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  • Martin42006's Avatar
    Today, 17:16
    Martin42006 replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    The bearing could well be correct the problem could easily be the crank out of spec you don't know the history of the engine. A pressure test is a...
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  • reedy's Avatar
    Today, 09:29
    reedy replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    I stupidly thought as the new shells were Toyota and are the right ones they would be ok The shop offered to skim and rebuild the heads but the...
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  • notroubleclubber's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:33
    notroubleclubber replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    Im surprised you didnt plastigauge it and also got the heads pressure tested anyway as you done so much work to rebuild that engine? Seems silly to...
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  • samreedy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:33
    samreedy replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    I've got a pressure tester so gonna do that to see if I can narrow one of the pistons down or see It does sound like a big end but if I'm doing...
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  • Martin42006's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:50
    Martin42006 replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    Sounds like your having a right arseache with this one. Sorry to hear about all the problems but as you have already done alot of the work then it...
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  • Paul Woods's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:07
    Paul Woods replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    It will smoke at all times if a mistake has been made and the rings aren't sealing, I know it's a pain but you have no option really.
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  • samreedy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23
    samreedy replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    I replaced the stem seals so it can't be them I thought rings was more smoke at high revs not at idle? Either way it's a pain in the bollock...
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  • Paul Woods's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:22
    Paul Woods replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    No, an open valve won't cause blue smoke, must either rings/valve stem oil seals or oil getting into the intake somehow.
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  • samreedy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:15
    samreedy replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    As the smoke is on idle is it more likely to be a valve leak than piston rings? Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
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  • Paul Woods's Avatar
    24-04-2018, 19:49
    Paul Woods replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    Hmm, yep I agree, full teardown needed to find out what's gone wrong.
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  • samreedy's Avatar
    24-04-2018, 18:53
    samreedy replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    Yeah tell me about it! Rings were the right way up and staggered and I did check the gaps The big end bearings were straight from Toyota and...
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  • Paul Woods's Avatar
    24-04-2018, 18:48
    Paul Woods replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    There's a lot to deal with there, did you gap the rings before fitting? Are you sure the rings were fitted correct way up? Did you stagger the ring...
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  • reedy's Avatar
    24-04-2018, 18:32
    reedy replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    This is starting to do my head in now! Thought I had the clutch sorted, it goes in first and goes forward and goes in reverse and goes back but it...
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  • samreedy's Avatar
    24-04-2018, 11:37
    samreedy replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    Not sure yet, will have to video it to hear it again finished quite late last night so plan is to have a listen today after work Sent from my...
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  • Paul Woods's Avatar
    24-04-2018, 06:58
    Paul Woods replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    Has the start up knock gone away now?
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  • reedy's Avatar
    23-04-2018, 22:16
    reedy replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    Managed to get her started and into gear So definitely going in the right direction
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  • Paul Woods's Avatar
    23-04-2018, 19:11
    Paul Woods replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    Fingers crossed all of the noises are related to that.
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  • reedy's Avatar
    23-04-2018, 18:40
    reedy replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    Yeah I agree not good! Upon further inspection it seems the gearbox isn't flush with the engine I'd like to hope that that is the cause Gonna...
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  • Paul Woods's Avatar
    23-04-2018, 18:35
    Paul Woods replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    If Patrick gave you part numbers then I'd say they are correct. Bolt heads must be height checked to the clutch friction plate though. That...
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  • reedy's Avatar
    23-04-2018, 18:24
    reedy replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    Not sure, was given the part numbers by Patrick chambers Yeah is does sound like that I hope it's just the exhaust rattling though....
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  • Paul Woods's Avatar
    23-04-2018, 18:07
    Paul Woods replied to a thread Hi all in Introduce yourself
    3vz-fe auto flexplate bolts or US 3vz-fe manual flywheel bolts? If it's the auto ones they are way too short. That sharp knocking immediately...
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