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1 hour ago, miketomcat said:

I've always cleaned up blocks with wet and dry on a piece of perspex. I've been known to do heads too, both Ali and steel but I always check with a straight edge after. Never had issues that haven't been attributed to something else.

Mike

Same - I tend to use a fine grade wet and dry with WD40 or similar. I can't think of a block that I have not done this on before putting a head back

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I found some remnants of the vacuum pump in the oil pan, right underneath the drain plug so were never drained by an oil change, small 3-4mm chunks of plastic which had melted within it and entered the oil ways.

 

Looking around the block I can’t see any more bits but knowing they’re in the oil, I’ve decided to strip it down completely and get it down to the engine shop to be thoroughly cleaned and a light hone to the block and head.

We’re off to Scotland in 3 weeks time and I’ve a contract to complete in the next 2 weeks so it’s looking like some late nights to be had 😁

 

 

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On 8/15/2021 at 10:28 AM, Badger110 said:

When I had the head skimmed I had a chat with the engineer about the block face and his advice was to use hardwood wider than the block, 1200 grit and take your time, which I did.

 

HG was Elring and yes, bolts in correct order, in fact this rebuild was the most ' by the book ' I've ever done using the LR manual.  

 

The spigot is a strange one as it looks to be elongated top to bottom and the input shaft to the gearbox has some movement, not a lot but some.  I also fitted the gearbox and engine together out of the truck so was as careful as I could've been, but that doesn't rule out a mistake happening ;)

Gearbox's are beyond my scope if I'm honest and I'll probably drop it out and get it over to a specialist in the coming weeks for some advice on the input shaft movement.

 

 

 

Did you actually buy the HG from Elring or from a supplier - theres a lot of Elring copies floating about

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On 8/17/2021 at 11:15 AM, Badger110 said:

I found some remnants of the vacuum pump in the oil pan, right underneath the drain plug so were never drained by an oil change, small 3-4mm chunks of plastic which had melted within it and entered the oil ways.

 

Looking around the block I can’t see any more bits but knowing they’re in the oil, I’ve decided to strip it down completely and get it down to the engine shop to be thoroughly cleaned and a light hone to the block and head.

We’re off to Scotland in 3 weeks time and I’ve a contract to complete in the next 2 weeks so it’s looking like some late nights to be had 😁

 

 

Ten day's in...  is your engine back yet?  

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23 hours ago, Wytze said:

Ten day's in...  is your engine back yet?  

Nope!

 

All the parts have arrived, however life gets in the way with moving the house back around and work being rather busy.

 

As soon as I make a concerted effort to start, I'll be posting pics n stuff :D

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Spurred on by @Wytze 's enthusiasm to see some progress I sat down on my stool in the workshop and began the rebuild.

 

First off the bits had all arrived from Turner's

IMG_0513.thumb.jpg.0264c2b2d06a00df3b543237825861f9.jpg

 

as well as a new spigot bush.

 

Main bearings went in without a hitch and were torqued up with the help of Nikki hanging off the end of the bar on the last setting or in layman's terms ' FT ' :P

 

The con rod's turned out to be a trial as for some reason I'd mixed up the end caps.  I swear by all that's mighty I put everything in order when I took it apart but for some reason, they ended up not in order.  

This caused me some grief as the crank was binding when I first torqued up the caps.  

After lots of head scratching and checking the bearings, piston orientation, weather and how much I'd had to drink, It twigged that the fracture line wasn't looking right.  

You may think I had swapped number 1 for 4 but oh no, I'd gone and done it good n proper by swapping 1 for 3 and 4 for 2....how that is even possible??

Anyway, they all got sorted and with liberal use of the sticky stuff, the crank and con rods were torqued up 

IMG_0012.thumb.jpg.aa19fba4850293ed4ad397f83d1d0ba1.jpg

The wellies in the background are for oil leaks incase you're wondering ;)

 

Secondary ladder was fitted as well as oil pump, chain and pick up and shiny new spigot bush

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After this the rear crankshaft seal went on

IMG_0016.thumb.jpg.2a14b91810698d79e594eb9a00e69600.jpg

 

then the sump and flywheel.

 

Forgetting I'd added a fair bit of weight to it, I flipped it over straining my left testicle and broke wind all at the same time :blush:

 

IMG_0537.thumb.jpg.ec3c5f0830a73be6878f6068530b6c53.jpg

 

a couple thou was honed off the face but wasn't necessary on the block, but it was a piece of mind thing for me.

 

I now need a DTI to get the TDC and check piston protrusion so I've ordered one off amazon to arrive on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Badger110 said:

Spurred on by @Wytze 's enthusiasm to see some progress I sat down on my stool in the workshop and began the rebuild.

 

First off the bits had all arrived from Turner's

IMG_0513.thumb.jpg.0264c2b2d06a00df3b543237825861f9.jpg

 

as well as a new spigot bush.

 

Main bearings went in without a hitch and were torqued up with the help of Nikki hanging off the end of the bar on the last setting or in layman's terms ' FT ' :P

 

The con rod's turned out to be a trial as for some reason I'd mixed up the end caps.  I swear by all that's mighty I put everything in order when I took it apart but for some reason, they ended up not in order.  

This caused me some grief as the crank was binding when I first torqued up the caps.  

After lots of head scratching and checking the bearings, piston orientation, weather and how much I'd had to drink, It twigged that the fracture line wasn't looking right.  

You may think I had swapped number 1 for 4 but oh no, I'd gone and done it good n proper by swapping 1 for 3 and 4 for 2....how that is even possible??

Anyway, they all got sorted and with liberal use of the sticky stuff, the crank and con rods were torqued up 

IMG_0012.thumb.jpg.aa19fba4850293ed4ad397f83d1d0ba1.jpg

The wellies in the background are for oil leaks incase you're wondering ;)

 

Secondary ladder was fitted as well as oil pump, chain and pick up and shiny new spigot bush

IMG_0013.thumb.jpg.2a2a64858c433371987e4b619a876ce7.jpg

IMG_0014.thumb.jpg.dd6a66d107c2131f4ce27ba3f0179fd5.jpg

 

After this the rear crankshaft seal went on

IMG_0016.thumb.jpg.2a14b91810698d79e594eb9a00e69600.jpg

 

then the sump and flywheel.

 

Forgetting I'd added a fair bit of weight to it, I flipped it over straining my left testicle and broke wind all at the same time :blush:

 

IMG_0537.thumb.jpg.ec3c5f0830a73be6878f6068530b6c53.jpg

 

a couple thou was honed off the face but wasn't necessary on the block, but it was a piece of mind thing for me.

 

I now need a DTI to get the TDC and check piston protrusion so I've ordered one off amazon to arrive on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very nice,  working hard and breaking wind go together like drinking and getting pi##ed😁

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