I'm an idiot

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I bought what turned out to be a zombie motors converted D1...

First D1, but 3rd Rover for me. My first was an 83 SIII I really never should have sold. My second is an 04 D2 that just won't quit and has 270k+ on it now.

To the nightmare at hand. I bought it and the PS pump exploded. No big deal, ordered one from paddocks and a few weeks later it was good to go....then I realized that it had the old 200tdi HG failure between cylinder 4 and the firewall.

I've been working on that half an hour at a time for a few weeks now and probably have a few more weeks before it'll be going, mostly because I keep cleaning up shoddy jobs done during the conversion.

I've got to get some spray gasket remover tomorrow, this last little bit just won't budge.5612256121
 

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1776

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I put some gasket remover on this morning and was able to get about 1/3 of it off tonight. Just put a little more on and I'll attack it in the morning.
 

1776

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You're not going to hurt anything with a razor blade.
Looks like I'm in the clear! Went out to take another crack at it tonight and the last big chunk came off!
Just have to get the little bits now and, hopefully, get this buttoned up this weekend!56138
 

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Got it all tidied up with a bit more elbow grease and a copper brush.

The valve spring compressor should be here tomorrow. I'm hoping to do the stem seals tomorrow and get it all back together this weekend.
 

1776

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The head is on!!
I still have to adjust the valves, slap on the valve cover and re-install the I take and a few minor bits.
Got the exhaust tightened down, injector pipes on and the new spill rail installed.

The snap on techangle I bought for this job made things a lot easier. A push of a button is all it takes to go from ,lbs/ft to angle.

Interesting note: final torque on the largest bolts and the 4 short on the injector side was all around 120lbs (I think it ranged from 111-136), but the skinnier bolts closest to the manifolds all sat around 70lbs.56157
 

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It's alive!!!!! Ish....
Got everything back together and valves adjusted, but haven't finished bleeding the fuel injector lines.
 

1776

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So, she idles like a champ and sounds fantastic now that she's not blowing out the back of the head gasket and the valves have been adjusted. BUT, if I rev and try to hold it at revs, it'll slowly drop back down to about 1100rpm. If I rev and let off, it'll stumble back at idle and, occasionally, stall. I replaced the lift pump before I did the HG and I'm figuring I either buggered a line or got a bad lift pump.
 

1776

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Lift pump will be here Tuesday.

Managed to get glow plug wiring almost done. I've still got to route the wiring for the momentary switch, but it's tested and working properly. Also found the plug for the cigarrette lighter and attached it, now that works properly.
 

1776

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Glow plugs are live!
Anyone know what the blanking plate next to the mirror control knob is for? I popped it off and found a nice 3/8" hole that was very easy to drill out to 1/2" for the momentary and in a great position. IMG_20190330_140825.jpg

I know glow plugs are considered somewhat optional on the 200tdi, especially in my climate, but it just didn't seem right to not have them. Other than the plugs themselves, it cost less than $50 and took less than 2 hours of actual work, and a good chunk of that was routing the momentary wires through the dash.
 

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I don’t know what that plate is for either, but it’s my ignition switch is located once the primitive security system died. I’ve since fixed the issue, but the family digs the push button so it stayed.
 
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