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#1 slidehammer

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:41 PM

Sir Elgamore (my daughter Amy's Classic Mini decided to misbehave) He was running poorly and we have the London to Brighton Mini run on Sunday. After trying all the usual things and having only recently been serviced I was perplexed. When I compression tested him cylinder 3 was right down. So a blown head gasket I thought, no it seems one of his exhaust valves has decided to shat itself. There is a lump missing as you can see from the pics. good news is the rest of the engine is undamaged. Luckily I have a rebuilt cylinder head for Oly Emily's (my youngest daughter's) Mini so I will borrow that. Will I get it done for Brighton?, I will give it a ruddy good go!

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Don't know what caused it to fail but looking at the other valves the mixture was bang on.

 

 



#2 CityEPete

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:57 PM

Good luck, you can do it!

#3 slidehammer

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:36 AM

Good luck, you can do it!

Cheers, I will give it my best go, I have all the gaskets etc needed, so it should be fine, could just do without it, I wanted to be cleaning and polishing instead!



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:30 PM

Where on earth did the lump of valve go? Weird failure that. Good luck with it

#5 jamesmpi

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:44 PM

Make sure you have breakdown cover!!

Weather is looking really good this weekend so I expect there will be a few minis over heating at the side of the road...

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:31 PM

I can only think the missing bit went out the exhaust port as there is no sign of it luckily. Yes we have AA so fingers crossed.






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