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 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 01:28PM
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....that's when the common sense comes into play... but dang i should've said to pour few amount of oil on the rocker, not 4.5 liter, seeesh, i hate myself now....aaanyway! 

 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 12:20PM
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Originally Posted by Spitz
Trust me Dan....when you pour a 4.5 litre jug of oil in....every thing under the rocker cover gets covered in oil.....also the outside when you pour it in too quickly...lol
Specialist didn't specify a rate of flow, so naturally one would assume a prudent pour, not a dump of the whole jug in/on/over everything. But how can you be sure it got to all the rockers? Betcha won't do that again!

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 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 11:08AM
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If you decide to be a sensible person, it means that you get to utilize the things in your backyard before you even buy a new part, i hear yah, we are the same sir casey.  Well as far as your radiator hose is concerned, theres no way out, you gotta buy a new one, take the old cracked one off and bring it to autozone or Oreilly, they must carry one of same size and bore. Get a new hose clamp too

 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 09:20AM
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You're not going to believe this but the radiator hoses are looking a bit cracked and kinda hard. So there's good, better and, I assume, best on the sites. Regular rubber, kevlar rubber and silicon. And even red silicon - I will be a sensible person! I will be a sensible person! I will be a sensible person! The car is red and the battery top is red.

 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 09:19AM
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Trust me Dan....when you pour a 4.5 litre jug of oil in....every thing under the rocker cover gets covered in oil.....also the outside when you pour it in too quickly...lol

 

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 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 09:17AM
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I found two of the survey photos.

 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 09:13AM
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Hi Dan, I can see your argument but remind you that in this procedure the cover is removed and oil is applied to all moving parts including the push rods and lifters. Inspecting the valve rocker assembly might just be a good idea whether any oil is spilled or not and since I'd already be there a few ounces of oil shouldn't hurt.

 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 04:35AM
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Pouring oil into the top of the engine will do almost nothing to lube valves and rockers. Oil added through the filler runs straight down into the top of the head, then down pushrod holes etc and on into the sump/transmission case. It might hit one or two rockers right below the filler hole, but the rest of the rockers, rocker shaft, pushrod tops, valves and springs won't be affected. The top of the engine is lubed by the pressurized oil system, which is why you need to achieve oil pressure before starting the engine.

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 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 02:31AM
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Sir Casey, pls pardon Alex, most of the time he's nice but once in a while he gets excited, he likes posting Anime'.  He has two minis identically painted with Union Jack design occupying the entire mini from roof down to quarter panels.  Very revealing.

 Posted: Sep 26, 2017 01:39AM
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Metric is for people who can't do fractions...

 Posted: Sep 25, 2017 07:48PM
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OK Malsal, Sounds like the plan. I did have it set one time before (OK, a couple of times as I've owned the car since '75) and had the lost prime problem. I went in from below the carbs that time as I remember but stuff is a bit fuzzy from back then and using the tube that goes to the cooler and oil filter shouldn't be all that difficult.

Aloha,

 Posted: Sep 25, 2017 07:39PM
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Prime the pump before starting as it has been sitting so long it has probably lost its prime. By doing this you will make sure all the important parts have oil to them before you start it.
To prime it you need to remove the oil feed line to the block from the oil filter housing. Remove the spark plugs and fill the hole in the block with a good 20W-50 oil and when it reaches its full level push the car backwards in gear. This will suck the oil down into the pump. Then repeat this process until you cannot get any more oil in. Replace the plugs, re install the oil line, clean out the fuel lines or get a fresh gas source, clean up the points and it should start. A fresh oil change will be in order too.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Sep 25, 2017 06:53PM
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Hey specialist,

Thanks for the sound advice. I have a straw full of ATF resting in each cylinder right now. You're the first to recommend the valve train and it sounds like good advice so it'll be done. I expect to turn it over enough to see some oil pressure before I throw the plugs in and get excited.

Aloha

 Posted: Sep 25, 2017 06:02PM
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Sir Casey, just a piece of advice,, since your mini have been garaged for many years without running, you should pop off the valve cover and pour few amount of 20/50 motor oil on the valves and rocker before you even start the car. and also remove the spark plugs and squirt little amount of thin oil inside . and crank it with out the plugs for 5 seconds to spread the oil around the piston, then put the plugs back and start the engine..
And also, leave the red trailer and the figurine behind when you test drive the mini so there would be no extra weight to the car when breaking in.  good luck!

 Posted: Sep 25, 2017 09:33AM
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Thanks malsai, minimike1 and specialist. I'm sure it's just us lads getting to know each other.

The iPad ate the survey photos or we'd have a place to start this morning.

Cheers,

 Posted: Sep 25, 2017 04:59AM
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Originally Posted by LowGear
My ears are not pointy. Because in photos stuff doesn't move. Even brains may appear as inanimate objects. Huh? Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, California and even Hawaii have many palms including coconut. This is where I'm going to get my technical questions answered. OMG.
Welcome LowGear.

Don't expect any good answers from our resident "specialist" Troll in fact just ignore anything he has to say you will be way ahead of the game.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 08:28PM
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gotta roll with it.  Wanna be's and all.

 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 07:07PM
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Good Grief

 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 06:40PM
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hope you get you mini running soon sir.

Welcome back to the mini world

 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 06:06PM
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My ears are not pointy.

Because in photos stuff doesn't move. Even brains may appear as inanimate objects.

Huh? Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, California and even Hawaii have many palms including coconut. This is where I'm going to get my technical questions answered. OMG.

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