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#21 wizard

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:54 PM

You lucky turd! I just saw the listing on fleabay.. To say I'm jealous would be the biggest understatement EVER! LOL

Good luck with it though buddy.. Keep us posted! :thumbs:
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Posted 05 September 2009 - 05:03 PM

Little update guys... :thumbs:

Spent a few hours this afternoon doing a bit more work on the engine.

Few more pic's.

I managed to get the timing chain off which took me a while to work out how to get off!
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After the timing chain was off that allowed me to remove the cam timing gears.

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Its very smart how the cam timing is changed on the intake side using an oil solanoid and the lager cam gears. Ill get a few pic' next time im working on the engine.

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Exhaust cam removed.

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Passenger side head removed. So far so good. I cant see a crack in the block on cylinder 6 so im hoping that when i pull the crank and rods out the ring land has gone?? The pistons look in good nick for a boosted engine too! The head gasket was a little damaged taking the head off but the is no sign's of scoring of and leaks which is another good thing.

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So far guys its going well. ill strip the driver side head down on monday i think and maybe pull the crank out so ill keep you posted ;)
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Posted 05 September 2009 - 07:43 PM

Hi good job mate its nice working on your own engine keep up the good work :thumbs:
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 04:05 PM

Todays Update ;)

Made some more good progress guys.

Second head removed today along with the AC compressor, rear half of the timing cover. Alot of mine time is spent screwing the bolts back into where they came from after parts have been removed!

I went down to Dyno demon (my local tuner/engine shop) and had a look over and EVO 6 engine that was having crank case pressure problems (blowing the dip stick out ect.) when the block was stripped down there were two small cracks in the ring line on cylinder 4. Once the piston ring had been removed a chunk of the ring land fell out! This would be the ideal situation for my engine as this ring land failed and did not damage the bore at all!

All will be revealed when i get the pistons/rods out some time this week. ;)

Few more pic's....

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Not long guys!!! :teeth: ;) :doh:
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 05:03 PM

Wow, its a work of art isn't it. I can't believe how intricate it is. Great write up Tim, you've actually managed something I thought no one would ever manage....
I'm actually interested in the workings now. Look forward to the next set of pictures and write up. Sarah :teeth:

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:48 PM

Perfect chance to polish the timing cover and get the runners where the sparks go a nice colour!!

Nice work Tim. Looking forward to the results!
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:59 PM

Wow - things are moving really quickly! Thanks for keeping us up to date :teeth:

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:21 PM

Hi Sarah yeah the VQ engine looks great. I can see why it is such a complex engine when you start pulling it to bits like this ! This makes evo 4G63 and Honda K20a engines like like kids toys! Lol.

I'm looking forward to getting the crank out so I can pull the rods/pistons and finally see why this motor was smoking.

Mark I've thought about getting the timing cover polished and having the cam covers painted rosso red to make the block look a little more exotic!
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:38 PM

Hi Sarah yeah the VQ engine looks great. I can see why it is such a complex engine when you start pulling it to bits like this ! This makes evo 4G63 and Honda K20a engines like like kids toys! Lol.

I'm looking forward to getting the crank out so I can pull the rods/pistons and finally see why this motor was smoking.

Mark I've thought about getting the timing cover polished and having the cam covers painted rosso red to make the block look a little more exotic!


Bugger.... Back to the drawing board again!! Cant you go HKS purple, Jun yellow or top secret gold!!??!?! :teeth:
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:41 PM

Mark I've thought about getting the timing cover polished and having the cam covers painted rosso red to make the block look a little more exotic!


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Posted 08 September 2009 - 08:23 AM

Haynes havent written the manual yet, looks like you might beat them to it, great article & pictures :teeth:

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 10:34 AM

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 07:55 PM

Nothing to do with my engine just another little vid of why i NEED turbo POWER in my life!!!! hahaha....

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 06:21 PM

Today's fun....

For a few hours work i got alot done this afternoon!

Few item's that were removed today, Windage tray, block girdle, crank caps, crank, oil pump, all rod's and piston's and finally i pulled the engine mounts off.

Some more pic's..

Windage tray removed. And block girdle removed.

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Crank cap's removed.

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Starting to removed some of the rod's and piston's.

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All rod's and Piston's remove now!!

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Oil pump and crank removed. Holly crap the crank is heavy! It must weigh 20kg at least!

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Close up of the under piston oil spray's.

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Rebuilt the bottom of the crank cap's and windage tray just to keep them out the way and clean.

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Final shot of the fully stripped down block. It's really light!

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Crank,rod's and piston's removed.

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More under piston's oil spray's.

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Now for the diagnosis!!!!! ;) ;)

:doh: ;) ;) 5 out of the 6 piston's have cracked ring lands!!!!!! :bangin: :bangin: :bangin:

Some look ok and some are only held together with the rings!!!! Cylinder 1 (the front driver side) is the only one that looks in good nick. The pistons have no sign's of detonation on the flame face but to crack 5 out of the 6 ring land's it may have been a very bad tune or the engine has been over rev'ed??

All the bearings look in ok condition and non of the rod's "look" bent. The main thing is there is no damage as far as i can see to the block!! :teeth: ;)

Ill get some close up pic's of the broken piston's when i've cleaned them up.

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 10:06 PM

I know nothing about engines but this is a really great thread, very, very interesting! :teeth:

Thanks for taking the time to take the photos and hope the project continues to go well!

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 04:54 PM

Not much happened this week guy's. Ive been stuck in work for a change this week! lol..

Im still in two minds on what route im going to go for?

Option 1.

Fit the APS kit and APS fuel system to my stock engine and run low boost for a year or so while i build the spare bottom end.

Option 2.

Build the bottom end from the word go and change the fuel system for a CJ motorsport or AAM full return system.
This will take me ALOT longer to get done but would be the most cost effective route (or that's what i keep telling myself! haha.. even though the outlay would be far greater to begin with ???)

So far im waiting for quotes from TDI london for a bottom end build and full long block assembly and mapping. Ive also been taking with Mark from abbey Msport and need to get round to putting an email together of what work i may need doing??


I happy building the bottom end up (possibly cosworth rod's/piston's) myself as i can take my time and make sure everything is done correcly but the assembly of the long block is what im worried about! Fitting the heads is no big job with the block on my engine stand but the set up of the cam timing i think i would want a pro to do :teeth:

Any way guys chip in your thought's because im still not sure what i want to do??
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Posted 12 September 2009 - 06:17 PM

Great project Tim, keep up the good work. Once I get my Supra sorted I think I may be tempted to build the Zed.
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Posted 12 September 2009 - 06:24 PM

Great project Tim, keep up the good work. Once I get my Supra sorted I think I may be tempted to build the Zed.


Yeah kev a built engine in your zed would be a beast! I gave Gaz a ring today to ask if you guys know any good machine shops to do some engine work for me??

If you know Kev from any supra builds you've done then PM me mate.
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Posted 13 September 2009 - 09:22 AM

This is probably the most interesting thread I think I've ever read.

All kudos for doing this all yourself. :teeth:
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Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:40 AM

This is probably the most interesting thread I think I've ever read.

All kudos for doing this all yourself. ;)


Thanks mate :teeth:
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