hi mitch, its not much of a update
i removed the knackard engine and i have decided to put the new engine in as a unit of head and bottom end. i removed the gear box from the new engine i bought so i have it as one block to go straight in from the top, joining at the gearbox and driveshaft thats already in the car, (bought a engine crane)
as i didnt know much about the engine and it cost very little i wanted to check it out as i didnt want to put it in and then find out its knackard. so i dropped the sump and found small grinded pieces of shell in the bottom and what turn out to be a snapped half a oil injector (i think thats what its called, the thing that pumps oil up into the piston bore)
i dont really want to seperate the head from the bottom end cos of what happen last time (threads were knackard) and if the gasket is gone it would be easy to do while the engine still in the car?
anyway i replaced the oil injecter with the crank still in (nightmare needed alot of patience) but im a little concerned damage might have been done cos its a little hard to more the piston up and down that the other three.
i replace the shells on the cod rods. the original ones were down to the copper colour but the crank is ok. the crank has a few scratches but no scoring that you can put your nail into.
i havent removed the crank and dont really want to, the pic is of the lower main bearings and i thought they look bad, also they dont fit into the bearing holder thing very tight, so i was thinking i might as well replace theses as they didnt look great and when i read a post saying you can replace these with out removing the crank i though that would save alot of hassel. and thats the stage im at.
the reason its taking me a while is the time and i ran out of funds lol! but i just got a £200 bonus at work so going to get a new cambelt kit and clutch.
the pic is of the lower main bearing shells, the cranks still in place
i will try and make more sence, only just learning all the terminology lol!
so thats were im at bud, any more advice would be much appreciated