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    white/grey smoke.

    latest is car running OK despite 3 goes at tappets still sound noisy but gets bit quiter when hot . pulled off each spark plug lead and noise stays apparent from some distance away. fairly sure not valve /piston contact (checked twice) as with plugs out NO interference when turning over by...
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    white/grey smoke.

    update. had car running and aside from a bit of top end tapping? smoke has dropped off significantly.
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    white/grey smoke.

    will check Sunday . also plug check. already rechecked crank.cam timing (OK) and valve gaps ( think ok but might recheck) compression is around 165 psi so cant complain. seems to me PCV valve might be part of issue as smoke showing blowing up from rocker cover to air filter housing. will ask...
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    white/grey smoke.

    head gasket had failed. had bores re-honed and new piston rings fitted. new gaskets etc and now when running gives out lot of smoke .revving makes it worse .same after 10 mins idling. PVC valve replaced and all hoses clear. oil/water levels are OK though not yet checked for bubbles in rad ( sign...
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    Crank... No Spark 1999 Automatic K11

    sounds like a possible issue with crank sensor ..fault code checking is standard way forward .replacing everything can get tiresome and expensive. do also check inhibitor switch from gearbox. and any chaffed wires as easy to miss an earthing fault. check over wiring with a diagram but as it was...
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    early electronic coil wiring .

    no idea. think 2 are direct coil to dizzy and other 2 are from ignition switch and back to earth? found small blob of white market paint I had originally put on one side . so took a chance and used trace of that to wire it all up.checked with cranking and whohoo .. a spark!
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    early electronic coil wiring .

    had to remove coil when working on car. thought I'd taken a picture of wires and connections but sadly nothing found on phone! Haynes book only shows 2 wires to coil and NO polarity of coil eg + or -.. dont want blow coil or distributor module when trying to crank over .. has anybody got a...
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    HP ? hwo do I found out.

    many thanks response. have now discovered its 59hp.
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    piston rings

    looking to get new set for Nissan Micra 1.2L mk10 block . as far as I can see all rings Ebay etc show ring 1=1mm ring 2=1mm and ring( oil set) =2.8mm checking existing (worn) ring I get 1.4mm. 1.44 and 2.8mm. so stymied as to what actual ring thickness ought to be available! fitting a ring...
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    HP ? hwo do I found out.

    got a nissan micra 1.2L automatic 1992 with MA10 on engine block . trying to get new rings but seems there are 2 different power versions ! hwo do I find out what horsepower rating mine is? so I can order new piston rings .many thanks for reading
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    new to Micra K10

    decided car is not worth spending loads of cash on ( which as a pensioner I dont have anyway) so have stripped off cylinder head and started checking damage to bores . slight scuffing all bores mainly around top ends and assume possible carbon ? had got onto top ring section when head gasket...
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    pcv valve change

    getting mixed up with this thread. MK 1 PVC valve is under inlet manifold an dis a screw in thing with a decent size black rubber hose coming off it! no idea on other Micra's. Though aware can all be different > workshop manual ought to show for your cars engine /model. It will always be a...
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    Keys Found!!!

    worry being howdid thief get hold of keys? value is irrelevant in may cases. I had an old cortina mk2 worth about £100 once. it got stolen from a car park in Romford by breaking lock (s) and using an old ? key in ignition switch ( was a bit mangled) just to drive away .`police say was taken not...
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    new to Micra K10

    inherited a micra 1.2 auto MK1 .sadly very high blow by as cel's 3/4 scuffed after over heating. looking up cost of rebore .new pistons .rings .gaskets etc simply not worth investment or time. checking out for used engines isn't so easy as 1.2 K10 units are few and far between it seems...
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