I then started getting electrical issues that left me stranded a couple of times. It seems that someone in the past had cut into the loom to fit various items and had done a terrible job in connecting wires which kept causing the battery to run down, the fan to stop working (vital here in the Philippines). I had all the bad wiring replaced, and fitted a new battery.
I was also noting that she was becoming difficult to start, tickover was erratic and and she was starting to smoke more. The oil consumption was getting very high (1 liter 800km) I had also noticed a ticking sound that sounded like a valve issue!! Shit, what next?