I took the head off and didn’t like what I saw, so decided to drop the motor for a full rebuild. I have Mark Hallet’s old Subi motor but am not ready for the conversion yet.
I now have the motor in bits, including splitting the case, and started cleaning up.
Found four broken engine mounts, a broken lower right alternator bracket (can be welded) and some idiot broke a bit of case at a corner of water pump but it’s been mended and seems to be holding ok.
Heads were skimmed the tiniest bit and valves are all 100% fine. Liners and pistons look good and are within spec, so thinking of reusing with new rings. I’ve yet to closely inspect the big ends and crank/camshaft, but it all looks and feels fine.
All head studs are looking in fine condition, no rust or bad threads, so I’m leaning towards not disturbing them and trusting they will torque up ok at reassembly.
Oil pump looks totally fine, water pump was replaced 2 years ago. So my shopping list looks like this:
1. Full gasket set
2. Piston rings set
3. Oil filter H14W04
4. Rear engine mounts x4
5. Coolant hoses
7. Temp sender unit (broken spade)
8. Flywheel dowel (broke one undoing pulleys)
9. Oil pump cover nuts
10. Extra sealant
I wondered if I’m missing anything else that must be renewed?
Also has anyone got a full list of the Syncro coolant hoses? GoWesty do a full kit for 2WD but not for Syncro..
Also looking at VanCafe for parts, their piston rings are Grant brand, any feedback or recommendations on these?
Finally, a reminder I still have Peter Kovelas’s large diff socket (needed to open gearbox) and it’s available to anyone here who needs it - just let me know.
If anyone has solid advice based on previous rebuild I’m listening!
Thanks in advance,