Porfin, thanks for such an awesome thread! I have a perkins 4.108 myself and I love to turn my own wrenches. In fact, after 12 years of owning old sailboats, I tried to hire a mechanic for the first time ever to do something and he actually didn't want to do the work.
Having said that I like to work on my engines, I've never done anything "inside" the engine. I have to say, now that I've seen you tear yours all the way down
, that without a doubt, I am both more, and
less intimidated than before...
Keep it coming!