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Old 03-03-2014, 05:19 PM   #1
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Cool 18PSI's Built 2001 VVT Long Block/Engine

First and foremost, it pains me beyond words to do this, so please keep any and all negative comments or posts telling me to not do this elsewhere.

Now then, here goes:

Like the title says, I'm selling my recently built 2001 Engine. Here are the details:

-2001 VVT complete engine out of a stock and unmolested SE
-Total miles on engine since built: maybe 10 miles, if that.
-Engine taken apart, inspected, cleaned, and re-assembled by me, with some work done by a local machine shop (like machining the head, etc)
Parts and work done/replaced/etc:
-Oil pan welded for turbo oil return line
-OEM main and rod bearings
-Mtuned forged rods with ARP bolts
-OEM 10:1 pistons cleaned and inspected (perfect condition)
-cylinder walls honed
-Chrom moly "premium" rings
-OEM Timing belt, water pump, bearings/bushings/etc.
-All new OEM gaskets/seals/etc
-ARP head studs
-head cleaned and milled flat
-valve stem seals replaced
-valves lapped/re-seated and valve lash set to OEM specs
-valve cover and water neck cleaned and "brushed" then cleared with VHT satin clear coating

Everything torqued to spec using FSM. Hi-temp oil resistant black rtv used where appropriate. Compression test done just recently, my uber low reading HF gauge shows 135-140 accross the board, and was showing exactly the same thing on my perfect condition 2001 original long block, so compression is good.

I think that's most of it, probably forgetting a thing or two. My build thread has a longgg documentation of the whole process and should supplement all info: https://www.miataturbo.net/build-thr...g-67328/page4/

I'm asking $2500 for it. Would prefer local pickup, but shipping can be arranged. I'm also open to splitting the block/head, but I must have cash in hand for both before I yank them apart.

Here's some pics (I can take more when I pull the engine)

Comp test pics:

Completely dry and ice cold, with a low reading tester. I can do an identical test on a flawless/running engine too if you really want to see the comparison (its the same).

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and some when I removed it from the donor car:
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I actually have the SAME compression tester and can verify those are good readings (assuming it's calibrated similar to mine). I was getting 120-130psi on a warmed up good condition 99 motor, my 90 motor had similar readings, and my n/a subie was in the 140s on that gauge. That HF gauge sucks, but consistency is key.

This thread hurts me more than it should. So much sad miata happenings in the last few weeks.

GLWS vlad. FYI he's built motors before and they have lasted, so i have no doubts in this longblock.
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PM'ed.
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I actually have the SAME compression tester and can verify those are good readings (assuming it's calibrated similar to mine). I was getting 120-130psi on a warmed up good condition 99 motor, my 90 motor had similar readings, and my n/a subie was in the 140s on that gauge. That HF gauge sucks, but consistency is key.
Funny, I just bought a HF tester to test the 1.6 motor that's coming out of my SPM rental. I got similarly crappy readings (120-140psi) and thought the motor was just tired. Looks like it's time to find a better gauge.
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Yep lol, this is my 2nd HF gauge because I thought the 1st one was broken. Looks like they just read low, period.
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They warned me there was a 20% restocking fee when I bought my HF compression gauge, I wonder if this is why. I get plenty of high readings on mine though, in the 180-190 range when warm. Maybe I got lucky though.
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I have the craftsman one. Has been great, but may read high. My '97 that eats oil for breakfast shows 200psi+ across the board.
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Hmmm...tempted to buy it as a backup motor. GLWS
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Everyone needs a backup motor
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Sorry if I missed it but where are you located?

Thank you

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Oh yeah, should have mentioned it: Sacramento, CA
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Everyone needs a backup motor
Most people want a backup that starts though.

I really just don't want to see you part out the car. GLWS
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Why are you selling it? I wish I had seen this thread 6 months ago.
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Because I'm parting out my miata and moving on to a car with 4 seats to accommodate my growing family.

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Most people want a backup that starts though.
I really just don't want to see you part out the car. GLWS
They're in luck - this motor started and ran

I hear ya bro, I feel absolutely terrible about this, but its just something I need to do at this point in my life.
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