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Im pulling the gearbox with the motor. Should I undo the power steering lines so they don’t get bent?
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I'm unfamiliar to your particular vehicle, but I've taken apart a lot of big things in my time. If has the chance of hanging you up, getting damaged, or places something in an unsafe situation, remove it.
 

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What do you recommend as the best piston ring compressing tool for this job?
I have the motor out, gear box off, head off, sump off. The oil pickup had so much crap in it, That was probably the tapping.
 

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If your engine was knocking and your pickup filter was blocked then you may have a bearing thats worn. Likely big end.

Not sure about ring compressor brands but you don't need anything too special for that.

Are you looking at a full engine recon?
 

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yes that's the plan/ I am having problems taking the filler bolt out of the gearbox. Ive rounded it, trying to get it off. I tried heat. I don't know if I should drill it. Any ideas, would be much appreciated.
 

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Consider an easy-out? doesn't require as much drilling, just keep it centered in case you have to do full drill out.
 

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Yes; disconnect the power steering lines first. As for ring compressor I have several different types and find these wrinkle band type work well Amazon.com: AMPRO T75524 Wrinkle Band Ring Compressor : Automotive or Wrinkle Band Ring Compressor T&E Tools 4220 9322159024500 | eBay Use a self tightening pipe wrench tool like this or similar on the rounded off bolt 6pc-pk Quick Release Self Adjustable Pipe Wrench Super Shifter Option: 8"/10" | eBay But make sure you have a new replacement plug. Better probably a suitably sized Irwin boltgrip from Bunnings Irwin Bolt-Grip 6pc Impact Twist Socket Extractor Set 1/4" to 1/2" #1859143 | eBay or Irwin Bolt-Grip 6pc Impact Twist Socket Extractor Set 1/4" to 1/2" #1859143 | eBay or https://www.amazon.com.au/Irwin-Tools-Fastener-Remover-Expansion/dp/B000QW6K8I or this similar tool ToolPRO Bolt Extractor Socket Set 1/2" Drive 7 Piece or ToolPRO Bolt Extractor Socket Set 9 Piece
 

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Thanks. I have a set of removal tools, which i have already tried, to no avail. Ill give the stillsons a go. I havent got a replacement plug, Not sure where to go for that. Everything is out, I'm down to the block. Getting quotes on machining etc.
 

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After pulling the motor down, Ive found the water ports in the block are corroded a bit. Ill attach pics
Im looking at thousands to get these done, professionally. Head from the wreckers may be my best option. The block is my concern.
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Hopefully you can see the depth by the pics. The second one isn't as bad.
 

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They'll be fine that fairly normal for old blocks and heads; just make sure you use a quality head gasket. The scoring in the top of the cylinder would concern me more; I assume you will hone them to the required cross-hatch pattern after first removing any ridges at the top of the bores with a ridge reamer.
 

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Thanks. Ive never done either of those, but Ill give it a go.
Any links to the equipment ill need for the Ridge Reamer and the Honing tool?
Is this straight edge suitable for what I need?
And if the straight edge isn't suitable
Most of your links have been very helpful


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That corrosion around the water galleries is normal. The holes in the head gasket are usually larger than the gallery so it corrodes a bit there. As Aussieblue said just be sure to use a good quality gasket.
 

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The Lisle Ridge Reamers on ebay and at various auto stores work well. Repco ( https://www.repco.com.au/en/tools-equipment/automotive-tools/engine-drivetrain/repco-engine-cylinder-hone-60-175mm-rst142/p/A9417629?kwSearch=cylinder hone) and Supercheap (Toolpro - ToolPRO Engine Cylinder Hone Large ) sell their brand cylinder hones that work fine (Lisle also have them e.g. Lisle Stone Type Glaze Breaker Cylinder Honing Tool for 2-7" Dia Cylinders 23500 | eBay ). The T& E ball type (also available from Supercheap) e.g. Flexible Ball Cylinder Hone 180 Grit 3"- 2.3/4" (76mm - 70mm) T&E Tools FBH103-1 | eBay might also easier to use for the inexperienced. You will also finf lots of excellent You Tube video tutorials on honing a ridge reaming cylinders; watch a wide selection. You can also use a laser pointer aimed from the edge of the head and block do it creates a line across the surfaces as an alternative to a etal straight edge; the laser line will be discontinuous where it's not totally flat. It's also often easier to use in terms of access too.
 

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I enjoy the challenge. Do you think this is doable with my lack of experience? Having said that, I have found a place that will face the head and block, plus hone the block at a reasonable price.
If I hone the block, will the pistons and rings you recommended be alright or do you think the machine shop is best?
 

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I think you can do it yourself. The first time I did mine I had no prior experience and there was no such think as You Tube. The recommenced rings will be fine. But if you are being offered a good deal to have it done and it is all the work comes with a warranty (there will be a limited implied one under consumer law anyway) that's the safest option and worth considering.
 

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Hope this is easier

Vacuum Test Valves, Mill Cylinder Head and Check Hardness, straightness. $153.66
Dismantle and Assemble Cylinder Head $118.12
Clean Cylinder Head $80.86
Face Valve 12 $10.98
Cut Valve Seats 12 $10.97
Deck Block $111.72
Bore and hone cylinders $200.00
Workshop Supplies and Environmental Charge $10.00
 
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