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Old 06-10-2010, 08:06 PM   #61
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No idea. Probably many years in the back of bob's garage. I hope your crazy idea has something to do with getting rings unstuck from the piston after sitting a long time. I tried soaking the piston in ATF overnight but that hasn't helped :(
Bingo. I doubt that running ATF in the motor would help just because you obviously have some compression, which tells me that at least one of the rings (probably the top compression ring) is sealing. If I were you, I would pull the motor and just pull that piston/rod out to inspect. Un-crust the rings and plop it back in. I started cleaning off my b6t pistons the other night and I was ******* ASTOUNDED at how bad the second ring and the oil control rings were. No amount of ATF soaking would fix that had I just thrown them into a motor. I had to pry them out with a dental pick.
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Bingo. I doubt that running ATF in the motor would help just because you obviously have some compression, which tells me that at least one of the rings (probably the top compression ring) is sealing. If I were you, I would pull the motor and just pull that piston/rod out to inspect. Un-crust the rings and plop it back in. I started cleaning off my b6t pistons the other night and I was ******* ASTOUNDED at how bad the second ring and the oil control rings were. No amount of ATF soaking would fix that had I just thrown them into a motor. I had to pry them out with a dental pick.
Well at this point there is no way i'm going to put this thing back together with the rings that are in it. I'm just hoping it isn't ringlands and hoping I wont need a hone or anything once I have it all apart again.
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:40 PM   #63
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Not exactly what I suspected, but pretty close. Piston rings from #3.

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So wait... It was broken to begin with, or I was right and it was super stuck?
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So wait... It was broken to begin with, or I was right and it was super stuck?
It was broken to begin with. Came out in those pieces. Looks like that is the only thing that went wrong though.
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Sort of strange to have a shattered ring....
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Sort of strange to have a shattered ring....
Definitely the first time i've seen it.
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So... new rings?

= profit?
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So... new rings?

= profit?
Well thats what I thought.

Just got in from the garage after trying to put the new rings on. Look what came off the piston. Can I just run it without this piece in there?

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I have 3 good stock pistons from a B6 motor.
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Holy crap that thing must of ran HOT. Replace all four if you can. Used stickers should be cheap.
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I should also mention that there is a groove in the cylinder wall of number 3 that I didn't notice before. I can catch a fingernail on it so i'm just throwing in the towel on this block which sucks because I spent hours cleaning and painting it :(

bbundy who sold me this might have a long block I can pick up from him. If not there is a long block 2 hours away that i'm considering, just tough for me to drive down and get it. I'm starting to get really frustrated with all of my car problems.

Another thing to note that bob pointed out is that 323 GTX intake manifolds seem to feed air a lot better to cylinder 3 than the rest. He has a GTX with a dead cylinder number 3 right now as well. Seems to be a common problem.
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If you can wait until my build is done in about a month you can have my current block for free.

I also know where you can get some BRAND new std size pistons and new rods for $300. Pulled out of a crate engine and never used.
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If you can wait until my build is done in about a month you can have my current block for free.

I also know where you can get some BRAND new std size pistons and new rods for $300. Pulled out of a crate engine and never used.
I just cant wait that long. This is my daily driver (or its suppose to be) so i've got to get this back on the road asap. Especially since there is an autox in 2 weeks.
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here's a plan for your project funding

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I wish you luck!

My engine is being bored out next week. Still up for doing assembly for me?
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I wish you luck!

My engine is being bored out next week. Still up for doing assembly for me?
Absolutely. Hopefully I can get my car reassembled and out of the garage in time to work on your stuff =P
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Absolutely. Hopefully I can get my car reassembled and out of the garage in time to work on your stuff =P
When do you want to come pick up some parts? I will be at Packwood this weekend.

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When do you want to come pick up some parts? I will be at Packwood this weekend.

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Tomorrow would be great. Today and tomorrow are my days off.
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When do you want to come pick up some parts? I will be at Packwood this weekend.

Bob
you lucky bugger. I may go down to the ntl tour this year.. been down the last 3... but I don't know if i can take more days off from work.
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