2007 / 2008 Rebuild
Page 2: Engine Disassembly
Page 1: Drivetrain removal Page 2: Engine Disassembly Page 3: Engine Assembly Page 4: Drivetrain installation
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Valve cover removed:
Detail of where I've had to carve on the rocker stand to clear the head stud:
Head with rockers removed:
Here's the pushrods - you'll notice they are shiny where they very slightly touch the top of the tube in the head - that tell me we're at the limit of movement there:
Headgasket - overview, rear cylinders intake notch, front cylinders intake notch (x 2), funny looking detail next to #2 cylinder:
Head - overview, rear cylinders, front cylinders, front cylinder:
Headgasket, bottom side, cylinders are numbered on newspaper. Note groove from o-ring on cylinder. Top of cylinder showing o-rings as well:
Tappet bottoms, front to rear:
Front cover off, you can see the adjustable cam sprocket:
Camshaft - disappointing shots of screwed up cam lobes:
First two pistons out, shot of rod bearings
Other two pistons out, shot of rod bearings - look mediocre as usual. This is after 4 races.
Crank in the block - note the "strap" on the center main bearing.
Removing main bearings - home-made puller for rear main, shots of bearings - these are the tri-metal bearings and look mediocre too.
Crank removed - crank journals look perfect, thankfully
Shots of the main bearings left in the block
Head disassembly - valve spring compressor shots (note the valve "caps" in the 3rd shot - helps the roller rockers stay on top of the valves), valves / springs / keepers in labeled cups, head with valves out
Shots of the rear main split lip seal:
Details of front lifting eye:
Details of front main aluminum block holes and surfaces: