Sunday, June 22, 2014

Spare Engine - Gearbox Removal

If you have read any of the previous posts, you will have seen that I am in the process of stripping a broken engine in the hope that I can gain some valuable experience that will enable me to rebuild a decent engine. So far I have stripped the head, removed the timing gear and the flywheel and clutch. Now I am at a point where I can remove the gearbox.



Friday, June 20, 2014

Spare Engine - Oil Pump Inspection

As I had the clutch housing off already, I thought it would be quite interesting to have a look at the oil pump and see how it worked and also if it was still usable.

The oil pump is located behind the clutch housing cover and it held in place with three small bolts which were easily removed. However to get at the oil pump while the engine is still in the car would be very tricky as the clutch and it's housing are in the way and getting them out with the engine in situ would be a nightmare. If anyone has managed it, I take my hat off to you as this is how difficult I found it even with the engine on the bench.

Oil pump location.


Friday, June 13, 2014

Spare Engine - Flywheel Fun!

In an attempt to gain some experience of how the A-Series engine works, I bought a knackered engine for the princely sum of £10. Although the block is cracked and some parts were missing, it was ideal for taking to bits and learning what's what.

In the previous post I had taken the timing gear apart, but now my attention is focused on getting the flywheel and its housing off. This time I decided to do some research beforehand and found 'how to' guides on the internet and also some helpful videos on YouTube. So I went into this one armed with a bit of info, that's not to say that I didn't have my fair share of disasters and frustration.