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Old 03-22-05, 02:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Complete Engine Rebuild w/ pictures!

Well, I finally got the pictures up in reference to my other thread:

Other Thread About the engine rebuild....

Here are as many pictures as I can fit on this page, more are on imagestation, I will try to keep posting them here just in case no one has access.

Well first we pulled all the thousands of wires and hoses from the engine block. Disconnected the muffler and other various parts.
Out it goes:


Then we removed the transmission from the block. After that we remove the heads. (DONT BREAK THE KNOCK SENSORS! EXPENSIVE STUPIDITY). Needless to say, he broke a knock sensor even after I told him about it:



Then you remove the valve stem stuff until you get down to the meat, which is the pistons and the engine block. I decided to replace my piston rings and connection rod bearings for the engine block. I left the main bearings in because they tested out to be in good condition.

Here are some pictures of the block with no pistons and then some more pictures of the piston in the block with the pulley in the connecting rods. That thing is heavy!

After the main block was done we started on the top half, replacing the valve rings and seals along with cleaning as best we could with BRAKE CLEANER (don't know if that was stupid but it cleans well). The heads were filled with burnt oil. I also discovered my PCV valve was BLOCKED with burnt oil. So that was interesting, I had to scrap the oil out it was thick. I bought a new PCV valve. Or maybe it was EGR, sorry this is off the top of my head.

Then we replaced the head gaskets and other seals. The seals are a PITA do scrap off. I wish I would have paid the $300 to get the engine soaked, would have saved lots of time cleaning off the old seal.

Total the job cost me about $2,000. Only $300 was labor.

I replaced:
Seals, upper lower hoses, bolts for heads, piston rings, conn rod bearings, timming belt, water pump, EGR pipe, Knock sensor, oxygen sensors, head gaskets, heater hoses, and valve stems. (might be more but I cant remember).

The final question, was it worth it? Nope, I think I was better off just letting it die. I still get oil loss from some unknown location, b/c when I let the car sit overnight and I start it up I get blue smoke. Also I was hoping it would idle super quiet but I still can hear the engine and valves. BUT I will have to say it has more power and pick-up. I guess if I can go another 150,000 on the rebuild it would be worth it but right now I am wondering why I did it. LOL.

Go ahead and post questions if you want more pics go to my imagestation...
My Engine Rebuild


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damn good work!!!
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hummm what type of oil are you using??? also you could have used trans fliud to clean somethings
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hummm what type of oil are you using???
you quoted the entire post just for that??????? I really appreciated that, we all had to scroll down past all of that (which we already read) because you are not the sharpest knife in the drawer, and dont understand how to use the internet courteously.

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lol. dude how much is it costing u.
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you quoted the entire post just for that??????? I really appreciated that, we all had to scroll down past all of that (which we already read) because you are not the sharpest knife in the drawer, and dont understand how to use the internet courteously.

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Oh stop crying like a big azz baby like you loosing valuable time from something.. mann its just the internet, damm calm down.. and I forgot about the pictures.. matter of fact all the pictures didn't even show up for me when I quoted
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Did you replace all the seals.....like the rear main seal. That where i have a small leak.

just curious. good job!! But i would always upgrade doing projects like that.

Also-How in the hell did it equal $2000??? I know the water pump kit costs like $274???

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Oh stop crying like a big azz baby like you loosing valuable time from something.. mann its just the internet, damm calm down.. and I forgot about the pictures.. matter of fact all the pictures didn't even show up for me when I quoted
too bad the mods deleted the quote. come on, act hard some more, i want another good laugh.
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too bad the mods deleted the quote. come on, act hard some more, i want another good laugh.
laugh at yourself, and go get a life
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extrovertz, what was the condition of the headgaskets when you pulled the engine? Was there any indication of an impending headgasket failure?
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hummm what type of oil are you using??? also you could have used trans fliud to clean somethings
Right now I use Mobile One Full Synthetic 5w-30. Never thought of trans fluid as a cleaner. The brake cleaner did good but still didn't losen old seals, I had to take a blade and carefully cut the old seal off.

We used silicon sealant forget what it is called and lock tight on some of the bolts so what ever is on there now is on there for a long time.
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lol. dude how much is it costing u.
Ya it was $2000 including the labor. The piston rings and bearings are around $550, then add in everything else bit by bit. The knock sensor was like $100+ for a tiny bolt size piece, has a super sensitive microphone on it I guess. Plus it was $400 for the seal kits with HG.

It really does have some sweet pick-up. Just wish I could get it to purrr like a kitty, some knock sounds. I guess I need to give it a break the car is over 14 yrs right.
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extrovertz, what was the condition of the headgaskets when you pulled the engine? Was there any indication of an impending headgasket failure?


Not sure if I had any holes, I didn't take the time to look, honestly I just wanted to redo them , they came in the kit and now I know that it won't bust on me...

Plus I bought new bolts and retorqued to 62 LBs so that is just preventive maintenece.

I bought two seal kits so I am pretty sure I got the rear main seal. At least I hope I did, I still cant pinpoint the leak, might be near the exhaust b/c if it sits overnight I get a puff of blue smoke, which is sad after all the money. Guess I should have taken it to a pro, this guy wasn't ASCE cert. but it was cheap labor.
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