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  1. All done, thanks for the help! Admin please delete or archive!
  2. Hi Guys, Here I am again and my dilemma is obvious through the title of this topic. I have managed to get everything back on the car, I just need to know where the vacuum lines go now to finish her and see if she satrts!! Could someone possible go out of their way to take some photos or if any of you have a vacuum diagram so I can see and locate each line then I would be most grateful, I have done everything else and it seems all good, getting the vacuum lines in would complete the process to see if she will start!! Bit of background: My mechanic threw his toys out of his pram (stole some
  3. The whole idea was to keep the original engine in it, that way it stays authentic, and I know for sure how many miles the car (engine) has done! I bought this second hand engine from a scrap yard in Birmingham and now regret it but it's going in whether I like it or not! Injector removal is expensive but I am going to slowly rebuild the spare engine and sell it on to recoup some of my loses, I have had a quote of £150 via hydraulic method so.... that's the way I am going to go! Thanks for the help again!
  4. No stripping heads any more as the injectors will not come out.
  5. OK, this is what I have found: The engine is an absolute B#@*$ to work on, the injectors are almost impossible to get out (this is still pending after days of trying) and the design is the biggest muck up I have ever seen! OK, rant over, I have seen that the valves are vertical and that the outlet valves seem to be fine so I now have to get the injectors out yes or yes to have a look at the inlet valves and see where the damage is if it IS in the head, if not, I will cry. I have picked up the drip tray/rain water diversion thingy that clips onto the water reservoir and will be installed al
  6. Hi John, The coding is not the problem, I have been reading up and because they are so hard to remove from the car they have a tendency to stretch, hence why second-hand injectors are useless if they have been removed by hydraulic method. Hopefully Steve can shed some light on it for me later. Thanks again!
  7. Hi John, Thanks mate, I have found someone to do it but I have to take the whole engine to them, it's not an issue as I have a dolly and a van so ... I do however have a query, after extensive pulling, surely the injectors would be useless? I have read that they are deemed unusable due t o being stretched in the process, how do I know if a second hand injector has been stretched then? what should I be looking out for? apart from dimensions! Thanks again for your help!
  8. Hi John, The cam shafts seem fine, it's the rocker arms that are really wobbly (read somewhere that it is normal for them to be somewhat loose but there are a few that are a lot tighter than others), in my opinion I think that it is what has broken, from what I can see with the engine out anyway. IF I can get the injectors out, I will update! Thanks again
  9. Thanks mate, much appreciated, well worth every penny I'd say as it would save on future cam belt bills! To give you all an update, I have tried getting the car to start with a new cam belt in and it just juddered all the time, no spark! I now have the engine out and decided to see if the head was OK but, yes, you guessed it, the injectors will not come out! they have even started threading my mechanics tool!! I am in Swansea in South Wales if there is anyone that can help me I would really appreciate it as I am now completely stuck! I would have bought new injectors but I can't get the hea
  10. OK, I wrote that from my mobile so autocorrect kicked in and made me look .... I wanted to "feel", not "fest". "cam pulley" not "can pulley" sorry for that!
  11. OK, so I got the cam belt covers off but I am now bewildered, I don't have the pistons at tdc because I wanted to fest something first, if I turn the can pulley and it feels pretty must b free, would that ad use that the valves are in tact? The issue I have is that I have turned many bike engines by hand and when it feels like the valves pop and slot back into position with a quick rotary bounce on the pulley, this would indicate functional valves, correct? Hope someone can help as my mechanic is hell bent on swapping engines!! Thanks again!!
  12. I honestly haven't had the time to do much as when you have to work weekends and have a baby (and an hysterical wife because it's the baby's 1st birthday!). I think I am going to see what I can do tomorrow, the baby is with the childminder so ... I think first port of call is to put a cam belt on with everything aligned and then see if it locks or makes any funny noises, if it does then attack the engine change I shall. Thanks again!
  13. OK, this is where my sincere lack of 100% confidence in my mechanic ... I have asked if we should take the engine out and replace the parts that, well, may or may not be broken and inspect for a rebuild that will, with any luck, be just a top end, I mean, how much harm can be done by taking a look, what if it were all pretty much straight? I ask this because when I suggested that I buy another engine to replace the current engine, he looked at me and suggested that we take a look to see if the head can be redone, then all of a sudden he remembered the engine type and said for me to go with t
  14. Thanks John, I have read that Citroen have rectified this design floor with a drip tray that extends over the cam belt cover assuring this does not reoccur, would anyone have a part number for this by any chance? Thanks again!
  15. Already found an engine, ok it's a bare one but it comes with warranty and done the same mileage as my car, now to see if the car will turn over, if not, backup plan in place!
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