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Engine out again

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After some downtime troubleshooting my floor jack I got the engine out and stripped down, though I left a few things in place that shouldn't be in the way just to make reassembly go faster. Dropped it off this morning with the builder so he can look into what's causing the leak at #2. The oil was clearly coming from the mating surface between the top of the cylinder and the head. We shall see what's up. In the meantime I've sourced most of the gaskets and other expendable parts I'll need for reassembly from Bill & Steve's, and next I'll tend to some of the surface rust that's formed on a few parts over the last few years of storage. Rust never sleeps, as Neil Young has helpfully pointed out.


  • Michael Percy
    Michael Percy Tuesday, 09 August 2011

    What was the cause of the oil leak at the cylinder & head, Mine is the same. Jan

  • Michael Percy
    Michael Percy Sunday, 24 July 2011

    Ha! I hadn't made that connection myself.

  • Michael Percy
    Michael Percy Sunday, 24 July 2011

    BTW - 'rust never sleeps' + 'deja vu' I'm guessing you're a CSN fan too

  • Michael Percy
    Michael Percy Sunday, 24 July 2011

    Always the way - sidetracked by other issues like a faulty jack. Sounds similar to my weekend - one step forwards and two backwards :).

    Got to say that's a nice clean looking long block. Love those early design touches too such as the oil cooler mount and breather box.

    I'm very intrigued to find out the cause of the issues.

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