How do you (email from a fellow BX'er)

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How do you (email from a fellow BX'er)

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:39 am

Reply-To: J HAWES <j.hawes227@btinternet.com>
Can you please let me know, Tim, how to turn the crankshaft on my BX, so that I can check the timing. You see I changed my distributor before I realised that I have got no timing plate! My mentors, at my local garage, told me that there is another way of BX timing on some BX models. I've bought a gauge to show me when the cylinder is at the top, but the instuctions assume that my car is so old that the engine is an in-line, so that I can easily get to the crankshaft to turn the engine round, The Haynes book, so very good in some ways, but not in others! Do you know where I can get any information. Also, I don't know if you can put me on to anyone who can find me a Solex carburettor to practice taking to bits. Also I should like a spring tensioner, to enable me to get that big ( 2 inch/50 mm), spiral spring back on, afterwards. John Hawes.
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Re: How do you (email from a fellow BX'er)

Post by Kitch » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:54 am

A) What engine is it?

B) It is an in-line engine. All BX engines are. You don't need a tool to find TDC anyway, just a thumb and a mate :lol:

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Re: How do you (email from a fellow BX'er)

Post by Defender110 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:35 pm

Put a spanner on the crankshaft pulley bolt head and turn it?
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Re: How do you (email from a fellow BX'er)

Post by JayW » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:43 pm

What Ian said!
I have zero patience for your tedium.

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Re: How do you (email from a fellow BX'er)

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:01 am

Its a 1.6 carb bx sorry.
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Re: How do you (email from a fellow BX'er)

Post by Vanny » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:39 pm

If the engine/gearbox is in the car, put one front wheel in the air and one on the ground (to overcome the dif), stick it in gear, and turn the wheel by hand. The gearbox will then rotate through to the engine and crank.

Even easier if you have 7 spoke 17" alloy wheels.

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Re: How do you (email from a fellow BX'er)

Post by Tim Leech » Fri May 02, 2014 9:57 am

Tahnks Vanny.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR