Sweet, I must be doing things right!
I got a lot done this weekend. My cousin painted the roof again, with the white elastomer coating, and my uncle put another coat of green all around so no yellow is showing through. We will be coating the trim black again too, and probably the window frames as well. Should look cool.
I started building this booth, I got those posts on ebay. They pull up and you pull the posts out and I will have a ledge near the seat bottom to rest the table top on, so that booth turns to a bed.
I started on the injector seal repair finally, it actually has gone pretty well so far. I bought $50 worth of specific pry bars, none worked, and I ended up using a 3/16 allen wrench stuck inside a 1/4 drive 3/16 socket with an extension to pry the injectors out. Pretty dumb but it worked. Despite how filthy the outside of the engine is, it is impeccably clean inside, MCPS sure kept up with oil changes and used good stuff. No sludge or carbon buildup whatsoever, and almost none on the injector tips.
Pretty huge injectors. I have large hands too.
After removing the injectors.
Very clean. Interesting 3-valve layout. 2 intake, 1 exhaust.
All injectors pulled. It looks like 2 were replaced at some point, the tops are more yellow. There was a helicoil on one of the valve cover bolts that I pulled out by accident, and it is evident someone has been in here and pulled injectors at least once (divots on head casting from prying out injectors).
This is the failure point. The thin rubber O ring below the metal piston ring looking thing gets pushed into that gap by ~3,000 psi oil and screws up the seal over time. That pushes the oil into the next chamber below, which is fuel inlet. So the engine pumps its own lifeblood into the fuel supply. Really bad seal design if you ask me. All 6 are like this, to varying degrees of deformation.
After putting on stain and one coat of clear.
I'm taking the bus to Memphis (Memphis in May music fest) in 2 weeks. Bringing 6 friends. So I've got my work cut out for me.
While the motor is open like this I am going to take the time to do a "top end" valve adjustment, because it is right there and pretty easy to do.