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S3 E-Type

Engine Re-Assembly
Putting the engine back together

by Dave Lacey

Its surprising how quick it all went back together. With the crank & pistons in (described elsewhere), next job was the oil pickup & oil pump:
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Then at the front i fitted the timing chain sprocket and a new chain:
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Now the timing chest cover goes on, followed by the distance-piece & cone on the crank:

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Now the sump can be fitted, and the oil cooler/filter assembly connected. At the same time I fitted the water pump to clamp the timing chest in place:
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I used a dial gauge to find TDC on Number 1:

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Interestingly, i noted that the markings on the crank pulley and timing scale indicated 4 degrees ATDC. This timing scale is mounted with slotted holes...it is adustable (something i never realised before).
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After adjustment its all correct:
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Then it's time for cylinder head gaskets:
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The heads are "pre-timed" using the setting gauge to prevent any risk of bent valves & then fitted:
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Next job is timing the thing....
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