Good luck , it'll certainly keep you from being bored during lockdown .
2.8 Crd Cylinder Head Gasket Replacement
Posted 27 February 2021 - 11:32 AM
Posted 29 March 2021 - 08:56 PM
Finally got the job done, the lip on top of the new liner measured the same as the old one but the shoulder that sits in the block was thinner, I got various thickness shims in the kit so just measured the old liner and shim and set the new to the same, when I set it into the block it was flush
I had the cylinder head resurfaced / ground the valves in / new stem seals/ and had to replace 1 x hydraulic lifter / piston rings / connecting rod bolts , putting it all back together was straight forward I played on the side of caution with having the head resurfaced and used a 2 hole cylinder head gasket as the valves are proud of the head .
I have replaced water pump and all pulleys with the new cam belt, with the crank and cams locked with pins I lined up the pump marks then clamped the belt to pump and cam gears with wooden clothes pegs to stop belt moving while I set the belt tension
When I finally got all the plumbing back together and with a fully charged battery as soon as I got diesel up to the injectors it fired right up , I have had it running for about 1 hour coolant level stays fine temp gauge goes to just under half heater works better than it ever has , at the exhaust it runs very clean now
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Posted 30 March 2021 - 07:19 AM
Wow well done, clearly a lot of work/effort there.
Hopefully you'll now be able to do enough miles to warrant the outlay .
Posted 30 March 2021 - 08:55 PM
Yes it was worth all the effort, I have had my GV stow n go a few years now and would be lost without it , wanted one ever since we rented a Dodge grand caravan stow n go in the states whilst touring on holiday
It took us a while to find the right one. IE spec and colour so with as it stood without MOT and engine issues it would not be worth much and to find another we would have to pay good money for the right one so don't mind putting this one right
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