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  1. By any chance was that Bob Oliver's (High Etherley) along with his hinged manual extension ? It was still working circa. 1985+
  2. Thanks for the reminder , confirm is - almost 4 turns of camshaft (not crankshaft). Brain dead just now with sinus infection , can't stay in house popping Paracetamol , may as well kill myself converting pallets into Micky Mouse concrete shuttering , now if it were on my drive - I would have to sockets & spanners out in preference LoL
  3. I need to go back and re-read all this thread and the similar thread concerning this engine alone (this is more the vehicle recovery to home base). My understanding is that it is the crankshaft that you can rotate almost 4 times (in other words not quite a full cycle).
  4. http://www.paddockspares.com/erc6105-oil-pump-drive-assy.html As I speculated 2/3 days ago = the oil pump drive ERC6105 packing up is a possibility , however - I would agree with john 1950 (he seems my age) a actual oil pump failure would be ever so rare , I have not known one totally fail and I have been spannering Rovers for almost 50 years. I have known a pump on a S2A diesel that was worn out LoL , the history of that was - it was a 109" Station Wagen co-operative of a local WMC&I used for several years that I knew of by the during the Blackpool Illuminations excursions (every weekend) , needless to say it never ever had a oil + filter change. In fact they more or less paid me to remove it from the premises. The best thingie I got was the Lucas pre-engaged starter and being a silly boy I swopped it with a farmer for a petrol 2M100 type.
  5. The fact that you can turn 4 times but not complete the full cyle indicates to me there is no problem at the bottom end or pistons. I discount a fuel-pump problem (I think it would strip /snap cog-belt). Being able to bar over just short of the complete 4-stroke cycle , then a brick wall - that indicates to me a problem on the valve gear for just a single cylinder, if the push rods turn as they should - then the tappet should be OK . Of course it could be something far more sinister like a huge chunk of piston skirt unable to fall clear into the sump. On the basis of BIG racket = BIG £ expensive problem , the noise you describe is not so bad , thinking of two failures where I was determined to get home on reduced power , very reduced. One a valve head had more or less dropped off , the other as a valve hard seat had come loose in a alloy head. Over 100 miles in first case & 200 miles in second case that I kept the engine running. After those two experiences - I have held a belief that a mechanical failure is not so bad, that is as long as the engine will cycle.
  6. Camshaft & tappet assy. if it is restricted to damage in that area - no problem with repairs on the drive. If it were piston(s) & bores are OK - then I just use a Nicro hone - looks like a bog-brish with abrasive balls (Snap-on & others sell them now - from abt. 30 years ago Perkins & other engine plants were using them) apparently best for breaking rings in & sort it out on drive (no room in garage(s) LoL . Taking a short cut without complete strip and proper clean is always a risk , check sump clean oil - drive around the block , drain oil to see if any small broken bits , remove sump again - I got away with it when I had a damaged cam . smashed tappet assy. & a ;S; shaped push-rod.
  7. ;'Clicking' - out of the possibilities , that to me sounds more like a actual bronze tappet breaking up (that it would do if the roller had smashed) , this event could have then smashed the actual cast iron tappet-guide bush with running on rather than switching off a.s.a.p. If your luck is in damage could be restricted to these 3 components and probably the cam lobe will be damaged - so a new cam too. A full tappet assembly good quality is very cheap , a genuine camshaft has always been very expensive , copies are quite cheap. Genuine cams are very good obviously , The only difference of note over a better copy is the lobe sharp edges are just to say linished off and then polished. To me this scenario is the most likely to allow 4 turns but not a full cycle. Light laden engine , in those 3 min. you would never notice the power drop off until it would run no longer in a instant.
  8. Surveyor - puzzeled / intrigued by this engine failure. When the strip results are known - it will be interesting to look back in retrospect. Are you able to give a little more info. of situation , you were just cruising along on a good highway, - must have been some form of hesitation just prior , can you give further clues + time / distance involved ? Nonrmal noise from under-bonnet - then what ? I am aware a mental panic can take over and wash out from memory.
  9. Is there a evacuator for the brakes , looks a bit like a dizzy and bolted in the dizzy hole (if it were petrol) - if so the cam also drives the evacuator , just wondering if there has been a pile up there , it also drives the oil-pump , I doubt if there is a pump problem but there could be on the drive gear at the cam.
  10. If the Regulations , made under a enabling act of parliament were in plain English - no problem. However , such as the DfT have been issuing 'Guidance' notes for such as A Frame towing and Dolly towing for years. At one time ISTR they actualy stated their specialist contact name(s) , this was dropped - they did not like to be consulted. I see the latest 'A' frame & Dolly guidance is not even dated ! That is not good for a supposed gov. body when you are trying to maintain a file on them..
  11. I once forgot to re-SORN a vehicle I had taken off insurance and off public highway. They suggested I pay a fine that was abt. £80 , not exactly a fine because it seemed that I would have to voluntary pay it, apart from that they were not a court themselves. So - I replied that I would see them in civil or a criminal court and am still awaiting a summons. I can't ever recall reading about any such prosecution , of course for years people were suggesting a continuous SORN procedure that now exists. SORN vehicle - all wheels on public highway , I don't know of any court case / case law. Using a dolly - then that is a appliance (or is the term - impliment , ref. the Regs.) and the vehicle would be a trailer.
  12. Yes , ISTR 12J early 2.5na (but not inc. Sherpa version) , same as civilian , only modification you may find is the metal REME cyclone to stop oil soaking the paper element air filter - causing destruction run-on worst case situation ISTR 11J (later military spec. but using 19J block with oil passage for turbo) - same as civvy. However , ISTR that there is just one difference military to civvy engines and that is the Bosch fuel injection pump, IIRC it is a subtle difference that allows switching over to aviation kero, 28 sec. burning oil , cherry or whatever.
  13. https://www.rac.co.uk/breakdown-cover/broken-down SORN , no problem , broken down - instant membership ,,
  14. Are such as a county police force a competent body to give a definative ? Different forces could give different opinions. Much still needs to be tested in a court of law. DVLA , Swansea - are they actually civil servants , if not then what authority do they retain ? ----------------------------- https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-frames-and-dollies/a-frames-and-dollies The DfT - still civil servants , try and communicate on such matters and you will be at a supervisory level the same as one of my sons (not a Dept. motor related) , don't expect any joy. A few years ago I tested out the DfT , by asking questions on points of law, also asked for full details of their performance testing of BRAKED dollies on which they base their replies on - zilch to date. Next time I intend to make good use of a FOI Again - only a court of law can give a ruling on what parliament / Sec. of state signing Regulations off intended.
  15. Vehicle Batteries

    btw. These small electronic maintenance chargers for abt. £5 , my belief is that they were OK in their day (probably 10 to 15 years ago). To do the job of a "Float Charger" for a stored battery. However from my observations (over at least 10+ years) , they can't prevent the set-in of soft-sulphation , and this is the beginning of the end. Hence - my move over to a RING 'Smart' charger (approx. £80) that does the lot including de-sulphation at float. + it has the best battery condition analyser that is not top $. It is a hard sulphated battery that is now the real problem - hence I am looking into buying a dedicated de-sulphator.