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May have possibly bent valves trying to undo crankshaft pulley bolt :(

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by freebiker, Jan 14, 2017.

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  1. Lukas430000

    Lukas430000 Active Member

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    Well last time I have checked. The flywheel is still connected to crankshaft....so is a pulley on the other side of the cranckshaft. Unless obviously thing in my landrover are different. And with (as I have noticed only after I took plastic covers from timing side which prevent to see timing belt) tensioner that did not tension anything as I regret to inform. It was easy for timing belt to slip a tooth or two. No need to be rude about simple things. We all are just humans. Slagging me off won't really helping with situation. But thanks for that informative....not... post.
     
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    LOL, don't think he was having a go at you, just confused (like I was) at how changing a clutch could effect timing.
    Hopefully the timing wasn't far enough out to damage the valves.
     
  3. Lukas430000

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    Well I think it did. As I said. I did not noticed that my tensioner was not tensioning anything. So when it was ok it was ok. After clutch it was gone. Presumably I have spun flywheel and timing jumped. And yes. I have checked all electrical connections. Even put new coolant temp sensor just in case. I will know for sure when my friendly garage will give me a call some point this week. Hopefully soon as I am fed up driving my mates vectra. Thirsty and uncomfy as hell.
     
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    Ouch. Vectra misery :( Many sympathies!
     
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    Thanks. Worst thing is. It does need clutch as well. But I am not touching it. Jinx...
     
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    Well maybe you should have said the tensioner had failed in your initial post. This has nothing to do with you changing the clutch.

    If you want help from a forum you need to give the facts. All of them.

    "Dear medical forum. I was cutting my toenails and now I cant see out of my left eye"
    ....3 pages of doctors wondering wtf you have done.
    "Oh, I forgot to say that I had a detached retina earlier that evening."
    FFS, why didnt you say that in the first place?
     
  7. Lukas430000

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    I didn't know that until I have opened timing plastic cover. Unfortunately it did fail and it is gettinv rectified now. So when I moved flywheel belt might have slipped. No offence intended to anybody.
     
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    So it's dead. Just got phone call from garage and no compression. Just could not get any better. It's going for sale as none runner. Anybody wants it?
     
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    Where about in Scotland are you, I have 9 Freelanders at the moment, so can't take another one, but I could probably do you a deal on a complete cylinder head
     
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    Livingston my friend.
     
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    Lukas - really bad news. But the cylinder head isn't a write off. You need some replacement valves - which should be easily obtainable from a dead K16 (perhaps a head that has been removed from a HGF failed engine).

    Genuinely, the rebuild isn't rocket science. I did spend a bit of time with mine lapping the replacement valves into the head, but this may not always be necessary. If not lapping the valves to the head, then you're looking at an hours' work. You won't need to skim the head, but you'll need a new head gasket (and inlet manifold gasket) - which DMGS sell quite competitively. You may be able to re-use the cylinder head stretch bolts, but if not, a replacement set of OEM Kamax items are around £50 on ebay.

    Genuinely, I think you can save your Hippo. If you were in London, I'd help you! Livingstone, I fear, is a little far away... :(
     
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    Hmm cost of shipping a head to Livingstone, would probably not make it worthwhile. You could perhaps pop up to U-pull it at Inverkeithing they had about 10 freelanders in before Christmas, sure 1 of them would have a good head on it
     
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    I thought so. It's fine I knew that will be expensive. Recently lost my job so need any money. I am going to the garage this morning to get estimate but not looking good. I can't really aford to fix it and it will be going for sale as project or spares.Maybe someone in here will be kind enough to buy it and fix it.
     
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    So after consulting my friendly garage with free labour estimates are cheap. 8 bent valves all intake. 11 valve lifters. Not bad haha. I know my fault. But will be ready for tuesday. Head looks awesome straight and true. It had an oil leak previously so diagnose was initially rocker cover but that changed. Who ever fitted last headgasket and periferials fcuked up a job. When fitting camshaft seals on timing side, fitted them back to front and squint not straight. That's where the oil leak was coming from. New seals will be fitted with HG. So engine almost fully rebuild :). New clutch, new timing. All seals and HG. New distributor cap, arm and HT leads. New spark plugs. New oil and filter with flush. New coolant. New lifters and valves. Head doesn't need skimmed as been checked and it's straight. New master and slave cylinders for clutch. New slave cylinder bracket. I think it will live now. Hopefully.
     
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    Phew - that sounds a lot more positive! :)
     
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