SPEC 944 Engine Reseal/bearings
Going through an engine for a local SPEC racer that had a motor grenade on him after the 20 year old oil pickup tube cracked. He picked up a parts car with a running engine (and lucked out by picking up an LSD in the car as well), but it definitely needed to be resealed. We will roll in new rod bearings and install a factory new oil pickup tube which he is going to have reinforced. Hopefully that will prevent any future pickup tube failures. We did a compression test on the engine before it was pulled from the car, and it had good numbers, so most likely we will no bother re-ringing the engine.
We unloaded it into the garage. While the engine stand was getting prepped, I started to tear down the motor on the kart.
I have actually never seen a timing belt this bad….not even broken belts have been this bad. He was lucky to not break the belt on the test drive, lol.
I’m not sure what I will find under this RTV’d bolt. My guess is I will be timserting the block.
After an hour of cleaning….on this side of the engine, It was time to reseal the upper balance shaft housing and OAS.
Inspected, resealed and back together. On to the next set of seals….
I cleaned the passenger side of the motor for about an hour as well, along with the cooling pockets in the engine. I’m not sure what has gone through this cooling system, lol, but it resembles sand.
Passenger side starting to clean up……
Pistons clean up pretty good. I always do this with the motor upside down so everything falls out to the ground.
At this point I am kind of stuck waiting for parts from the old engine as well as the reinforced oil pickup tube. We will reuse that waterpump and rollers since they were new last year, and use the turbo oil cooler (after cleaning it) as well.