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JasonHillAO
post 10th November 2013 20:03
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I decided to find out why she wasn't running quite right.I found the spark plug recesses for cylinder's one and two full of oil and a little in three.
Soaked up the oil and Took out the spark plugs and cleaned them refit and fix the rocker seal as they had grit under them smile.gif
Reattached the centre rear lower engine mount as it snapped one of the bolts. :/
Need to get a helicoil kit as the threads in the head are like chocolate as about 4 of them had gone.



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post 10th November 2013 20:45
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I was just thinking about your car. One day my green leather seats will become available if you were still interested.

But I reckon if you were desperate for some leather you should fit 156 front leather seats! You have the power so a few extra Kg wont make a difference. But they are so much more comfortable!!! and they have an arm rest smile.gif


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post 10th November 2013 20:47
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Good work smile.gif Shame I had other commitments this weekend otherwise I could have spent some time tinkering too. Never mind.

I love seeing pictures of the 20vt lump in the 145 engine bay but it always makes me wince a little when I see how tight it all is in there. How long is it before the next cam belt change is actually due on yours?


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post 10th November 2013 21:43
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QUOTE(NaanBread @ 10th November 2013 20:45) *
I was just thinking about your car. One day my green leather seats will become available if you were still interested.

But I reckon if you were desperate for some leather you should fit 156 front leather seats! You have the power so a few extra Kg wont make a difference. But they are so much more comfortable!!! and they have an arm rest smile.gif



Well I really really want your leather and depends if you want to do me a deal on the 156 leather till yours is available?

QUOTE(GialloEvo94 @ 10th November 2013 20:47) *
Good work smile.gif Shame I had other commitments this weekend otherwise I could have spent some time tinkering too. Never mind.

I love seeing pictures of the 20vt lump in the 145 engine bay but it always makes me wince a little when I see how tight it all is in there. How long is it before the next cam belt change is actually due on yours?


I love tinkering with her smile.gif, I've done about 3-4k since I've had her the timing belt schedular is every 75k and it had one not long before i got it and I think I will change it after about 50k



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QUOTE(JasonHillAO @ 10th November 2013 21:43) *
I love tinkering with her smile.gif, I've done about 3-4k since I've had her the timing belt schedular is every 75k and it had one not long before i got it and I think I will change it after about 50k

Ah, OK. I didn't realise it was such a long interval between belt changes on the 20vt. Looks like you've got bags of time left then before you need to take the engine out again smile.gif


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post 10th November 2013 22:01
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QUOTE(GialloEvo94 @ 10th November 2013 21:47) *
Ah, OK. I didn't realise it was such a long interval between belt changes on the 20vt. Looks like you've got bags of time left then before you need to take the engine out again smile.gif


About the same time it will need a clutch so perfect timing (pardon the pun!) haha
The car puts a smile on my face every time!
Want to get the fiat coupe turbo plus wheels next :DAnd nathens green leather biggrin.gif


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