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    Yesterday was prepping the engine and bay for the newer engine install. We checked bolts, took the AC compressor off the newer motor as I left my compressor in the Rover still charged and pulled over to the side, installed the torque converter, and buttoned up a few loose ends. The engine is now hanging on the hoist and has the flex-plate and flywheel ring installed. Monday we're planning on dropping the motor in and starting to hook things up. Who knows by next Sunday the 27th I might be trying to start it. I found my positive cable from the battery to the starter is has broken down insulation. That is definitely getting replaced. I also have some other + wires to replace or repair. Then I'll re-wrap all of those with new flex loom for protection. I don't want to do all of this work then end up with an engine fire.

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    Just ordered this fancy battery cable. I figure for the price, materials, and time this one was worth it. Built for the discovery 1 or Range Rover Classic. I like the heat sheilding down by the starter to protect it from the exhaust. That is where my current cable is cracked and has conductor exposed.
         

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    Got my butt kicked yesterday. Tried putting the engine in the rover. We had already done the torque converter shuffle where you sit there and wiggle and turn it past the splines and until the body notches are engaged with the oil pump. We were pretty sure we had it. While trying to get the engine in I had it lined up, 4 bolts started to help line it up, did some wiggle and started to draw them up and about 1/2-5/8" from mating up it started binding. I didn't torque down on them because I shouldn't have to if it's right. I monkeyed around with it for the next few hours including pulling the engine out and rechecking the converter seating. It seemed right. Then I took the old converter and trans on the floor and mated them up. Then I used a stick and measured 1 7/8" from the stick across the bell housing to the flex plate bolt blocks. when I checked the one in the rover I had 1 3/8". I tried seating that converter again to get that last bit and I just cannot find it. I eventually got fatigued and gave up for the day. SIGH

    10/23/17 update so I'm not flooding the board with posts. lol The engine is installed. WHEW... So When I thought I had the torque converter in all the way I actually didn't. I had to slowly turn it while tapping with dead blow hammer then it went it. I figured this out using a straight edge and my calipers to measure how far the flex plate base that meets up to the torque converter was out from the engine block. Then I used that same dimension locked into the calipers to verify the torque converter was in the bell housing far enough. What a *****........

    Now it's sitting on it's engine mounts and 4 of the bell housing to block bolts are started. The hoist is out of the way and it's hopefully home for a long time.

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    Time for an update. I'm hopefully very close to done. I have it about 99% together (minus air cleaner, fan shroud, etc). The donor radiator I put in with the motor had a leak and had to swap that out. Ended up needing a new distributor. Got that in and installed. Turned the key on today and I'm leaking from an injector. Kicking myself in the ass for not just getting all new Orings for them. I did clean them up when the engine was apart and thought they looked good, greased them and reinstalled. Now I get to remove the intake plenum and fuel rail to do it right.

    Still hoping to start it today.

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    Good luck. Ike, hope you get it running today!
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    You can do it!!
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    Injectors not leaking, vaseline primed oil pump, about ready to try it out. Charging battery right now. :(

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    So it is running. Starts when cold. Ran it at 2k rpm for a while to help ensure good oil pressure as cam breaks in. Got up to temp, coolant is good, oil is good, idles well. Set timing. Won't restart when hot!. Checking fuel pressure tomorrow and putting a new fuel filter in it. I've not put one in it since purchasing it last summer. Who knows when it was done last. Also going to rig up a gauge for pressure.

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    Yay start..boo no restart
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    Quick no-start test - dribble some fuel into the intake just before cranking (be safe) - see if it catches at least a bit. If no - likely electrical/spark delivery, if yes, likely fuel delivery.

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    Thanks for the tips and a special thanks to Brad for giving up some of his time to help me go through diagnosis steps. Turns out I have finally figured it out and have concluded I'm a knucklehead. LOL

    I had plugged the Injector #1 connector into the coolant temp sensor that is about 2" from that injector that uses the same connector. I did notice the plastic on the coolant sensor is more of a grime covered dirty which which is easily confused with the grime covered dirty gray the injector plugs are. LOL I should have labeled plugs better on disassembly.

    So now it's running good. I'll do more shake down driving tonight after work and Friday. If it performs flawlessly I might bring up up for the cleanup on Saturday. I'm not sure about that yet though.

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    pfew! Glad the mis-connect didn't blow anything.

    One of those items that a new set of eyes can see the light.

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    Donít feel bad Mike. I didnít see it either.

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    So I've racked up some miles on this bad boy since Wednesday. It's going on the trail cleanup run tomorrow.

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    You go dewd!!

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    Swank1975 previously posted:
    "It's going on the trail cleanup run tomorrow."

    Nice!

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    Sweet sounds like a good time.
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    Ugg, I'm bleeding.

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    Good to know it was only a flesh wound!

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    It was a hose to hard pipe connection for the transmission cooling line. Yes we cleaned up our fluid dirt.

    Just got home. Rover is still sitting on the trailer in front of the neighbors house. New transmission cooling lines to be ordered asap.

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