one more question, when I prime the oil pump, which direction do I turn the pump. Clockwise or counter ?
I’m not sure why it matters unless it’s just out of curiosity? You seem beholden that something magical will happen. Even if by some measure you got any oil pressure the engine still needs to be removed. In your video you can hear how loud the lifters are(sign of oil starvation) meaning it needs to come apart regardless to see what can be repaired. I guess I’m just not understanding you methodology?one more question, when I prime the oil pump, which direction do I turn the pump. Clockwise or counter ?
Yes strip it down! You might be able to save it.First off, I rebuilt the engine myself. I had a machine shop do all the block boring and head. I did all assembly. Ok, I figured out that problem. That is a start. I installed a new oil pump. I did NOT install the shaft that runs the pump. I missed it. Again, my first engine rebuild. See the picture below
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I pulled the bearings on the crank shaft and they look fine. No scoring or damage noticeable. ? I have not checked the piston bearings. That is next.
To answer the question about metal in the oil, there was a very finite amount, but not much.
My biggest concern is the score mark in the last cylinder. You can feel it with your fingernail for sure. This is a weekend driver and I will probably move onto a better car someday. I want it done right and good.
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Do you think I need to strip the block all the way down and have the last cylinder re-bored or can I try to hone it or should I just leave it alone ?
Jared, there are people on here that can rebuild engines with there eyes closed. If you are not sure of something ASK BEFORE YOU DO ! We are here to help.guys, I appreciate all your feedback. How do you learn without doing. That is what I am doing. It's tough when you don't have a guru nearby to call on. I got pretty far with this forum. I made one mistake, critical at that. Now I am back to square one.
I will bring the block back to the machine shop and see what he has to say. That is my next step. Unfortunately we are all locked down in my area, so I can't go anywhere.
Once I find out the damage I can go from there.
As I have mentioned before, this is my first rehab project and I am learning. That means mistakes will be made. It does suck to have to start over with the build, but I am confident I will get it back together.