Soiled wrote:Just remember that engine for sale is auto, and that the heads are different between auto and manual so don't rush into buying it.
Tosh21 wrote:Had a chat with my go to guy on diagnosing he reckons it's little end. Big end would make a heavier noise. The reason it's only at 2.5k is because it's not that bad yet so it only does it under load.
First thing is to whip the plugs out and have a look at them for oil deposits. If number 1 is all oily and horrible chances are the rings are dead which can mean the piston has scored the liners scrapping your block. If they seem fine though you Mau be very lucky as the rings will hold the piston so it won't score the bore. If you can get a bore scope even better just have a look inside and see if it's scratched up.
Then drop the oil and look for metal filings. Can also pull the filter off and cut it then unravel the paper inside and inspect it for metal again. Or you can send a sample to Lucas or mocal I can't remember who does it and for a few quid they can analyse it and tell you what's in it.
Another thing is to drop the sump and pickup and see if you can get access to the bottom of the cylinder. If there is baffles in the way you can probably drop the crank case off easy enough and see the piston. You could try getting up there and giving it all a little push to see if the piston rocks on the gudgeon pin. If so Then that's your problem. Then obviously you'd have to pull the head off and push the piston out.
Either way, it's gonna be a big job
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