I picked up a 98 forester which blew its engine from lack of oil. I attached a chunk of the remaining piston with welded in rings, looks like something out of edward scissorhands. the cylinder itself has a nice crack in the wall which i will post later.
guy had also bought an ebay engine with unknown miles and disassembled it without labeling a damn thing. heads, valves, bearings, everything just tossed into a box.
Anyway, that is why he sold it and I picked it up as a project to torture myself.
This is my first engine rebuild so please be gentle! I have done a headgasket job before and was successful.
The crank bearings and rod bearings are marked from King, and say .25 on the marking. I cant quite tell if its undersized or oversized. visual inspection they look very good, but i have no idea which one goes to which journal. Am i asking for trouble just putting these back in?
I'm running into the same exact issue with the Pistons. I am learning that they could be marked as A or B, so I could at least tell which cylinder they go into, but again i'm not positive.
Finally, the psycho completely disassembled the heads and just tossed everything into a box, i suppose a machine shop can put it all back together but they will probably curse me as well.
Any advice on any of these topics? I'm open for everything from sympathy to admiration
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