Okay, so yesterday morning I took the VC off, and cleaned that up a bit.
I was happy (and a lil bit relieved) to see that everything was seated in place. I tried pushing on the lifters and the adjusters, and those things won't budge.
The first thing that struck me ***, was how dirty the oil and residue are. Now like I said, I hit up the Oil about every 5k, but do ya think that this is from the POS Previous Owner (2 of them, with the car also getting DD from the car lot's owner) going for like what appears to be 20-30k with out a change?
*** that sh*t wouldn't surprise me, given the condition of the other things that I have had to fix that could have been avoided with routine maintenance.
(sorry for the rant. just kinda attached to the g, and it pisses me off a lil)
So anyway, where I got to before some serious storms rolled in and put another pause in the operation, was the clean-up of the cover, and minimal inspection of the cylinder head.
As I said, everything is seated, but I did notice just a little scoring on the cam. You cannot really see it, but you can barely tell with a fingernail (marked in the pic).
But other than doing a visual check on the lash adjuster, I think that doing the other checks that the FSM call for (checking the cam runout and height, cam journal clearance and spring tension rates) might be beyond what I can do.
Here are some pics:
Of the durty insides
The VC after a bit of cleanin:
I don't *** guys, I might just have to put the cover back on and have her towed to a shop. Or maybe I should just pick up good cond. lifters, adjusters, and the cams...?