Hello jagies !
This is my first post and i hope i’m doing everything correctly. I’m a 95% novice - please be understandingly.
Wheres my matching number engine waits somewhere (to long to explain) I purchased a backup from a XJ Series 1 complete with converter and automatic gearbox which is now placed in my garden
I made sure the engine was revolving both with wrench and afterwards with the starter but the compression test showed:
As the engine was not expensive painted blue and me very curious I decided to strip it down and when failing at least i had some spares
First i had a look with a cheap endoscope camera but the head looked good to me (as a novice). So i stripped the top stuff documenting every step with a picture … Now both heads are off (together with CAM shaft) and for:
- valves and pistons look good
- liners look good (no burr)
- liner A2 had a little rust below the combustion chamber (see picture attached)
- all together i think that the piston rings might be the problem ?
What would you suggest and how should i access the piston rings (pull the liner or the piston ?) ?
Should i have a look at the crankshaft before ?
On the one hand I don’t want to spend too much on this engine (as its not an XKE engine …) but on the other it would be nice seeing it run again. I know i would have to find a solution for the oil sump and water pump then.
Please help !