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    Hello, can anyone help. Replaced head gasket and while head was removed I took distributor cap off and rotar arm. The problem is the rotar was seized on to the shaft and when I tap it the shaft came out of the camshaft. Does anyone have any idea at what position the rotar arm shaft be in? Any diagrams or photos greatly appreciated.
    thanks in advance.
    1976 Jensen interceptor convertible.
    1976 Jensen interceptor coupé.
    1969 Jensen interceptor MK1.
    1966 Jensen CV8 111
    1962 Rolls Royce silver cloud 11.
    1965 Bentley S3.
    2000 AstonMartin DB7 Vantage Volante.
    1989 MG Montego Turbo.
    1963 JaguarMK2 2.4.
    1926 Clyno Sports Tourer.

  • #2
    Have a read, number 8 reply
    http://maestro.org.uk/forums/forum/t...d-or-i-give-up
    1958 Ford Consul Convertible, nearly finished
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Out and being used
    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and stored away for now.
    1984 MG Montego EFI. Digital dash. Work will restart soon
    2002 MGZS 180. Cheap £50 car
    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
    2004 MGZT V8. What a car, my fave atm

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    • #3
      Originally posted by interjen View Post
      Hello, can anyone help. Replaced head gasket and while head was removed I took distributor cap off and rotar arm. The problem is the rotar was seized on to the shaft and when I tap it the shaft came out of the camshaft. Does anyone have any idea at what position the rotar arm shaft be in? Any diagrams or photos greatly appreciated.
      thanks in advance.
      Did you also use a proper headgasket and manifold gasket, ?
      1958 Ford Consul Convertible, nearly finished
      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Out and being used
      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and stored away for now.
      1984 MG Montego EFI. Digital dash. Work will restart soon
      2002 MGZS 180. Cheap £50 car
      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
      2004 MGZT V8. What a car, my fave atm

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jeff Turbo View Post

        Did you also use a proper headgasket and manifold gasket, ?
        I don't know what would be improper? Thank you for the link it was helpful. Sadly we still can't get a spark, have checked wiring time and time again, tested what we can and still no spark...
        1976 Jensen interceptor convertible.
        1976 Jensen interceptor coupé.
        1969 Jensen interceptor MK1.
        1966 Jensen CV8 111
        1962 Rolls Royce silver cloud 11.
        1965 Bentley S3.
        2000 AstonMartin DB7 Vantage Volante.
        1989 MG Montego Turbo.
        1963 JaguarMK2 2.4.
        1926 Clyno Sports Tourer.

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        • #5
          If you've put a decent rotor arm and dizzy cap on it, and put the arm in the correct place then work backwards to the coil, crank sensor. Turbo gaskets are different to normal efi ones as they're more robust. Thicker round the piston holes and manifold gasket has metal surrounds over the exhaust ports.
          1958 Ford Consul Convertible, nearly finished
          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Out and being used
          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and stored away for now.
          1984 MG Montego EFI. Digital dash. Work will restart soon
          2002 MGZS 180. Cheap £50 car
          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
          2004 MGZT V8. What a car, my fave atm

          Comment


          • #6
            Hi Jeff, yes I can confirm that the correct gaskets were fitted. There is no spark from king lead, there was an immobiliser fitted but with power to coil we are assuming it is now disarmed. Crankshaft sensor is giving a reading on test meter but still can't confirm it's ok. Thanks for your reply.
            Simon
            1976 Jensen interceptor convertible.
            1976 Jensen interceptor coupé.
            1969 Jensen interceptor MK1.
            1966 Jensen CV8 111
            1962 Rolls Royce silver cloud 11.
            1965 Bentley S3.
            2000 AstonMartin DB7 Vantage Volante.
            1989 MG Montego Turbo.
            1963 JaguarMK2 2.4.
            1926 Clyno Sports Tourer.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by interjen View Post
              Hi Jeff, yes I can confirm that the correct gaskets were fitted. There is no spark from king lead, there was an immobiliser fitted but with power to coil we are assuming it is now disarmed. Crankshaft sensor is giving a reading on test meter but still can't confirm it's ok. Thanks for your reply.
              Simon
              Could be immobiliser, have you removed it? If you have another coil try that and also the ecu (black box on the nearside inner arch) as over time they can give trouble. I you have another tried and tested one try that, it wont run correctly but it will give you a spark
              1958 Ford Consul Convertible, nearly finished
              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Out and being used
              1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and stored away for now.
              1984 MG Montego EFI. Digital dash. Work will restart soon
              2002 MGZS 180. Cheap £50 car
              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
              2004 MGZT V8. What a car, my fave atm

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              • #8
                Try this
                1958 Ford Consul Convertible, nearly finished
                1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Out and being used
                1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash and stored away for now.
                1984 MG Montego EFI. Digital dash. Work will restart soon
                2002 MGZS 180. Cheap £50 car
                2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                2004 MGZT V8. What a car, my fave atm

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                • #9
                  Once again Jeff many thanks for your help, unfortunately I have no spares to try, I have been looking for another car to buy to use components then sell on afterwards but just can't find anything. It's frustrating, years ago myself, my brother and my father all had MG Montego's and between us we had countless spares, I gave most of them away when I sold my last car. Hindsight is a wonderful thing!
                  1976 Jensen interceptor convertible.
                  1976 Jensen interceptor coupé.
                  1969 Jensen interceptor MK1.
                  1966 Jensen CV8 111
                  1962 Rolls Royce silver cloud 11.
                  1965 Bentley S3.
                  2000 AstonMartin DB7 Vantage Volante.
                  1989 MG Montego Turbo.
                  1963 JaguarMK2 2.4.
                  1926 Clyno Sports Tourer.

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