Saturday, 5 November 2016
Quick look at the pistons: they have very few marks on their side but are quite sooty. I guess they were quite carbonned up, even though the mileage wasn't high. I sprayed WD40 into the barrels several times over the years to stop any corrosion and that's a good way to loosen up the deposits. They are very soft now.
To get the crank out it was necessary to take off pistons 1 and 4.
Sunday, 9 October 2016
Lets see what's happening in the sump - always tells you what's been going on in the engine:
There was a little bit of gunk in the bottom - nothing to worry about considering this motor has been idle for at least 15 years.
And with the filter, I took the mesh off and there was nothing in it at all.
Got the head off. I was very surprised at the carbon build up on the pistons and combustion chamber for such a low mileage motor.
Honing still visible:
But the cam chain guides show very little wear: