Last year I developed a coolant pressurising issue, which turned out to be the head gaskets. I replaced these and things have been mostly fine. Just a little rough running on LPG at idle. Petrol was fine.
Now I've started to have rough idle on both LPG or petrol. I replaced the ignition leads, as I had no idea how old they were and it didn't help. Today I've connected up the Nanocom and have a lot of misfires just on one cylinder and it appears to only be at idle.
Spark plugs were replaced with the head gaskets.
Now I'm thinking back and I did have issues with the inlet manifold not fitting as well as I wanted when rebuilding and I'm thinking this may be the cause of the misfire.
On top of this, in the past couple of weeks I'm starting to get pressure in the coolant system again :( Although, no coolant loss yet...
Although I was convinced after a lot of checking that the heads didn't need skimming, it looks like they might. However I'm concerned about getting the heads skimmed and the inlet manifold fitting even worse.
Since I've had it, there is a very minor oil leak at the rear of the engine, which I believe is the main seal. I'm seriously considering taking the P38 in for someone else to rebuild it, including removing the engine to replace the main seal and possibly replacing the camshaft etc too whilst it's in. The mileage is unknown as it was a replacement engine a number of years before I bought it.
I'd love to be able to do this myself, but I don't have the space or time at the moment.
Is there anyone in the north west that you'd recommend for an engine rebuild?
If I'm going to do this, I'd like to get it done properly.