[ROVERNET - UK] P6 interference/free running?

Ron Venter venterrh at telus.net
Tue Dec 11 06:35:09 GMT 2007

         Ruth supplied the pistons, the normal 2000 style, but I 
didn't talk to her about the "problem", because I didn't think it was 
a problem. Then these fellows scared me, but they have now set my 
mind at rest. Yes, the head gasket was installed at the time. At 
46,000 miles your car should now be nicely run in, but even so don't 
do a "Vern" on it, and keep the revs below 10,000. Many thanks, Eric, 
for your input.

         Many thanks. It's a good thing I turned the crankshaft 
gently by hand. Am glad Temmie is still giving good service. How many 
miles are now on the clock?

David & Nathan:
         Many thanks for your prompt replies as well. Bending those 
valves must have been heartbreaking!

All the best,
                 Ron V.

At 06:08 PM 07-12-10, you wrote:
>I would ask if you had talked to Ruth for input.
>Did you have the head gasket installed at the time?
>Were you using 2000 TC pistons or 2200 pistons?
>I have 2 cars with 2200 pistons (9:1).  The one engine
>(now out and a spare) did about 56,000 miles with no
>problem and the current car has 46,000 miles on the
>--- Ron Venter <venterrh at telus.net> wrote:
> > Nathan and Vern,
> >                     You have me worried! I recently
> > fitted a 2000
> > engine with new 9:1 pistons. With the head off, the
> > crankshaft
> > rotated fully. With the head on but without the
> > timing chain
> > connected, I could not turn the crankshaft a full
> > 360
> > degrees  --  almost but not quite. With the timing
> > chain on
> > everything rotates smoothly. What have I done wrong?
> > The engine is
> > not yet back in the car, so I don't know if it
> > actually runs.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> >     Ron V.
> >

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