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Old 09-17-2010, 10:21 AM   #241
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I would have never thought to check for that on a used oil pump. Sorry for your luck.

"Used parts are like a box of chocolates." /Gump
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:56 PM   #242
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why more trans fluid? why didnt you drain it all into a clean container and reuse it? there are 0 miles on your current aimsoil fluid right?
I did not have any clean things that I could drain it into, I looked and if I had I would have. I already have the new fluid on order and it should be in early next week.

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I would have never thought to check for that on a used oil pump. Sorry for your luck.

"Used parts are like a box of chocolates." /Gump
I had never seen an oil pump before in my life so I just assumed that it was good. It was my ignorance that messed me up this time. I guess you live and learn. Now I know to check that ****.
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Remind me... what's the email of that Amsoil dealer? I'm gonna try some MTG. Not impressed with the Ford Motorcraft I have in it now.
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:19 PM   #244
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I got in my head gasket today and the top corner is slightly bent from being shrink wrapped to tightly. Do you experts think it is bent to much to use and should I call and ask to exchange it? or do I just throw it on and hope it works.
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That bend isn't in a terrible spot. I bet you'd be Ok. Those tear-drop shaped holes are just oil drains, shouldn't be pressurized unless you have blow-by of course. I have seen them leak, though for what thats worth.

If you still have to wait for a lot of other parts i'd try and exchange it in your down time.

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Old 09-20-2010, 04:35 PM   #246
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thatll compress once the heads on. you should be fine
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I wouldn't sweat that kink. Torquing down the head correctly will eliminate that. If it was creased back onto itself, I might worry about it.
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:15 PM   #248
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Those are exactly the responses I have wanted to hear.
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What HG is that? Why is it shiny instead of having the matte black paint like stuff on it?
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:16 PM   #250
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I think its the lighting Jason.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:59 PM   #251
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Definitely was the lighting and there is some oil on it. I test fitted it on my block which had oil on the top from being turned upside down.

Both my block and head seemed pretty flat checking with a level. I will hopefully get to head to the machine shop either tomorrow or Wednesday.

I have a job interview tomorrow so that comes first. I need income, so that I can buy more things to make me go fast.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:26 PM   #252
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I took off all the Rod caps and main Caps to check my bearings. Everything looked good so I rel-ubed them all and put them back on. Now to just get the head to the machine shop one of these days.
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$5 worth of parts that kept my engine from getting oil pressure.


New to me intake manifold, it should flow a good bit better then my stock 99 I was going to use.


A complete wiring harness out of a 95. One of these days I am going to build a wiring harness from scratch and this will be the basis for it.

I should be getting everything else I need to finish up the car this week and will hopefully be dropping in my rebuilt motor next weekend. I pray to the flying spaghetti monster that it all goes good.
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How much does that intake weigh? Cast... aluuuminum?
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How much does that intake weigh? Cast... aluuuminum?
I believe it is cast. It is one of the old ones Begi used to sell. I will try to get it on a scale tomorrow and get a weight.
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I believe it is cast. It is one of the old ones Begi used to sell. I will try to get it on a scale tomorrow and get a weight.
Yeah those old BEGI manifolds are cast aluminum.

Is that saintfoo's old intake mani? Looks familiar...the "a" is filled in with aluminum. One of the last cast aluminum BEGI manifolds.
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Yeah those old BEGI manifolds are cast aluminum.

Is that saintfoo's old intake mani? Looks familiar...the "a" is filled in with aluminum. One of the last cast aluminum BEGI manifolds.
Yes you would be correct on it being saint_foos old manifold. I have his remote IAC and it has some of your amazing welds on it. Hopefully in the spring I can afford to have you build me a nice V-band setup.
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Yes you would be correct on it being saint_foos old manifold. I have his remote IAC and it has some of your amazing welds on it. Hopefully in the spring I can afford to have you build me a nice V-band setup.
Nice. I wouldn't consider my aluminum welds amazing but thanks anyways. I made that remote IAC housing, should work fine.
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:45 PM   #259
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I got the bottom end together today. As soon as I get my head back from the machine shop it will be going on and then it will be put in the car. I miss boost so much.
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its not heavy. like what 5 lbs?
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