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Engine Servicing for your PUMA. Cambelt, seals, etc

Postby ElDude at Allison Automotive » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:04 pm

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As many will know already I've been taking a fair few engines out recently and uncovering a few cans of worms :lol:

I thought it about time to go bit more 'public' with my little operation and share the info a bit more widely.. (new website soon)

Ok so here goes...

Firstly, I don't do a 'cambelt change'. When you look at the amount of issues that are staring you in the face when you start work on the engine the cambelt is actually the least of the problems that need sorting, and in fact, most of the cambelts I have taken off so far have all been in excellent condition (visually). As I've mentioned in other posts, the cambelt itself is a pretty robust item and does not just fail randomly when it reaches a certain age (like people seem to think). Failure usually occurs when someones 'messed with it' and finished it incorrectly tensioned OR something else has gone wayward like a pulley bearing gone etc etc... SO, my point is.. A timing belt replacement on it's own (regardless of whether your doing the water pump also) is in my opinion a complete waste of time and money.. On all the 1.7's I have seen, the crank seals are leaking, the cam seals are leaking, the top cam cover weeps in the usual places and also the inlet system is plastered in oil and the positive crankcase breather valve is in desperate need of replacement....

So this is what I offer as an engine service:.....

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Chris Allison
Allison Automotive Limited

Engine Service

Stage 1 £275 Labour + cost of Parts

Remove Gearbox and exhaust manifold, separate Air-con compressor (retain in position)
Remove Engine
Inspect condition and ‘feel’ of belts and Pulleys (Idle pulley, Water pump, Aux Tensioner, Alternator) replace as necessary
Remove ALL exterior Engine parts incl. studs etc - clean down the engine thoroughly
Complete Inlet removal – clean oily residue around the inlet and ports
Remove power steering bracket and pump – clean down
Remove both sump sections – clean out old sealant (THE most annoying job ever lol!)
Remove oil pump - Change front and rear crankshaft oil seals
Re-seal oil pump back to block
Re-seal both sump sections using Wurth Sealant – use new bolts to re-fix
Replace camshaft seals
Replace Cam Tensioning system incl. Belt and spring loaded tensioner, re-time using SPX cam positioning plate, loosen off both cam pulleys and re-tension using Torque wrench
Set bottom Pulley Stretch bolt to 40Nm + 90 Deg (by Hand) (Bottom pulley removed and installed using correct SPX tooling)
Renew Engine Oil and Gearbox Oil – Renew Coolant (Ford 10 year Advanced) - top up PAS Fluid,
Re-seal cam top cover back to head (use new seal ideally)
Install new Plugs
Inspect condition of clutch and concentric slave bearing (recommend replacing at least the bearing if it’s old – Drive shaft oil seal also)
Inspect Front crankcase breather box – replace valve – re-seal back to block
Check condition of Coolant housing and coolant temp sensor (just underneath Coil Pack) clean and remove corrosion – reface – re-fit
Remove Coolant thermostat housing– clean mating face and re-seal back - fit new Thermostat
Re-assemble everything back to car and test!



Stage 2 £350 labour + Parts
All of the above plus
Then paint Engine block and sump sections (sump sections painted separately before being sealed onto the block) (Cylinder head masked off and left unpainted)

Stage 3
All of the above incl.
Removal of cylinder head – full head clean and valve removal
Clean valves – replace valve stem oil seals – ‘lap’ valves back into head and seat (improves compression and restores valve clearance)
Skim head (raises compression very slightly)
Install new head gasket and bolts using torque wrench
Renew piston rings also

Other parts to consider restoring
Gear Linkage pole (ideally the selector spring inside the gearbox too)
Driveshaft inspection – re-pack joints and renew intermediate bearing
Heater Control Valve
Clutch
Coolant hose upper and lower to radiator
Engine Mounts
Fuelling sensors – Air Flow – Oxygen sensor etc
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Engine Servicing for your PUMA. Cambelt, seals, etc

Postby red » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:53 am

That all sounds amazing, I wish you'd been fixing Pumas when 201 was suffering :x
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Engine Servicing for your PUMA. Cambelt, seals, etc

Postby ElDude at Allison Automotive » Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:22 pm

red wrote:Source of the post That all sounds amazing, I wish you'd been fixing Pumas when 201 was suffering :x


Just noticed today that post you made on RPOC re threaded plug/head situation... eek!

why is it FRP's find there way to these kind of problems..crazy ..

I'm finding a lot of problems on cars are pure laziness because mechanics can't be bothered to learn how to use tools correctly and just want to blast everything off/on with a cordless impact wrench :evil: :evil:

My rant for today :lol:
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Engine Servicing for your PUMA. Cambelt, seals, etc

Postby Craigyrogers » Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:47 am

Looks like a great service you are offering. How much do you charge for stage 3? And whereabouts are you based? And would you do it for a standard 1.7 not frp? :) thanks.
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Engine Servicing for your PUMA. Cambelt, seals, etc

Postby ElDude at Allison Automotive » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:14 pm

Yes, can offer the same service for any Puma... my order of service is slightly different for a standard puma due to getting the manifold and cat section out which is a right faff... but yes! Havn't got a fixed cost for the stage 3 i'm afraid..it depends greatly on cost of parts at the time...condition of the head and pistons etc etc... it's going to be around a couple of hundred more at least on the labour I would have thought..

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Chris
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Postby rnnicol » Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:48 pm

Sounds like money well spent, Richard
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Engine Servicing for your PUMA. Cambelt, seals, etc

Postby Mrfluffy » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:18 pm

Definitely +1 for the service that Chris provides, he gave my Millie a full work over just before Ford Fair, and the car feels like it's only got 10k on the clock, instead of nearly 100k. i took the car into a local puma friendly garage to get a new set of tyres, and the mechanics were extremely impressed with the state of the engine and gearbox.. I'll definitely be taking my Thunder into Chris next year for a similar treatment.

Be warned that the cost of the parts (and a case of brake cleaner) will significantly increase the size of the bill, but the labour cost is extremely cheap for the time, experience, and the passion Chris has for the Ford Puma. For anyone who wants their beloved Puma to stand the test of even more time, the service that Chris offers is worth every penny.

So thanks again Chris. You've turned my £300 car purchase into a daily drive that makes me grin every time I turn the key.
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