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by Zelandeth
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1048
Views: 342650

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Can anyone see the problem here? https://i.ibb.co/XZ2C3Pb/IMG-20211022-140354.jpg How about now? https://i.ibb.co/B2YrT9H/IMG-20211022-140424.jpg Yeah...that is going to be doing any good just flopping around underneath the inlet manifold. It's the line which goes to the shift modulator on the gearb...
by Zelandeth
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1048
Views: 342650

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

We've been out and done a bit of driving around today. Nothing has blown up yet at least! About 30 miles done, all keeping close enough to base to hopefully be able to limp home if something went awry. https://i.ibb.co/PZ21zD3/IMG-20211021-132706.jpg Horrible photo. I'd left the flash turned on on t...
by Zelandeth
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1048
Views: 342650

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Found two local independent hydraulics specialists today...first one barked "we don't do car ***!" at me, second didn't even look up from their phone for more than half a second before muttering that they didn't do stuff like single washers any more. Step forward Pirtek. Who immediately said "That's...
by Zelandeth
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1048
Views: 342650

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Today has been frustrating. Started out well enough, with these picked up from the Mercedes dealership. https://i.ibb.co/82hxd7k/IMG-20211019-131946.jpg That's a gasket to go between the thermostat housing and the cylinder head and the seal that goes between the outer cap of the timing chain tension...
by Zelandeth
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1048
Views: 342650

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

While waiting on parts from Mercedes for the S123 I figured it was a good opportunity to get a service item on TPA I'd been putting off done. Gearbox and diff oil change. What came out was quite grim, not glittery though, just very degraded. Was really thin and seemed to have lost a lot of its lubri...
by Zelandeth
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1048
Views: 342650

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Thermostat housing gasket and timing chain tensioner outer oil seal have both now been ordered from the dealer and should be here Monday or Tuesday. Think I may have confused the folks at the Mercedes dealer slightly when I parked an Invacar in their car park... Hopefully should be able to give the ...
by Zelandeth
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1048
Views: 342650

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Today I spent a good solid six hour stint working on this. The result? https://i.ibb.co/QJLLzML/IMG-20211013-173537.jpg It almost looks like an engine bay again. https://youtu.be/zCzaN7n7O9w Apparently I'm not a *completely* cack handed idiot either and must have done a reasonable job of getting the...
by Zelandeth
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1048
Views: 342650

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Today has been at times frustrating but overall was productive. I didn't actually have much work to do in terms of cleaning up the mating surface of the new head. This is what it looked like when I first looked at it. Reckon someone had already made a first pass over this before I got it. https://i....
by Zelandeth
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1048
Views: 342650

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Let's do a quick side by side comparison of the new and old camshaft journals... From the front... Ignore any blocked looking oilways, it's just grease from when I had things in and out a bunch. 1. https://i.ibb.co/Q933cj5/IMG-20211011-161845.jpg https://i.ibb.co/4g7z7r6/IMG-20211011-161850.jpg 2. h...
by Zelandeth
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1048
Views: 342650

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Bad luck mate, are you sure you don't want to take the engine out? Id lend you my engine crane but you're too far away unless you fancy a bit of a road trip.. The single biggest issue with removing the engine is that other than sitting in the middle of the garden I've nowhere to work on it. I've al...