Just hope the Sirion wheels have about the same offset as the Cuore as i found a Sirion GTvi at the wreckers today with a good set of the standard alloys they came with as i am having no luck with finding standard Cuore wheels. actually the three closest wreckers don’t have any Cuore cars available.
I did see those cut cylinder head pics last night looking through your L200 posts and noted those for later. I did the same with a suzuki 3 cylinder two stroke block a few years ago.
I found someone with no idea how to work on a car has had a go at doing a timing belt change on the engine. I had replaced the seals on the injectors did a compression check while somewhat low they were all within 5 psi of each other. With no signs of water in the oil or oil in the cooling system i tried to start it and it ran first try. It sounded fine until i tried to turn the steering wheel and once it loaded up the power steering the engine started making an terrible racket. found the harmonic ballancer puller was just free spinning on the crankshaft. So pulled the pully off and as i thought the key was either missing or broken and it was broken. the pully bolt was not done up properly so i would think this coursed the failure. This has resulted in the keyway on the timing belt pully and harmonic ballancer to be flogged out. so been chasing wreckers all day with out much luck. One wreck had the pully’s though a bit rusty with no key for $80. And another wrecker would only sell me a complete EJ-DE from a Sirion for $350 while in think that price is ok i don’t realy need a complete engine at this time. also the timming belt was out one tooth from what i could tell at the time so that probably accounts for the low compression.
Yes it’s cool here at the moment lol. I am from Brisbane originally.