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Old 04-29-2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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Unhappy Help needed 86 classic motorhome 454

Hello everyone. I am an airstream owner in the uk. I need to find a garage or mechanic that can work on the chev. 454 engine and knows what they are doing.
My RV is at present in suffolk and will not start after having head gaskets changed. My brother in law was working on it and although he is a mechanical engineer he is a little out of his depth with the job.
I live in london, would love to hear from someone with any suggestions. A garage in suffolk,esexx,hertfordshire or north london would be great. I just want to get my RV back on the road.
Thanks for any help you guys can give me.
Tim
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:36 PM   #2
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Does it crank? It takes gas, spark, and air to make it work. My bet is the distributer is off by 180 degrees when it was re-installed. Find a firing pattern for the v8, make sure the rotor is pointed to tdc at #1 (I think)... best bet is too look it up.

Gas lines primed?
Cam timing correct (but I doubt the camshaft moved just changing the head gaskets).
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Old 04-29-2008, 03:24 PM   #3
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Help needed 86 classic motorhome 454

Hello everyone. I am an airstream owner in the uk. I need to find a garage or mechanic that can work on the chev. 454 engine and knows what they are doing.
My RV is at present in suffolk and will not start after having head gaskets changed. My brother in law was working on it and although he is a mechanical engineer he is a little out of his depth with the job.
I live in london, would love to hear from someone with any suggestions. A garage in suffolk,esexx,hertfordshire or north london would be great. I just want to get my RV back on the road.
Thanks for any help you guys can give me.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:33 PM   #4
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Does it crank? It takes gas, spark, and air to make it work. My bet is the distributer is off by 180 degrees when it was re-installed. Find a firing pattern for the v8, make sure the rotor is pointed to tdc at #1 (I think)... best bet is too look it up.

Gas lines primed?
Cam timing correct (but I doubt the camshaft moved just changing the head gaskets).
Good luck!
Marc
Firing order is: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. #1 cylinder is on the right hand bank, closest to the front of the engine. With the engine at #1 TDC, the ignition rotor should be pointed in the area of the vacuum advance unit.
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Sorry I do not have a answer for you but will bump it back to top of portal page to see if some one dose
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check do you have compression.
check do you have fuel
check do you have spark
is the distrubitor put back corectly.
DO NOT let a guy work on your V8 when he is used to 4 bangers only.
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