4.5 Engine Rebuild

4.5 Engine Rebuild

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kenton

Original Poster:

11 posts

267 months

Saturday 13th October 2001
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I have a 2000 4.5 Cerb LW (4000 miles)and the engine has just lost all power, like try to pull away with the handbrake on and the engine flooded. Service guys tell me that the engine will probably have to go back to TVR for a rebuild. They havn't got to the bottom the problem yet, but when they tell me the bottom of one of the sparkplugs was flattened it does not sound good.
Anyone know of any problem with the 4.5 engine? I have heard horror story about the straight six but not the 4.5

rev-erend

21,239 posts

267 months

Tuesday 16th October 2001
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Ah, the Cerbera - nice car shame about the unreliable engines. Great when the work though !

Graham

16,358 posts

267 months

Tuesday 16th October 2001
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The early 4.2 engines used to go pop, but i've not heard of many problems with the later 4.2s or the 4.5's

sounds like your just unlucky. It is a very highly tuned thinly disguised race engine though so going pop is more likley than ioon a 1.1 ford focus.

hope its not away to long... although the line of ssixes in front of you may slow things down...

G

jamesr

25 posts

261 months

Thursday 18th October 2001
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I had a similar sounding thing happen to me.

Driving east on the M4 when all power disappeared.

The events went something like this.
- CD player stopped
- A/C stopped
- My lovely 4.5 Cerby L/weight then developed a wicked misfire
- Then lost all power
- Called Green Flag .........
- Got towed

Henley Heritage quickly diagnosed the loss of power as a deteriorated fuseable link, which looks like a washer covered in tin foil and costs about 5p !!

kenton

Original Poster:

11 posts

267 months

Thursday 18th October 2001
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The engine is now having a holiday in blackpool.

When I find out what it is I will post

thom

2,745 posts

256 months

Friday 19th October 2001
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I really whish you they will fix it quickly and I hope it does not predict loads of 4.5s going back to Balckpool.....(:-(

dyap

56 posts

255 months

Friday 19th October 2001
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Kenton

Plse post full details. I have a Sept 2000 reg which is approaching 3,700 miles....this is worrying.

Rgds
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