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Is my engine scrap? :(

Removed all the broken rockers and hauñted every crevice and counted coming out with 15 needle bearings AWOL. So it is I believe time to take the sump off??

Had a look at the camshafts and on the inlet manifold I noticed gourge marks I can catch a nail on two lobes, is this a new head (cam carrier) or do I call it quits?

I'm sick to the bone right now! All this damage over a seized Alt pulley that snapped that horrid little belt!
 

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You have counted correctly? Bit of a coincidence that there are 15 per rocker and you have 15 missing. Sump off is easy enough if they are missing. If the marks are not proud of the lobe I would risk it. If any of it is proud then your need to do something....either replace the camshaft (lots of used ones about cheap) or dress the high bits back and risk it. I ran a cam with much worse damage than that on an 11000 rpm bike. Never got noisy or caused and issues in the next 20,000 miles I owned it. Most will say to replace it.....your choice.
 

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Thanks AlfaItalia, have just been trawling flleabay and they all want me to buy the full carrier but I have one that is considering selling me the inlet cam and will get back tomorrow.

As regards the rockers, I counted them thrice and it is surprisingly 15 bearings missing. 4 on the back right as I look from engine front and 5 from fourth in from right and 6 from 4th in left.

I am resigned to removing sump and with the way my luck is at the moment, should I not find the 15, is there a way to flush the engine oil pathways and as a result flush whatever bearings are hidden inside?
 
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