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Old 06-29-2007, 08:46 PM   #21
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the pistons are gunky, but all looks good. once all is back together they could use a bath of water injection via TB vacuum line.
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so you got the head off alright I see. Is that head going on the new block or are you not gonna crack it open? should be pretty easy to pull that **** out without the head on there.
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Old 06-30-2007, 01:46 AM   #23
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I was thinking we just use w/e head looks better :/ lol
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Old 06-30-2007, 06:27 PM   #24
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Ok well I started pulling stuff off my car to get ready for tuesday, which is when the old motor is giong out and new motor in. So Far I took out the radiator, fans, drained all the fluids, and disconnected w/e electrical I could. All of this was easy with no questions asked (Thanks a Bunch Scott ). So now I was looking at the new head and was wondering, could I spray degreaser on it? Will it damage anything like valves or cams or anything?
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Old 06-30-2007, 06:32 PM   #25
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leave it alone and use some good 'ol Seafoam treatment once completed.
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Old 06-30-2007, 06:33 PM   #26
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By that do you mean soak it in seafoam like someone suggested in a different post, or do you mean when its running? ( im assuming when its running just making sure). And I just wanted to clean up the outside of it, like the outside "walls", or is that a no no?
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oh you can clean the outside of it.

running seafoam or even just water in the intake while idling will clean the pistons and valves right up.

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Ok, ill be cleaning the outside of it. and seafoam, ok, I will. Becuase the first hundred miles or so, im gnona be using cheap oil then gonna change to mobile one 10w30.
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throw about 1qt of ATF for the last 200-300 miles before the change.
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I was planning on only keeping the cheap oil in there for a couple days. Would it be bad if I mixed that with the seafoam? (assuming it goes in the crankcase?)
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no it's not bad at all... but ATF will be better...it has really strong detergants.

google "2TWISTY's flush"
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Alrite Cool then. Man...I cant wait til tuesday....Anywho....On the PS pump, theres a wire that plugs on the top of the pump that hooks to a harness that goes on the Throttle body/thermostgat. Is ther a trick to get that nut off....I mean, I just cant get it off. I even treid when i pulled off the pump for more room. still nothing...Is it reverse threaded or anything like that?
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the little wire just pops off.
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:21 PM   #34
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Does it? hahaha. I didnt want to pull it and break it. I just went outside and got it off...Thanks haha.
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Old 07-04-2007, 05:45 PM   #35
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Well, Ryan came and was a BIG help. We got my motor out, got clutch assembly transferd, block in the car w/tranny bolted on. but ran into a little problem. the driver side motor mount wont go on...and even if it did, it would be stressed ALOT. So im tihnking drill a new whole or make that one bigger. what do you guys think?
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oh you can clean the outside of it.

running seafoam or even just water in the intake while idling will clean the pistons and valves right up.

http://www.miata.net/garage/tsb/s004_93.html
would this be safe on cars (like most of ours) that are turbo'd? Or will the seafoam get the **** somehow into our manifolds and turbo i duno just asking
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the driver side motor mount wont go on...and even if it did, it would be stressed ALOT. So im tihnking drill a new whole or make that one bigger. what do you guys think?
take the motor mount off, and get the engine in place, just hovering over the correct postion, then bolt it back up. I take it you are having a problem getting it up over the P/S line. Dont redrill anything. I cant only go in one way, so if it's not lining up, then something else is the problem. Dont fix it by ******* something else up.

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would this be safe on cars (like most of ours) that are turbo'd? Or will the seafoam get the **** somehow into our manifolds and turbo i duno just asking
the water will instanly vaporize into steam in the combustion chamber. Steam is a great cleaner. Even if it wasn't burned off in the chamber and spit into the exhaust it wont hurt anything...it's water and some detergants.
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thnx braineack...ima go look for thata seafoam **** then lol. Im sure my 1.6 motor with 125,000 miles has some junk in it
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Ps pump and Ac is out of the way. just cant get that stud to go in the hole. had it like really close, but it would have been too much stress on the stud.
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thnx braineack...ima go look for thata seafoam **** then lol. Im sure my 1.6 motor with 125,000 miles has some junk in it
make sure you do it BEFORE an oil change..
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