Saturday, February 18, 2012
Tore into this engine today. Some typical issues, some not so typical. Looks as though the front cylinder suffered the worst; cracked piston, heavy scoring in the bore, and a cracked ring. For some reason this cylinder also had two head gaskets. Found a bunch of oil on top of both pistons and what I would consider to be excessive carbon build up in both chambers. Wrist pin bushings are loose, exhaust valve guides are shot, and exhaust valves have a bit of a step in them. It sounds bad, but in the end this guy is luckier than a dog with two weiners, it could have been was worse if that piston had come apart.