not f'ing happy jan, more problems
The weekend consisted of the final work to get the car ready for a roadworthy that was meant to happen today... I detailed everything, fixed up all the little things that could make them say no etc. I got to the rocker covers and noticed a little bit of surface rust, and thought screw it, i'll take them off, clean them, sandblast them, and respray them.
To my disapointment, when pulling the passenger side r/c off, i found a heap of sludgy shit sitting on the deck of the head. The inside of the rocker cover looked like it had been powder coated, the shit was that hard and thick.
Now, heres the strange thing right, when i replaced the intake man gaskets mentioned in my previous posts, the valley was remarkably clean. When the water pump was pulled off and replaced, the water galleries in the front of the motor were also remarkably clean.
basically i have a big WTF!!! i don't want to have to strip the motor down and rebuild it as aparently its been done not so long ago. Is there any way i can get this shit out of the heads, and possibly flush the oil system to get any more crud out that might be hiding somewhere.
Also, I started it with the covers off to see if there was oil flowing where it should be, like out the top of the pushrods.. Couldn't see shit :(. I pulled the first rocker and pushrod out, and the push rod was completely blocked, i cleaned it the best i could to the point where degreaser can now be sprayed through it and it comes out clean. I put it all back together and started teh motor again... still no oil :( I've checked that i have pressure, and if you look down the bigger pushrod holes with a torch while the motor is running, u can see oil flowing back across the valley.
A mate said that the lifters could be stuffed and not be providing an oil feed... but they're not noisy at all... this motos is one of the quietest clevo's i've ever heard, yet i find all this gunk in there..
Any suggestion would be greatly apreciated, cause i'm completely stuck on what to do, as i said, i don't wanna have to rebuild the motor :(