Two weeks ago I found my self with a so-so weather Saturday and a doo kit and some other things I have been wanting to get done, so I declared my own tech day.
I started with the subframe upgrade kit, through drilled the frame and installed the new bolts. No problem.
I pulled the Doo, the factory one was showing a small bright spot (impending fracture??) on the weld at 5100 miles and the spring was broken and laying in the bottom of the case, and had been that way long enough that it had measurable wear through part of the finish on the spring. Installed the new machined billet part, followed all the instructions on Marknet, that site was written for people like me, very simple to follow.
I checked the valves and reset the idle mix screw out to 2.5 turns from the bottom, buttoned everything back up and lubed all the cables. I even did a cut out on the bash plate so I could reach the tensioner adjusting screw port without removing the pan.
Put everything back together and quite happy with myself refilled the oil and replaced the filter and hopped on to crank it over.
sound of other shoe dropping! actually that is kind of the sound that the engine made when I tried to start it. it turned over about twice then made a seriously expensive sounding Klunk and was not budging from there. Now I can hand crank it arround about 3/4 turn in one direction to where it stops, then back the other way to the stop.
Anyone got any bright ideas on what may be the problem here? I have checked everyithing on the left side of the engine and will dive into the right side tonight.