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Help! 944 Cylinder Wall Scratches


Long story short.....

Had a "friend" help me rebuild a 944 engine. At some point (I was not around) he put the cam tower on and did not set the cam to TDC. When he attempted to start the engine, it bent valves.

After removing the head, there is noticable scoring on one cylinder. At this point, the "friendship" is over and I need to get my car out of his place.

When the engine did not start, a compression test was done and that cylinder did have decent compression. Also, we put some assembly lube around the top of the bad cylinder's piston, and it did not seep below the rings.

Would anyone attempt to use this engine? I am concerned that if I do not help my friend re-install the engine and subframe, I will not be get all my parts back, (he's got parts from ton's of cars scattered around) yet do I go through an engine re-install with scoring the way it is?

Again would anyone put this engine back in the car and run it? It is a race engine, and a little smoke would not be the worst thing, but could I even get a season out of it????

I think I know the answer, but it makes me ill......

Old 01-05-2006, 06:58 AM
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