Collected Balanced Engine
The engine had gone in for a rebuild after the last time I had the sump off had been shortly followed by a grinding noise as the engine ran. Only obvious sign of damage was on the front main bearing (not the camshaft as I had diagnosed) which was quite heavily marked.
For safety’s sake a new crank had been sourced, reground and balanced and we agreed a new (lower) rev limit and to try a different oil.
Only problem was when I got home. Although I’ve lifted the engine in the past it was only in a very uncontrolled manner – not ideal when trying to lift it over the lip (which seemed suddenly much bigger than when I’m lifting shopping out of it!) of someone else’s car.
A big man was what I needed and a big man I called. Nick is a former county prop forward and just the ticket.