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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:02 am
by IZU069
Don't try head-jobbing me Wedgy! It's too late!
I've seen you and those Scots take the lead and exclude us Ozzies - take that recent introductory "Hi" intro from JarrahC for instance.
However, in this case, you are right. Again. And correct. (Australia was right but is now more left.)

And for the newbies and less experienced, we Aussies not only hate Poms, we hate everyone. Nothing personal, it's just an insecurity thing.

And to explain, I have already written previously herein (or twincam?) about all the above, including Coriolis. (I mentioned my dumb pilot-license holding uncle in a nameless Nordic country that didn't know our weather patterns travel the opposite direction (high pressures rotate anti-clockwise), nor that our sun goes "anti-clockwise", nor that we see different stars at night. No wonder he crashed!)

Not that I have been known to ramble, much, but I like puns, and "challenges" etc.

But I'm not stupid. The fact that we are talking Piazza or Isuzu overrides anything else. It's not like we own a Trumpy (especially a modern 2-wheeler that doesn't leak oil, or drop conrods). (That's another brazen attack.)

But enough of your distracting mind games. I'm off to try to get our heroic former primeminister Howard reinstated. I'm certain he can be convinced about that threat from across the Tasman (ie, New ZealotLand). Imaging the votes, and boost to our "debt free" (sic) economy. Resistance is futile!

Back on topic. FYI - leaking water into bores could often be detected by cleaner or carbon/soot-free splugs (spark plugs) or bores etc. Coolant should be similar(?). But it may not always be detectable if only just started leaking, or if leaking oil is present.
When I compression-tested my cracked-head or gasket-blown 4ZE1 Jackaroo (Trooper), after a few dozen cranks water shot out splug-hole #3 some 3' (1m)! (It was a cracked head.)
But often cranking with all splugs removed will eject tell-tale crap.

Now, where's that pissant howard?


PS - I had earlier posted somewhere that Jarrah's (ex-Joe's) Piazza - as I mentioned about 8" higher up - had been stripped & its shell dumped. Phew! He's got my air filter/box to assist with its roadworthy. He just has to figure out some air-hose plumbing, and maybe raise the exhaust.

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:56 pm
by wedgenut
Don't try head-jobbing me Wedgy! It's too late!
As if, i am merely testing you to see if the theory that modern Australians are living proof that early pommy criminals interfered with Kangaroos is true or false. I am still undecided about the criminal part but certain about the Kangaroos LOL

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:43 pm
by IZU069
It's true about the Poms & skippies, but there are no lingering genetic effects - you'd need a female kangaroo for that.
(Must've has a lot of private, er public, schools back then to!)

You guys are crazy...

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:38 pm
by branman1971
I need to work on my Australian terms and lingo. hehehe

My buddy is bringing a tool to my house tonight that pressurizes the cooling system and makes the coolant shoot out of wherever the leak is. I will keep you guys posted.

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:27 am
by IZU069
No wucking forries Comrade! (Is that a Spoonerism - swapping of first letters?)

In case my former post was a bit vague, the suggestion is that Englishmen tended to copulate with their own sex, hence there are no kangaroo hybrids.
And their "public" schools are our "private" schools - ie, non-government schools. I understand that their gov't school students have a much greater chance of children.

Let me/us know if terms have you confounded. A good start is knowing that we eat prawns (not shrimps!), wear thongs on our feet, it's called a Koala and not a Qantas (and it isn't a bear), and you would NEVER pat an Aussie on the fanny (unless you knew her). (And "Australian Foreplay" is not "Are you awake?" That's irrelevant. A simple "Brace yourself" will suffice.)

I'm usually not quite this bad, but I feel I need to keep our septic brethren happy - their election is getting near! Tee hee!
Best wishes. Peter.

Ok Guys, Honestly...

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:27 am
by branman1971
I found out that the head gasket is leaking, right under the exhaust manifold. The oil does NOT have any coolant/water in it that I can see. The car has 104,000 miles on it, interior is in GREAT condition for 20 years old, and no rust except under the hood and it could use a paint job. I am looking at about $40 dollars for head gasket and valve cover gasket, and the local motor shop will resurface and pressure test the head for 90 dollars. Should I go ahead and replace the head gasket and have the head gone through? It's going to be difficult because of all the turbo stuff in the way.

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:17 am
by IZU069
Yep - that sounds good, and reasonably priced.
The local shop may be able to advise if new valve seals are advisable (they're cheap and can prevent smoke and are easiest replaced with the head off). And advise if valves are "bad". Normally I'd advise caution dealing with shops etc, but I get the impression that over there, quality & workmanship are more reliable.

Good to get the head skimmed if needed (if not flat, gaskets blow quicker).
And on reassembly, both surfaces shiny & clean, and wiped with a non-greasy cleaner (thinners etc? - I used to use petrol(gas), but that's "greasy"!).

You'll probably need new manifold gaskets etc. There are VRS (Valve Regrind Set?) gasket kits that provide most top-end stuff for this (head & manifold gaskets, valve-stem seals etc; as opposed to a full kit with sump & other gaskets).

And with the head off you may decide for a valve regrind, and piston re-ring or re-bore, and and and.... (ie, heaps more $$$!)
But unless you know the engine is really stuffed, the gaskets with possible head skim & valve-stem seals is a good limit.

Keep us updated. I'm sure others can advise depending on what is found.

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:34 am
by wedgenut
If you do have to skim the head check thickness against standard in case it has been skimmed before. You may need to fit a head shim, even then use the highest octane fuel you can buy. I got a beautiful head here that I need to shim as it is 1mm below minimum thickness. Apart from the obvious compression increase it also alters the valve timing slightly as the the cam rotates off the mark due to shorter belt centres. Shim is a wise move for longevity.

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:54 am
by graham
you leave my quality 2 wheeled heart stopper out of your witty comments thank you, can always tell an australian but you cant tell him much :yawinkle:

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:40 pm
by madmike
two wheeled heart stopper?????
From what Wedge says its more of a road tractor!!! LOL

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:39 pm
by IZU069
Dammit Graham - I thought I told you already! :laughing6:

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:13 am
by wedgenut
two wheeled heart stopper?????
From what Wedge says its more of a road tractor!!! LOL
Careful Mike, blood is thicker than water and i might decide to support my boy, after all owning a Triumph isn't a crime, admittedly it IS a head disorder but I do have a certain loyalty towards the mental defective and i would hate you to LOSE FACE over it, or end up with egg on your FACE. So FACE it, keep your CHIN up and don't give him so much CHEEK because who NOSE what might FLARE UP to MATCH your comments and throw some LIGHT on the HEATED discussion. LOL Good job you have thick skin.

For those confused by this post, it is still a private joke, SO FAR!

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:50 am
by graham
i like it mike... 2 wheeled tractor.... that two wheeled tractor blew away a porsche 911 turbo a few weeks ago and i loved every second of it :supz:

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:18 am
by IZU069
Now then. I'm not one to digress, ramble, nor hurl personal or national insults. I'm a cut & dry person, sorry, I meant Aussie.
But this thread worries me. Some digressions. Dare I say some jestful insults (yeah, we know it's all in jest - no reality whatsoever!). But surely this has gone far enough!
Those that know two-wheelers (and I'm not including Graham in this group) know how the ride & speed compare to tin tops etc. But alas, this space is for the benefit of a tin top.
Classy, individual, world leading - sure - but a tin top nonetheless.

Stop disguising your blatant attacks on 4-wheelers by disguising them otherwise.
We info-tech aware Aussies are a wake up to that - after all, we have TWO chips.
And Graham, if you have previously owned other makes of 2wheeler, then I do include you in the aforementioned group.

(Yet again we see what disruption septics cause. Who started this thread?)

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:00 pm
by madmike
This has in no way gone anywhere far enough!!!!!

Alex :finga: :finga: :finga: :finga: :finga: :finga: :finga: :finga: :finga:
Your lucky I'm not one to get hot under the collar easy! LOL

Graham. Once again i am just jealous!
I'm thinking we should get QYKCHICK in to referee this fight.

How many posts are coming in at the moment?
Surely a bit of piss taking is healthy.