By the end of March 2010 the engine was back in where it belongs:
A much tidier, cleaner engine bay. The aftermarket air con pump is gone and its retaining bracket cut down. The rest of the piping to the front and the air con rad has been taken out which has removed 28 Kg from the car.
The gear box was cleaned up, leaking shaft selector seal changed, new clutch slave, hose and hard line fitted.
After a 30 mile test drive the bottom of the engine is looking dry:
Waiting on the ramp for final checks and some wax oiling before I picked it up the next week:
Here's the complete list of what I had done:
Full top and bottom engine rebuild that includes all seals and fluids, cam chains, valve guides, piston rings, cylinder (dialever) studs, oil through pipes and main bearings.
Other new parts fitted were:
Top hats and retainers
Little end bearings
A new rocker
Engine temperature sensor
Gearbox shaft selector seal
Flexible heater hoses for heat exchangers
Power steering feed pipe
Power steering pump belt
Crankcase breather pipe
Clutch slave, hose and hard line
Oil feed hose and pipe
Flywheel and clutch bolts
Cat bypass pipe
Various inserts machined into covers and cases
Powder coating of tins, valve covers, engine carrier and fan
Rubber intake stacks
A very thorough overhaul that should serve her well for many years to come!