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The latter would be good, however I've seen that different plates can yield different results which makes me question how necessary they are or which one more accurately simulates a head. There was a difference of around .001" I believe in a comparison.
 

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Re: My first engine build.

"Necessary" is entirely debatable.

But checking clearances with and without one, especially when one was used to bore/hone the block, "should" result in completely different results. At least checking WITH a torque plate the measurements "should" be much closer to the measurements the machine shop got. Whereas without a plate isn't even gonna be close since the block is now in a relaxed state, as opposed to "warped"/distorted.

(Sorry for stating the obvious, I really needed to spell it out for myself to justify the cost of one. I can always turn around and sell it when I'm done with it.)
 

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I gotta torque plate coming in next week, thanks to Team Scream! :cool::tup:


Sooo.... does anyone have a used head gasket I could use under the plate?
I don't wanna use my brand new HG's.
 

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Can you pm me pricing and contact info, if you don't mind?
 

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Re: My first engine build.

Just hit this today :p



In celebration of this milestone, on the way are; Koyo radiator, Samco rad hoses, Gates timing belt kit w/ water pump, 2qts Motul 90A, and 5qts of 75w90 Extra-S :tup:
 

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Re: My first engine build.

I'm gonna tell a story, in pictures.

In honor of 100K miles, I got toyyssssss!!! :D



Playing around with my block and torque plate (teaser alert :cool:), I realized;
1) I need nuts/washers for my head studs. I'm "thinking" of just Home Depot nuts just for checking bore/OOR/taper (obviously not gonna run these :lol:), unless someone advises otherwise. Or else I'll bite the bullet and finally buy the ARP studs.
2) I need to clean the internal threads of the block for the head studs. So I went to Home Depot to try to find small round wire brushes that fit in there to clean them, but nothing :p



It was the lastttt bolt that is always the problem one! Luckily its not the big case bolt, just the smaller 12mm bolt, pulled the threads out :mad::mad::(




I only have about 1.5hrs of daylight to work on her after work for the t-belt job. 3hrs down so far, have the rad/fans out, crank pulley, covers, t-belt, bearings, tensioner, and water pump out.



Gonna get 2 more cans of Brakleen today to clean behind the timing covers after this fiasco like a year ago
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/2-5-liter-litre-factory-motor/230648-accessory-pulley-rubbing-against-timing-cover.html
 

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Haha but no really, my jetski blew up AGAIN and I been diagnosing that cuz I wanna go ridddinggg in this 110 degree heat.

But now that I'm seeing how much oil my stock block is burning @ 104K miles, I really need to hurry this build up.




Just bought some ARP head studs since they were holding me up from checking P2W w/ the torque plate, than final assembly.
 

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Re: My first engine build.

Of course as soon as I put money into the engine build, something else breaks on the car.


Cobb 24mm FSB >> stock endlinks :lol:
Time to look for some Kartboys :tup:


 

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Re: My first engine build.

Easy fix and you already know where to go. But hear you on unexpected issues.
 

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Apparently I hate money :lol::lol:


Just picked this up this past weekend- SC'd, 215hp, yea buddy! :tup:
 

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Nice boat. I have a 98 xp limited and 96 xp. Both are way over modified. The 98 will run 67 on radar. But it drinks gas like beer.
 

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Those 98's are so cool looking the way the rear seat just hangs off :tup:

I got it 100% completely stock. I've already upgraded the ceramic supercharger washers which are known for destroying the entire motor with SS washers, and I have an HKS SSQV just laying around which I might as well use, I just need an adaptor tube/flange. Also have a boost gauge laying around too. Looking at 4" intakes, thru hull exhausts, ughhh :lol:




My SC on top of my turbo :D

 

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What's going on here? Any updates? Did you finish everything and swap in the new motor?
 

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