01-22-2014, 04:53 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Georgetown, Guyana
I think you've already been given sterling advice on how to proceed with an engine rebuild - I really don't see why you feel the need to ask again.
You start by cleaning, then disassembling and measuring, and only after the measurements been taken and the condition of parts assessed (based on the measurements) can you decide on a way forward, and start selecting parts - piston & rings, bearings (main, rod & thrust), gaskets & seals, timing belt, tensioner, oil & water pumps, clutch assembly
The condition of the crank journals will dictate if it needs to be machined, and to what dimensions, and that will dictate what bearings are required.
The condition of the bores will dictate if they need to be machined, and to what dimensions, and that will dictate what pistons & rings can be fitted.
The block will also need to be checked to determine if the gasket surface is flat or need to be decked, as well the head - the condition of the valves & guides will need to be assessed, at the very least they will need to be lapped and have new seals fitted, you may require new valves, guides & a valve seat job.
Based on your questions, I'd say you lack the tools & experience to do this on your own - you need to seek assistance, and I don't mean asking questions on the internet - you need someone alongside you to supervise you.
Having said that - these are simple engines, they are not hard to rebuild, they are all aluminum and not that heavy - light enough that one person can lift it, although you would need one on either side and a third to line it up to install it - so, no cherry picker required - a $20 "come along", a timber A frame and some chain is more than adequate.
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Last edited by fordem; 01-22-2014 at 04:59 PM.