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    Engine misfiring on start up

    Now turned my attention to the carburettors. Removed both carburettors, cleaned the new inlet manifold 0 rings and used a standard washer on the 4 mounting bolts ( part number 550054) with the intention of exerting more pressure against the new seals, and hopefully reduce or eliminate any gap...
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    Engine misfiring on start up

    Have had complaints of a strong smell of petrol inside the garage from my goodlady.It didn't register with me,as I thought it always smells of petrol. Now I know why. With three or four petrol cans at the ready I disconnected both feeds to the reserve valve under the bonnet, nothing showing...
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    Engine misfiring on start up

    Not that I'm aware of.
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    Engine misfiring on start up

    Ok, will top up the fluid to the neck of the radiator and leave it for a couple of days.Ideally I need to get it running to put the fluid under pressure.
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    Engine misfiring on start up

    Thanks, will order some Hylomar. That's good news 're the carbs. I need to get the fuel supply sorted, then see what happens.
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    Engine misfiring on start up

    I used a different compression tester this morning, a Hawk Command, which I picked up at a car boot sale a few months ago. All cylinders tested at around 200 psi.maximum but the gauge pressure kept falling back to zero on 3 of the tests ( all plugs out, foot on the accelerator) A faulty gauge...
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    Engine misfiring on start up

    Had an early start this morning. Was keen to check the camshaft and distributor positioning, it made sense and I was somewhat embarrassed as to what I would find. But no, the camshaft is spot on, and the distributor rotor is pointing to number one cylinder wit h valves closed at 6 degrees BTDC...
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    Engine misfiring on start up

    Just realised, will check it.......Tomorrow thanks
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    Engine misfiring on start up

    Have just seen the reference to 180, Could someone explain?
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    Engine misfiring on start up

    The diy plug lead kit arrived early this afternoon so have made those up and fitted them.Tried to start the car,but it wouldn't have it.Churned on the starter, but no good. Disconnected the petrol feed from pump to carb to check the flow, nothing.Tried the joggler on the pump and sucking the...
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    Engine misfiring on start up

    I have electronic distributor fitted, I fitted a new distributor cap and rotor arm this morning .With assistance from YouTube I checked the plugs and leads using a multimeter, but new ones should arrive by wednesday Ignition timing is to spec., and the compression, on all four cylinders are...
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    Engine misfiring on start up

    Have fitted a rebored 2200 block to my 71, 2000TC. To this, I have fitted the original 2000TC head and refurbished HIF6 carburettors. On first start up I had to churn the engine on the starter as it missed and backfired until it eventually picked up, and I was able to release the starter. The...
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    Engine Mounting Feet

    Thanks for the info., really appreciated Could I also add that the brackets are ideal for wedging open the side door of my garage. Both the left side and right side brackets fit perfectly. Regards George
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    Engine Mounting Feet

    Yes, you are quite right, a couple of the brackets do have what looks like a nylon bush in the bulkhead mounting hole. All of the brackets do have a cast number of 560241. Any idea why the hole diameters are different for the TC
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    Engine Mounting Feet

    My parts catalogue dated September 73 and workshop manual are as you have quoted. Yet, I have brackets from a 2000 TC a 2000 Auto and a 2200TC and all of the brackets are numbered 560241 George
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    Engine Mounting Feet

    My understanding, is that the engine mounting feet fitted to the TC engine block left and right are different. Whereas the feet fitted to the SC and Auto are the same. Part numbers R/S 560241 all models. And L/S on the TC only is 560242. Is that correct? Am thinking that its probably clearance...
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    Engine Change

    It is worth noting, that the cylinder block was at its absolute minimum length prior to dropping the unit. With the water pump and crankshaft pulley removed it does make quite a difference. Regards George
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    Engine Change

    I have the car well up from the floor front and back. I don't have an engine hoist or indeed room for one at the front of the car. So lowering the engine seemed an option. I asked my grandson to make me a low height trolley with heavy duty castors to lower the engine and gearbox onto...
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    Engine Change

    Yes, it is tight, but I managed to do it. All the ancillaries were removed from the block. I had a couple of jacks either side of the block holding the block in position with a wooden cross member. With all connections removed from the gearbox assembly and one jack under the gearbox, I then...
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    Engine Change

    Engine mounts, cylinder head, starter motor removed. Still looks tight at the gearbox though.
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    Engine Change

    Is it possible to drop the engine and gearbox of my P6 out from underneath?
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    Timing Chain Replacement

    I have the sump off at present, awaiting delivery of the new chains. Will check that bottom tensioner.
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    Timing Chain Replacement

    I changed the main and big end bearings recently. This gave me a nice boost in my oil pressure. There is still a "noise " there though, and it does seem to be at the front of the engine.
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    Timing Chain Replacement

    Am about to replace both timing chains on my 71, 2000TC. According to the WM its a seven hour job (engine installed) This means it will probably take me seven weeks. Any tips, would be greatly appreciated George
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    Ex Land Rover 2200TC engine

    The engine is definitely a Rover engine as used in the P6. When I was told it was from a Land Rover I just assumed it had been standard issue on some particular model of the Land Rover family. Have the head off, doesn't look too good. There is a lip around half an inch from the top of the...
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