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#31 OFFLINE   doubleyeller

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 11:49 AM

I’d luz a bottle of hydraulic lifter treatment into it. Worth a tenner and has worked for me in the past .


Got to say that engine sounds non terminal to me. Hardly the death rattle I'd associate with the big end.
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Posted 25 July 2018 - 11:52 AM

Bright side. Didn't pack up on MWay, no one hurt and not too much laid out. But sorry to hear. Hydraulic lifter treatment not heard of it but worth a go. It does have enough oil in it...correct dipstick etc? Might be worth draining the oil and a filter change? Grasping a straws I know. I once bought an XJS off the block, ticked over nicely...first blast up the MWay knock knock knock. You win a few ...


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 11:57 AM

 I would much rather have my own barge thanks very much..........

 

 

3.2 XJ Sport?

 

Mot until 22nd August next year, just a couple of advisories to sort before it is off.


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#34 OFFLINE   djimbob

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 12:09 PM

3.2 XJ Sport?

 

Mot until 22nd August next year, just a couple of advisories to sort before it is off.

 

Oh helo,

 

any more details?

 

I am a bit of a Jag guy, but have left them alone for a couple of years due to being sick of droopy headlining, rust, water ingress, that kind of thing, and then I cracked and bought a Range Rover which is palpably much worse on all those points and more :)

 

I see you are a long way away, but I suppose that should not stop us shiters ;)



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 12:16 PM

One stuck lifter can make it sound really horrible .
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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 12:28 PM

One stuck lifter can make it sound really horrible .

 

How does one go about investigating this? Or is it best to just bang the magic liquid straight in and see what happens?

 

I have never come across this before, didn't want to invest much time in fannying around once the problems came, but not even got on the plane for the honeymoon for this one before I got fucked ;)



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 12:38 PM

The car in question sounded terrible I could tell it was coming from the top end so in a I’ve nothing to lose move just lobbed the fluid in. It made bugger all difference but after about 5 minutes of idling all went quiet . It was fine after that . It cost about 8 quid for a tin.
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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 12:57 PM

I have been putting off going to the bog for nearly 2 hours now! For the love of Christ, will you PLEASE put some of the afore mentioned snake oil in and confirm that its a total waste of time and money? I need to be proved right on this....it's a matter of self respect and esteem
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Posted 25 July 2018 - 12:59 PM

We have a quiet ish engine!!

 

I dropped a glug of the only suitable oil I had to hand (chainsaw grade) in the oil hole, and fired her up - no more knocking!

 

I don't know what this means aside from the fact she now needs an oil and filter change, but 'twas instant success - I will fire the video I took to djoptix again to see if he can post it on here :)

 

Still want shut mind you now, itch well and truly scratched, bucket list ticked off etc ;)


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 01:07 PM

do the oil change....you'll be glad as RR's are a wonderful thing..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

when they're running right!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and not rusting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or getting fuel!!


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 01:17 PM

Right then,

 

so we have a fault which goes away when lubrication is added to the right hand rocker top oil filler thingy, and not much either, what do we know of the fault?

 

Is it a hydraulic lifter starved of good quality/any oil?

 

is it a lack of oil anyway up top, and why? How can I test this with confidence?

 

An oil change is obviously on the cards now, any suggestions as to the best grade bearing in mind this issue?

 

All answers gratefully received, I have little experience of these engines, especially in the last couple of decades when I've been going Oriental in flavour for these very reasons ;)

 

Must admit, quite impressed it managed to shut the hell up so quickly and easily, my motors usually just get noisier and implode soon thereafter :)

 

And to add, I still want rid now :)



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 01:37 PM


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 01:41 PM

Oh helo,

 

any more details?

 

I am a bit of a Jag guy, but have left them alone for a couple of years due to being sick of droopy headlining, rust, water ingress, that kind of thing, and then I cracked and bought a Range Rover which is palpably much worse on all those points and more :)

 

I see you are a long way away, but I suppose that should not stop us shiters ;)

 

Messaged you with links to the threads but you've fixed it now. 

Well done!


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 02:03 PM

Get yersen down to A2Z on Leeds Road, they definitely stock a variety of lotions and potions for this sort of thing.


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 02:42 PM

It's quiet. Quick, shove it on the bay of snot.
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Posted 25 July 2018 - 02:51 PM

Either it means it has a serious oil habit and ran itself low on the first drive, it was already low when you picked it up, it only knocks when warm (have you had it up to temp\driven it yet?)  Have you actually checked the level on the dipstick?

 

I don't know about the right oil grade for these things but there are plenty of Rover V8 lickers on here who will be able to assist i'm sure.  I'd get the oil and filter changed then attempt another drive and see where its at. 



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 02:59 PM

The rover V8 is most happy on 20w50 oil, honestly.  You can go 10w40 if you're flash!  The camshaft will wear out very quickly if oil changes are neglected; it probably does have some cam/ lifter wear in there unless it's been really well looked after.

A good snapshot of an RV8's health is to peer into the rocker cover.  If it's clean with just staining, it's a very good one.  If there's nasty build up of sludge and black crap, she's due some love!


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 03:02 PM

Noisy tappet is the Rover V8 politely requesting an oil change, and a positive sign that there's at least one cam lobe with a bit of meat left. Failure to change oil on a new purchase anyway does, I'm afraid, cast a shadow on your character. Now use the thing and come back when you've a proper problem like slipped liners or no oil pressure.


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 03:10 PM

Never use engine flush on a rover v8 - it sounds like a skeleton wanking in a biscuit tin.
These things will run for years with knackered camshafts - some I have seen have no lobes left.
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Posted 25 July 2018 - 03:27 PM

What's showing on the dip stick?
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Posted 25 July 2018 - 03:50 PM

Right then,

 

just been to the local motor factors who happily had the correct oil filter in, purchased it and some 10/40 semi synth, and a can of Wynns snake oil for tappety shit :)

 

The noise came back on the short trip, but I was confident :)

 

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No need for a jack, plenty of room under there with even my girth :)

 

About the right amount of dead, black, runy oils, dirty filter, who knows when last changed!

 

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Supernatural potion made fuck all difference so far, bah :(

 

Still noisy and knocking, made another couple of videos but they sound pretty similar to the first one tbh, rattles on idle, rattles with a good revving.

 

Arse biscuits, am hoping it will settle down, but when I look down thru the filler opening I'm just not seeing the oil getting thrown around like I think I should, is this normal peeps?

 

It's not over yet apparently, keep the alternative motah suggestions coming please people ;)



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 03:51 PM

It look 5 10 mins at idle to work it’s magic for me .
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Posted 25 July 2018 - 03:51 PM

What's showing on the dip stick?

 

Showing nice and full, black but full :)



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 03:52 PM

It look 5 10 mins at idle to work it’s magic for me .

 

Might pop out again see if I can get it to do it's shit, getting a bit frazzled now in this heat ;)



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 04:00 PM

It’s fucked M8.






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Posted 25 July 2018 - 04:01 PM

I'm deaf! I don't recommend it but.........

You shout a lot when you are deaf.

Next time you're in Rochdale I can supply you with some of my wife's ear plugs.


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 04:03 PM

Is it much work to pop both rocker covers off & see if both sides are about as oily as each other?


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 04:25 PM

Any way to test the oil pump is on its best behaviour?


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 04:28 PM

It’s fucked M8.






Extra large polo shirt in black, please.

 

I was wondering when you would show up for one :)


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 04:29 PM

I'm deaf! I don't recommend it but.........

You shout a lot when you are deaf.

Next time you're in Rochdale I can supply you with some of my wife's ear plugs.

 

These are my first videos of eva, need to adapt to the conditions I guess, mumbling isn't helping is it ;)







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