my stalking car (Pajero) as per previous thread (sorry to bring it up again boys)...seems to have blown the radiator (now replaced), but the mechanic argues it's not worth taking the engine out to investigate further (thanks for putting in a new rad!! suss..), says the manual labour involved just for removing the engine and investigating the damage to the cylinders will be a few hundred quid easy. He reckons one or more cylinders will need to be bored out and sleeve/lined with new head gaskets and pistons. Says 99% of cars subjected to that kind of heat/pressure will have blown engines, and therefore, only option to avoid wasting money is to scrap it (esp. being an import where parts may not fit from the UK).
so, not trusting my mechanic (for many good previous reasons! LOL), is it possible to take the top of the engine/cylinders apart without lifting the engine? ie, from the top/bonnet?
also, I have read about using JB weld to smooth out scores in cylinders, to do a makeshift repair job...anyone able to comment on feasibility based on experience?
I'm thinking if possible (without removing engine), I could try to repair it as a 'home project'.
Here's the other one...would anyone then be willing to lift/tow from Hawick to Duns in exchange for a few days stalking on my ground? ie. someone that has the relevant truck access?...that is, if it seems a 'home' repair could be facilitated of course...