Ok I still got this "top-end rebuilt" engine sitting on a enginestand and need to decide what to do with it.
If it didn't burn oil (1qt/500m)I it would have been okay, but that pi**ed me off after trusting a local "enthusiast". He put new heads on an old block and I didn't trust my instincts. That combination often results in burning oil, due to tighter heads and loose rings, and it did. Yes I have a new PCV. 2 in fact.
In order to make the "customer" happy I just bough a complete rebuilt for a few hundred more and that car is now done perfect.,
This one on the enginestand has "piston slap" AND burns oil. I'm thinking I would risk the cost of rings and headgaskets to put it right if there is a chance that will work. Maybe the new rings would reduce the "piston slap". Ever seen a broken/stuck ring in a subaru?
Sorry about all the quotes, but I'm feeling very "ironic" about these mistakes.
Edited by uniberp, 17 May 2013 - 09:44 AM.