Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fruitland Park,Florida
Since you didn't scratch up cylinders, and you have the oil pan off, here's what you can do. Usea cherry picker to raise engine up enough to remove all 8 piston and rod assemblies. Of course oil pump will have to be removed also. Disconnect driveshaft. Have pan under back of trans as fluid will come out. To get driveshaft off, torque arm must be unhooked from engine side.
Unhook exhaust manifolds from rest of exhaust system. Unhook engine & trans mounts. Unhook any wiring that will interfere with raising engine & trans. Lift engine & trans high enough to work on underside of engine. Use a punch to number piston & rod assembly. Match mark the rod and the cap so they will be installed correctly. Driver side of engine has cylinders 1, 3, 5 & 7. Passenger side has 2, 4, 6 & 8.
When you re install piston/rod assemblies a ring compressor will be needed. Get at harbor freight or auto parts store. Be sure to install them exactly where and how they were orientated when in engine.
With piston assemblies out of engine, you can wash down cylinder walls with mineral spirits. Was down crankshaft also. Wipe with a non fluffy rag. When you install piston assemblies, use assembly lube on cylinder walls, piston rings, & connecting rod bearing. Both on rod assembly & cap. Torque rod caps to specs found in service manual. Assemble rest of engine using torque specs.
Your only other alternative would be to assembly what you've already taken apart and HOPE FOR THE BEST.
Last edited by cocobolo95; 08-05-2019 at 10:54 AM.