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||posted on 2nd Jun 09 at 11:48|
For the sakes of £40 id have it tested, for piece of mine id change the belt anyway (thier not supposed to be retentioned iirc). the new engine will need a cam belt kit (j4 belt setup on the jp4) as ill be using different cams and lifters. I know the engine has been hammered. it was out of my mrs old car that i wrote off and tbf it owes me nothing and the previous owner to that was my mate who give it grim death anyway. It used 4 litres of water the other day within 45mins on track at mallory park.
||posted on 2nd Jun 09 at 11:27|
Why do you need a new cambelt? Besides you need to take it off to do the head...and it's a piece of piss to fit. You don't need to skim it unless it needs doing, you can check the outside for cracks using a flat metal surface, run it across your head and if you see any shadows, dark spots, then it's cracked outside...if it's the inside you'll have to get a new head anyway cus you can't skim it out.
||posted on 2nd Jun 09 at 07:01|
Took a head off one before, its not just £12 though
||posted on 2nd Jun 09 at 00:34|
It took us 8 and a half hours to replace the head gasket last time but yesterday we discovered that you don't even have to take the inlet manifold off, you simply lift up the head, clean it and replace the gasket.
||posted on 1st Jun 09 at 10:10|
cba get the tools out and fault find ill just replace the engine when my hand is better. then i might just sell the engine in bits as it cost me nothing really
||posted on 28th May 09 at 15:09|
Not sure, I got to my dad's today at 7am, just got home...finished cleaning up the pistons and I had to refit a valve, then replace the head gasket. Luckily there was no damage to the head.
||posted on 27th May 09 at 12:19|
I've got a jp4 engine waiting to go in at home but im not able to do it at the moment but i was curious what the problem maybe incase its something else.
||posted on 27th May 09 at 12:09|
Ah well :(
||posted on 27th May 09 at 11:42|
I have no mayo, but the oil out of the rocker is breathing heavily if i kick its arse
||posted on 27th May 09 at 11:27|
I'm also having problems, got mayo on the filler cap and a little up the dipstick (definite head gasket or head destroyed if it's in dipstick).
||posted on 27th May 09 at 08:59|
ill give that a try
||posted on 27th May 09 at 07:46|
when you atart it after a few mins take the cap off see if air escapes. if it does then its gone.
||posted on 27th May 09 at 07:29|
Im abit confused about this as the symptons suggest the headgasket has gone/on its way out but i just want to double check