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#1 Russ Hill

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 04:56 PM

Well, I finally got the motor installed in my '86.
It ran a little rougher that I wanted,
Made a lot more noise than I wanted,
Blew a little more smoke than I wanted.
For about 5 minutes..........
Then it started blowing pancake batter out the aircleaner :banghead:
I bought the motor from a former board member about a year and a half ago, been in storage until about two weeks ago.
I'm guessing a bad headgasket. I can't think of any other way to get that much water into the oil.
Man, I just did the timing belts, oil pump water pump, Clutch, main seals, blah, blah, blah.
Oh well, see my post in the market place, I need another motor.
Wait 'till my Wife hears this, She hates project cars.
I'm gonna be so grounded:banghead:

#2 calebz


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Posted 29 August 2003 - 05:01 PM

That sucks man.. Sorry to hear that

#3 Russ Hill

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 10:00 PM

Oh well,
I'll find another motor and start over. At least the new parts I threw on this motor can be pulled off and put on the next one. :D

Or I could toss in an EA81...............:brow:

#4 Russ Hill

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 02:44 AM

No this one was clean. One of the things I did was pull the pan and reseal it. No water there.
Man, I wonder if I could have mixed up a vacuum line and a water line? Those crossover lines are pretty small.........:confused:

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 03:09 AM

I've heard of where people mix-up the pcv lines with the heater hoses but I doubt that's your problem. It could be a blown gasket or cracked head like mentinioned before. Another possibility is a freeze plug in the head popped out.

#6 Russ Hill

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 05:22 AM

Yeah I know,
Mixing up a vac-line and one of the crossovers is a long shot, especially when I replaced them with the motor out and had plenty of room to see what I was doing.
I'm just in the "looking for an excuse to blame myself" stage.
I'll get over it, there are plenty of Suby motors around, I'll find one pretty quick and start over.
Besides, I DO still have a couple of spare EA81s. If a 5spd will go behind an EA81. An EA81 will go in front of a 5spd:D

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 08:50 AM

yes it will you need one with the 9 inch clutch, i'm not sure if you need to space the starter:cornfuzz:

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 10:38 PM

Hi, are you using a EA-71? If so mail me, I have a spare with not much into it. It has 61,000 and was in the back of my Brat at the car show on the fourth, let me know, Bradd

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