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Old 07-02-2007, 08:47 PM   #131
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I finally got some pics off my phone. Some of what was stuck to my oil pickup , and some of the rods and piston bottoms of the new engine.















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Old 09-16-2007, 08:14 PM   #132
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A little tear down update. I finally tore the top end off today. I do remember having quite a bit of valve train noise before, and I think I figured out why. The intake lifter on cyl 4 was grinding itself to death and starting to take the cam lobe with it. I could only push the pushrod seat with finger pressure on a couple lifters, and 2 were visible collapsed, there was scoring on a couple that I couldn't feel.

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2 front bank and 1 rear bank exhaust valves were yellow with sulphur build up
Flaky carbon buildup on all the pistons
Cylinder bore scoring in cyl 3 that I could feel.

Here'* the bad lifter pics, it'* pretty deep:





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Warranty?
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On an original lifter? I wish... oh, this is out of my original engine. Not the new one.
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:09 PM   #135
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Is the new one dead also?
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No. The new engine is fine. I was just giving the old one an autopsy.
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I feel I must applaud you determination in getting this fixed and mostly without help from what I can recall. Kudos!!
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Thanks. I gleaned a few tidbits here and there first, though.
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Heh, just rereading and reminiscing.. and notice this pic. That'* right, I used a hammer in my engine swap.

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Heh, just rereading and reminiscing.. and notice this pic. That'* right, I used a hammer in my engine swap.
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