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Model Technical and Interest => Dedra, Thema and Delta (2nd series) => Topic started by: toby2449 on 27 February, 2008, 04:44:10 PM



Title: engine & exhaust
Post by: toby2449 on 27 February, 2008, 04:44:10 PM

well solved the brake problem, now  onto the engine & exhaust.

The engine appears to have a small oil leak at the front, is there anything i can get to seal it??

& i've found the hole in the exhaust that's making such a racket, again is there anything i can get to seal it??

cheers guys!


Title: Re: engine & exhaust
Post by: fay66 on 27 February, 2008, 11:08:56 PM

well solved the brake problem, now  onto the engine & exhaust.

The engine appears to have a small oil leak at the front, is there anything i can get to seal it??

& i've found the hole in the exhaust that's making such a racket, again is there anything i can get to seal it??

cheers guys!

Now come on Mark! whereabouts on the front do you have an oil leak ??? most oil leaks come from the front cam cover gasket, or possibly from the cam box to head gasket, the first is easily fixed, the 2nd isn't. and whereabouts is the exhaust leak? if its from the main body of a box then you might be able to get away with an opened out tin can, some Gun Gum & soft wire to wrap around it to hold in place ;D can't remember if you have a Kat car, if you have a Kat it's easier & cheaper in the long run to replace the assembly from the Kat back, I found one last year through ebay from a German motor factors, the brackets weren't quite right but it fitted with a bit of tweeking, cost 57 including delivery by UPS. this was considerably cheaper than the last pattern part I had bought for one of my other Dedra's in the UK, & the quality was well up to the same standard.
If it's a non Kat then you can change it all the way forward to the front pipe.

If it's the front pipe blowing it's probably the flexible section that's come apart, it is possible to get this section replaced, or change the whole thing.
While I'm on Dedra parts, I've just been hunting around for a Dedra SW 2.0 integrale (non Turbo) owner from Norway, somewhere to buy new rear calipers or someone to overhaul them.
Came up with a UK company at a cost per rear caliper of 81 +Vat each.
If anyone needs the information please let me know.

Brian
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Title: Re: engine & exhaust
Post by: toby2449 on 28 February, 2008, 01:27:38 PM
 ;D oops ah yes i could have given more info!!

the oil lead seems to be from the cam box to the head gasket, right at the front ofthe engine, & the exhaust (non kat) hole is just on the main pipe.


Title: Re: engine & exhaust
Post by: fay66 on 28 February, 2008, 11:58:07 PM
;D oops ah yes i could have given more info!!

the oil lead seems to be from the cam box to the head gasket, right at the front ofthe engine, & the exhaust (non kat) hole is just on the main pipe.

Hi Mark,
The Cambox has to come off with all that entails including the cambelt, might be a good time to to change all the belts and bearings if they haven't been done for sometime or you have no record of when this was last carried out. not much you can do other than change the gasket, don't know how bad it is but eventually it will drip onto the downpipe and besides the mess the oil makes by being blown about around the engine, it pongs :o & until the exhaust is hot enough to burn it off you leave asmoke screen behind you.
If you need any information on how to. let me know.
The exhaust you can probably get patched.
Brian
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Title: Re: engine & exhaust
Post by: toby2449 on 29 February, 2008, 04:55:03 PM

thanks for that Brian, that might be a job for my local mechanic as i really don't wanna mess around with belts & bearings (as i've no record of them ever been changed!) Would love to give it a go, but i guess if i messed it up i'd be in serious trouble!


Title: Re: engine & exhaust
Post by: fay66 on 01 March, 2008, 03:11:19 PM
Hi Mark,
Very sensible decision, it's also better if you employ someone with previous experience of the Lancia twin cams, I had my last one done by an Alfa specialist who is very good & I thought it was fine, however it went into Neil Smith at Pershore with it's new owner for a Lambda Probe & a check, neil reckoned it was a tooth out :o so beware, if anyone gets it wrong then you could wreck the top end.
If you want the details of "how to" I'll email them to you.



Brian
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Title: Re: engine & exhaust
Post by: toby2449 on 02 March, 2008, 07:06:39 PM

thanks Brian, as ever your right on hand when people are in "trouble"! If you wouldn't mind could you e-mail a "how to" to me at marktobin@mail.com

cheers again!
Mark.