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What is the likelihood of a cast iron block needing resurfacing along with its aluminium head?

Used to work on these and 99% you will be fine just doing the head. Do check the block - decent straight edge and feeler gauges... Make sure it is clean when you put it back together and follow the ...
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Would blocking off the heater matrix hoses cause overheating?

I am not at all familiar with the vehicle in question, however you may want to consider looping the coolant flow rather than blocking it off. Install a hose from the engine heater core inlet to the ...
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Cylinder 1 seems to be running hotter than 2,3,4

On second thought, there should be no increase in revs when you apply propane. An intake manifold air leak is therefore most likely. I've never heard of a worn valve guide seal causing an internal ...
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Cylinder 1 seems to be running hotter than 2,3,4

You're just not getting good air flow. Have you thoroughly checked the condition of the valve train: worn camshaft lobes? loose timing chain? weak valve springs? improper tappet clearance? Is ...
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Replacement PCV valve unavailable. Will any other do?

According to Wikipedia, the BL O-Series 1.7L was used in: Leyland Sherpa/Freight Rover Sherpa/200/300 1.7 L, 2.0 l Princess / Austin Ambassador 1.7 L, 2.0 L Morris Ital 1.7 L, 2.0 L automatic Morris ...
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Does the Dashpot Piston on an SU Carb effect compression test results with open throttle

We would also do a modified Morse test when testing engines in the vehicle as we did not have a dynamometer... Another reference morse test info With the engine warm and running at 1500 or 2000rpm, ...
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What is the likelihood of a cast iron block needing resurfacing along with its aluminium head?

I watched a YouTube video once about a guy who had a recurring head gasket problem. The solution was to re-torque the bolts after first use. I'm no expert, so don't criticize me too much if I'm ...
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