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Just started checking over the xe engine I have and removed one of the rod end caps to inspect the bearings etc, but I have no idea what torque to do it up to, is it best to get a haynes manual :wacko: or is there somewhere else I can get decent build info. Also I seem to have mixed up the original oil feed pipe with the one from an 1800 are they the same? if not how can i tell which ones which?

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Ok I have found supply of bolts, thanks for the heads up gents. My xe is an early type with rounded cam sprockets, however just sorting through what i have I looked at the gasket set that cam with it. Inside there was also something called a savershim which according to the info with it is used after heads have been machined to restore the original valve train clearances. Question: how can I check that the head has been skimmed and needs this device. As an xe virgin I could really do with some help I'm not sure if using this engine is such a good idea.

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if you look at the gasket face of the cylinder head, at one end you will see a section that is still " as cast" as it sits slightly higher (or lower if the head is upside down!) than the gasket face. The lip between the gasket face and this bit is normally (in my experience) around 0.75mm to 1mm ish. If its nothing, or close to nothing, then its been skimmed a lot. if there is still a good step then it hasn't.

Sorry can't be more accurate, this is just a gauge I use when looking at an XE engine before I buy it!

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