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Replacement PCV valve unavailable. Will any other do?

1979 Leyland Sherpa 230 petrol 1.7l with "O series" engine I have an "oil separator" (or oil catch can) attached to the side of my engine. From there it goes through a hose to the ported vacuum by ...
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Does the Dashpot Piston on an SU Carb effect compression test results with open throttle

I just recently got 150 PSI on my 1979 Leyland Sherpa 1.7l petrol Van with SU carb and in my limited experience thought that it sounded too high for such an old vehicle. When you do a compression ...
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What is the likelihood of a cast iron block needing resurfacing along with its aluminium head?

This is a 1979 Leyland Sherpa 230 1.7 L Petrol "O-series" engine. I'm suspecting a blown head gasket and if this is confirmed I'll be removing the aluminium head and getting it resurfaced at the ...
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Cylinder 1 seems to be running hotter than 2,3,4

1979 leyland Sherpa 230 1.7l with an "o series" engine. I've an overheating problem for a while now and still trying to get to the bottom of it. The cooling system and heater matrix are all OK and ...