Evenin'! Ambulance Crew looking for help.

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  1. seedubb

    seedubb

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    Evenin' all,

    We bought a converted 1997 Renault Master T35 Ambulance last year, we absolutely love it but it's fallen in to engine troubles recently.

    I'm desperately looking for a second hand engine or someone to recondition/rebuild our engine. We're told it's leaking from the cylinder head, after having some injector issues fixed last week.

    At the height of festival season, it couldn't have come at a worse time. I'm going to post more details in the relevant forum, but if anyone sees this and has any recommendations for rebuilders or any ideas where I could find a suitable replacement engine, any help would be amazing!

    Thanks all!

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  2. Madeinengland

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    Love the name.... very clever. :LOL::LOL:
     
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    Unusually for a head to crack unless it's been run without liquid in the cooling system.
    More likely the head gasket.
    Still means a strip down and cylinder head skim with pressure test but better than buying an unknown engine with every possibility that it's no better.
     
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  4. seedubb

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    The coolant kept disappearing, we filled it up on the last journey and she fell ill after that. Must have been empty for a while or the new stuff messed it up somehow.
     
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    I guess the only way is remove the head and get it pressure tested.

    As I said, you may buy a knackered engine without realising it until it's fitted and running.

    Done it myself with a mk11 golf engine....burnt more oil than petrol.
    The old engine only burnt a fair bit of oil
     
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    Hi and :welcome3: hope someone can help with your problem,sadly we are too far away,good luck.
     
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