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BIG DUNC

1,356 posts

158 months

Saturday 13th October
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Where in the country is this?

Boosted LS1

17,538 posts

195 months

Saturday 13th October
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BIG DUNC said:
Where in the country is this?
Somewhere with a lot of gravity :-)

mentall

239 posts

65 months

Sunday 14th October
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South-west, near Bath.

Available from Monday 22nd.

Be sure you've read the thread: this is my 2.4 engine, not BlueS3's 2.9!

Thanks

mentall

239 posts

65 months

Wednesday 31st October
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……...going...…...going...…….

phillpot

14,415 posts

118 months

Wednesday 31st October
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phillpot said:
Hi John, were you a bit nearer I'd gladly take it out of your way but unfortunately not really viable with the distance/cost involved. If you do get bored one day and feel like pulling the timing cover, stat housing etc. off and parceling then up wink
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glenrobbo

12,066 posts

85 months

Wednesday 31st October
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phillpot said:
Hi John, were you a bit nearer I'd gladly take it out of your way but unfortunately not really viable with the distance/cost involved. If you do get bored one day and feel like pulling the timing cover, stat housing etc. off and parceling then up wink
Mike,
Surely it's a mere cockstride from Redditch to Bath?
Barry & I travel further than that for breakfast/fish & chips.
Just sayin'... whistle


phillpot

14,415 posts

118 months

Wednesday 31st October
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No distance if food is involved, but a long way for a clapped old engine wink

glenrobbo

12,066 posts

85 months

Wednesday 31st October
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mentall said:
……...going...…...going...…….
John,
Please save the sump pan, even if it's "a bit dinged" as you say, somebody would be glad of it when they discover that their ARB has chafed through theirs due to saggy engine mounts.
The sump pans are becoming scarce these days.

glenrobbo

12,066 posts

85 months

Wednesday 31st October
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phillpot said:
No distance if food is involved, but a long way for a clapped old engine wink
You could always stop and have a Bath Bun. smile

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Edited by glenrobbo on Wednesday 31st October 11:39

mentall

239 posts

65 months

Tuesday 6th November
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Here it is, Mike.






I'm happy to keep it for you until you're in this neck of the woods again. Or indeed until one of the 'S' Massive happens to be making the journey.
Otherwise PM me an address and I'll send it and the pump to you: the Post Office's cheapest price is Parcelforce 48. £13.32 for the Timing Gear Cover alone (3.8kg), or £16.62 for Cover and Pump (7.4kg).

I don't have a stat cover: the 2.9 came without one, and I had to repair the 2.4 one to use.

Amusingly, the flange bolts holding the timing cover on were only just nipped up. Presumably the illegitimate hound who stuffed a 2.4 in my car couldn't find his torque wrench.

Glen: a good shout! I'm keeping the sump squirrelled away, and in it the oil pump, timing chain, sprockets and tensioner, and the rocker assemblies. And the inlet manifold: all these seem to be parts common to the 2.4 and 2.9. Anything I've missed? The solid tappets for anyone with a hydraulic-lifter engine?


Edited by mentall on Wednesday 7th November 09:40

phillpot

14,415 posts

118 months

Wednesday 7th November
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mentall said:
The solid tappets for anyone with a hydraulic-lifter engine?
I don't think you can just pop those in with a hydraulic lifter cam, different profiles, ramp angles etc?


How far "South West" are you?

mentall

239 posts

65 months

Wednesday 7th November
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Between Frome and Trowbridge. Didn't I collect an elegant CD rack for you to pick up, many moons ago?

phillpot

14,415 posts

118 months

Wednesday 7th November
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Indeed you did, now it all makes sense smile


If you wouldn't mind hanging onto them for now and may be if we get a freakily nice autumnul / wintery day it might give me the excuse to give one of the cars a half decent run out?