22nd Feb 2008 – Out of Morocco and to Udine in Italy
We’re in Udine in Italy. The top end of the XT has just been bored, bushed and new piston.
Out of Morocco to Italy to fix that Rattly Motor
Got out of Morocco…
Ferry back to Spain
Did some fine roads on the way to Italy
Goffer at the Border
Anyway- My Engine.
The engine had 60+ thousand on it so i thought i'd be safe and have it rebuilt before i left. It used oil from the start, but i was assured once it coked up, things would settle down. Well they didn't and it kept drtinking like a 14yr old Birkenhead scallie out celibrating their first ASBO.
The engine got noisier and lost power so in the end i bit the bullet. I'd been in contact with Alberto from the Club Tenere Italia website and he said Mario Fazio was "THE MAN" in N Italy so we went to Udine for a consultation.
The gaskets were burnt and the oil seals baked and brittle- as well as one or two other things i do want to get into here- and prime suspects for the somewhat enthusisastic oil consumption.
So a set of gaskets and seals, rebore, +1 piston, and the barrel phospher bronze bushed (for the head studs), oil and filter, saw us once again on the road- thank heaven.
We managed to catch up with Alberto and a couple of other Tenereisti from the Trieste area and go for a drink while showing us around Triesta. What a lovely place. Thanks guys it was good to meet you all.
Henry in Italy
Pretty as a picture
Thanks go to Mario, Gabriel, and Alex at EFFE MOTO, Tricesimo, Udine, 0432480891(take note he is a Tenere and BMW expert). To Alberto for his help and hospitality. To Kirsten for putting up with me while i was fookin' freaking out.
Off to Bled in Slovenia tomorrow…
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