Originally Posted by Nightfisher
Do you know the Engine Serial Number?
serial 096094xx (Belgium)
yes top hat liner won't work - no cylinder head on these to remove! The 'head' is cast as part of the block. The block separates at the crankshaft.
The liners are not plain liners - they have the inlet/exhaust ports.
I now have the engine apart - #1 sleeve has slipped 10mm. Big End case has struck the bottom of the sleeve, marring the liner rim at the base, but has not been damaged itself.
#1 piston crown chipped off at level of 1st piston ring - the chip stuck to the top of the cylinder and didn't do any further damage.
#4 piston shows some metal transfer onto the piston sides and light scratching on the cylinder/liner walls
The other cyls and pistons all look ok - still some honing crosshatch visible on them.
#3 piston doesn't match the others - different marking layout (raised as opposed to etched) and shot-peened crown vs plain crown. I imagine this has been replaced at some stage previously
I'll take some photos at some stage - it's quite interesting to see the guts of one of these
My jobs list is looking like:
* Replacing the sleeve/liner of #1 cylinder
* replacing #1 piston with standard size
* re-boring #4 cylinder and replacing with oversized piston (2 oversize increments are available)
I read on American forums it is quite common to 'pin' the liners to the block if they have slipped. (seems popular with landrover V8s too!)http://www.landroverresource.com/doc...g_V8_Liner.pdf
I will give this a go on #1 cyl for sure, and perhaps others.
I'm now looking for machine shops in Glasgow /west Scotland area that could perhaps remove the #1 liner by liquid nitrogen/heat or machining, and press-fit/freeze fit new liner. I have seen them being fitted to a new engine on youtube - easy when you have the right kit!
Might be uneconomical repair after parts and labour - money better spent perhaps on new engine, and sell other parts for spares (the rest of the engine is great)