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Aptly named as my R56 currently sounds like a steam train! 🙈

I’ve been buying and selling cars long enough to know that you generally get what you pay for…

On this occasion, heart won against head by first round KO.


There were a couple issues on the test drive but I gambled and lost that these would be minor and offset by the heavily adjusted purchase price.

Fast forward a few months and she dies on me on the motorway in a glorious cloud of smoke!

After much umming and ahhhhing and conversation with a couple of members - I opt against junking her and get in contact with the wizard that is @CarsOrBikes
Tire Wheel Land vehicle Sky Cloud


Fast forward again to a gap opening up and she’s off to see the Wizard.

Any hopes of a “quick fix” were put to bed early with this image of a nicely melted piston…
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Well firstly, thanks for entrusting your car to me ;O)

It will be taken care of and hopefully come back to you better than before....
 

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Just hanging around, waiting for an engine….

Engine is currently at the machine shop - maybe @CarsOrBikes can fill in some of the more technical blanks?

(Yes, I plan on changing the wheels)
 

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Is that an almost clear driveway at carsorbikes house?

might be time to get mine over for some little jobs!
 

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and as they do....

Shoe Light Green Blue Automotive tire


eat straight into the block

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when deep enough to pool oil it ain't coming out with a hone that's for sure

.... or a re-bore !!

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actually hard to see here but there is really quite a significant negative peak to this flash through so it could be the block a no go,

we have to test machine it and see if it cleans at sleeve depth.... at the moment the machine shop are divided over that but will be trying it.... you can perhaps only just make out a small black line in the cavity which when looked at closely is actually a further peak, just unlucky that's all.
 
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