2007 / 2008 Rebuild


Page 2: Engine Disassembly

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Cam Failure Detail

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Valve cover removed:

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Detail of where I've had to carve on the rocker stand to clear the head stud:

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Head with rockers removed:

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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:

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Headgasket - overview, rear cylinders intake notch, front cylinders intake notch (x 2), funny looking detail next to #2 cylinder:

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Head - overview, rear cylinders, front cylinders, front cylinder:

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Headgasket, bottom side, cylinders are numbered on newspaper.  Note groove from o-ring on cylinder.  Top of cylinder showing o-rings as well:

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Tappet bottoms, front to rear:

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Front cover off, you can see the adjustable cam sprocket:

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Camshaft - disappointing shots of screwed up cam lobes:

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First two pistons out, shot of rod bearings

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Other two pistons out, shot of rod bearings - look mediocre as usual.  This is after 4 races.

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Crank in the block - note the "strap" on the center main bearing.

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Removing main bearings - home-made puller for rear main, shots of bearings - these are the tri-metal bearings and look mediocre too.

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Crank removed - crank journals look perfect, thankfully

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Shots of the main bearings left in the block

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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

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Shots of the rear main split lip seal:

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Details of front lifting eye:

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Details of front main aluminum block holes and surfaces:

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