Re: valves , time to sort them out .

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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Mon May 16, 2016 7:17 pm
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No. 3 exhaust valve is on the tight side.
Cross fingers and hope that it's just a sign of the valve hammering the seat back into shape and another adjustment is all that's needed.
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Re: valves , time to sort them out .

Post by johnnyonions » Subscribing Member » Tue May 24, 2016 6:29 pm
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Having reset the valves , gave the old van a run of 7 miles , and the overheating raised it ugly head , a slow creep upto the red , seems like the rad recore and new thermostat aint the problem , going to put a new fan belt and filler cap on and see what happens then , as the over heating is the only thing from getting some use out of the van now summers nearly upon us.

John

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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Tue May 24, 2016 10:43 pm
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Other than the gauge indication, are there any other symptoms?

E.g., bumping noises from the engine after switching off, coolant loss via the radiator overflow, radiator level persistently dropping but no signs of leakage.
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Post by johnnyonions » Subscribing Member » Thu May 26, 2016 3:02 pm
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On a run from home to B&Q and back home is about 6 mile in normal traffik is about 6 miles , It just gradually creeps into the red , effiecting the running with a higher revs on tickover no water loss or noise from the system or engine , have released the filler cap after stopping but just got a small swish of air but nothing came spurting out like you get on a boiling engine , no loss of water either water level ok , shoved thermometer in the neck which went upto the highest reading , so hotter than 120c going have to buy or borrow digital thermometer ,

John

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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Thu May 26, 2016 9:40 pm
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Not much indication of overheating there methinks.

Check output of instruments voltage regulator.

If the voltage between the centre terminal and earth is steady battery volts then it's faulty and the gauges will over-read.
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Post by johnnyonions » Subscribing Member » Sat May 28, 2016 8:47 pm
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After a surprise Visit by Phil Bradshaw who was passing through the area , he kindly rolled up his sleeves and delved into the innards of my CF replacing the temp\contol unit thingimabob in the dash binnacle and fine tuning the timing and carb , got to say a big thank you for that :thumb:
Gave the van a run of about seven miles and the temp guage never went above the halfway mark , so a good result
What a lucky forum we are to have a top class mechanic that'll go the extra mile to help us CF owners and pass on his experience .

John

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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Sun May 29, 2016 2:06 pm
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A tinker with the heater radiators/control valve to find what is obstructing flow will help with cooling as well as warm up the cab in winter.

A properly working heater can help when the temperature gauge creeps into the red during warmer weather, e.g. during a long climb or stuck in traffic after a climb or period of sustained high speed running.

Somewhere in the 1970s instruction books there is a tip about turning the heater control to HOT and running the blower to bring down the engine temperature in such conditions.

It works for all model years including vehicles fitted with viscous coupling fans. Opening windows/sliding cab doors to keep occupants cool is optional according to attire or lack of. :)
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Re: valves , time to sort them out .

Post by johnnyonions » Subscribing Member » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:29 pm
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Thanks Phil , I tried that but I think it only works when you actually get some hot water passing through the heater matrix , :oops: thats my next jobby sorting out the heater valve .

John

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Post by johnnyonions » Subscribing Member » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:57 pm
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Have just renewed the MOT , and have got some advisaries to sort out , mainly rubber bushes on the front suspension , due to age hardening and cracking , but that can wait for now , wires hanging or need better securing , and corrosion on the front off side wheel arch , well that should keep me busy for a few months , and start a Bush collection.

What have I done to the van in the last 12 months , a recap........
Weld step and cab floor
Reset tappets and overhaul top end and replace cam housing gasket (thanks to Phil)
Replace roof timbers where rain is leaking in front cab
Replace timber where rotted in toilet cubicle roof replace ceiling.
New brake shoes , pipework , flexipipe , pistons all round .
Ceiling recover (on going)
New Battery 110 amp leisure spec.
Split charging upgraded.
Radiator recore
Replace thermostat and sensor thingy behind dash (thanks to Phil)
Replace timber that had rotted over the cab
New top radiator top hose
Tart up paintwork





Jobs to do
Weld inner wing area (on going)
Front suspension Bushes
Tidy up wiring
Nearside headlight intermittent fault
Windscreen scuttle corrosion
Cabin roof lining to complete
Toilet roof vent to replace
Cab soundproofing and carpet to replace
Driver and passenger seat to replace or recover (presently ex Rover )very tatty due to struggling getting engine cover on and off.
Paintwork to tart up

That should keep me occupied for a few hours :D

John

Re: valves , time to sort them out .

Post by johnnyonions » Subscribing Member » Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:27 am
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All packed up ready to go to Pickering Ww2 weekend , tried too start up the old girl , click ! Starter motor not working took the engine cover off , clouted the starter with a hammer , that the usually sorts the problem out , click ! , put the battery charger on with boost , click! , swopped old battery for a fully charged one , click! , more hammer blows click! Click! CLICK! SWEARING ! CLICK, more swearing click ! Called it a day went to the pub ....felt a right plonker dressed as Private Pike .

Job for Monday take out and check starter motor .

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