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Hi, the workshop manual says to tighten spark plugs to 27 foot lbs, this seems awfully high when tightening them and waiting for the wrench to click, do members follow this setting.
I agree that the front cover is the most likely source of the leak. Surely if the head gasket had failed with that much of a leak you would see a lot of white vapor in the exhaust. A friends front cover failed and we removed the sump and with the radiator pressurized i could lay under the car and wi...
Word around the paddock was that the engine made over 400bhp. Not sure where that number came from. The engine builder at J D Classics was a guy called "Piff", he was ex Jaguar Racing Dept. He told me at one of their open days that the engines for the racing Listers and E-types Etc made around 380hp.
Hi, not all oil leaks at the rear of the engine turn out to be the rear main seal. People assume this is the cause but it very often turns out to be the rear seal on the sump, especially if it is a bad oil leak. I have seen this a couple of times with both my brothers car and on a friends car. All t...