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Old 01-23-2012, 12:22 PM   #1541
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Moment of terror:
I just realized I made a mistake. I thought I sucked-up all the oil/water in the head-stud bungs but there was some left, so when I tightened the headstuds it probably forced some fluid out, under the headgasket, contaminating the surface.

Should I pull the headgasket, clean, and start over?
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:26 PM   #1542
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I dripped a ---- ton of oil out of my head last time I did a head swap. I was handling it myself with a really shitty HG that wouldn't align very well, I had to remove the rear dowel; it wouldn't fit over. Seems to still be holding compression well -- YMMV.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:28 PM   #1543
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I dripped a ---- ton of oil out of my head last time I did a head swap. I was handling it myself with a really shitty HG that wouldn't align very well, I had to remove the rear dowel; it wouldn't fit over. Seems to still be holding compression well -- YMMV.
Things are looking up.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:33 PM   #1544
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lol, you read eyesoreracing's page, didn't you.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:45 PM   #1545
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lol, you read eyesoreracing's page, didn't you.
Yes. It never dawned on me that when I was tightening the studs down, that any oil or water in them would NOT fold into another dimension through a worm-hole.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:47 PM   #1546
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lol. the 1st thing you do when you rip off a head is soak up the oil from the head stud holes. n00b
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:51 PM   #1547
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lol. the 1st thing you do when you rip off a head is soak up the oil from the head stud holes. n00b
I failed in execution. I thought I soaked it all up with my 8-little rags, but apparently I didn't go down deep enough.

Do I need to tear this thing apart or what?
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I failed in execution. I thought I soaked it all up with my 8-little rags, but apparently I didn't go down deep enough.

Do I need to tear this thing apart or what?
Practice makes perfect.
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I doubt it. id leave it as is.
if it holds/works and holds compression and no leaks why would you wanna do that?
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:03 PM   #1550
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I doubt it. id leave it as is.
if it holds/works and holds compression and no leaks why would you wanna do that?
Because it has not been tested yet. I have my first weekend at the track in a few days, I don't want to break the car 5-hours from home.
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Because it has not been tested yet. I have my first weekend at the track in a few days, I don't want to break the car 5-hours from home.
Where is your van and uhaul car trailer?
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Because it has not been tested yet. I have my first weekend at the track in a few days, I don't want to break the car 5-hours from home.
then go test it lol
beat the ---- out of it for a couple hours then do compression/leakdown which will take all of like 30 minutes
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Where is your van and uhaul car trailer?
I don't have enough cash to buy that stuff yet. I'm getting the van next month, the trailer a couple months later.
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:17 PM   #1554
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then go test it lol
beat the ---- out of it for a couple hours then do compression/leakdown which will take all of like 30 minutes
It doesn't really work like that. Show me a stretch of road where I can go 0-100-0-100-0-100-0-100-0-100-0-100-0-100 about 50 times and I'll call it done.
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[quote=hustler;825008]apparently I didn't go down deep enough.
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That's what he said.



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It doesn't really work like that. Show me a stretch of road where I can go 0-100-0-100-0-100-0-100-0-100-0-100-0-100 about 50 times and I'll call it done.

You don't know your area well enough. Test tracks are everywhere. I say floor it and then drag your brakes so you are boosting and not accellerating. Hold that at 60mph for a while until something catches on fire. Yay.

Seriously though that is valid for load testing
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if I can find a long stretch of road between two fields in the middle of bum f*ck egypt here in clusterf*cked Cali, you should not have a problem at all in the great state of Texas s0n

don't be a beech
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It doesn't really work like that. Show me a stretch of road where I can go 0-100-0-100-0-100-0-100-0-100-0-100-0-100 about 50 times and I'll call it done.
Come to Greece. You can do 120 in a 75 zone for two hours straight and not get pulled over.
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I don't have enough cash to buy that stuff yet. I'm getting the van next month, the trailer a couple months later.
Isn't the van your GF dad's? Could you not just borrow it for the one weekend and then rent a uhaul trailer.
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Isn't the van your GF dad's? Could you not just borrow it for the one weekend and then rent a uhaul trailer.
To save your brakes just attach the van to your miata bumper, put the van parking brake on and load your motor right up pronto.
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To save your brakes just attach the van to your miata bumper, put the van parking brake on and load your motor right up pronto.
make sure you do this with a rope please.
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