Vin6409 engine rebuild

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Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:48 pm

The time has come to do a full tare down and rebuild of my engine.. was going to eventually do this job one way or another but head gasket failure and worry over block rot issues has pushed this up the schedule..
Hopefully she ll back back on the road better than ever!
I'll try and update as often as I can
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:50 pm

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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:00 pm

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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby jerzybondov » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:07 pm

Nice! What were your head gasket symptoms by the way?
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby andyd » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:43 pm

Looks clean shane!

Not the first time you've been in there, I take it?

Good on ya, keep up the photos!

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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:22 pm

andyd wrote:Looks clean shane!

Not the first time you've been in there, I take it?

Good on ya, keep up the photos!

Andy


Thanks! No not the first time I've been in there lost count how many times, doing various clean up, plugs water pumps injectors and the block rot inspecting etc over the years..
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:15 pm

jerzybondov wrote:Nice! What were your head gasket symptoms by the way?


Car would overheat at idle, fans would come on but stay on and temp would rise and not come Down unless it was revved..
Whilst driving temp would be ok on the gauge but spit coolant out the overflow on the road leaving a trail especially when accelerating hard.
Whenever I Bled the rad the air would come back into it
Done a 'sniff test' and it failed that, passed all the other tests.

My thinking is the car didn't blow its gasket thru lack of coolant or overheatingt etc, more like its age related. The gasket has 37 years on it and I think its a weep that started few years ago and has now gotten big enough to be a problem... :think:
We ll see soon enough when it's stripped down


Smell of coolant out of exhaust travelling behind not mad but noticeable and also towards the end oil in the intake manifold which was never there before :(
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby DJK73 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:42 pm

Good luck mate
And post plenty of pics
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby Admin-bloke » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:51 pm

DJK73 wrote:Good luck mate
And post plenty of pics


I love engine pics, good luck :D
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:24 pm

Thanks guys, means a lot :thumbsup:
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