In the late summer, decided to do some work on the car.
It was overheating now and then, and had a definite water leak from under the car. Was hoping it was a loose pipe, but there was coolant running down the side of the engine! Discovered later that rubber seal on the water pump had failed. I thought I'd have this done in a day and roughly 50 quid, but it's taken longer than that due to my sh*tty luck and lack time available!
Apologies for crappy pics, I only have a lo-qual mobile phone camera!
Tricky bolt positions in tricky to access engine bay = swear box has good night:
'Crappy' head gasket:
I 'bent a valve' taking the crank pulley off - I forgot to take the cam locking tool out and it took about 10 teeth off the belt and the piston whacked them when it finally budged! F**K!
Bent valves - 1/4 moon shape pattern:
Bought new Payen head gasket and head bolts and new valves etc:
In the garage with telly and heater on ahhhh - head half stripped:
Collets = horrible:
Valve replaced with new oil seal in place, good way of getting collet back on is grease on end of valve, and just pop it on:
I dropped one on the floor which is dark - I found it, god knows how.
4 hours later, and all are replaced! Used Loctite 574 flange sealant on the cam carrier:
Head has been on, and took off today again to replace with one that works. I forgot to properly put the oil cam seal in , and it was pissing the lot out of the side.