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At last! Took some patience but it's out. I don't trust these Minispares studs, so think I'll be ordering a full set of higher quality ones before putting back together.

Chris, I'm going composite this time, my gut feeling is these are better now. How have you got on with yours?
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Glad you got the broken stud out. Looked at head gaskets, and some of the really high quality ones are up to £170.00 each.
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Hi Peter,
Great that you managed to get the stud out, where will you get the higher quality ones from?
Not good news with mine, after removing the head it was obvious that oil has got passed the gasket and into the cylinders.
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Evidence of the oil was also under the gasket.
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Big problem though was the damage to No.4 piston, looks like something metallic has got in there and damaged the surface of the piston and part of it is still embedded on the side.
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The bore is however, unmarked? I did a compression test before removing the head and got good readings on all cylinders.
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So what to do now? Clean up the piston and try it, I've no idea how long the damage has been there, it wasn't there last year when I last replaced the gasket. Or is it engine out again and rebore etc.
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Wow thats done some damage to that piston! If the bore's are ok, you should be ok though?

I've decided I'm not replacing the studs, the cost of the higher quality ones is just too much to justify currently. I've got the head back on today and tightened down, no studs snapped thank god. So jobs as they stand currently -

Finish rebuilding carb
Replace bottom hose, current one isn't great fitting (think its a 1275 one)
Replace tappet cover gaskets
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The bore has some uneven wear and i cannot get access to the piston to clean it up without taking it out. Bore damage may be due to some problem with further down. So engine is coming out again, and a replacement is being built!
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Wee Moke is away now and about to have the engine taken out. Replacement engine is ready to transfer all the bits from mine, and then will be going in. Be very nice to have her back and on the road, it seems a long long time since I was last out in it, and I'm missing all this lovely Moking weather!!!!!
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Wally2 wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 16:12
Wee Moke is away now and about to have the engine taken out. Replacement engine is ready to transfer all the bits from mine, and then will be going in. Be very nice to have her back and on the road, it seems a long long time since I was last out in it, and I'm missing all this lovely Moking weather!!!!!
I know how you feel! Having sorted the head stud, I decided the thermostat studs were looking far past their best so swapping them would be a good idea. 2 came out no problem, 3rd one snapped, drilled into it and then the extractor also snapped in it! The Moke has now been sat in the corner for over 2 months untouched.
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Time to find someone with a spark erosion machine aka 'tap-burner'. Supposedly they will burn out both the broken extractor and the seized stud, without damaging the thread.

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Hi Peter, how is your Moke? Did you make it to the National?
Wee Moke is back, with a shinny 'new' engine. I didn't make it to the National as I am going on short gentle runs to get some miles on it. Did have some problems with leaky core plugs and a rattling gear lever, but all sorted now. Having said that I still have a small oil leak coming from the speedo drive on the gearbox, you know the one you cannot get at with the engine in the car!
We are also moving house early August so that is keeping me very busy, we will be off to East Yorkshire and a larger garage!
Will you get to the Welsh Weekend? I will try if I can find somewhere to stay (unless I can find the tent after we move!
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Good to hear you are up & running again! Mine is still in the corner of the shed in bits, not looking like any events this year currently. The head is away for repairs currently, so hopefully once its back things will get moving again.
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