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#226 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 10:51 AM

I was driving home from Mt.Hood rally last sat. only a few miles from home ...I noticed alot of oil burning..

The plume out the exhuast was like a james bond getaway...
I burned a quart in about 7miles..!

Did a compression chk. #4 cyl was 30psi...The tired old ej22 with about 180k on it ..
So for $200 and 2yrs and 10k of hard driving on a used motor I can't complain..

So the today the motor came out...time for a rebuild...:drunk:

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 12:38 AM

Hey I saw your car briefly at the rally, sounded good, did you stay for the whole thing or just the first few stages, we got there for around the middle part but left before the end.

#228 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:55 PM

We were there for the first stage only and then drove lolo pass over to a friends in Sandy.

The tear down begins on my ej22..

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 10:39 AM

:Flame:zzz:burnout:

#230 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 10:26 PM

I tore down to the block , Heads looked good. Good cross hatch in the cyl. bores. When I took the oil pan off I discovered pieces of ring land and broken rings from #4 cyl.

Tommorow I will split the case.....:drunk:

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:50 PM

Ouch, didnt' just wear out the rings. Full on munched a set. :(

#232 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:27 PM

Here's a few pics of the tear down...

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what I found in the oil pan. Ring bits and a piston piece that was on the bottom.
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note: the piece under the piston missing
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wrist pin removal tool I fabbed( I used a socket like a slide hammer)
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lots of good cross hatch in the bore....:drunk:
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 03:15 PM

looks like all you need is a new piston and a ring set

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:25 PM

Well there's your problem! Nothing like little metal bits in the oil pan. Hope you get it all back together soon!

#235 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 03:07 PM

I got one of only 2 "A" left pistons in the country! Rings are on their way.
Just a rering and #4 piston, valve stem seals, gaskets, water pump.:drunk:

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 05:22 PM

Well there's your problem! Nothing like little metal bits in the oil pan. Hope you get it all back together soon!


Reminds me of my old engine. Had a knock since I had bought it.
Turns out there were two main bearings that were living in the bottom of the pan as chunks. The crank was just riding in bare block. :eek:

I put about 50,000 miles on it in that condition. And always wondered why it kept blowin main seals........ (obliterated a clutch too at WCSS10 right before I put a new engine in)
EA81 is a tough little engine. Bearings?! We don't need no stinking bearings!

#237 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 12:19 AM

I was thinking of painting the intake manifold StI red or black.
I have blue ign wires now...so contrast would be kewl..
The engine bay is yellow so I'm leaning towards red..

#238 TeamCF

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:20 AM

May as well detail it up while it's apart. :)

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:48 AM

Beautiful Hatch, I Like it!

Could I Kindly ask you about this:


...When I took the oil pan off I discovered pieces of ring land and broken rings from #4 cyl. ...


What can Cause a Piston Ring to Break like That? :confused:

#240 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:48 PM

Beautiful Hatch, I Like it!

Could I Kindly ask you about this:



What can Cause a Piston Ring to Break like That? :confused:


It's cast part not forged ...so abit weaker.
I seen alot of engines do it now and then...but not common..

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 09:23 AM

After abit of bead blasting I used a ford red engine paint. Intalled the new blue NGK plug wires, pcv valve. Cleaned up the TB(new gasket).

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 10:00 PM

that's purdy!

Nice work Gregg!

#243 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 12:34 PM

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#244 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:36 AM

Yeppers..! Runs like champ...:drunk:

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:34 PM

purdy but isn't the engine going to get dirty?

#246 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:04 PM

purdy but isn't the engine going to get dirty?


It does but that's what a pressure washer is for..

Besides when you open the hood it looks better than the usual...
Given the manifold was off and I had the time..why not..:D

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 10:32 PM

Looks awesome Greg, I love your hatch it's such a beast and that Perrin exaust sounds so tough :D

#248 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 12:05 AM

Looks awesome Greg, I love your hatch it's such a beast and that Perrin exaust sounds so tough :D


Actually it's a mini cooper muffler Alta R56 . I Got it from Perrin.

My hatch maybe a beast . However, your coupe is the beauty especially those silverlites....:burnout:

#249 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:43 AM

I'M always looking for more space for the longer roads trips.
Where to put firewood, a place to sit, table, beer holder...etc...?

I welded on a 2" receiver to the rear bumper . Keeping it low profile for maximum departure clearance.

Drop and go wheelin'

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Now how to camo the zinc coating...damn...:horse:

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#250 TeamCF

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:08 PM

Now how to camo the zinc coating...damn...:horse:


So I take it you are getting the little gear platform. :)

And just use paint. ;)

AANNND..... I'm enjoying a growler of KGB right now. :D (Baileys Taproom in Portland has just under half a keg left.) :drunk:




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