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Old 02-24-2014, 09:24:28 PM
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WE use Blue Devil its a liquid works on a lot of head gasket problems an intakes
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:44:25 PM
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Years ago while at a forklift dealership ( not Cat) I had the dubious pleasure of doing a head gasket on one of these Engines!
One of the worst designs on the planet! Nothing at all to locate the top of the sleeves.. They literally float under the head, the webbing in the block only comes to within about 1/4inch of the sleeve. I was lucky and had an easy version (there are 2) and it only took 9 pages of factory manual to change it. See if you can convert to a real engine, even a flathead Continental is worlds better.
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Hey everyone, I'm having a tough time putting a timing chain in my cat forklift with a xn1p. My old chain snapped so I have no reference to go off. I have the crank at tdc on cylinder 1 (rear most cylinder by trans) piston is at the top of the stroke. The alignment mark at the flywheel is dead on. The cam is lined up with th dist pointer pointing at #1cyl. But in the book it says the line on the front crank sprocket needs to be at the 7o clock position. This is not the case. Right now it's pointed at 11-12 o'clock. I'm extremely confused. Any advise or input would be great , FYI I'm using a car repair manual From a 1980 Peugeot 505 witch uses the same engine.

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Old 10-14-2017, 06:13:30 PM
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Hi, The water pump would probably protest the increased viscosity, the oil would most likely foam and the hoses rot and as menchioned the heat transfer would be suspect. I'm not real sure the radiator would flow the oil. Barrs is good and I have had 100% success with Blue Devil for head gaskets, I would think it would work for liners. Just opinions, I know everyone has them. The blue Devil would be a fast cheap fix. You can always go the correct route if it doesn't work. Good Luck
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The first thing I would try would be to just put the radiator cap on at the first notch so it doesn't build pressure and monitor the crankcase for a while. That may do the trick, as long as the fork lift isn't working all day, every day.
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Ok, I have never said this in public, but I was a Pugeot mechanic in the '80s..... there, I said it.... I've had the displeasure of doing liner seals on a weekly basis . The bottom of the liners and the block MUST be spotless. You have to do this by hand w/fine grit sand paper. If you go at the block with an air powered wire wheels or bear tex pads it will not seal. The factory drilled that into us, so I never did, although it sure was tempting! Only use the aluminum shims on the bottom of the liners, if you got paper, the best place for them is the trash. Set the liner protrusion on the high side, but try hard to get them as close to each other as possible. Make sure the head is flat, if you didn't get it cut, it's not flat. Not a bad job in the cars, I could turn them around in a day and re-torque / adjust valves the next morning. We left the pistons in the liners, just popped the connecting rods. Sorry 123, I don't remember the timing chain marks.
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The only cooling system sealer I have had luck with is K&W block seal. Follow the instructions exactly.
Modern MLS head gaskets DO NOT GET ANY KIND OF SEALING MATERIAL!!!
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You fellow's do realize the original post is almost seven years old. Interesting read though!
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Damn, always a day late............ can I take back that I admitted I was a Peugeot mechanic?
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Damn, always a day late............ can I take back that I admitted I was a Peugeot mechanic?
I worked on more than one of those POS engines too. Come to think of it Peugeot did a lot of things there own way; just as Citroen did but they got it right where Peugeot struggled. Liner leaking was prevalent in many of their engines and liberal amounts of Vaseline was the lubricant to use when slipping liners into the block. You're right about lack of locating to the liners and protrusion height or they were a problem. If the engine got hot, best to mill both the head and block or you would see it again.....

It was great when they finally rusted away.....
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