Reconditionning engine V6 Busso 3.0 24V
I have decided to drop the heads of my V6 engine : V6 24V 3.0 from GTV MY 99. The reason is what seems to be oil in coolant :
[B]Below are a few pics of the work I have done
Reading a thread in the 164 forum section, it seems that this is not that abnormal for Bussos. I was thinking this morning at giving up the engine heads drop and change the cam belt only when I had a real problem : the light I was using (fluo tube) as work light dropped on the front cross beam(over the radiator).
I had not taken the time to plug the air intakes nor the engine oil channels. When the tube broke, some of tiny debris spread over the "open" engine. Most of the debris ended on the floor though, but I could find some all over pthe place including the engine unfortunately.
Looking closely with an inspection lamp, I could see tiny debris on some of the valves as well as in the heads (mixed in the oil).
I cleant the best I could, mostly with a vacuum to avoid pushing the debris further, but I cannot be certain that no debris went inside the cylinders or the oil channel (sump).
The best solution would be IMHO to carry on, drop both heads, majke a thorough oil change and put everything back together.
Question 1 : if I decide not to drop the heads, could the debris damage the cylinders?
Question 2 : If I need to remove the heads, should I avoid rotating the engine to be able to fit the cam locking tools and remove as it is today?
Question 3 : If I remove the heads w/o making sure the Piston #1 is at high position, I could still rotate the egine once the heads are back w/o fitting the camshaft to cylinder 1 in high position. But How will I know whether the cylinder is at compression or exhaust phase? Any marking on the flywheel for instance?
Question 4 : Simple one, though I did not really struglle to drop the exhaust (!), I simply cannot remove this part (cooling distributor surrounded in red on the 4th picture). Can you please help on this?:
Thx in advance.