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Posted 30 September 2003 - 03:27 PM
Last night's progress:
3 pistons and rings installed, 5 pints of Guiness consumed. I'm not slow, just enjoying myself.
Posted 30 September 2003 - 03:32 PM
Posted 30 September 2003 - 03:45 PM
I took absolutely everything apart, then I cleaned and measured everything with a micrometer. I had my crank reground, but other that that I reused everything and only replaced the wear parts. CCR Inc (you guys are great!! thanks!!) rebuilt my cylinder heads for me. As mentioned in another post, the "hardest part" is cleaning everything.
I was feeling pretty good! The fourth piston is in but I missed the con rod when I installed the wrist pin, didn't even notice at first. I thought the fourth one went in too easy.....The hard part is knowing when to give up for the night and go to bed.....
Posted 30 September 2003 - 11:09 PM
Good thing I don't need it running anytime soon.
Posted 30 September 2003 - 11:11 PM
Posted 30 September 2003 - 11:39 PM
Posted 01 October 2003 - 12:20 AM
Posted 01 October 2003 - 08:59 AM
I'll need: ring compressor, valve compressor, have a torque wrench, anything else as far as tools?
Posted 01 October 2003 - 10:54 PM
Wrist Pin Tool
I didn't need a valve compressor because CCR Inc rebuilt the cylinder heads. You will need some specialized tools other than a valve compressor if you elect to do your own head work. I recommend having someone else do that stuff.
Torque wrench is a must. Make sure it is high quality and that you trust it. Good luck!
Posted 01 October 2003 - 11:00 PM
Posted 02 October 2003 - 12:07 AM
Posted 02 October 2003 - 10:32 AM
Would you mind sharing info on your parts sources. OEM? Online? Local store? I've got an ea82 long block sitting in the garage for a winter project. How much $ should I budget for parts? Head rebuild? I plan on the same process as your going through now so any help would shorten my learning curve.
Posted 02 October 2003 - 12:44 PM
since i had it apart, and my seal kit came with new valve seals, i poked the heads out with a dremel. works good for grinding cracks away!
Posted 02 October 2003 - 01:17 PM
CCR Inc rebuilt my heads, I think that they charge $65 per SPI head and like $150 per MPFI head (don't quote me on that, just rough numbers, call them if you want to know for sure). I don't know what other shops charge, I haven't seen any other prices.
When I rebuilt my first SPI engine two years ago I had about $1200 in parts from the local dealer. This time I have about $400 in parts from various sources. Same quality of parts! I can't give you a meaningful answer about how much money to budget, as you can see, it could vary greatly depending on how much shopping you want to do.
Parts sources that I have used:
Posted 06 October 2003 - 01:23 PM
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