Engine re-build

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  1. Sharon Ebbs

    Sharon Ebbs

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    image.jpg So we know what's wrong with our engine
     
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    Yup, you can be reasonably sure, if your piston looks like this, that things have not gone well! What happened? Cambelt failure? That looks like impact damage!
     
  3. Sharon Ebbs

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    No timing chain was fine we don't know why or how it happened but it's being fixed
     
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    looks like it dropped a valve?
     
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    I was thinking melted piston head ..far to hot like fueling timing problem... what's the others like..
    Would complete replacement engine swop not be a better option than a strip down and rebuild..
    Just my thoughts...
    Best of luck with it...
     
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  6. Sharon Ebbs

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    Yes we think so its with an engine specialist who is sorting it out for us and putting a new clutch in to as its all apart she should be up and running by the end of the month and we can go for our first trip
     
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    It looks expensive. Hope you get it sorted ok
     
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  8. Sharon Ebbs

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    Thanks Andy the engine guy said the block is ok and it needs a new head etc we did look at an engine swop but it's the not easiest engine to find
     
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    Looks to me like a nut, or some foreign object, got ingested. :(
     
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    I Agree with @chrisgreen it looks like the collets have failed and valve dropped you can see the indent and bits on the piston :(

    Like me on a saturday night pistnbroke :D
     
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    You may not think it, but it sounds like you had a lucky escape. If the block survived that, then I would like you to pick 6 numbers between 1 and 49 and send them to me before Saturday please. :D

    We just got ours back after a huge repair, I bet you are missing it already?
     
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  12. Sharon Ebbs

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    lucky we only just bought it, the only stay we have had in her is the 3 hours on the M25 coming home but the guy we bought it off has been really good in helping us get it fixed. just looking forward to spending time in it.
     
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    Is it a 5 cyl Merc? If so is it no 5 cylinder that's u/s. If so the problem could have been caused due to poor water circulation because of a partial blockage of the radiator. This is not uncommon with 5 cylinder Mercs.
     
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    Pissed and broke ;)
     
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    something has been bouncing around, valve or FOD but not if the airfilter was OK. Turbos break up as well doing that if you have one.
     
  16. Sharon Ebbs

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    It's a merc 5cylinder
     
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    Well, it was, now it's a 4 cylinder! :D
     
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    that looks like the tip drooped off the injector but it doesn't mater ether way it's well :swear2: hope your back on the road soon
    bill
     
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