the engine is torn down the rest of the way and the block is loaded in the back of my Mom's Mercedes ready to go to the machine shop tomorrow
after scraping the carbon, you can still feel the ridges. and the pistons are also standard bore making us believe that it's still all original. should clean up at .030 over the main bearings still are in good shape, but the rod bearings were worn to copper. are there any other ways for me to tell whether or not this engine is all original?
I also got the engine bay cleaned out today just haven't gotten a pic of it yet
rubber bands and head bolts to catch the pistons as i pound them out
bare block (yes i got the dipstick and oil pressure sensor out)
trying to keep my mom's car clean hahah