How the hell did you do that ? The piston won't come past the journals for the crank shaft even if the shaft is out.I've had a piston and con rod out of the bottom of a 1.8 TS engine with the block and crank in situ. The same piston and new con rod went back in through the top using a ring compressor but the head was off. With the crank in position I doubt you would get the ring compressor in place to facilitiate getting the piston back in from underneath. Will you be fitting new rings? You'll want to scuff the bores first right?
Hi folk, Just a bit of info needed for the removal of piston from a 2001 2.0 ts engine. Is it at all possible to remove a piston from the bottom of the engine or does the crank get in the way making it impossible??
Sorry. Got that arse about face. Had a bent con rod from a hydro lock and it would not come out so had to go in from underneath to shave off some of the con rod so that it would travel up the cylinder.How the hell did you do that ? The piston won't come past the journals for the crank shaft even if the shaft is out.
Piston in & out from the top with the head off.
Absolutely what he said.No, you wont get it out and you certainly wouldn't get it back in. The crank, oil jets and common sense are in the way.
I have a bit of a theory about black krud in the slots behind the rings ruining compression. If the rings can't move they can't seal against the bores properly and there are also small lubrication holes through from under the piston to the rings that will be blocked.
Has anyone had any success using a flush like Forte?