Just out of curoiusity, what kind a/f do you tune for when running it? He was running 16/1.
So, I pulled the engine, dropped the oil pan and found this. I didn't remove anything else at all, internally. Everything looks pretty clean to me, although the crank nearly landed on me when I dropped the oil pan. Is it supposed to do that??
Did you take the caps off your self or are you tell us that there were none? Plus did you take the pistons out? Were they connected or not or Loose?
Wow i'm suprise how clean the block is. it almost looks like it just came out of a machine shop, maybe they just welded the 3rd piston in place on the cylinder wall?? Try just taking the spark plug out in cyl #3 and just run it on 3 cylinders, maybe it won't have that miss anymore??
16/1 is a perfect a/f ration for biodiesel. Should run fine on 3 cylinders.
Im impressed after you grinded the fip off the oil pan, that you remembered to re write the clearance specs on the block so you wouldn't forget.. NOW THATS THINKING..
Will that work?? I've never heard of that but I'm willing to try anything to help a buddy out. He just needs his car running by this afternoon for work tonight. I'll put it back together the way I found it.
Quick question. When I put the the engine back together and try your suggestion, do I have to use all the bolts or will I be okay if I'm missing a few? I think he lost twelve or so bolts.
i would try to find some just to put them in there place even if they don't fit they will at least help your clearances..
And ya i'm sure it will work, if fact you may pick up some HP in the cylinder because there will be so much compression. I did the same thing on my 1st gen a few years back, but on of the machine shops welds broke and destroyed the short block so i hope you have a reliable machine shop that welded it!!
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