Motorhome cambelt whilst in lockdown

mfw

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Lucky you, my van the whole front end had to come of, then the rads and intercooler.
Few years ago sons water pump needed doing and i told him to change it easy enough ( lumbered myself then ) - but it was a twin cam renault clio pig of a job no room and it took me 2 days i think - twin cams are a pig of a job as a lot will know
 

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My car will be done in summer, proton with a renault 4df 16 valve with little room round it, may be an engine out job, not looking forward to the job.
 
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Few years ago sons water pump needed doing and i told him to change it easy enough ( lumbered myself then ) - but it was a twin cam renault clio pig of a job no room and it took me 2 days i think - twin cams are a pig of a job as a lot will know
Used to do our cambelts, the old Cavaliers where a doddle, last one I did was our old Astra, a PITA, I did the recommended (at that time) of replacing belt, tensioner, idlers, a week later the pump started going and needed replacing. :mad:
 

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Easiest one ever was on my 1972 Ford Cortina 1.6 GXL, did it out on the road in front of the house in no time at all :)
 

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Easiest one ever was on my 1972 Ford Cortina 1.6 GXL, did it out on the road in front of the house in no time at all :)
I thought they were pushrod engines, most here were with ither a 1100 or 1300 cc xflow engine.
 

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I thought they were pushrod engines, most here were with ither a 1100 or 1300 cc xflow engine.
1600/2000 ohc 'Pinto' was cam belt....
And a crappy pressed steel spray bar to lube the followers

Oil spray holes used to block and wipe out the followers/cam in short order.

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Burton used to do some very nice tuning gear for them.
 

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Folk here as a rule did not buy pinto engines as they gave so much cam trouble if not getting oil changes, most here dont service cars and just run them for 2/3 years and trade in for new, second owner never bothers ether and just runs a few years and dumps them to scrappy, some times i nail good cars before it gets dumped, just missed one up our street, 6 year old pergo est with 40 th on clock, seen it go on scrappies truck and it was like new. :(
 

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1600/2000 ohc 'Pinto' was cam belt....
And a crappy pressed steel spray bar to lube the followers

Oil spray holes used to block and wipe out the followers/cam in short order.

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Burton used to do some very nice tuning gear for them.
Later models had larger spray holes if I remember correctly, good engine though with a few tuning bits on
 

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Later models had larger spray holes if I remember correctly, good engine though with a few tuning bits on
Yes, the later ones had the holes enlarged, Ford did same on the later twin cam 8 valve engine, holes where too small and got blockages.
 

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Yes, the later ones had the holes enlarged, Ford did same on the later twin cam 8 valve engine, holes where too small and got blockages.
And there wear build of cast iron which is way out of date from ww2.
 

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