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Old 20-03-2005   #16
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Hi Alex (and anyone else?), no need to apologise Geezer!

I’ve not managed to sauce shaft seal yet – I want the part visible before I venture back to the FIAT dealer – They denied the parts existence last time. I reckon they will tell me its time to buy a new distributor. I’d probably spend less cash going to Italy and buying the right part…

For the first time in 9 years of Uno ownership, I have One without an (external) oil leak (knock on wood) - Thanks for the guidance Alex !!!!!

That’s all 3 leaks fixed – O Ring Gasket and Engine Breather Tube sorted today – Cam Cover Gasket last year. Just need to fix the Clutch Slave Cylinder V-soon.

Any idea if the Vacuum Advance unit should be filled with oil?

Congratulations on your new job – I hope it goes well! – I guess you’ll soon meet new contacts in the field and put the degree to good use

Get well soon M8!
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Hi All (in middle of typing other post),

I forgot to tell you the car ran rubbish with a 0.95 MM gap and ECU reset .

Next day the plugs were black with soot!

I gently cleaned it off, changed gap to 0.85MM –and did another full reset – Wh HAAAAAAAAyyyyyy !

Neither Haynes nor porter state the 999 IE timing for Magneti Marelli SE 1010C distributor. (Wipes grease off hands) is it 2 or 3 degrees? I’m not paying anyone £10 to whip their gun out – I’m going to buy one soon.

I think I could do with new plug leads too LOL.

Could the soot on plugs be caused by the long idol required for full ECU reset? (Please be just that lol)

Ill keep you updated on the Shaft gasket – If I ever get round to it lol.

In the mean time, anyone know if the Vacuum advance should be oil filled?????

Alex – How’s the job going?

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Re: Don't ues 0.95 MM

It's a bit late now, but I replaced the cam seal on the distributor on my car with a rubber O ring from B&Q. They sell bags of assorted sizes, and one fitted and did the job.

Later I got a proper one from local fiat dealer, but never fitted it, as the B&Q ring was still doing the job.
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Re: Distributor O Ring Gasket?

Quote Originally Posted by alexGS
...A friend and I really did have a neglected Uno 45 FIRE to sort out - the end of the engine and gearbox was covered in oil, and the new clutch was stuffed... After we cleaned up the engine and put it into a different car with replacement clutch, we ran it to see where the oil was leaking, and it was only the distributor making such a BIG mess! It kinda sticks in my mind... :-)

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Just a little update. I noticed the older 5-speed box has the bell house’s timing inspection hole further left than on the C514 box. I’d guess this is why my oil leak missed the hole.

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Re: Distributor O Ring Gasket?

.pmub daerhT

Louie - do you have any of the O rings spare that I can swap for another hand drawn picture please?
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.pmub daerhT

Louie - do you have any of the O rings spare that I can swap for another hand drawn picture please?
can get one on e-bay!

think it's the same on all Fire engines, try
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/O-RING-CAM-SHA...lenotsupported

Big Mick is the man! I've had a seal off him. I can't remember fitting it, nor having a problem with it.
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Re: Distributor O Ring Gasket?

Ah right, I had a quick look there first, couldnt see anything, but have now bought one from that link.
Will use the guide to see if I can fit it, but want the garage to clean all my oil away

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Just a little update. I noticed the older 5-speed box has the bell house’s timing inspection hole further left than on the C514 box. I’d guess this is why my oil leak missed the hole.

Regards All,

If this thread was read only after oil had seeped into the clutch (missing rubber bung), is there any way of getting the oil out without removing the gearbox? I was thinking of pouring something down the timing hole, petrol maybe, or a degreaser. Does the oil eventually burn off if you ride the clutch and get the plate as hot as possible?
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Re: Uno Starting Problem (OIL LEAK CAM MOUNTED DISTRIBUTOR – FIRE ENGINE)

Not sure if this helps but, I have an 84 70s that sometimes has a clutch shudder. Every now and then I drive along the road and do the clutch test a couple of times and the shudder is gone for a few thousand kilometers. Very soon the engine and gbox is coming out to have a 1600 put in so the clutch will be renewed, rear main and front shaft seal will be ckecked and replaced if necessary and possible without too much work. I will keep the old one if it is OK and put it into my 60s.

The clutch test, driving along at about 40 kmph, dip the clutch and rev the engine, drop the clutch. Don't overdo this.
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Re: Uno Starting Problem (OIL LEAK CAM MOUNTED DISTRIBUTOR – FIRE ENGINE)

Umm..
Theres a thread about my silliness... where I poured a bottle of gearbox oil... into that hole thinking it would cure my stiff 1,3 and 5 gear changes.

Oh how they laughed..

I didn't notice a single difference to the clutch if I'm honest
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LOL - LOL - my sides are splitting
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Re: Uno Starting Problem (OIL LEAK CAM MOUNTED DISTRIBUTOR – FIRE ENGINE)

Yes, yes I know..


Still haven't found the gearbox oil topping up hole yet either!
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Re: Distributor O Ring Gasket?

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If this thread was read only after oil had seeped into the clutch (missing rubber bung), is there any way of getting the oil out without removing the gearbox? I was thinking of pouring something down the timing hole, petrol maybe, or a degreaser. Does the oil eventually burn off if you ride the clutch and get the plate as hot as possible?
Try a big can of brake cleaner, sprayed in to drench it while someone operates the clutch (park on the grass). Might help, might not. The oil doesn't burn off but instead glazes the lining. If you get the oil off before this happens, it might work fairly well. Otherwise, prepare for a few hours' work (at least the clutch isn't too expensive).

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Cheers Alex. That worked a treat. A rubber O ring and a $10 can of spray was a lot easier than a new clutch. Now what to do about the large patch of dead grass...mmm.
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I suggest you burn it.

no one will ever find it then
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