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Or more just "refresing" everything. If you're bored, read ahead. If not, move along. I own an S40 and know more people in this forum than the X70 one on SS so I figured i'd just post it here. That said, here's the story:

Mattphi (here on SS and VS) has an NA S70. I'll post pics later...ANYWAY. Turns out he needs new valve seals. Instead of paying someone to do that, I told him to just spend the money rebuilding a turbo engine that we can drop in. He agrees and we call a friend who happens to have a blown motor for a donor and a spare block with some internals. Here it is basically with the cam cover removed



Pulled the oil pan earlier and everything looked pretty tidy. Nothing too out of the ordinary:



Tonight I finally got around to wrestling off the head bolts (I literally mean "wrestling," too). Pulled the head and saw this:



Interesting. I mean I'm sure it could have been worse, right??? Well it was...pulled the pistons and this is what I found:



I literally pulled it and started laughing super hard. On top of that, the bearing is spun. You just can't be pissed at amazingness like this. Luckily (hopefully!) the block might be salvaged. Under further inspection, it looks as though the oil squirter was clogged. Fun!

This is just where I got to tonight. I'll continue to update this thread if anyone is interested. Just thought I'd share this funny story.
 

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Re: (BtownVolvo)

Sweet.

So any chance you could give us some tips on whats involved in disassembly and reassembly of an engine?
 

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Sweet.

So any chance you could give us some tips on whats involved in disassembly and reassembly of an engine?
Absolutely. Although it's pretty straight forward. If you have any specific questions lemme know and I'll answer them to the best of my ability. This whole engine rebuild stuff is honestly a learning process for me as well.
 

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Re: Building my roommie's S70 engine. Read ahead if bored. (BtownVolvo)

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Interesting. I mean I'm sure it could have been worse, right??? Well it was...pulled the pistons and this is what I found:


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WOW!!! How bad was it running up until it died? I would think something that bad should have been noticed.
 

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Re: Building my roommie's S70 engine. Read ahead if bored. (x-omatic)

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WOW!!! How bad was it running up until it died? I would think something that bad should have been noticed.
Last I heard it was billowing smoke. When we originally pulled it, it was covered in oil, which makes sense since there was a HUGE HOLE in the piston. Not quite sure what we're going to do yet. Gonna have to take both blocks and pistons from both engines to a machine shop to see if anything can be salvaged.

The head gasket didn't look too bad when I took it off so I don't think (hope it didn't i should say) it warped the head. We shall see!
 

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I seen that car posted on this site somewhere and it is one of my favorite s70's around .... Man if it had a sweet motor to boot holy lord that would be sweet !!!!

That piston looks like its a little hurt there .... I would be surprised if it isn't warped but hey lets be optimistic here !!!!!!!!!
 

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bore that ISH out! http://********************/smile/emthup.gif Sucks that the bearing is spun but if you could bore it and do a stroker kit that could be something quite fun to have, definately a cool write up, thanks!
Todd
 

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bore that ISH out! http://********************/smile/emthup.gif Sucks that the bearing is spun but if you could bore it and do a stroker kit that could be something quite fun to have, definately a cool write up, thanks!
Todd
If I had it my way it'd already be at the shop getting bored for OS1's, but alas it's not in the budget. Originally we were aiming for under a grand but looks like we're gonna blow right through it...especially if we can't salvage anything.
 

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Shouldnt you be looking for your AWD ?

Or painting your car in the garage


Modified by Chilled Man at 8:58 PM 5-24-2009

Modified by Chilled Man at 10:57 PM 5-24-2009
 

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Shouldnt you be looking for your AWD ?

Or painting your car in the garage


Modified by Chilled Man at 8:58 PM 5-24-2009

Modified by Chilled Man at 10:57 PM 5-24-2009
Good one Justin. Shouldn't you be painting your dick orange? http://********************/smile/emlove.gif
 

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LOL nah thats Bill
 

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Awesome thread Reid. Just an update. The OTHER block will be going into the machine shop early next week for honing.

Then onto ordering the rest of the parts. The only major expense will be rebuilding the turbo. So that will probably be the part to set us back a bit.
 

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Awesome thread Reid. Just an update. The OTHER block will be going into the machine shop early next week for honing.

Then onto ordering the rest of the parts. The only major expense will be rebuilding the turbo. So that will probably be the part to set us back a bit.

Do you guys have someone local to rebuild the turbo? I remember a guy who did a ton of Audi/VW rebuilds and he was fair priced. I know I used to order a lot of parts from him and he knew his stuff when it came to engine/turbo rebuilds. If you want I can look up his info as he is based out of Florida. Again guys I wish you a good build on the block as that is a beautiful car! http://********************/smile/emthup.gif http://********************/smile/emthup.gif http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 
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