After our XK140 blew a head gasket this past summer we've decided to rebuild the engine (I've put some photos in an album here) but we could use any tips/trick/pointers that other who have been…Continue
"Do not reuse any moving parts of the engine without reconditioning first. The oil pump for the 3.4 liter 140 engine has since been replaced with the one from the 4.2 L engine. An O-ring must be placed on the pick-up tube, since it is smaller than…"
"Yep, I can see where your head gasket failed, between the # 2 & # 3 cyl. I was driving for years with "0" compression on the # 5 cyl. but you could only tell at idle. At road speed it drove normal & smooth."
"Mack,I appreciate the insight, I haven't had a chance to look at the block in detail, I'm busy degreasing the engine compartment, sanding, priming and painting the frame and associated metal bits so it looks reasonably presentable before…"
"One of the most important aspects of your rebuild is attention to the cooling passages & chambers in the block & head. The common machine shop "hot tank" cleaning, although removing the grime, is not sufficient. With all the…"
"I picked up a DVD from a classic car show last year. It is an instructional thing on rebuilding the XK engine. Not being an engine expert I cannot judge how basic it is but for somebody who has never rebuilt an engine before (me!), I found it…"
After our XK140 blew a head gasket this past summer we've decided to rebuild the engine (I've put some photos in an album here) but we could use any tips/trick/pointers that other who have been through it before could provide. Additionally, if there are any books you'd recommend (the original shop manuals are somewhat poor) that would help us in this project please point me to them! Sincerely,Kenwebmaster@planet-9.comSee More
"Is there a problem with these engines and oiling when driven hard, or is this done for some sort of extra protection, etc? We are currently rebuilding our 140 and I was just going to put a new factory style oil pump in it and while I…"