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Old 07-05-2005, 11:19 PM   #31
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repin: If you do pull the intake, please take a few shots of your lifter valley for me. And possibly what kind of oil you use, and how well the car was taken care of, etc..


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Because the car has been in the household for only the past 47,000 of its 321,000km life, I can't really give you too much on the details. Oil used tends to be what'* cheap, but 10W-30 as far as I know. The motor sees up to maybe 3500rpm regularly as my dad'* daily.


Duly noted with the lifter valley shots. I'll see what I can do, but because I won't be doing the brunt of the mechanical work, hopefully I'll be around the car before it'* all together again.
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Try and do what I do when it'* hot...be the camera guy!
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Don't worry too much about the shots, but it shows a lot about how well the car is taken care of.. or has been. Also, be sure when you replace the intake seals, use a good amount of gasket maker, because that'* what leaked on my car.. the whole reason for the top end rebuild [although I did go a little past necessity].

Have fun learn a few things, and take a few pics while you are at it. I like seeing other people'* engines


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The second pic shows the route in which the offending piece went in at the back of the manifold. You see what'* left of it also. And, Justin'* oil question is answered. Specifically which one is in the motor right now, I have no idea.

And oh yes, CLOTH-interiored SSE!
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now u got pics and kenn is no where to be found....

that def looks like u have a touch job ahead of u though....good luck with it!!
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So the piece fell in the intake through the PCV Valve? Are you talking about that black hole thing where the 90* elbow goes in on the PCV Valve? Yeah, mine broke too.. you just gotta JB-Weld it back in.. it'* the only way.


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But JB-Weld won't remove the piece that fell in :(
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So, the piece was fished out, the below pics show it. It actually fell into the intake port in the head - luckily it was too big to fall very far at all.

















As seen: Neighbour'* '87 LE, the removed intake, ports, what'* underneath, blah blah.





Not bad for 200,000 miles, huh?
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Ahhh, excellent. I'm glad you were successful getting that little bastard out of there.
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