Changing 1.0 Headgasket -all systems go !!

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Replaced headgasket today, although not finished putting everything back.

1) In my headset with all the parts/gaskets there is a Rubber Strip for the Timing Cover.

Where does this go, as my car didn't have one & not sure where it should go ??
any suggestions ??

I'm now reassembling everything.
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The retainer plate for the oil pump gear is sticking up, it doesn't look right.

I''m not sure why it's doing that as the assembling is very simple.
I took before/after photos during the headgasket change of the oil pump gear assembly.

See photos, any ideas why it's doing that & if it's wrong ??


Before disassembly




After reassembly



Ps: why does this forum do Automerge Doublepost on different messages !!??
It's annoying messages on 2 different subjects are merged.
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1) Should the inside of the Rocker Cover have a rubber seal along edge of different metal sections ??

When I was cleaning it I pulled off some long straggly bits of rubber, at first assumed they were part of gasket.

Then realised there seemed to be a rubbery seal along edge of different metal sections.

2) My headset with all the gaskets had a rubber strip for the Timing Cover.

Not sure where it shouuld go, as there wasn't one on my car.

Think it may go at very top of timing cover along edge of rocker cover.

Is that correct ??
 
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2) My headset with all the gaskets had a rubber strip for the Timing Cover.

Not sure where it shouuld go, as there wasn't one on my car.

Think it may go at very top of timing cover along edge of rocker cover.

Is that correct ??
I was in a car breakers & saw where this rubber strip is fitted.

It's fitted around top of Timing Cover.
Before couldn't see how it is fitted as it is very close to Rocker Cover.

I guess if you fit it into groove at top of Timing Cover, then refit Rocker Cover & at same time with screw driver push the edge of the rubber strip up out of way, so rocker cover can go down.
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nice one john, how,s the engine running now ?
Finally finished on Friday & engine is running lovely !!! (Y)
Now starts much better, nice & easy at 1st attempt, fantastic.
Woo woo.

1) It was all going to plan on Wednesday early afternoon, just cleaning things up ready to fit Cylinder Head, when stupidly I decided to remove the old gasket on the inlet side of the Head.

The gasket looked in good condition (it looked like thicker black thicker rubber type gasket), but was still firmly attached to head. I thought maybe it's better remove it while head is off, than try to remove it if necessary after head is refitted.

As I tried to remove the old gasket, it wasn't coming off easy. I had a few more goes with a scraper, by then it was too late, I had scratched/gouged into it, I had to remove it.

It was real buggger to get off, took 2+ hours to scrape/chisel the old gasket off the head inlets !!!
Even with a chisel/knife/scraper, it wasn't coming off easy.

2) Refitted the Head on Thursday.

I didn't have time to get the head skimmed & engine had overheated a number of times, so decided to smear the Head & Engine Block surfaces with Hylomar Blue (non-setting sealant putty).

Refitted the Exhaust manifold, exhaust downpipe, rocker cover, fuel & coolant pipes.

3) On Friday refitted Inlet Manifold with Carburettor.

4) When I first tried to start engine it wasn't starting.

Then realised that the HT Lead from Coil & Distributor Cap centre terminal were damaged due to corrosion, when I was removing everything at beginning of job.

When I replaced Distributor Cap & HT Lead, engine fired up after few goes.

And it was idling good, better than it used to, considering I hadn't tuned anything after refitting all the engine parts.

5) At end of Friday as I finished, just as I locked Driver's door, the door handle broke off !!!!!!!!! :mad: :doh:
You gotta laugh.

Got replacement door handle from breakers on Saturday, fitted it on Sunday.
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Ps: I'll write up a few tips I found & also put up a library of all my pictures I took for anyone else.

When I checked tuning few days later, Dwell =52 deg, Timing =0 deg BTDC, think timing should be adjusted to 5 deg.
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