young Kev's X M ination

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young Kev's X M ination

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how'z it comin along our Kev
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It's going! I'm just waiting for a spare hour where I'm not knackered to write things down! Good to see you and the missus yesterday :)
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Sorry Kev, didn't realise you were there, never saw you :(
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red_dwarfers wrote: Good to see you and the missus yesterday :)
likewise Kev
myglaren wrote:Sorry Kev, didn't realise you were there, never saw you :(
Steve
you mean you didnt see Anabel :shock: :-D , there were only two Geeeee'z there :roll: #-o :-D
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Nope, saw the blue one.
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Anabel is blue but not the metallic blue one that was there Steve
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I obviously missed you too! Not to worry, I'm sure there will be another time!
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Dad picked the engine up yesterday.

To make things easier:
Original XM engine - old
Replacement - new

They decided that the new block, crankshaft and head was in a better state to recondition. I was expecting them to use the crank from the old but the thrust bearing is knackered. They managed to do a bit of work on the botched keyway on the new.

So in summary they have done the following:
Completely reconditioned head (they went through everything, it looks brand new!)
Faced block
Glaze busted bores
New bearings
Reconditioned crankshaft
Reconditioned con rods
Complete gasket set
New head bolts

All for under £500 :-D

I've also got a new set of pistons and rings to go in. This is going to be lovely when it's all back together. Pretty much a new engine :-D
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Wow, that's a big list for the money. I'm impressed!

I bet you're eager to get back in her again, nice as Annabelle is :)
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Kev, that's excellent :-D I'm delighted those pistons and rings have finally found a good home rather than living a useless life in my attic and that all has turned out good and our trip down with the new engine was beneficial :-D

Anorak will be in the post as soon as I can procure a suitable package to send it in...
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Sounds like a good job done there Kev, you're Xm will be a sprightly young thing once again!
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so is it back together and running now Kev :yikes: :twisted: :-D :wink:

i mean you've had the bits all night now :roll: :lol: :wink:
CitroJim wrote: Anorak will be in the post as soon as I can procure a suitable package to send it in...
it will have to be an XM or G related parts box Jim :-D :wink:
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We've got the block back together :D

Now for everything else!


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wont be long now then Kev [-o< :-D :wink:
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any progress our Kev