Right! Thought id make a quick update.
Engine arrived after a rather annoying wait for the courier. But I wont get into that....
Baaaah, straight off noticed a snapped VVTi solenoid
As I expected, missing inlet and outlet from the turbo, along with the bypass.
A gaping hole where the starter is supposed to be
Will need to source an A/C pump and take it apart for the bracket, to support the power steering pump. Otherwise it will put a lot of strain on the pas pump due to vibration.
At least all the plugs are there and uncut
Also came with an igniter, bonus!
Turbo is a bit dirty, but has minimal play even with no oil in the bearings
Dont think the Japanese understand the concept of oil changes.
85,000km? More like 85,000 miles judging by this sticker
Bought a refurbed PAS pump. Identical to the Beams one, pretty much.
Slowly cleaned the sump from all the old oil
And popped the aristo sump on
Fitted the intake aristo engine bracket and mount
Turbo looks ok
Fitted the exhaust bracket and mount.
Had to bend the oil feed slightly
And just out of curiosity, dropped the bastard in. Took like 5 minutes.
Sump clearance - perfect!
Bulkhead clearance - perfect!
Altezza PAS line bolted straight up
Slowly getting there :p