It's soo nice to have unlimited space around the engine. No sore knucles, akward positions and special tools to reach those hard to get nuts and bolts.
I got the transmission of in about 5 mins instead of the 1 hour of swearing under the car.
As expected the throwout bearing was FUBAR:
Since the price of motor oil here in Norway can exceed 200 NOK for a liter I have been using cheap Biltema 5w-50 syntetic and shortened the oil change intervalls to 3-5K km.
I'm very happy to see that there is no signs of wear, sludge or damage on the valvetrain after 15K miles of hard work on various tracks:
The cranknose looks good as expected:
No signs of detonation or running lean on the pistons. No variation between cylinders.
That is good news. 18 psi on a 3071 with 550cc injectors is pushing it. This also means my overpriced Hydra WBO2 is working.
Combustion chambers looks good. No play in the valve guides as I can tell.
I'll leave the head untouched. I didn't even remove the manifold.
Thats is for now.