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 91 
 on: July 30, 2018, 05:01:13 pm 
Started by bloofer - Last post by bloofer
I have a 2001 3.0L Privilege.  I took it on a long trip and did the usual checks before setting off.  The day before starting back it would not start and the indicator on the dash told me to check oil.  There was nothing left although I know there was plenty when I checked before.  I put in 5L and it started almost immediately.  On the way back I took a break and checked the oil but again nothing (below min line).  I put another three litres in and carried on.  After a short while the engine wasn't running smoothly, the temperature rose to way past it's normal setting, there was white smoke coming out the exhaust and eventually it started losing power.  I called in the breakdown truck and they took me to a car hire to get home and the car to a dealership.  I had to abandon the car as I had to get home which is over 500 kms away.  I have to wait a week before the dealer can carry out diagnostics.

What is likely to be the issue and is it likely to be an expensive repair?

 92 
 on: July 24, 2018, 05:19:41 pm 
Started by TELBOY - Last post by TELBOY
Not too shabby!

 93 
 on: July 23, 2018, 04:34:31 pm 
Started by Artisans5 - Last post by Jon Weywadt
PLEASE. reduce the size of your photos and re-post.  Shocked

Sorry Jon, took me a while to get back to this. I had thought the pics would resize automatically when I uploaded them and once I saw they didn't resize, I didn't spot the "modify" button Embarrassed

If they're still too big let me know and I'll redo it again.



Thanks. they are perfect now.  Grin

And... Good job. It looks good and just like the fix I made.  Grin

http://www.matrasport.dk/forum/index.php/topic,1720.15.html

 94 
 on: July 19, 2018, 05:13:23 am 
Started by Classicman - Last post by Classicman
OK, so it looks like the engine will need to come out.  The end of the tensioner has come out and is lying loose up against the chain.  That will explain the timing rattle before the gasket blew.

I managed to get the water pump out, but I see that it is virtually impossible to remove the crank pulley and timing cover in the car.  There is just not enough space! Will have wait for the weekend now.......

 95 
 on: July 19, 2018, 01:00:42 am 
Started by Classicman - Last post by Classicman
Thanks for the advice and links, guys.

I will try getting more tension on the chain first, if not, will follow the procedure to get the waterpump, timing chain cover and head off in the car.  Then I may assess pulling everything out anyway.

I'll update you on my progress later today.

Cheers

 96 
 on: July 18, 2018, 10:58:28 pm 
Started by Classicman - Last post by suffolkpete
The tensioner may not have popped out completely.  Try turning the camshaft clockwise to tighten the chain against it and pull it back, then try retracting it again.  A long shot, but worth a try.

 97 
 on: July 18, 2018, 03:21:39 pm 
Started by Classicman - Last post by Jon Weywadt
You should read my post here:

http://www.matrasport.dk/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=g67crii1l3vvjbst9mj5p31cv4&topic=2783.0

I removed the head "in situ" and forgot to place a cover over the wall and lid to the trunk, which resulted in coolant staining it. Not a big loss since the fabric was already torn and needed a replacement.

In my post I describe the problems with the timing chain tensioner. On mine there was no spring feel when pushing in the screw to pull back the tensioner. It turned out that a previous owner had let the tensioner pop out and I later pulled the spring out from the oil pan using a magnet on a flexible handle.
I also describe how it is (barely) possible to reinstall the tensioner and spring with the engine in place. It is NOT easy.

http://www.matrasport.dk/forum/index.php/topic,2783.45.html

With regards to the water pump. You will need to take the bolts out of the left and upper rear engine mounts, while supporting the left side of the engine on a floor jack. Then lower the left side slowly about 3"-4". That will give you enough room on the right side to remove the pump. See my post about repair/replace the water pump:

http://www.matrasport.dk/forum/index.php/topic,2983.0.html

However, I do not think it will give you enough room to take off the timing chain cover and reassemble the tensioner. So if that proves to be necessary the engine must come out.

To do that I know Jesper build a wooden support that fit around the oil pan, supported by a jack, lowered the engine as much as it could and then lifted the rear of to car until the engine could pass out the back. I probably should have done that, but since I did the work in a parking lot i did not have the room, or cover to make it practical.

Good luck.  Smiley

 98 
 on: July 18, 2018, 01:45:04 pm 
Started by Classicman - Last post by MatraIan
Hi
I have with a litte (actually a lot) of help and advice from Roy Gillard had my engine, gearbox, drvetrain out and back in the car in the last twelve months. Initially for a new cam and refyurb the trailing arms.
Unfortunately this ended up with a full engine and full gearbox rebuild, new water pipes, radiator brake rebuilds, ete etc
Still not finished quite yet
See this link
http://www.matrasport.dk/forum/index.php/topic,3233.msg23757.html#msg23757
and email Roy for advice. Try his website for other useful Q and A's
http://www.matraclub.org.uk/
http://www.matraclub.org.uk/Index2.html
Regards Ian

 99 
 on: July 18, 2018, 07:50:55 am 
Started by Classicman - Last post by Classicman
Hi all

My Murena blew its head gasket in January.  Luckily it was not from overheating, I am thinking the head gasket was replaced before and the head not re-torqued after 1,000km or so.

I started stripping the car in January to get the head off and checked, and got as far as loosening off the water pump. I  can't get it out due to lack of space.  To clarify, the timing chain tensioner is not releasing so I have to take the cover off, which is why I was going this route.  I eventually got side tracked and frustrated and left the car as-is until now.  I am going to tackle it tomorrow and am now wondering whether I should carry on as I have been, trying to remove the head in situ or bite the bullet and drop the whole engine / gearbox assembly and do more work than I originally planned.

In going the latter route, are there any tricks I should know before tackling this?  Drive shaft / CV removal etc?

I look forward to your input, advice and tips.

 100 
 on: July 16, 2018, 09:32:46 pm 
Started by Artisans5 - Last post by Artisans5
PLEASE. reduce the size of your photos and re-post.  Shocked

Sorry Jon, took me a while to get back to this. I had thought the pics would resize automatically when I uploaded them and once I saw they didn't resize, I didn't spot the "modify" button Embarrassed

If they're still too big let me know and I'll redo it again.




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