Since there are probably many people more experienced than me at engine rebuilding (I normally just drop in a replacement short or complete engine) I thought maybe someone could offer some opinions on this?
It's a 3.0 12v Busso which has been standing for many, many years, generally it doesn't look very worn at all, but I'm a bit worried about the state of the wet liners, esp as they're virtually irreplaceable now...
What do you (collectively) reckon - rescue-able or have I got a nice pile of parts for another Busso?
Cylinder heads look virtually new except for the corrosion in the waterways
Crankshaft looks pretty good too, may not need any attention whatsoever
Well, assuming this is a normal cutout for cylinder 1 that is:
Bearings are very good too (as were the pistons, not pictured):
Oil seals were, er not so good
Look at this build-up of grot between the pistons! (I'm hoping a jetwash and good scrub with a toothbrush will get rid of this)
And now for the bit which concerns me more - corrosion in the bores. Hopefully honing will get rid of most of it:
But there are two things which worry me
There's a chunk missing out of the bottom of one of the wet liners. I get the nasty feeling I might have knocked this off when turning the engine over for the first time in years - it looks new.
Much more serious corrosion in one of the bores - feels like an 80s Fiat wheelarch when you run your fingers across it!