Andrew... you should have reminded him more than once about the camera.
TJ, Mrs. TJ and Elmo (
).......it was a pleasure to come and help.. Don..aka Firebuick.. wish you could have made it.
Overall..we had fun. Got a little greasy (glad TJ cleaned the engine and engine bay..they were really bad before he cleaned them.)
All in all things went smoothly until I pulled the first valve seal. Without power or air tools..TJ was in charge of putting string in the cylinders to hold the valves up. Well...24 inches of string apparently wasn't enough..... "TINK" was the sound that was heard
<~~~ TJ started crying after he said "Is that what I think it was"
<~~~ What I wanted to do to TJ for not having enough string in the cylinder
After a few minutes with a magnet I brought and a piece of ziptie.. the valve was back in place and all was good.
<~~~ TJ after I worked that bit of magic. (Personally..I think it was a miracle)
I asked when I picked up the upper and TB already tightened together "Is this ready to go on?" Got confirmation from TJ and put it on. A little bit later when TJ asked why water/coolant was leaking out the TB... I asked him if he used a gasket.
<~~ He actually did this.
After we squared that away...we uh found a surprise.. Hey Don.. we could have fixed that when the motor was out .... I improvised though. Removed all the plugs to clear the water/ coolant out of the cylinders. And then we got it running.
TJ.. do you think the coolant/water sitting in your lower intake might be causing the KR?
All in all..a good weekend away from the Villa.
Chad.. come here for the swap..we won't be doing that up there.