As I already knew about the head gasket issue, didnít want to
warm the engine up in preparation for the compression check and obviously,
no test driving session.
Instead, decided to carry out cold leakdown test.
The engine is cold and it was parked nearly two weeks now so
Updated 18-04-2014 at 01:24 PM by Kaz-kzukNA1
Eng oil was really black and there were lots of oil mist at the rubber joint
between the TH body and the air box so the PCV valve may need replacing.
It was very dirty any way.
Despite the above fact and although it will still require extra time cleaning the
internal parts, the rear bank was not too bad.
Updated 18-04-2014 at 01:23 PM by Kaz-kzukNA1
As always, IAT sensor was covered in sticky blowby gunk.
Cleaned it and will be installed with new o-ring.
You guessed it right. I was still washing the engine for 2 days.....
Finally, Iím happy with the 1st stage washing so that I can start
removing the parts.
As always, I donít want to open the engine before cleaning it otherwise
some debris will fall into the engine.
The TB drive pulley looked to be rusty as well.
I have ordered new one just in case.
Having really big time trying to remove the bolts at the heat shield.
Always the ones at the rear bank will cause