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Hi folks,

Have left my 8 sitting to long. Went to wake it up and its not too happy and spit its dummy.

So I am looking for a 231 engine with confirmed compression (or in a position to be tested).

Thanks

J

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We tested front and rear 3 times, worst results for each :

Front : 

4.9 4.9 4.9

Rear :

4.8 5.0 5.2

 

Dont really have the time or patience to arrange a rebuild. I also buy into the idea that although it might only need a "finishing kit" I think JP called it, it could easily need a full rebuild and I don't have the cash for that either. Assume the worst etc.

At the moment I just want a car on the road and the 8 is there. If I can't get it sorted soon I will just need to get shot of it :(

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emmm, so it was an proper piece of kit, but forgive me if i get this wrong.

It was adjusted to 250??

Will keep you in mind, but if I can make room in the shed I had half thought about playing with that one myself. Time will tell!

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emmm, so it was an proper piece of kit, but forgive me if i get this wrong.
It was adjusted to 250??
Will keep you in mind, but if I can make room in the shed I had half thought about playing with that one myself. Time will tell!
What he said. ^^ They were performed using a rotary tester & adjusted to 250rpm.

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@littlefeck The "lower powered one"

I have the more powerful one here ready to go into it, part of my little collection of parts that was to get me back on the road :(

Have a brand new Varta battery in there at the moment.

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On 5/10/2018 at 11:41 AM, gsi_ire said:

Front : 

4.9 4.9 4.9

Rear :

4.8 5.0 5.2

Cranking rpm for each of these respective tests prior to adjustment to 250rpm was...

Front: 260 rpm

Rear: 254 rpm

7 hours ago, littlefeck said:

What tester @jp?

RotaryCompressionTester.com tester V5.2 (current latest model).

He's got a 1.2KW 13-tooth in there at the moment which in fairness was flying it; the battery he's got in there is one that's over-specced in preparation for the 2KW starter so it's more than capable too.

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