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transit80
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
775 Posts

Posted - 03 Apr 2012 :  20:24:03 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Ive just stripped my engine down and was very suprised at how many bolts felt like they were only finger tight.

Chris
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john-saab
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United Kingdom
2650 Posts

Posted - 04 May 2012 :  10:21:37 Show Profile Reply with Quote
MOT PASS today..no advisories but a dying battery didn't help.needed to jump start it at the MOT station
Since taking the carb off last week she's running lumpy so i'm treating her to a new battery, service and tune up today!

'72 95 (The Flying Banana),'72 96 (Bridget),'74 95 (Veronica)
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pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1737 Posts

Posted - 04 May 2012 :  12:02:13 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Well done on the pass, John!

If its gone lumpy since replacing the carb, have you got an air leak?



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john-saab
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United Kingdom
2650 Posts

Posted - 04 May 2012 :  13:27:54 Show Profile Reply with Quote
To be honest Peter she's not been happy for a little while. I'm just in for a sandwich and then back out there..I'm checking the rocker gaps, plugs, and will have a look at the carb on the bench.
I had to ditch the fuel non return valve as it got stuck open..i'm getting a lot of fuel issues (one minute flooding then fuel starrvation) I have a spare Weber ICH so may try that later if all else fails..it may also be the spindle letting in air as she's hunting a bit at idle.
All possibilities will be looked at today (I was supposed to be heading into Suffolk after the MOT but the call hasn't come yet so i'm filling my time with tinkering)

'72 95 (The Flying Banana),'72 96 (Bridget),'74 95 (Veronica)
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1357 Posts

Posted - 04 May 2012 :  17:28:18 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Good news re. MOT John.

Well done.
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john-saab
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United Kingdom
2650 Posts

Posted - 05 May 2012 :  08:39:17 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The running issues may be down to a slightly worn spindle in the carb..i packed the joint with silicon sealer and there's a vast improvement. I have another ICH in much better condition but it need a re-build..kit ordered and on it's way..hopefully it will be here before Swedish Day.
As the rocker covers were off (I found one tight-ish rocker)it was time to fit the new rocker cover gaskets..
Good bye to cork and hello REAL (made by the REAL gasket Co USA) silicon


I have a bit of news about these gaskets..but can't say much at the moment

'72 95 (The Flying Banana),'72 96 (Bridget),'74 95 (Veronica)

Edited by - john-saab on 05 May 2012 08:41:21
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1782 Posts

Posted - 05 May 2012 :  13:45:37 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The good news is you're having some made locally. The bad news is that they aren't universally liked.
Possible reason is that they are smooth and squirm around a bit, which compromises the seal? A surface with a "walled" waffle pattern might cure this.
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72sonett3
V4 Fanatic

Spain
203 Posts

Posted - 05 May 2012 :  18:16:23 Show Profile Reply with Quote
You can add the wing shaped washers to spread pressure and to prevent deforming the edge of the valve covers. These washers are used on the V6 and are still available fom Ford dealers. You'll need slightly longer bolts, or replace the bolts with studs and nuts (prevents ruining the thread in the manifold side as well).





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'72 97
'77 96L conv.
'79 96GL
'91 900i 2.1
'95 900SE conv.

Edited by - 72sonett3 on 05 May 2012 18:22:35
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pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1737 Posts

Posted - 05 May 2012 :  19:09:48 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I've fitted a Jack Ashcraft anti-leak kit which does something very similar. Those are a lot neater, though!



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Edited by - pchristy on 05 May 2012 19:10:15
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72sonett3
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Spain
203 Posts

Posted - 05 May 2012 :  19:20:36 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
... a Jack Ashcraft anti-leak kit...

What does that look like?

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'72 97
'77 96L conv.
'79 96GL
'91 900i 2.1
'95 900SE conv.
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pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1737 Posts

Posted - 05 May 2012 :  19:49:10 Show Profile Reply with Quote
At work at the moment - I'll try and get a pic tomorrow.....



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pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1737 Posts

Posted - 06 May 2012 :  10:59:04 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Here's some pix of the Jack Ashcraft anti-leak fittings. They also come with studs to replace the retaining bolts, though this won't be clear from the pix.





They stick out a bit in places. Not nearly as neat as the washers you've found!

A combination of the anti-leak kit and silicone gaskets has reduced the oil leaks considerably, but there's still a dribble there!



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72sonett3
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Spain
203 Posts

Posted - 06 May 2012 :  11:33:13 Show Profile Reply with Quote
See http://www.saabforum.nl/viewtopic.php?t=32854&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15.
There are two types;
- straight, part no. F6104529
- angled, part no. F6104677
these are used on the Ford V6 in the Scorpio and Mondeo.

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'72 97
'77 96L conv.
'79 96GL
'91 900i 2.1
'95 900SE conv.
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1782 Posts

Posted - 06 May 2012 :  12:20:55 Show Profile Reply with Quote
....but there's still a dribble there!

Are your fittings upside down? I think the shaped ends should be "sprung down" onto the edge of the cover.
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pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1737 Posts

Posted - 06 May 2012 :  16:01:50 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Derek: Are your fittings upside down? I think the shaped ends should be "sprung down" onto the edge of the cover.


Could be - its not easy to tell from the instructions! But even if I "mirror image" them, the ones on the lower right of each cover will still not contact the rim of the cover.

I've been trying to "flatten" the rim of the covers, as they have probably been abused at some point. However, the folded-over edges make this difficult.....!



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