Tag Archives: 6mge
So today I attempted for the second time to assemble the engine block. The first time I tried I broke a piston ring meaning that I had to order a whole new set of the things. The 2 most important … Continue reading
This is the initial result of painting the cam covers. It will need a little touch up to be perfect. First I cleaned the covers with a wire brush and then sanded them down. Then I prep-washed with 3M Wax … Continue reading
Got the engine back from the engineering shop today. Ready to be unwrapped, cleaned off and reassembled.
Here are the cam covers from the 6MGE cleaned and with the old paint stripped off. The cam covers on these engines are quite nice. Just need to think what colour to paint them. Here are some examples from the … Continue reading
Sent my harmonic balancer to Precision Parts in Wagga Wagga and they rebuilt it for me. Originally it wasn’t looking so great.
Continued disassembling the engine. Pulled the head off, everything looks good Disassembling the head getting it ready to take to the machinists. Valve lifters removed and stored in oil.
Worked on disassembling the engine today. Got up to the point where the next thing to do is remove the head.
The Achilles heel of the 6MGE motor is its harmonic balancer / crank pulley which is prone to chipping.