I bought a metro turbo engine with a view of putting it in my City.
I was told the engine was seized so took the head off to have a look, its defo not seized i can easily turn it with a socket ...... It looks great to me, no marks on the bores and pistons seen to be sealing well. I have a compression tester on the way to be sure.
The head was a bit of a mess but its cleaned up really well and the valve seat and valves look great.
Infact the turbo wasn't even seized, it had been sitting covered in a garden for 18 years !!! I'm going to check the big ends and G/box then put back together, rebuild the carb and try and run it. ( i don't often get lucky with engine purchases but i think i might be on the cusp of luck)
Alas I seem to have a little problem, I've used a compressor to blow out an loose rust in the block, an then blew out from the block water flow holes. 1 hole i think should be clear isn't. I've tried a hole punch gently and then a drill to see if anything is pulled out. But nothing seems to be stuck in there, it seems the hole is only about 1cm deep and doesn't allow flow to the water jacket in the head.
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I've put a WD40 pipe in the hole to show which one i have a question about.... should this hole allow water to flow from the block to the head ?
:) sorry for my lack of knowledge around the terminology, I'm sure its not called a flow hole !!! but should it allow water through ?
thank you all :)