Here is a few shot of inside a EJ22, of course, since now i'm driving my westy with a Subi, i had to know more and see how they are built... This engine was given to me by Vanaru as a "Fun" engine, play in it, learn, have fun, it was not up to their high standard! A little bit to high in millage (around 70-80k miles and with a lower compression in one cylinder) sure, ok, well, let look deeper. I use to work on Honda engine so Japenese engine are.... Japenese engine! It took me about 10 min to remove the heads, another... 30 minutes to figure how to remove the pistons (yea, you need to know how, it's way faster), about 15 minutes to clean that core, and about 2 hours to figure out how to put the pistons and pins back IN, ha ha ha... yea Ben, don't look at the book! Well, that is how i am! now, it would take me about 5 minutes per cylinder.
Anyway, the lower compresion ring on that famous low compression cylinder was stuck! stuck because it as been sitting to long in a graveyard! it took me 2 sec to free this one, all oil ring were kind of stuck also. This engine as plenty of life left into it... another good 100k miles minimum. With good dual port re-seal head and lap valves (they don't even need it) it will go a long way.
|Way more to come....|