time to swap engines...

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Well, we moved our POS track car from our friend Steve's garage back to ours and got it set up yesterday..

Today the engine removal process begins:



 
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so for the hell of it we just took off the VC.. and from this viewpoint, you'd never know anything was wrong.. so yeah, the bottom end is TOAST...



 

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What happened to the engine, and what engine are you putting in there?
 
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..and it didn't take them much longer to remove the trans and get the engine up on a stand:



 
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well, so far they found a little bit of brass and burnt metal pieces removing the upper and lower oil pan but no telltale sign YET of what exactly is broke in there....
 
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wierd stuff..

#1 rod bearing looks fine.. no metal pieces there... ..just normal wear...

..starting to suspect the oil pump failed..... car ran about 20 seconds with zero oil pressure before being shut off so I dunno...
 
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We still suspect the oil pump and the tabs broken off from the overrev resulting in no oil pressure but we'll see....

In case I didn't mention it before, the oil was NOT silver (no evidence of spun bearings) when draining it...

Anyway.....

Here are photos for everyone to see:




 
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And the verdict IS....
























#4 is bad.. spun bearing from over-rev.. so yeah.. the block is okay but not the crank.. stretched... done...


Photo evidence:


 
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are you ceboyd and cjburn? i am confused. too many usars
lol

ceboyd on eurteknik and rennlist, yes...

don't know who cjburn is though...

ceboyd is a very old ID...

I also go by ibid or just Chris on some other forums...
 
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Well, we are getting closer to install time..

Today I picked up the resurfaced flywheel, fedex delivered a brand new clutch kit AND I picked up the engine:




 

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Your friend Steve wouldn't happen to be a connoisseur of S4's would he?
 
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Your friend Steve wouldn't happen to be a connoisseur of S4's would he?


lol.. I know he just installed suspension and did some tuning on an S4 IIRC but he doesn't own one himself (he has a white miata and a 1.8 jetta)
 
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well, had some work to do on the weld repair.. still working on it now but it'll be a nice repair and work nicely in the end...

It's amazing what weld repairs can do for broken mounts off engine blocks these days (and it helps to have a cousin at a machine shop who can weld aluminum):






 
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so now it's finally ready for flywheel and tranny to get mated up!






meanwhile, our dog is being unladylike enjoying being a dog:



 
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well, yesterday got as far as getting ready to install into the car...

but today actually got the motor reinstalled into the car (now all the other work to do still)

photos for anyone interested:













 

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