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1 week 4 days ago #252109 by cobbadog
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The 202 was a good motor,  just a long stroke 186. Looking for extra torque I think. But they got thirsty n that may have been about all the pollution gear they threw on it. 

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1 week 4 days ago - 1 week 4 days ago #252111 by asw120
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That was on the HX with ADR27A (I think). Retarded exhaust valve timing, a hot thermostat and all sorts of vacuum hose shenanigans.
Originals would lift piston crowns and strip timing gears, but unlikely this one's original. Aftermarket pistons and an aluminium timing gear and all good. Every one I pulled apart (with standard bore) had done a piston and the big ends would be quite worn.

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1 week 3 days ago - 1 week 3 days ago #252118 by Southbound
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I used to fix engines back in my mechanic days. From HQ onwards the sixes and V8s had low quality pistons due to a change in piston manufacturer, from Rolloy to REPCO.  The HQ and on 253s and 308s also had low quality camshafts and pressed tin head gaskets which also kept me in a job. GM should have just kept fitting small block Chev engines as the owners of Holdens were less than impressed with the engines. 
 


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4 days 21 hours ago - 4 days 21 hours ago #252240 by Colin HD
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Installed my rebuilt master cylinder, had issues bleeding the system, despite bench bleeding!
Ended up draining the whole system down and blowing through the lines and replacing all the nipples.
Didn't actually find a blockage or anything, but all works nicely now 
Just need to change and install the vacuum line: intake manifold to booster. 

 
Last edit: 4 days 21 hours ago by Colin HD. Reason: bad spalling
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4 days 14 hours ago #252245 by Mrsmackpaul
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These old truck brakes can give a lot of people grief

Glad you got it sorted

Paul

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3 days 17 hours ago #252263 by Colin HD
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Yeah, I wasn't expecting to get pressure first up, but bench bleeding and then installing, I still couldn't get pressure.
Tried a few tricks, but nothing!
So went for the full stripdown.

Must have just been an airlock, do like my vacuum brake bleeder.
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