April 10th, 2016, 06:58 AM
Joined: Oct 2015
From: UK (southeast)
Well, I finally got this sorted and back together by drilling and tapping to M6 and putting long bolts in. Seems to be up to the job now.
I've now put about 6 litres of cheap oil through it to get rid of the milky grey crap - just cranking the engine over for a bit before dropping the oil and putting in fresh. I'm ready to run the engine again now - just for a couple of minutes, then change the oil once more before putting water back in the colling system. I wanted to make sure the oil is completely free of water contamination first, so that I'll know for sure that the seal was fixed properly.
Now - for the life of me, I can't get it to fire up, was easy(ish) before. Got a good spark, and pretty confident fuel is getting through (all I can get out of it now is the occasional backfire!).
It's got me wondering if I've disturbed something? Timing out because I've had the clutch basket off? My next step is to check the valve clearances, but I can't see how they will now be out as it started fine before all this? Any guidance would be much appreciated!