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Here's the hole that started everything. This is on the driver's side,
at cylinder 1 (the front of the engine). You can see the bearing for
the piston rod, and there's no piston rod currently attached! I'll have
more pictures of the damage as I tear apart the old engine...
This is the engine bay after removing the old engine. The clutche release
bearing may have been replaced by the time this picture was taken.
Here's the old clutch plate, sitting on the old pressure plate. The clutch had
definitly been cooked -- the friction surface was hard and slick...
The old pressure plate -- also showing signs of abuse...
Here's what the timing gear out of the new engine looked like -- several of the
plastic-on-aluminum gear teeth had been broken off, and the chain was very
stretched out of shape. We replace both gears (all-metal design) and the chain
with new ones which fit much better.
Here's a closeup of the bellhousing, after being cleaned up and with a new clutch
release bearing installed.
Here's the back end of the new engine. The lightings kinda bad, but you can
see the new Centerforce clutch and pressure plate assembly installed on the
flywheel. We also had the flywheel machine, and replaced the flywheel ring
Here's the front of the new engine, with the new timing chain and gears installed,
before covering it all back up.