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Tommy's A-series Misery - Bank Holiday tinkering


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On 12/05/2024 at 23:16, Tommyboy12 said:

I also fitted the oil pump. It's important to prime them and lube the gasket. It doesn't need sealant. That's a real risk to blocking up the oil pump and I've seen a destroyed engine from someone using sealant to seal the pump up and it jamming up the oil pump. I drown the gasket in oil, fill the pump with oil, then fit the pump. Later I'll back fill the oil pump too to make sure the engine makes pressure as soon as possible when it starts.

 

Blimey - you made that look easy! :) 

Interested in the "Later I'll back fill the oil pump" bit - how d'you do that?

Just wondering as there's a slim chance that this summer I might get to work on my Park Lane that's been sitting unrun for a couple of years; I'd like it to build pressure ASAP if I do.

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5 hours ago, Morris 63 said:

Blimey - you made that look easy! :) 

Interested in the "Later I'll back fill the oil pump" bit - how d'you do that?

Just wondering as there's a slim chance that this summer I might get to work on my Park Lane that's been sitting unrun for a couple of years; I'd like it to build pressure ASAP if I do.

Remove the oil transfer pipe where my circle is. Pour oil down this hole. Rotate the engine backwards to get the pump full of oil. Then rotate it forward to suck oil out the sump.

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Took the Cambridge to the tip today. The highlight of any decent bank holiday weekend.

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I also serviced the turbo Mini, along with sorting a fueling issue which dumped about a litre of fuel into the cylinders and therefore bores, hence the service. Usually I would use Valvoline VR1 as it has good high temperature properties and high zinc content but I got a good deal on some Castrol Classic, which also is high in zinc, so I'm giving that a go instead. MOT time soon and hopefully then I can get it out to play.

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I also removed the locking wheel nuts from the MGF after I rounded the socket off removing one of the nuts. There's something pleasurable about absolutely smashing on a socket and it coming off first try after you tried and failed to weld a nut to it to extract it.

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I've got a new set of non-locking nuts on order so I'm going to swap all of them. Half the ones fitted have swelled and don't take the right size socket anymore and a couple of them have lost the little chrome cap on them too.

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