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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from LT84 in Shite crisis in Aus !   
    This is being (or has been?) sold no doubt to property developers.  Suspicion is that all the gold plated shite will just dissappear-
     
    http://www.qldhotproperty.com.au/14161045
     

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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from meggersdog in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Not sure if this is the right place to leave this:-
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255673376731
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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from coachie in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Not sure if this is the right place to leave this:-
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255673376731
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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from Asimo in browntastic 604   
    There is a 604 for sale in Doncaster at the moment:-
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255673376731
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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from LabRat in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Not sure if this is the right place to leave this:-
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255673376731
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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from SteersWithThrottle in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Not sure if this is the right place to leave this:-
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255673376731
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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from Split_Pin in browntastic 604   
    There is a 604 for sale in Doncaster at the moment:-
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255673376731
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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from Shite Ron in browntastic 604   
    came home from work and thought I could spend 1/2 an hour figuring out which cylinder is dead, maybe borrow a compression tester from the neighbour etc etc.
    Started up the car and it seemed smoother than before.
    All six cylinders are working now
     
    called Dead_E23
    he reckons that maybe a piston ring had stuck and heating up / cooling down from last time has freed it up
     
    anyway whatever was gummed up, seized, damp or fouled has fixed itself
     
    I left it running for 20 minutes or so. it doesn't overheat, pressurise the hoses, smoke knock or do anything bad best day I've had for ages
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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from mk2_craig in browntastic 604   
    There is a 604 for sale in Doncaster at the moment:-
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255673376731
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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from DSdriver in browntastic 604   
    I have always liked the look of the Fiat 130 two door coupes, but whilst googling for images of it I found a four door version. wow

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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from chodweaver in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    Welcome Rob.
    For the benefit of others I have known Rob for a few years.  He has been very helpful with the diagnostics business, is a really nice fellow and an absolute expert on MGFs and K series engines.
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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in Which is the worst Freelander?   
    if you buy one you need to do a few checks.
    apart from normal driving, find a steep hill or ramp and drive down the hill, half way down take your foot off of the accelerator so that the weight of the car is making the engine spin
    if there are nasty noises from the transmission, walk away.
    Also make sure that you drive forwards and backwards on full lock.
    You will notice a little bit of resistance because on full lock the front and back axles are doing slightly different speeds, but if the car is very difficult to move on lock then the viscous coupling is no longer viscous.
    Also look out for corrosion.  SWMBOs one looks okay at a glance but has needed a sill welding and the boot floor is getting bad.
    Also tailgates get damaged when people reverse into things because the spare wheel hits before the bumper.  Make sure that the tailgate window will go up and down okay because that's a common failure.
    On five door ones the sunroof normally won't open.  Best to disable it so that it doesn't get stuck open.  The gears always strip.
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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from Minimad5 in browntastic 604   
    I started looking into rust in the engine bay, which can only be fixed now with the engine out.
    This is the drivers side "chassis" rail that runs along the bottom of the inner wing.

    you can see some holes where the metal has become so thin that holes have formed
     
    and this is view of the same rail from underneath

    I also made the mistake of poking at some loose underseal on the wheelarch / splash guard thing

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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from adw1977 in browntastic 604   
    I started looking into rust in the engine bay, which can only be fixed now with the engine out.
    This is the drivers side "chassis" rail that runs along the bottom of the inner wing.

    you can see some holes where the metal has become so thin that holes have formed
     
    and this is view of the same rail from underneath

    I also made the mistake of poking at some loose underseal on the wheelarch / splash guard thing

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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from Magnificent Rustbucket in browntastic 604   
    The 604 was used as a goon car in Never Say Never Again
     
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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from Crackers in browntastic 604   
    I have always liked the look of the Fiat 130 two door coupes, but whilst googling for images of it I found a four door version. wow

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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from Datsuncog in browntastic 604   
    I have always liked the look of the Fiat 130 two door coupes, but whilst googling for images of it I found a four door version. wow

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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from brownnova in browntastic 604   
    I have always liked the look of the Fiat 130 two door coupes, but whilst googling for images of it I found a four door version. wow

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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from Coprolalia in browntastic 604   
    I have taken a week off work.
    Ordered this last week and hung it from my 80x80mm square tube.
    I modified it by removing the chain at the top and putting a pulley wheel.

    The wire is pulled by a fence puller which will see half the weight of the engine due the above mentioned pulley.

    got the bonnet off

    I struggled a bit with the fan shroud because the bottom screw just span, so I removed the fan instead.  Once I got the rad out I realised why:-

    it's designed just to snap in and out which I couldn't see from where I was
    So at this point I finished for the day.

    A colleague (or rather an employee for a supplier) offered me a 1 ton chain winch so after dinner I popped over to his place to pick it up and it turns out that his neighbour is a serial Citroen licker


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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from Skizzer in browntastic 604   
    and from today
    The cross member bolts were (I think) M12 fine but I found some long 10mm coach bolts lying around so dropped it 2cm

    I think it was necessary. You can see that the lug on the block only just clears, and this is with the engine as high as it will go with the transmission attached

    coolant pipes on the back of the engine are much easier once the engine and transmission are separated a bit

    it started to come out
     

    then I noticed that the engine was starting to twist and so I went round the other side to have a look

    its out!

    if you look at the middle of this photo there is a pipe snapped off

    that's from the inlet manifold to the automatic vacuum capsule.
    Either I snapped it lifting the engine out, or it was already broken off which might explain why this engine never ran right.
    You will also notice that the bell housing is bone dry. I think that the rear main old seal is/was actually fine.  The front of the engine is soaked in oil though.
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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in browntastic 604   
    I have made very little progress this year so far.
    However today I cleared out the last of my rubbish from the garden which means a deal done with SWMBO.  Also work has been insane since lockdown but I have decided to just start booking in leave in the calendar anyway.
    This Thursday I have booked a day's leave and a mate to come teach me how to weld.
    This evening I jacked up the back of the car.  I am short of storage space so the easiest place to put my new axle stands is under the car.

    Things that I am planning to achieve this summer:-
    finish off the garage door
    pull the engine out
    weld up anything needing welding in the engine bay
    Paint the engine bay
     
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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in browntastic 604   
    giving a much bigger opening (now it was June)

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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in browntastic 604   
    also put some fence posts into the trench and filled with concrete
    this was the view from inside the garage towards the neighbours garden

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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from Stevebrookman in browntastic 604   
    and from today
    The cross member bolts were (I think) M12 fine but I found some long 10mm coach bolts lying around so dropped it 2cm

    I think it was necessary. You can see that the lug on the block only just clears, and this is with the engine as high as it will go with the transmission attached

    coolant pipes on the back of the engine are much easier once the engine and transmission are separated a bit

    it started to come out
     

    then I noticed that the engine was starting to twist and so I went round the other side to have a look

    its out!

    if you look at the middle of this photo there is a pipe snapped off

    that's from the inlet manifold to the automatic vacuum capsule.
    Either I snapped it lifting the engine out, or it was already broken off which might explain why this engine never ran right.
    You will also notice that the bell housing is bone dry. I think that the rear main old seal is/was actually fine.  The front of the engine is soaked in oil though.
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    dieselnutjob got a reaction from Angrydicky in browntastic 604   
    Photos from yesterday
    I thought that the manifold nuts would be impossible.
    They just laughed at a ring spanner.
    However I was able to got a blowtorch on them and with a combination of 3/8" extensions and UJs, or a 1/2" if I got lucky they all came off.  It was just a case of finding gaps like this

    exhaust off

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