Not a lot has changed to be honest, just received my block back from machine shop on Friday! Also went and ordered all the parts from nissan so in a couple weeks I'll have all the parts ready to put the engine back together.
Hey can anyone give me pointers towards what piston ring end gaps they've used and recommend. Currently doing mines and ring 1 ranges from 0.38mm-0.39mm across the 4 and the second ring 0.55mm-0.60mm. These are new rings, old ones were much worse
Progress has been slow but I'm in no rush! Main parts of the bottom end are together, had to order a set of crank seals (pick them up tomorrow) But no idea when I'll finish building the engine. Buying myself a clutch for Christmas though!
Picked up my crank seals from nissan earlier so decided to brave the cold and get a little bit more done. Firstly the last time i was up there my mate glen was looking at the chain cover/oil pump. And when turning it it sounded rattly! Weird because id driven the engine with no noises whatsoever, so opened it up tonight and theres a fucking bolt in there! Could only have been from agra when they done my engine, that couldve been bad! Anyway heres where im at...
Was going to put my head studs in but there full of metal so will need to clean it all out first.
Also has anyone had there flywheel skimmed? Mines has a lip on it
How much time did you spend cleaning the inside of the block once you had all the machining done? As machine shops RARELY do anything more than just run an air line over the block. Some of the chunks I've witnessed come out of a 'clean' block are very scary it really does get everywhere.
It seems its only the head stud threads that got some left in there, all the other threaded holes on the underside (which would have been facing down when the block was skimmed) were perfect, i suppose there isnt much they could and i can imagine they were probably almost full of shavings
It`s getting a new shell at he moment,i do think it might of been notched as Spook has said,so yours might be OK the way you have done it.
I know it was plated up a second time and broke again,hence the re-shell.
I`ll try to get some pics when he turns up in it