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Re: Engine failure
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2019, 08:26:39 AM »
...the Bis's engine is old tech based on the vintage 500 Giardinera. ..

Holy sh...t I did not Know that! Hmmm… i Wonder if it would fit my bis  :P ;D
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Re: Engine failure
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2019, 10:37:10 AM »
 Shame about the timing chain failure. If you could fix it yourself it would probably be a fairly straight forward job. I can't imagine a quote from Proietti is going to be cheap.
 If it was me I would take the £2.5k offer and run with it.
 The other thing you have to consider is the new ULEZ rules. You would be better off with a TAX-exempt air cooled. Just saying ;D
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Re: Engine failure
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2019, 11:27:24 AM »
I am still in two minds. We will see what Proeitti says.

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Re: Engine failure
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2019, 02:58:57 PM »
I found another Bis with just 18k miles for just £600. Unfortunately, the body is in good condition apart from a dented and badly painted front panel, a large dent on rear hatch and minor rust on front wheel arches. It has a MoT. All easy fixes.

Proeitti will dissect my Fiat this week. So the above, could be an option.

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Re: Engine failure
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2019, 02:43:02 PM »
An update:

Fortunately, internal damage is limited to the valves. Apart from a small scratch, the pistons are undamaged. Everything else is intact.

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Re: Engine failure
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2019, 02:44:51 PM »
No damage found. There was a small amount of debri in the sump.

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Re: Engine failure
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2019, 02:49:55 PM »
Only two valves were damage. All four valves to be replaced.

I was surprised to be told that they have all the parts needed except the valves.

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Re: Engine failure
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2019, 03:46:10 PM »
Only two valves were damage. All four valves to be replaced.

I was surprised to be told that they have all the parts needed except the valves.

I think I have a new set of valves here if you get stuck 😀

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Re: Engine failure
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2019, 10:22:47 AM »
I think I have a bis timing chain cover if you need one
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Re: Engine failure
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2019, 08:43:20 PM »
 Glad to hear there was no serious damage to the engine. Just make sure they fit a decent head gasket as there have been guys on here with failures after very little mileage. Also make sure you get it re-torqued.
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Re: Engine failure
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2019, 08:00:46 PM »
Amazingly, the car is done. They managed to put the engine together Thursday evening. It starts and drives. I have seen it. They will keep it, so that they can run it for a day or two to iron out any teething issues that may arise (e.g. timing, overheating, etc?). The engine sounded quieter (probably all in the mind). They didn't waste any time. I took the car in Tuesday last week. If not for slight delay obtaining the valves, it would have been finished Friday last week.

I am soooooo excited!

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Re: Engine failure
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2019, 09:56:26 AM »
 :) Great news!!!

Did they found why the chain have failed?

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Re: Engine failure
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2019, 12:02:04 PM »
They are baffled by what happened to the car. They said the culprit was the small sprocket (gear?). It lost some teeth. He reckons it could be due to metallic fatigue, but he is not sure.

As far as I am concerned, the car underwent regular oil changes. The AA was stunned when he saw clear oil spewed out on the road.

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Re: Engine failure
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2019, 08:13:52 AM »
Collecting the car this morning :). I can't wait.

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Re: Engine failure
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2019, 01:34:27 PM »
Great to hear it's been repaired, you must be please to have it up and running again