good crank, good
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: United Kingdom
147 2.0 open heart surgery planned.
Hi all, First technical post from a long-time follower of this forum.
To cut a long story slightly shorter.... my 147 'Alfie' has been losing power for some time now. MAF tests just fine, and Lambda's are holding strong (I have only had the EMCF light flash once and go out after about 20 miles)
at some point during the last year, Alfie decided to somehow fill cylinders 1+2 with oil. I have heard stories of careless oil filling leading to a build up of drips around the sparks. But I can only assume that the 4 coil packs in charge of these cylinders are drowned.
Popped in some new sparks, and turned over only to discover that there is now a fragment of something inside cylinder one. Luckily enough no damage has been done.
he's up to 122,000, overdue a cambelt change, and suffering from a catastrophic oil leak. I have access to another car to use for now, so have decided to whip the block out, and go for a full rebuild.
block + gearbox out
bottom end: new shells, main bearing, possibly rings, crank seals and whack back in with new sump gasket.
top end: Head off, clean last remnants of oil, new stem seals, cam seals, injector seals, and bolt back on with new bolts and gasket.
Misc: New water pump, Variator, cam/balancer belts w/tensioners.
Throw block back in after tidying up bay and attending to rotten earth connections.
Tart up like a Boss....
am I missing anything?