So after much stripping and cleaning, I'm finally at the point of rebuilding my V6.
The engine has come out of a 2nd car that i bought to keep my other 156 on the road. I was going to move the car on once I had raided the parts I needed from it but then realised that with the engine having only done 40 odd thousand miles i should do something with it.
This happened at roughly the same time my aux belt made a break for freedom and shredded itself. This causing the car to overheat and once tested came back as HGF.
So that was about 8 months ago, she still runs fine but that engine will be coming out to make way(hopefully!) for this rebuilt engine. I sorted out a garage and got to work stripping the engine out and cleaning everything up.
Fortunately, I work for a big engineering company and have access to pretty much everything I needed to strip and clean the engine.
So I'm now at the point of putting it back together I thought I'd start this thread for anyone that's interested. Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.
First thing I've done is measure up my crankshaft. Figures I've got are:
59.96 across all 4 diameters and
51.98 across all 6 diameters.
Will I need to purchase standard shells for these sizes?
I'll update as much as I can, but for now a few pics.