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  1. gavinmcmillan

    XD Timing

    Cheers, are there any kits I can buy that come with all the pieces as a start? Any idea on what I should budget?
  2. gavinmcmillan

    XD Timing

    I figured I’d get a working engine first before rebuilding the current.
  3. gavinmcmillan

    XD Timing

    Well it’s been a fair bit of kicking around and not much closer, after getting it to idle it’s not starting again. i feel like my only options are to swap it out or rebuild it. Rebuilding kind of appeals to me because I’ve never done it before and I’m keen to learn. Does anyone have a guide for rebuilding these?
  4. gavinmcmillan

    XD Timing

    Well i got it running, the timing is way off though and it needs to be at very high revs to hold idle. It was making a fair bit of noise so took off the rocker cover. There is a fair bit of play between some of the push rods and the rockers and some of them aren't pushing oil through (3 of them). Does this indicate an issue with the hydraulic lifters? i'd say all in all the engines pretty stuffed lol
  5. gavinmcmillan

    XD Timing

    Ok i've checked the wiring on the coil and it was back to front, its getting stronger spark now. the Dizzy is fully retarded and its so close to turning over, its so close to turning over. I'm going to re-check #1 is on TDC compression when the spark occurs again. Question: Can the dizzy be out by 90 degrees?
  6. gavinmcmillan

    XD Timing

    So it looks like when the mechanic swapped the dizzy they put it in 180 degrees out, so that’s fixed up but still won’t start. fuels in bowl and the fuel pumps up to the carby well, cranks, has spark, timings done - won’t start. Totally lost on where to to go to from here, any suggestions?
  7. gavinmcmillan

    XD Timing

    Na it’s a capacitive distributor.
  8. gavinmcmillan

    XD Timing

    I’ll check, if it drops really low I wonder if the issue could be the battery. Far out so many things to check!
  9. gavinmcmillan

    XD Timing

    Ok so i ran a cable from positive terminal on battery to the positive terminal on the coil and still no luck, its cranking but not starting. I dont really get the electrical side of things but i do have a multimeter (though dont really know how to use). If i connect multimeter to the positive and negative terminals of the battery i get 12.5V, when i connect it to the positive and negative of the coil i get 7.8v - i understand the coil has a resister in it, so would that be expected?
  10. gavinmcmillan

    XD Timing

    So if i run a wire from positive terminal on battery over to positive on the coil then turn the key that would be the right way to do this test?
  11. gavinmcmillan

    XD Timing

    Hi All, I'm pretty noob at my car, its an XD fairmont with a 250 xflow. The challenge i am having is that the car wont start, but there is some history here so bare with me.... I drove it for a fair few km's one day to grab some parts for it and it died (when i say died we turned the engine off and it just wouldn't start up again). Got it towed back home and through the troubleshooting process did the following: did the carby with a carby kit (gaskets etc) new plugs and leads new coil Checked timing I ended up getting a mechanic to look at it and they replaced the dizzy with a spare and he was able to get it running (however said the actual issue was weak spark due to cable from the coil). So we drove it for a week and then it died again, and here is where i'm at: There is fuel in the bowl and when you pump the pedal fuel squirts in There is spark (removed number 1 plug, put it in the lead and held to engine block and its sparks when you crank) There is compression (put finger in plug hole to check) So where i got to was timing/distributor. When checking it with timing gun its set to 6 degrees and it cranks but wont start (not even a splutter), when you full retard the dizzy it almost starts. Any suggestions where i go to from here? The thing i really cant get my head around is what could have changed between it work and then not working. Gav
  12. gavinmcmillan

    XD speakers and radio

    Adelaide SA Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. gavinmcmillan

    XD speakers and radio

    That’s the thing the door trims are perfect and I don’t want to butcher them either. I’ll hunt around for some inserts or door trims. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. gavinmcmillan

    Hi All! 81 XD

    So I’ve checked over the cables from the lights back to that switch and I can’t seem to find anything wrong with the cables - is it hard to replace the switch? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    XE Headlight switchG

    Haha amazing! Every day I learn something new about this car. Thanks for your help Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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