I am back on the job determined to fix this problem, started to pull the engine down slowly until I came accross the offending bit.
Gearbox outer cover off primary chain and clutch out, timing side cover off and crank pinion out,head and cylinder off, pistons off.
When I got to this point I realised by moving the conrods that the left hand rod was tight on the big end (pistons and the bores were in great nick, std)
I thought this might be due to the fact that I had incorporated a norton spin on oil filter prior to this problem??????But on checking the oil pipes, all are fitted correctly, so what caused this is still a puzzle.I am so close to pulling the engine now and while I am in there I will pull the infamous sludge trap which could be the guilty party?
I only have to remove the mount bolts and rear mount plates now before I can remove the engine.
1st of many questions, to remove the right rear mount plate on a 1979 T140D I have to remove the rear brake pivot bolt, what size is it? and how do I go about it? all advice much appreciated.
MG MIO (Manc in Ozz)
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