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.
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