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    cylinder head prob

    um the tb's original from 1998 i believe craig. done the solder trick last yr.
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    cylinder head prob

    i put the ecu on diag mode 2 and there's no problems, started engine and the O2 sensors working fine. could be the timing then. just ordered that draper timing light. whenever i start the engine cold there's always a faint poof of white/bluey smoke exausting out n blown across by wind...
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    cylinder head prob

    but it was running fine before i replaced the dizzy parts? yep leads r connected. maybe i caned it abit too hard. i found a draper timing light for £15 here http://www.toolmix.com/browse/product.asp?gid=2&pid=41005
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    cylinder head prob

    changed me dizzy cap & rotor tday but i have a strange problem. i sparked the battery terminals by mistake while i was loosening the clamps with me socket n extension, hope it didn't damage any electrics. neway with new dizzy i took it up the countryside, floor it afew times, fun car...
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    Micra.jas start to finish.

    oh my, that looks gorgeous :p wish mine was that clean
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    cylinder head prob

    resolved most of the gear rattling tday by taking out the linkage bolt near the gearbox end and bend it slightly with a hammer so that it'll fit back in more tightly. i also removed the intake pipe to see how it affects the engine. took it for a run and it cold starts a little more easily...
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    cylinder head prob

    machinemart doesn't have any glaze breakers in, ah well. picked up me parts from nissan tday new rings new knob lessons the rattle abit but i think the rest of it is coming from the linkage & bushes. the old knob was spherical, big n chunky but this smaller new one'll...
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    cylinder head prob

    ah buma got the delivery tday but turns out that i'd just ordered a set of 280grit stones rather than orderin the hone itself:doh: bah their hone device (has 180grit stones) costs £25 and a further week to wait i think i'll just pop down to local machine marts n get their £24...
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    cylinder head prob

    okey, i'm lookin into how to let the engine break-in after an overhaul and is slightly confusing now the textbook way would be to ease the engine before 500miles but most websites r saying drive it hard but in varying bursts & revs for the pressure to Push the entire ring against the honed...
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    cylinder head prob

    hey fordy i ordered the 280 grit hone. is that ok or would it be too fine? any ideas where honing oil is sold? haynes says i could also use paraffin.
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    cylinder head prob

    i was thinkin of changin me gearknob to the original rubber type and the guy at nissan was surprised it's just £12. i'm goin over this lunchtime to pay for em bits.
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    cylinder head prob

    rang up partco tday bout piston rings, they don't do em so rang nissan and a set of normal rings'll be bout £98.37 (guy asked if i was after rings for normal or re-bored cylinders) also their head gaskets £32.72 £2 cheaper than partco goin over on wed to pay before they order it
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    cylinder head prob

    hi zeeww i made a new thread for ya "cracked wing mirror reply for zeeww" just to keep things relevent ;p take care
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    cracked wing mirror reply for zeeww

    hi zeeww thought i'd make a new thread here to keep things relevent after I removed all the screws the mirror mechanism is held together by the 3 adjustment cables and a spring in the mirror base mount tensions em. the cables are like the V-brake cables on a bicycle, an inner cable in...
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    cylinder head prob

    did another fuel trial for a week and it ran for 295miles using bout 38L so thats 29mpg. not bad, but could be better once i get this piston ring sorted.
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    cylinder head prob

    ok ta some guides recommend using honing oil? where'd i get that or couldn't i just use eng oil? btw did a dry & wet compression test tday to verify if the rings have gone. felt awquid drippin some oil into the cylinders. when i began the wet test the pressure just shot up the gauge...
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    cylinder head prob

    righteo Fordy i'll check out some honing tools around here. i presume i'd also have to cover the crank to prevent shavings droppin on them. shall i just get some cheap 10w40 oil down partco or any stores then? the used magnetec i think i'll save it to use on me bikes, doors, etc round the...
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    cylinder head prob

    the head i got off james tis fine. yep i have ring compressor from when i was overhaulin the pistons & rings (really shoulda changed em). although just a thought, would the bore need honing or it's ok to just take out pistons, change rings & slip it back in? i read somewhere that honing's...
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    cylinder head prob

    true, true ok thx butta where's the best place for piston rings. nissan, partco, ebay?
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    cylinder head prob

    btw if i drain out the relatively new oil to fix those rings, could the oil be reused? cos i would seem a waste to chuck out £22 oil if it's only done 480miles.
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