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  • Tdm
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    I honestly don't know what I have done to upset a certain member on here, but if I can only comment about Stag matters and nothing else on this Thread that I started then I think it's time I closed it, and will keep what I do with my Stag in future to myself. What goes on in Tenerife will now stay inTenerife. Confused and a little angry! Goodbye folks.

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  • wilf
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    Glads you pinned down that noise Terry, and that it is not as bad as you feared..

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  • dasadrew
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    Originally posted by dasadrew View Post
    .......26 May 2019: ...book the car in to one of the "real" specialists ( I dunno, Faversham or whatever) ........Next alternative: offer one of said specialists and his wife a free holiday including flights in Tenerife and fly them out to you.......

    Drew
    Originally posted by Tdm View Post
    .....a neighbour's brother-in-law who is out on holiday for a few weeks seems really knowledgable about car engines and gearboxes, and he is going to give me his opinion in a few days time.....
    Oh well, 7 months of tribulations, but a few quid saved on the free holiday idea!

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  • marshman
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    sounds like good news on the stag front. not surprised at the cholesterol after reading posts 67, 71 and 72 !!!

    lay off the cake for a week and it will be back to normal.

    Roger

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  • Seaking
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    This is posted on the forum​​​​​​. As I do not agree with the diversion from your stag problems to a general blog of your life and times in Tenerife.
    There is a separate section of this site for such posts. I do hope you read that section.
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    Terry for God's sake I will not ignore your comments from your PM . I will await a retraction of your comments. Of myself and ex members .
    How ever your answer is in your post.Dated in December. You have now posted that

    ​Just got an early Xmas present!, and it just goes to show the benefits of a 2nd pair of ears and eyes.

    The "engine" man I mentioned before out here on holiday has just been round, and it look less than 5 minutes for him to diagnose the source of my new engine "clatter".

    Started the car and it was making an unhealthy noise from somewhere around the front, and I thought my new VC was a dud, or I had done something seriously wrong when putting things back together again, but no this man pressed his hand hard down on the oil filler cap and the noise went away, it's the rh timing chain catching on the guard or something, so I need to remove the rh rocker cover and fix it.

    When the mechanic friend I have been waiting for finally turned up at about 6.30pm, after a few attempts we finally got the car started (with the rh rocker cover off), but blow me if now the unhealthy noise I was previously getting has disappeared and the engine was ticking over pretty well and quietly despite the absence of the rocker cover and air filter and the distributor being loose awaiting the timing to be set, and the carb mixture also requiring re-setting.
    Well Terry to put you out of your misery why not check the gasket under Oil Filler cap or the prongs of cap . (As Stated by your engine man when he pressed hard on oil cap the noise went away) .Or please send the engine messiah .around to all us stag owners to lay hands on our engines.
    Happy New year .
    Glenn.
    Last edited by Seaking; 17th January 2020, 08:43.

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  • Tdm
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    A couple of "tests" undertaken today - me at the Hospital around lunchtime, and my Stag being tested by myself and a mechanic friend around tea time.

    The Rheumatologist at the Hospital says I need to keep taking the steroids I am on for my Polymialgia, and my Cholesterol levels are a bit high, and she (the rheumatologist) is referring me to a Neurologist for tests because of a lot of headaches that I have been getting lately. Didn't want to tell her that one cause of the current headaches could be my Stag!

    When the mechanic friend I have been waiting for finally turned up at about 6.30pm, after a few attempts we finally got the car started (with the rh rocker cover off), but blow me if now the unhealthy noise I was previously getting has dissappeared and the engine was ticking over pretty well and quietly despite the absence of the rocker cover and air filter and the distributor being loose awaiting the timing to be set, and the carb mixture also requiring re-setting.

    The mechanic is driving a van back to the U.K. tomorrow, then flying back again when he will call round once more, and imbetween time I am going to put everything back together again on the engine, and hopefully take the car on a run. What little I had done since last switching on the engine was to move the metal water pipe that goes to the bottom of the radiator further away from the Alternator as it could have been catching causing the noise I was talking about, which seems to be bourne out by the fact that the "rattling" noise has now gone?.

    The mechanic and I both agreed that the rh timing chain at least appears pretty tight, and as there is no longer any noise coming from around there, I am not going to have to take the timing chain cover off, which would mean also removing the fan and crank bolt all over again. Think I will sleep a little better tonight.

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  • Tdm
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    Couple of reasons why I have not made a post in a while.
    My Internet has been down, but today the company I use installed a new router as the the previous one developed a problem.

    The mechanic I was waiting for got delayed and has only just arrived back on the Island.
    He will be calling round Thursday afternoon to help me diagnose my current Stag problems.
    Today he has been working on the Range Rover parked next to me, which apparently has a siezed thermostat.

    Hoping for good news on Thursday, as at lunchtime have a Hospital appointment to review my Polymialgia status and what a recent blood test shows, and in the afternoon hope that the news on my Stag is better than I expect (that at least my timing chains are O.K.).

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  • Tdm
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    Watched a long and very good 3 Kings parade last night (similar to a Carnival procession, pics below), then enjoyed a nice Anniversary meal with friends, and the Restaurant owner who we know well put 2 free bottles of Cava on our table at the end, having already drunk several pints of beer beforehand, and the misses numerous glasses of Sangia, so both us only got up at lunchtime today, and I didn't feel up to doing anything on the Stag, even though our next door neighbour offered to help in diagnoseing my mysterious sound from around the rh timing chain area.

    Did check though when I last changed the timing chains, which was back in 1998 and aproximately 22,000 miles ago, and I did also check and adjust them later in 2005 (about 17,000 miles ago) when I last suffered a Head Gasket failure.

    Only a couple of days until the mechanic I mentioned previously is back on the Island and due to call round, so decided I will wait until then before doing anything else on the car, especially as have a Hospital blood test early tomorrow morning, and on Wednesday/Thursday been asked to disconnect and remove all the electric cables I personally put up in the Grounds and Gardens on Dec 1st to power the Xmas Tree and other Xmas lighting displays and effects, and also help take down the decorations in the Reception area, and of course also in our own home.

    In the combo below (the last pic - bottom right) I am 3rd one in on the left, and the misses is opposite me - 3rd one in on the right, taken in one of our favourite steak restaurants in town. I just hope that the day the mechanic and I get together on the Stag, is as good a day as I enjoyed yesterday when everything went exactly to plan and was thoroughly enjoyable. I know this Thread is concerned with the Stag, but I hope you don't mind me slipping in a post or two that is partly off subject when the car is not 1st prioirity.
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    3 Kings Combo.jpg.

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  • Tdm
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    Nothing like starting a nice sunny January 46th Wedding Anniversary morning off with a bottle of Bollinger Champagne and a Cake with friends in our Complex Bar. Everyone was happy except for my poor Stag which is minus it's RH rocker cover in an attempt to find where the noise around there is coming from.
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    Anniversary Pic Combo.jpg

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  • Tdm
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    Originally posted by Richard G View Post
    Seems to me that there is too much celebrating going on in Tenerife and not enough work being done on the Stag! You really must stop the good life and get on with the Stag, life is too short.
    That's why we emigrated here in 2004, and having so much fun does take it's toll, and my Stag doesn't always get the full attention it deserves!

    I agree with you life is too short, which is why we try to get as much out of it as we can whilst we are here and are fit enough to do so.

    Our Fridge is still full of good food and wine left over from Xmas, so the Stag will have to wait until it's all gone!

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  • Richard G
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    Seems to me that there is too much celebrating going on in Tenerife and not enough work being done on the Stag! You really must stop the good life and get on with the Stag, life is too short.

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  • mike@thenook
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    Happy Anniversary Terry - Enjoy!

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  • Tdm
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    Just a quick update - not touched the Stag so far in the New Year as Celebrations here are still ongoing and don't finish till the 7th of January.
    Will then wait till the 9th when the mechanic I used to trust with my Stag to do work that I couldn't returns to Tenerife and is going to call round.

    Tomorrow night the 3 Kings on Camels ride through the streets of Los Cristianos throwing sweets to the children, and it is also our 46th Wedding Anniversary, so will be out celebrating.

    The day after (the 6th) is 3 Kings Day itself and the locals equivalent of Xmas Day when parents give their children presents, and it's also yet another Bank Holiday. Will be glad when it's all over so can take a rest for a couple of days prior to tackling the Stag again.

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  • Tdm
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    Originally posted by mike@thenook View Post
    Happy New Year to you and your family Terry and lets hope it is a good one for Stag'ing!
    Cheers Mike, still got an unhealthy noise from the rh timing chain area which needs sorting.
    The good news is that the mechanic who I used to trust with my Stag is back on Tenerife on the 9th of January, and he is going to call round to help me sort out my remaining problems (I hope!).

    The misses has a blood test at the local Hospital tomorrow morning, and I have one on the 7th of January prior to us both seeing Hospital Specialists later in the month.

    Currently parked next to my Stag is a rh drive Range Rover with major water leak problems, so I am not alone in having car problems in our Complex. The same mechanic is going to try and get both cars running again when he is back.

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  • mike@thenook
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    Happy New Year to you and your family Terry and lets hope it is a good one for Stag'ing!

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