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Old 12-17-2012, 01:39 PM   #161
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I've seen this done with kerosene or similar fluid. Pull the cams. Then fill the intake/exhaust port and look for any leaks around the valves.
I've done it with MMO before, its bright red, and at the time we had gallons of it.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:41 PM   #162
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99 head is needed, but thanks.

I will just drop it with the machine shop since the #1 plug-hole is jacked.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:53 PM   #163
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Is there a neanderthal method for testing valve-seal with a loose head?
My local head shop tested by putting vacuum to each port. No Charge.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:34 PM   #164
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stock-valved 5a cam head is going to the machine shop for a physical. There will be cupping.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:36 PM   #165
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no spooning?
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:37 PM   #166
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no spooning?
We skip spooning and go straight to felching.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:38 PM   #167
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No bowel blending?
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:57 PM   #168
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dude, I still owe $2000 on the bad engine. After I pay that off I still have to come up with cash for this. Let's not also forget that the trans I bought for my daily is bad so I have to **** another $800 for a six-speed.
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So you have a head going to the shop and are "in progress"
OR
Do you need a known good 99 head?
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:47 PM   #170
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dude, I still owe $2000 on the bad engine. After I pay that off I still have to come up with cash for this. Let's not also forget that the trans I bought for my daily is bad so I have to **** another $800 for a six-speed.
Good lord, do I need to spell out everything for you? Given your history with ---- 'discomfort' and your shitty head... Nevermind

Get crunk on some Piraat, return the fuxored 2k motor and get a Corrado instead
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:02 PM   #171
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So you have a head going to the shop and are "in progress"
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Do you need a known good 99 head?
I dropped the head off today.

I have the good SS valved head in the garage but I'm saving that for a future engine that I can't afford right now. I am trying to put together a budget engine that gives me ~130whp and lasts for two years.
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Gee whizz. Ive got half a mind to jump in on the tranny swapping and donate some head from my 99.

I just want to see what other things could happen the the poor Hus. Karma cloud is strong with this one.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:07 PM   #173
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Gee whizz. Ive got half a mind to jump in on the tranny swapping and donate some head from my 99.

I just want to see what other things could happen the the poor Hus. Karma cloud is strong with this one.
lol, this is pretty shitty. I did two swaps in two weeks; one car has a bad engine and the other has a bad trans. The car with the bad engine is in the garage, so the daily with the bad trans can't get a new trans until the track car is fixed. It never ******* ends...but it's always cheaper than financing a new car.
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I am trying to put together a budget engine that gives me ~130whp and lasts for two years.

my stock 94 1.8 at 170k with full rb exhaust, exhintake, intake and some careful adjsutments got me 132 whp on a spec miata dynojet. shouldn't be hard.
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No Mustang Dyno, no care.
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My four day old bottom end, lol:
Trey, do you know if the shop used a torque plate on the block?
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car made 122 on a MD without the header, test pipe and intake..... same max torque on both just more HP now
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So I can get a VVT engine that needs a rebuild for $400...I might just buy that.
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So I can get a VVT engine that needs a rebuild...I might just buy that.
Do it. VVT or bust.
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So I can get a VVT engine that needs a rebuild for $400...I might just buy that.
won't you just be back in the same boat needing a machine shop and such?
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