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Q: Chilli sauce with that mate?

A: Nah, mayonnaise on mine, please!

Started on the head gasket on my 75 2.0TS today as I had a few hours to spend.

Got down to the cam cover to find everything swimming in nasty, milky oil I've drained the oil but there's still loads left, any decent way of getting rid?

Pulled the cap from the second distributor (the one driven off the exhaust cam) to find that it's rotor was smashed; it was burnt and bits of it just fell out as the cap came off. It's more of a UniSpark at the moment!

Got everything down to the inlet manifold off as well. The AFM and throttle body are covered in 'orrible oily residue too. What's the best stuff to clean all this up with? Was thinking carb cleaner.



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carb cleaner on the intake.. you can buy engine flush or use diesel.

Have you got a manual to guide you ??
How much was the gasket ??
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Cool, carb cleaner it is.

I'm using the Cardisc manual, which is a little short on detail but it's got the essentials (head bolt torque settings and sequence). I'm making the rest up as I go along! wink

I'm a little stumped as to what I am going to do with the timing chain right now. Was thinking about cable-tying the chain into position and releasing the tensioner to get enough slack to get the head up.

I'd appreciate any tips.

I got a Spesso gasket set from Evo Engineering. It was a set with head, exhaust manifold and cam cover gaskets. It cost me 63.55. Quite expensive but it is an uprated part and quite complete.
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hey robin

just checked your new motor on phade racing. looks really nice - i'm really starting to like old school alfa's.

If you need a extra pair of hands let me know.

cheers mate.


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