have either of you guys ever honed before? it's not that hard at all. you just hook the honing tool up to the drill, oil it, and go to town on each cyl sleeve. Remember you want to hone as little as possible to get the clean surface and end up with a nice 45 degree (I think it's 45 degree...) cross hatch pattern. Un-fortunately the engine must be out and the pistons removed to hone an engine.
I guess if need be you could use some steel wool on the rust if this is to be an engine in job, but if you end up with no cross hatch pattern when you are done, it really should be re-honed because there are several issues that can crop up once the hone marks are no longer visible. Blue smoke sucks…
Last edited by DeLorean; 06-13-2006 at 07:47 PM.