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Hi all,
I must admit I really enjoyed the weather today while working
outdoors. Well, the engine is now sitting in the garage ready for the
rebuild. Apart from one strained alternator wire nothing was damaged
in the process. It would be much easier if the 0.5 T engine crane
borrrowed from HSS would be able to lift more than half that weight
(it's crap but they'll still charge you full price).
I hope the engine will be back in the LC before the end fo next week.
The upside is that when I am finished almost the whole engine (apart
from the block and a few small bits) will consist of almost new
parts.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Hi Roman
What is wrong with the engine and what do you plan to do to it while its
out. I cant say I did anything as macho as you today but I also really
enjoyed the sun today and for the first time in a while I was able to wash
and polish the cruiser with out it raining half way through the process. So
as far as I know tomorrow will be dry so a good excuse to go for a long
drive in the siun with my nice shiny cruiser, with the windows down if they
go down that is at all. While I was shining the cruiser today thats when I
noticed the oil coming from my Cv which kind of put a spanner in the nice
day, so now I have a shiny leaking cruiser to go out in and worry if it will
get me back again.If I knew what to do and how to do it I might have a look
at the leak and see whats what but we only have the one vehicle for
transdport and when did I say when I meant if I mess it up we will be
walking . Maybe I will leave it to some one else. It would be great to have
some one do it and watch and learn but the toyota man wont let this happen
and I dont trust any one else to do it, caught in a trap I think unless I
find someone who knows about cruisers and would be willing to work on mine
and get paid for it but to teach me aswell. I supose I am looking for too
much.
John C
92HDJ 80 1HDT Ireland
 
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On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 21:21:57 -0000, john byrne <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Hi John,
Actually, there's very little wrong with the engine, except that one
5mm grove (key way) in the crankshaft is now about 6.5 mm wide. So I
need to install a new crankshaft and in order to do it I need to take
the engine out because it's more convenient to work in the garage than
lying on the ground under the car.
It must be extremely uplifting to drve around in a shiny cruiser on a
beatiful sunny day. What a way to make firends and influence people!
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Roman,
Did you think of getting a stepped key made up?
Regards, Clive.
On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 22:45:05 +0000, Roman <[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 17:13:15 +0000, Clive Marks <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Clive,
I am not sure how a stepped key would work but I have considered
various fixes and decided against them. I don't want to take
unnecesary risk with the engine as anything short of a new crankshaft
will have to fail sooner than later.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Roman,
I have an extensive engineering background and a stepped key
would work fine. If you have the keyway machined out so that it is
straight again and then make a key to fit the shaft, stepped to accept
the pulley. The key needs to be ground to fit and I would loctite it
in but it would be an 'as new' repair and would last as long as a new
shaft.
Regards, Clive.
On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 00:15:21 +0000, Roman <[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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Clive,
Thanks, Clive, that would possibly do the trick. Maybe I should keep
the old crankshaft to try this technique when the new one fails.
The problem in this country is where to find the right people who can
do machnining work, will not charge you an arm and a leg for a one-off
job or even want to talk to you unless you are made of money. At the
end it is less hassle and expenses to buy off the shelf.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 17:51:11 +0000, Clive Marks <[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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