Tappety Tap Tap Tap

SydneyRoverP6B

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#21
Hello Junkman,

It sounds indeed like it just needs to be used. My orignal engine had a smidge over 203,000 miles on it, and it would "tick away", nothing untoward, but with such a high mileage the camshaft and lifters were completely had!!

Having stood for so long, I assume that you have or will flush the radiator and engine and refill with new coolant and change all the brake fluid too. Hopefully all will be well, but don't be at all surprised if any number of things start leaking or playing up.

Ron.
 
#22
SydneyRoverP6B said:
Hello Junkman,

It sounds indeed like it just needs to be used. My orignal engine had a smidge over 203,000 miles on it, and it would "tick away", nothing untoward, but with such a high mileage the camshaft and lifters were completely had!!

Having stood for so long, I assume that you have or will flush the radiator and engine and refill with new coolant and change all the brake fluid too. Hopefully all will be well, but don't be at all surprised if any number of things start leaking or playing up.

Ron.
Hello Ron,

Not only did I change the brake fluid, I completely overhauled the calipers and replaced all brake pipes and lines as well as the brake pads.
I changed the transmission fluid and filter, rear axle oil, DeDion tube oil, power steering fluid, checked and repacked the wheel bearings front and rear and the u-joints of the driveshafts and propeller shaft.
I had a pristine radiator from my previous car and installed it, filled the system with 100% antifreeze for now and experience no temperature problems whatsoever.
 

ghce

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#23
Junkman your oil pressure discription matchs my car also, high oil pressure at stsrt up 50+ on idle, 30+ hot on driving, and only falling below 30 when on hot idle. Mine has been like this for at least 150K that I know of (and 24 years) I to can get occasional intermittant lifter tick on start up but nothing I ever worry about as it is gone in about 1/2 Kilometer.

Graeme
 

SydneyRoverP6B

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#25
Junkman wrote,...
Ah, well. Tappet noise became a lot better, but now she's smoking blue when hot
Hello Junkman,

Gee... :( So when idling, is there now blue smoke pulsing from the exhaust? If you switch off and wait till the engine cools, what do the spark plugs look like? Are they oily?

Ron.
 
#26
Hi,

Project Christine is now into the stages of fixing the annoying rather than the desparate. Next on the list is a very annoying noisy tappet which is ruining my enjoyment of the V8 song. Can anyone advise me as to how to shut this rattly tappet up? Theres only one and its on number one cylinder.

Thanks,

Nick
rev the bugger for 5 min when it,s hot already ,3500rpm fixed mine,Richard
 

rockdemon

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#27
if it's smoking blue when hot it means the heads need a little work, or piston rings i guess? Time for a compression test?
 
#28
have to agree with Rock demon. blue smoke= oil being burnt in cylinders. so either blow by past rings or valve oil seals. hopefully not both! compression test wet and dry ought to give us a decent idea of state of play.
 
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