Don’t worry, there would not be one of us who’ve had a major brain fart. No damage, and you’re not injured.Really stupid thing to do, I know. Don't remind me.
Lucky lad and life lesson learnt. You do not forget them.Went and got a bucket of water and intended on changing the lubricating oil, spun it around a bit in the water, how do I dry it off?
Spin it reeeaallly fast in the air of course!
The thing suddenly explodes in all directions with a loud CRACK PING PEW ---- silence.
I stand there dumbstruck for probably 15 seconds and BANG on the shed roof behind me, holy jesus it must've flown high.
All I can say is I'm extremely lucky none of the bits hit me,
Agree @trev zd30 _ needs more of a hone, I would attempt to hone out the longitudinal score marks_measurement is your friend.Go with it and suggest Kero (in squeeze bottle), you will also need some for cleaning by the looks of the preservation coating. haha
I use that stuff all the time, works well, when I was racing I used another type when rebuilding engines (after every 3rd race meeting, so quite OFTEN ) but can't remember its name. You won't regret it com start up time.Alright as most of you know we’re back from Victoria so time to crack on with the engine rebuild, at this stage I’m not much further than when we left, crank and cam are in, I’ve put 3 of the 4 bearing caps in, was waiting on the eBay gasket kit for the stick seals that seal #4 to the block.
Then I did some reading and found out I should be using engine assembly lube instead of just oil for the reassembly, so went and got myself some today, and going to pull the crank and cam back out to use this stuff. Should have the crank completely bolted in and caps torqued before it’s time to go to work.
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No, not ideal, every one is slightly different, that would mean getting the mains line bored again.So, bit of a problem…
I installed the crank before we went to Vic, early Dec, and that included the block half of the rear main seal, only that half. Then I went and cleaned up the shed (moved everything to the side) to fit the Patrol in while we were down. And now that I’m back and continuing,
I’ve lost the other half of the rear main 🤦♂️
Not sure what to do now, I spent about an hour yesterday searching the shed for it, couldn’t find it, so I guess I continue assembly and see if I find it along the way?
I suppose worst case I get another one, not ideal though.
Sorry, just a question, what’s line boring? The rear main on the SD33 engines just sits against a flat section of the crank to seal it, does the ZD30 have a different system?No, not ideal, every one is slightly different, that would mean getting the mains line bored again.
Go through the shed again, you wouldn't have thrown it out!