UPDATE 18th October 2017

MTR Restorations have been very busy in the last few months and have had to move to a bigger workshop. More customers are investing in their vehicles and taking the long term view to keep and enjoy their vehicles for years to come.

Monday

Misfiring Moggy.

A customer brought in her well used Morris Minor saloon. An everyday vehicle the engine of which has done in excess of 170,000 miles.
The car came in to the workshop with a misfire, carrying out a compression test showed number 3 cylinder low. I removed the cylinder head, all the valves looked ok but top of piston 3 has had some thing hitting it. 
I removed number 3 inlet valve which came out as picture with guide attached which had started to break up and cause the damage to the top of the piston. I have not seen this before.
A replacement second hand cylinder head was fitted to get the customer back on the road PDQ. The fitting of an un-leaded cylinder head was recommended but also the high milage of the rest of the engine will have to be taken into consideration. The customer at least is back on the road and has time to make a decision.


A picture of the valve/valve guide removed from my customers car.

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Misfire Moggy

Misfire Moggy
Strange fault.