Martincapri wrote:The transit engine would be a good Base for lary rebuild but I would just like a good reliable pinto. I'm on a bit of a budget with the engine so the 2.0 will be the best I think. Is it right that the 2.0 on a standard cam the valves won't hit the pistons if the cam belt snaps?
Martincapri wrote:Is it right that the 2.0 on a standard cam the valves won't hit the pistons if the cam belt snaps?
Mc Tool wrote:If the "reconditioned" one is for true , and hasn't been run it will be stiff to turn. Take the plugs out and have a butchers thru the plug hole while Robin turns the engine over . If the cylinder walls look freshly honed you may be on a winner. Id take the time to prime the oil system really well ( dizzy out and spin the oil pump up with a battery drill ) before starting...............................should you wind up buying it
Mc Tool wrote:Have a look at the gaskets and if they look new or have been painted over with the rest of the engine you might be better leaving the block/head/sump assy in one bit . maybe take the cam cover off to view the condition / age of the cam and followers ( and to verify oil supply at the spray bar when you pre oil the engine ).
Hoping that the engine is new , as long as you have oil pressure and coolant ( water is ok for a quick test ) and correct valve clearance ............cant hurt to kick her in the guts and see how it goes leak and horrible noise-wise
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