Haynes covering the engine?

Haynes covering the engine?

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mhibbins

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244 months

Sunday 11th February 2001
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I've just bought an S3 (my first TVR) and love it to bits. It's in great condition but the top of the engine is a bit noisy and I would like to check the valve clearances. I've been waiting for my Steve Heath book for a while but was wondering if there is a specific haynes manual which covers the ford 2.9 v6 in its 'donor' car. Would this provide me with the information on the procedure and the clearance specification I need or would I be better waiting for the Steve Heath book? -- Mark

LeeBee

773 posts

249 months

Sunday 11th February 2001
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The Ford Sierra V6 manual and Granada Scorpio manual will tell you this but if you have already ordered Steve Heath's manual I would save your money as it's due very soon (Haynes manuals are about £15 each now and the new ones are a bit sparse with the info compared to the old ones) Cheers Lee

mhibbins

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Monday 12th February 2001
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Thanks for that. Is this engine prone to needing regular adjustment to the valve clearances? -- Mark

LeeBee

773 posts

249 months

Monday 12th February 2001
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I generally check/adjust them when I service a car, otherwise they should be fine.I believe the cat cars have hydralic lifters so should be ok for quite some time? Cheers Lee

mhibbins

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Monday 12th February 2001
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Ah, OK, this is a non-cat 2.9 91 H s3. I'm hoping that once I get a copy of the manual for the specifications and procedures I can either adjust the tappets if they are the lock nut type or reshim them if it's bucket and shims and that'll quieten it down a bit. Any idea which it's most likely to be? -- Mark

GreenV8S

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249 months

Monday 12th February 2001
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The only 2.8 I've worked on had adjustable rockers (lock nut type) but I believe the 2.9 has hydraulic lifters i.e. self-adjusting, no user adjustment possible. It's basically a Granada engine so no doubt the corresponding Haynes comic would have all the details. Peter Humphries (and a green V8S)
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Ah, OK, this is a non-cat 2.9 91 H s3. I'm hoping that once I get a copy of the manual for the specifications and procedures I can either adjust the tappets if they are the lock nut type or reshim them if it's bucket and shims and that'll quieten it down a bit. Any idea which it's most likely to be? -- Mark

LeeBee

773 posts

249 months

Monday 12th February 2001
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My 2.9i S2 has adjustable rockers, as far as I know the cat cars had the hydraulic lifters (they also had a different fuel pressure regulator which was mounted vertically instead of horizontally).Yours should have the lock nut type rockers. Edited by LeeBee on Monday 12th February 15:28

mhibbins

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Monday 12th February 2001
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I'll whip the cam cover off and have a quick look. As far as I can tell from listening with a bit of copper pipe only one or possibly two are noisy so I'll compare the gaps with the other side which are much quieter. Thanks for the info. Does anyone know of a sure fire rapid source of the Steve Heath book or does anyone have one that they may wish to sell now they no longer have the car? -- Mark

mhibbins

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Thursday 15th February 2001
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Thanks to the generosity of a couple of people, I am now sorted - Thank you very much. -- Mark