Took the head off tonight to get gen on inside my engine.
Pics are below:
Trying to answer the phone with your hands covered in oil
Spark Plugs (1-4 from left to right!) These had use of no more than 30secs
Nearly There (I was proving a point that I could do it with the strut brace on...haha)
Head-less - (strut brace is still on )
I had a mate round thats a trained mechanic once the head was off. He said in his opinion the head/valves etc are all OK (no obvious damage!).
The pistons are look in good condition and are nice and solid with no movement. Bores look in great condition all round with no scoring anywhere...
Close up of a piston (cant remember whcih one...)
The pistons have this stamped on the top ;
86.47 (then some random stuff)
- So bigger pistons then? Take it if the bores are OK this doesn't matter and I just get the correct sized rings for the above pistons?
Closeup of headgasket (only part of the goldy bits that was black on the whole gasket... dont know it it mattered )
Anyway, head's off the the head place on Friday or Monday. Pistons coming out sometime next week for closer gen.