I finally took the engine apart.
First of all I feel now that I can put the engine back together, everything was so easy to remove I couldn't even believe how easy the pistons came out.
I think I am ready to claim that I have found the problem.
In my opinion the reason why re engine was opened last time is to replace the main bearings.
They look like they were put in yesterday
I'm afraid that is not the case with the big end rod bearings
Piston 1 were good, piston 2 excellent looking silver
Piston 3,4, and 5 have copper color and the crankshaft has grooves on that area, not smooth as the 1,2 and 6
My question is, do these bearings have wear indicators and is it the copper layer?
And how is this causing the ticking, throws of balance the pistons?
Everything else looks good, really good.
Pistons are good, rings are good, engine block walls are in fantastic shape.
This is my guess for now, I will take all of the components to a shop for measurements to confirm my theory.
I didn't find destruction I expected to see but I think there is defiantly wear on the big end rod bearings.
Can anyone comment based on the pictures?
Piston 1 bearings
Piston 3,4 and 5 bearings
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