- Sep 14, 2003
Does anyone know what things can cause a seize of the bottom end ( left side I think ), which caused the flywheel to get too hot to touch, and now the bearing rattles. I haven't got further than taking the engine out and the cylinder off yet, but on doing so there was a little water ( beads only ) inside the cylinder. I'm pretty sure its not head gasket. The engine has just been rebuilt due to gearbox problems, and had new main bearings, cylinder re-plate, piston etc. On first re-assembly and for running in I put a used piston in, and on taking this out to put the new one in there were chips off the top of one side, and it appeared that the re-platers had left a small ridge at the top which the piston struck. I filed this off ( mostly ) with a diamond file, and now there appears to be a small gap about a millimeter down from the top. However I didn't get all of it, and the new piston has a little chip as well. Where could the water come from ? any help much appreciated.