yes i knowi need to change it soon thats why when i bought this car last month i ordered the timing belt immediately......but i didnt order the gasket cover cylinder head because based on my experience when i change the timing belt on my previous car suzuki baleno and toyota corolla its no needed to remove cover cylinder head just to see the 1st cylinder top marking......the notch are on the camshaft pulley...... but in this brava the notch are on the camshaft itself ......OMG
Originally Posted by Adrian Bravo Hey Vabi Welcome to the forum. I know on 1.4s when the valves have been damaged sometimes the cam followers snap in half. and you can see that just by taking off the rocker cover but a compression test is the next step. yes today i opened the cylinder head cover and check if there are a valve shorter than the others visually all of the valves seems ok.....i dont know
Dear Adrian Do you know the ribe bolt size securing cylinder head because i need to bought it.......now i just have a ribe bit number 5 6 8 10
finally i change the whole cylinder head from auto demolizioni (junk yard) and now the engine working very well.....thanks all for your support..... from the old cylinder head i found only one valve which has been brokenbended inlet valve at cyl no.1....... Adrian bravo its ribe no.13. i just have ribe no 12 and 14. at the begining a try with key no.12 but it makes few of cyl head bolt little bit broken. so at the end i machining the ribe key no.14 becoming no.13 by lathe machine.....
the oil filler cap. The oil seems clean. There is a minor lack of power but i feel this could be due to a lack of service for the last couple of years (at least) Could it be the head gasket going or some other problem Hi and welcome to the forum You are actually in the Uno section We have a specific Bravo brava section so youre better off asking specific questions to this model in there httpwww.fiatforum.combravo-brava
hum sounds less like head gasket more like poor ignition and combustion specialy from cold old plugs and lack of service could also nacker the lambda sensor by raising exhaust tempratures too high with unburned fuel and cracking the porcalain or stripping the metal from it knocking the fueling off new plugs selenia oilfilter air filter see how it goes www.shop4parts.co.uk will have everything you need pretty cheap i use them allot
Srry bout that had to leave for a bit couldnt finish the post. If it is indeed a headgasket failure you might indeed need a new head getting the head skimmed is also a possibility but only if this has not been done before and the rest of the head is in good condition. If you do it yourself and manage to find a scrap unit in good condition it might be doable for reasonable cost. (Over 100 pounds is
What car is it What the hell is an SX 14V No fiat engine will run well with 14 valves....
cheapest option would be to get hold of an entire new engine tbh.
Hi Jug Thanks for your advice. I am waiting for the garage to get back to me. Bad news is that the engine wouldnt start so I am expecting the worst valve wise. I am going to ask them if the car has any other significant other work needed to keep it on the road a while longer - service MOT etc due in March. Will keep you posted. Rich
you really need to put them all back in the same place thats the rule on all engines if you dont they can tap. you dont need to replace them when replacing the head gasket unless they are excessively worn but in your case youve lost their positions so new ones would be the best way to stop the tapping (unless you want to try swapping them around until youre happier with it but i couldnt be arsed to
thanks for the imformation I made sure head gasket was fitted correctly as chap in the motor factors were I got it told me the story of mechanic who fitted it wrongly and caused severe damage to camshaft.ther was plenty oil around camshaft when I removed the housing but I noticed that a small oil hole feeds oil to the lifters so have blown air thro these to check for blockage and refit cover and try
hello again on this car cam cover sits on top of cylinder head on removing cam cover (which has camshafts inside ) there is nothing stopping lifters dropping out.Once removed and turned upside down lifters can be removed and replaced Iain
A handy tip is to use some angle aluminiun with a notch cut at the end to fit round the locating pins. make sure that its just big enough to hold the lifters in place when you turn the head extention the right way up. Then they can be removed when fitted to cylinder head and lifters stay inplace.
Originally Posted by jug i usually leave the second 90deg turn until after a few miles of driving. i would advise against that its not an iron head
Just do it like the manual says with all sequences done directly after each other working sequencially from the centre out. Manufactures dont wait 20 mins between tightenings and they last for tens of Ks of miles. All ali heads use stretch bolts to compensate for the extra expansion and extra strain on bolts. By repeating the stretching cycle re-used bolts could easily go beyond their elastic limit
Where you would get the head skimmed and done up often do exchange heads. You just need to ask round
The dealers in Germany must be like the ones in the UK (FULL OF ST). The Haynes manuals will tell you how to change the headgasket. I rebuilt my head and changed my headgasket when my cambelt snapped a few years ago with a Haynes manual.
Hi The Porter Manual is quite good for this - it has all the info you need in it but its not as easy to get as a Haynes unfortunately (ISBN 1-899238-42-5) and you can get (atrocious-quality) PDF copies of fiat s manuals for free if you ferret about on here and the BOO forums Chris Williams
- sorry bout that did not want to lose it again - After flushing and changing gauge i tested the fan - No joy dead as a dodo. Im going out to get a replacement today. My questions are 1. I assume there is something more wrong than coolant and fan issue due to the fact it heats up so quick 2. Could this be due to head warp I assume the gaskets and seals are ok as i dont feel much loss in power 3. Ive
head gasket failure is common on the 1.2 model. it is usually caused when people ignore a slight overheating issue and drive the car. the initial overheating is usually due to a rusty fan relay. it sounds like you ignored that and now youve popped the head gasket by running it hot. when hot air stops coming out the vents it is already too late. ive seen it happen so many times. what would have been
if you have avoided head gasket failure then you need to explain where the coolant went when the hot air stopped coming out the air vents. when the hot air stoped it means the matrix was dry for that to happen you must have head gasket failure or a coolant leak elsewhere. if you cant find a leak it suggests your headgasket is the problem. keep an eye on the coolant level very closely if it drops then
you really need to replace the head gasket if it is damaged adding leak stoppers to your coolant can cause blockages and make things worse. best thing to do at this stage is fix the fan and then determine if the head gasket is actually damaged. if it is youre looking at a couple of hundred pounds to replace it but you will do the timing belt job at the same time so its money well spent and it adds value to the car. if you want to keep it for a couple of years then its a wise investment.