Alright, been a few days and been doing things here and there on the engine.
Firstly, I took the injectors to get tested at North Coast Diesel Service in Nambour.
He did a quick test of the spray pattern on the hand pump and said they're average. I'm confident they were rebuilt less than 200,000km ago at the last engine rebuild, and he said he'd rebuild them if I'm doing up the whole engine, but I can run them for now and get them rebuilt at a later stage. That's what I'll do for now, I'll have them rebuilt in a few thousand k's when I'm in a better financial situation.
I also pressed new small end bearings into the conrods, and took them another engine builder, also in Nambour, to have them honed to suit the gudgeon pins, so the pistons are ready to be reassembled. I tried the one in Caloundra first, since when I walk in he just recognises me at this point and I know he does decent work; but he said they sold their small hone a while ago and didn't have one to suit so recommended I go to the Nambour guys for them, so that's what I did.
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Currently waiting on the rear main seal to arrive, then I can put the last main cap on, put the pistons in, oil pickup in, sump on, and the bottom end will be sealed up ready to go.
I cleaned up the oil cooler, took it apart and cleaned all the built up cooling system rust out, so it'll be good for another 5000km now
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