I was over at the shop to look at the block, looks like that was a scratch in the wall. Theres no crack and after talking with the guy, we both agreed that we will sleeve this engine back to standard or 2.9921". The sleeves cost me 92.31 shipped, for 3 and he will do it for me at no cost. Thats because I am hooking up a shop heater for him.
I think im still going to rebuild and swap the engine back in. It would be nice to have a fully serviced engine. I want to have 400 psi in each piston and be able to know its good for another 2000 hrs, or 15yrs, which ever comes first.
I will keep you posted.!
Well, I'm relieved it isn't a crack. Sounds like a good deal for you to get it re-sleeved so cheaply. The Mitsi's are great little engines. Almost makes me want to tear into the other L3E I have and see if it's salvageable/usable.