time because the Autobox was stuck in 1st until coaxed out of it. Oh and the heater blower did nowt on any of the 3 settings! A hearty thump on the top of the dash fixed the latter. Using #3 on the autobox selector fix the first issue and it was been fine since
Fathathestag's 1972 Rangie is enjoying barn cover again. nose to nose with Alan the 1972 Rangie Resto that I can now get back on with.
Oh but I found that the inner wings are utterly fucked on the daily and also the footwell on the passengerside is somewhat crunchy! Might be Jag'ing through the summer as Rangie is now way will pass Mr MoT in July
Shitroen C4 GP 2007 1.6HDi - Wife's daily written off, farewell trusty but slightly unpredictable steed
Pug 307 - son's daily runner Sold to Arthur Foxhake
Range Rover Vogue 1993 - my daily runner
Daewoo Matiz 2002 - Sold
Jaguar x308 Sovereign 4 litre - nicked by Fathathestag might be up 4sayle soon
Triumph Staaag 1973 - cheaper than a mistress.. just
Range Rover 1972 - ongoing extensive restoration
Range Rover 1972 - complete shed but in line for restoration
Land Rover 1969 SIIa SWB - belongs to Fathathestag but maintained and welded by me
BMW E46 318i touring - sold to hhhugues