My first rebuild

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  1. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

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    This is considered a rough car? You could do a lot worse. Great rebuild, saw the dyno results in another thread and clearly the hard work was worth it.
     
  2. Cliff

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    Thanks lidz. It is a molded Winfactory CSL-R spoiler, but it was on the car when I got it. Although I do like the idea, the former owners installation must have been done by hand because there are a ton of defects un the paint and molding. A complete repaint with body work is in our future.

    The wheels are super nice. They too came with the car and were one of the main reasons I picked this car. I just wish i had another set of rear wheels so I could mount up some street tires and burnout tires :D
     
  3. Cliff

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    Update:

    I've had an issue with oil leaking through my valve seals. I replaced all the valve seals and this issue remained so i decided the culprit is likely worn valve guides. Long story short, I decided to do a complete rebuild. New title:

    My first rebuild 2.0

    I'm not adding any new performance parts, just a basic rebuild replacing all the seals, gaskets, valve guides, piston rings, belts and fluids. I'll also have the engine and heads honed and cleaned.

    Right now I've finished tearing everything down and I'm just waiting on my new parts to arrive from ConceptZ before dropping off the block and heads at the machine shop.

    Side note, we just sold our house and have 29 days to move out. It's great news but it certainly adds a level of stress making sure each step of the rebuild stays on schedule. This thread will be a record of whether or not I make it. lol

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  4. Cliff

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    New piston rings, valve guides, and valve seals from ConceptZ came in today. I dropped those off along with my block and heads at the machine shop.

    I was told my block and piston / cylinder wear looked 'amazing' which brings back some of my confidence in rebuilding this engine again. Still going with a light hone and new piston rings as a 'while your in there' job. Also, I'll be getting a 3 angle valve job done with the new valve guides and seals.

    Itll be sometime next week before I get it back and begin assembly, but once I get it home I'll be posting pics all along the way. Excited and anxious to get back to boosting!
     
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  5. Cliff

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    Just a pic of the gasket kit for those looking for pics

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  6. Cliff

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    Looking for opinions on connecting rod side clearance.

    I have Eagle rods with a stock crank. Eagle calls for .015mm to .040mm side clearance. My clearances are:

    .013mm
    .014mm
    .015mm
    .013mm
    .012mm
    .014mm

    With that in mind I have 3 questions here, do Eagle rods side clearance typically run tighter on our cars (cranks)? Is my .012mm (.003mm too small) clearance an issue that needs to be addressed? If so, how?

    Thanks in advance
     
  7. Cliff

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    I was a little worried about generating excessive heat from the friction between the rod and crank after noticing some blue spots on the crank. However, I went back to my pics from the first time I opened up the engine a while back and noticed the blue spots were already there.

    It does make me less worried about the side clearances. But i feel the .012mm clearance is still pushing the limits. Thoughts?
     
  8. beaver

    beaver southern zeds

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    Where are the blue marks located on the c/s.
     

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