right then, maybe discovered why the cav was so cheap, unfortunately not coz his father wanted rid of it, coz of the huge feckin bill a garage woulda charged to fix the engine.
i came home from work tonite, like any other night not revving it past about 4 g's coz the missfire was still kinda there but feeels a bit different this time.
first off, the missfire - - - -
i changed basically all the ignition side bar the leads, they looked in top condiotn. every time i hit about 4-5 grand there is a different missfire, this time it seems to explode out the back a lot, when i back off the throttle, it pops and bangs, ie over or under fuelling, but i doubt that its that, maybe boost limiter style. i dont know. any ideas????
secondly, when i pulled onto the drive tonite, i heard a rather awful rattle sound coming from the engine. didnt really sound like big ends, and hopefully isnt. the noise seemed to be coming from cylinder 1, more from the head than in the sum as i lay on me back in the rain listening. my mate come round, first of all he said it was the big ends, hes a qualified mechanic so i kida trust him. then we thought about it and came to a daft conclusion to take of the rocker cover to have a look inside. heres were it gets a bit daft
i put my hand on the kinda of clamp that holds the cams in and it sort felt a bit loose. we then tried to turn the nuts with a spanner and, well they were all fairly loose. problem was is that my mate said it felt they were pulling the threads outta the head. now i know these are supposed to be well tight, but you aint supposed to be able to turn em with ur spanner are ya?
this brings me to the rattle sound. because the cams have kinda been loose (ish, by a mil or so) what kinda damage could this have caused, ie, the miss fire be a bent valve? the rattle be a follwer bust or valve guid e rattling inside the head? i know i aint gonna be able to tell until the head is off but what should i be looking for?
just pissed me off coz i think that there has been a problem with the engine, regal told him to get lost and it was gonna cost a fortune so he decided to flog it to some muppet, namely me.
i might have some more info about this tomorrow as we have another look in the daylight, but, well, what you lot reacon??? this goes out to animal, oddball, mike, gary, rds, richie etc etc etc all that are in the know, any ive missed out the list, enlighten me with ur knowledge of me subject, lol
please help, and thaks in advance, everyones fav engine killer, barnes