You guys are probably going to be like wtf?
But i had no choice.
I used the right stuff on both sides of the gaskets for the begi reroute kit.. i dont think it will be leaking anytime soon.
Working at the back of the head is actually not that difficult once you figure out the tricks... .. like remove the damn cover and get the coil pack out of the way. I had a fun time trying to take off the coil pack with the valve cover on.
Got the speedometer slack figured out - i tied it to the top of the tranny which is why it was disconnected.
OEM cam seals, Old ones leaked. as did the valve cover gasket - fel pro replacement for that one.
Also in this screenshot i ran into another broken bolt at the front blockoff - which was also leaking. Not fun...
New front thermostat from my old engine
thank god i still have it around
Replacement is in and sealed with the right stuff just incase.
Same procedure as last time.. sealant on one side of the gasket - lined it up and added sealant on the other side of the gasket,
Sealant > Gasket > Sealant
and as for the downpipe issue with it burning.... zip tie fix anyone?... This is temp for now, planning on getting some heat shields in place.
Pic of snapped bolt.. which also I SNAPPED AN EASY OUT IN IT TOO! i tried drilling it out.. i tried everything.. this thing had to go.
and the easy out.... once it broke.. i knew i was fucked
At the moment.. my only issue is no boost! which im thinking i either messed with the wastegate preload too much or i ported too much on the turbo.. i will soon be finding out.