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Hi guys,

I'm doing a complete drive train refresh/replace.

Pulled the entire engine/trans out and this is what I'm currently doing.

- HG/valve stem seals
- Oil pan seals
- All timing belt/water pump/associated gaskets
- Replace lifters when needed
- Na cams
- NA Tb
- 960 maf
- snabb 3" intake pipe and fitting to larger maf
- 18t turbo with r mani and angled flange
- All silicone intake, coolant, heater hoses, turbo hoses
- Replace mounts as needed
- Oil cooler lines look to be in good shape and possibly replaced previously
- overflow tank
- rms
- snabb trans bushings
- manual throttle cable
- r clutch
-SMF
- master and slave in newer condition

Anything else you guys think of that I should do while I'm in there?

Thanks!

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Do valve seals while you're in there.

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Yeah that's one thing I definitely wished I did when doing the head job. I just didn't know any better back then...

Do you have your fuel requirements sorted out?

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Do valve seals while you're in there.

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That was like his first item, lol. Now from OPs title im gathering he meant valve train and not drive train....????


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I saw that afterwards lolll.

I'm pretty bitter about my valve seals

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I saw that afterwards lolll.

I'm pretty bitter about my valve seals

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Totally get it. Thats one of the many reasons I love meth. Lol


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Please elaborate...

When I start my car in the morning, there's always a little smoke that comes out which I'm attributing to some of the oil leaking past the valve seals overnight and getting into the combustion chamber. So when I start it in the morning, that oil burns off and causes the initial smoke.

Anyway to the OP, it looks like you have all things covered.

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Please elaborate...

When I start my car in the morning, there's always a little smoke that comes out which I'm attributing to some of the oil leaking past the valve seals overnight and getting into the combustion chamber. So when I start it in the morning, that oil burns off and causes the initial smoke.

Anyway to the OP, it looks like you have all things covered.

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Brain fart......ROFL....meant for a different discussion.


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Brain fart......ROFL....meant for a different discussion.


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But meth will keep piston tops back of valves clean probably even gaskets.


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LSD



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Meth and LSD lollll... Oh man

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Yeah that's one thing I definitely wished I did when doing the head job. I just didn't know any better back then...

Do you have your fuel requirements sorted out?

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Fuel requirements sorted. Picked up a dw200 per Aaron at beust

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Please elaborate...

When I start my car in the morning, there's always a little smoke that comes out which I'm attributing to some of the oil leaking past the valve seals overnight and getting into the combustion chamber. So when I start it in the morning, that oil burns off and causes the initial smoke.

Anyway to the OP, it looks like you have all things covered.

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Sounds like typical valve stem seal failure

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All the goodies!

I thought about it, but I drive like a grandpa as it is and mission creep as you like to say is the reason why I'd do it just because everything is out.

But I'd rather put the money into these that I just bought...


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you're making this thing too fast to treat it like a grandpa car lol
 

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I’d recommend shimming the block while the head is off. It’s a $40 project and good for piece of mind.


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you're making this thing too fast to treat it like a grandpa car lol
Lol you're right. I'm sure I'll "give it the beans" much more than before (OG volvospeed reference).

I guess I should say the LSD would be something that goes past the line id set for myself with regards to modifications at this time.

Maybe some time with the manual will change my mind...

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I’d recommend shimming the block while the head is off. It’s a $40 project and good for piece of mind.


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Thought about shimming but talked with Jesse and decided didn't need to.

A part of the decision making is also what can we reasonably accomplish in the time we have. My friend is the one doing a majority of the work and I'm renting some shop space from a shop I have a relationship with. At some point due to time and resources, I just had to draw the line.

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Thought about shimming but talked with Jesse and decided didn't need to.

A part of the decision making is also what can we reasonably accomplish in the time we have. My friend is the one doing a majority of the work and I'm renting some shop space from a shop I have a relationship with. At some point due to time and resources, I just had to draw the line.

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Shimming literally takes 20 minutes with the head off. You can do it while you wait for the head to come back.

81mm blocks do fail and others here’s with failures can pips in.


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