Using an 8mm 'long' ribe tool i removed the 10 bolts around the sides then discovered there are 4 in total 6mm ribes at the 2 end
drivers side wasn't a problem the gearbox side was. took me an HOUR to remove 2 bolts. i had to modifiy a Torx40 'long' extension onto a 1/4" drive turned by a 10mm socket....
anyways sump loosened, pump bolts opened 11mm
& pump snorkel off, metal bits stuck in the fine mesh
Cyl 2 & 3 were at the 6 o'c position, cyl 3 was very rattley on the crank.
I removed all 'small' ends, 1, 2 were scored but hadn't turned in the conrod, 3 & 4 were more scored & had turned within the conrod
I opened big ends 2, 3 & 4
2 & 4 were like new, 3 is badly worn, couldn't remove upper 1/2
attached are a few pictures. as best i can tell the crank is ok but 4 set of 'small' end shells will be required & 1 set of shells for big end 3 will be needed.
In the 2 attched pictures is the crank [ cyl 3 & cyl 4 ] & the damaged shells
big end 3 --> small end 3 --> small end 4
On the back is stamped STD i assume = standard fitting
1. how can i remove upper 1/2 of centre main bearing? without removing the crank.
2. do you think if i refit STD shells they be ok?
3. would i need to get the crank ground down?
4. should i swap in the 1.8 engine?