Further to previous post, I have subsequently found that the apparent knocking (it sounds as though someone has a piece of 4"x4" timber inside the motor and is banging it against the block, its no so much metalic in sound but dense, sorry best description I can think of) is coming from the pully attached to the end of the crank, does this have a bearing? I can see oil is seeping past the seal. This so called knocking seems not to be affected by engine rpms. I have checked the flexplate as best I can without removing transmission, I have also carried out sound checks with a screwdriver placed on the heads above each piston (yeah somewhat basic I know), but all seem ok. What else can I do before committing to removing the motor?
Thanks to those of you who have already responded to previous posts.
I swore black and blue I wouldnt buy another RR (my fifth) but they are addictive.
Cheers NAC. P38a 4.6 96