As some of you know I nuked my 1st cylinder.
Bent spark plug + knock.
New vvt upgrade. 128k (km) with no history.
Car looked scrappy. Engine looks scrappy.
Filthy. ******* filthy.
Its like someone has coated the engine in petrol and threw a match on it.
But wreckers guaranteed a 193 compression across all 4.
Inside cam cover was cleaner than my 135k (km) engine that's been garaged.
Let get back to filthy. Black down one side. Upon tear down it seems the black soft flexible plastic parts have disintegrated.
The knock sensor that's a plug sealed with goop? It's now exposed. Good disintegrated. Leaking from either this. Or the banjo below it.
Only other issue is about 1mm solid carbon around edges of cylinders, over the pistons and all the valves....
So sugar soap and a toothbrush...
Esky is sugar soap + head...
Tomorrow I'm dropping the block in.
Other than that it's business as usual.
Throwing in an exedy HD organic clutch that will be modified by one of Australia's leading clutch builders. Should have extra clamping force and able to handle 240 ponies in heat.
Will also do a complete gasket job as this disintegrated plastic **** doesn't inspire confidence.