C223T Engine Rebuild

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Redtail Talon
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Isuzu vehicle(s): 1987 Isuzu C223T

C223T Engine Rebuild

Postby Redtail Talon » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:57 pm

Hello all. I dont own an Isuzu vehicle, but I do have a small boat which has an Isuzu C223 engine transplant by a previous owner. (I have included more info in my introduction post). The engine fitted is a non turbo version (N/A) and although it runs fine, it has a bit of back pressure through the crankcase breather. 
I was fortunate to obtain a running 1987 C223t engine a few years ago which only covered 116000 miles and have intended to rebuild the engine and fit to the boat just to have peace of mind.   
The engine has been stripped, cleaned, bores honed, valves ground and all components measured for wear. I am amazed at how good the condition of the internals are. Sadly it doesn't have the 3rd generation rods, but my boat won't be worked hard. I normally do 8 knots at 2000 revs. 
I am looking for your help in sourcing some quality parts for this project. 

Parts required for 1987 C223T; 
Piston rings. Std. 
Big end bearings. Std. 
Crankshaft main bearings. Std. 
Crankshaft thrust washers. 
Conrod bolts & nuts. 

Any information you can provide in obtaining the above parts will be greatly appreciated.
I live in Glasgow. Scotland, so obviously there'll be shipping to arrange.


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Re: C223T Engine Rebuild

Postby jamezg » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:16 pm

Check rockauto.com for rebuild parts.
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Re: C223T Engine Rebuild

Postby gearbox » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:35 pm

Our own Jerry Lemond has every thing you need .
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Re: C223T Engine Rebuild

Postby downunderyank » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:29 pm

Hey Charlie, I'm in australia and get all these parts pretty easy but I just checked ebay UK and it seems you can find it all there too https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Piston-Rings-S ... nav=SEARCH
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