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Old 09-15-2015, 12:49 PM   #4281
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I don't think rust = toast, i've even seen people polish them, but the rust is REALLY weird IMO. That's an area that not only should see oil regularly, but also see contact w/ the bucket regularly. sometimes ther'es rust on the sides, but that one looks like it's got junk on the whole tip (I know, I know, lol)
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Old 09-15-2015, 02:05 PM   #4282
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LA LA LA not listening...for now... but I did hear back from BE regarding the OP.

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<p>WTF... why did it take Jeff's normal size picture and make it gargantuan, and how do I fix it?</p>
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Ugh. I hate to ask, but have you pulled the cams to look at those journal surfaces yet?

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All that rust was just surface rust, a little wd-40 and it wiped right off. I think my camera just made it look a lot worse than it was in reality.



Head bearings



Can't get a fingernail on any of the bearing surfaces so I think, again, my camera is over defining the lines.

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Old 09-15-2015, 04:28 PM   #4284
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it's fine. use it
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The location of that rust is really weird. If it wiped right off I wouldn't sweat it, though.

Also, I would expect wear between the aluminum oil pump housing and the hardened steel gear. All that pitting on the gears, though looks like the oil pump ate a LOT of trash. Have you split open any oil filters?
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Old 09-15-2015, 05:14 PM   #4286
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Most shocking post in the last ~30 posts? The fact that Travis @ Boundary had never seen this thread...

R u fur realz!?!
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Old 09-15-2015, 05:38 PM   #4287
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Old 09-15-2015, 05:42 PM   #4288
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<p>I haven't seen him around much. Found old posts from him in my searching but nothing lately</p>
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Well Jeff, when you get it back together, you'll really know what you have. You're right. Glass was definitely half-full on this one.

The adult in me would recommend turning the boost down a bit and enjoying the car.

AND GET TO THE TRACK, (dang it!).
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Old 09-15-2015, 10:44 PM   #4290
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Funny you said that about being an adult about turning the boost down. I'm changed the EBC settings to 10 psi(EWG spring pressure) and calling it a day at that.

For a tiny bit less enjoyment, everything will last much much longer. Honestly, and I speak personally on this. I don't find 350 HP fun. It isn't terrifying or anything, it just is too much and overwhelms your connection to the car. But that could be simple inexperience talking.
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yup definitely going to need a new relief valve. Pretty gnarly scores down the relief valve hole and a definite a hot spot.



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Old 09-16-2015, 02:36 PM   #4292
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ouch

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Happy face . . . because you needed it and it didn't destroy your engine like it could have!
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Went a little nuts cleaning up the block to paint it. Used a burr grinder bit to pull a lot of the casting irregularities. Not all of them, I'm not that insane, but after spending 9 hours getting the bulk of it off, I decided to throw in the towel and paint.



Filled all the bolt holes with tape so I don't have to chase the threads...again.

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Dude, I wish I had 9 hours to work on my car...period.
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Sorry I never got back to you, but your bearings are on their way.
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Really? You did?
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Cleaning?!?! I, for one, am shocked and surprised.
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If you really want to kill time you can clean off most of the cam lobe rust off with one of these.
Amazon.com: Scratch Brush, Fiberglass (Colors may vary): Home Improvement Amazon.com: Scratch Brush, Fiberglass (Colors may vary): Home Improvement


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Really? You did?
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Cleaning?!?! I, for one, am shocked and surprised.
Yeah that was pretty redundant even for me...

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If you really want to kill time you can clean off most of the cam lobe rust off with one of these. Amazon.com: Scratch Brush, Fiberglass (Colors may vary): Home Improvement
Huh, maybe I don't completely understand the product. How is it better that a good quality boars hair brush and/or 1k/2k sandpaper? Just the ability to get in small voids?
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