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Project Bacardi!!!!!

Postby Rpz123isme » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:20 am

So just picked up this little number, It starts but has a mean rod knock so tomorrow i will start removing the motor for a complete rebuild. Im going to use stock quality internals to get her going and build a monster on the side.

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Yes sadly i towed it with a 4runner that has 225k on it....lol
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Its has some surface rust but the chassis is very clean.
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Re: Project Bacardi!!!!!

Postby Awesome-Trac » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:37 am

how were you able to find out it was a rod knock? cause im trying to figure out if mine has one...people say its a exhaust leak, others say it needs a valve adjustment...so now im confused
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Re: Project Bacardi!!!!!

Postby Rpz123isme » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:42 am

I'm a machinist by trade so its second nature to me. you need to have a good shop look at it or drive it 100 miles and if it throws a rod through the side of the block it is a bad bearing. but if you don't like those routes buy a stethoscope and start the car and find where the noise is coming from.
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Re: Project Bacardi!!!!!

Postby Awesome-Trac » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:53 am

lol...its funny how you say drive it for 100miles to see if anything happens...ive driven it that much already...lol trying to listen to the sound and even went underneath to listen for knocking but heard it only on the top of the motor.
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Re: Project Bacardi!!!!!

Postby Rpz123isme » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:11 am

check your valve lash. check to see if all the shims are in place. turn it on and remove one plug wire at time to see what cylinders might be down. then if a cylinder is down do a leak down test on that cylinder to see where is is leaking or damaged.
there are several different ways you can find this problem. good luck
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Re: Project Bacardi!!!!!

Postby Awesome-Trac » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:46 am

i removed the sparkplugs while it was running to see if the noise would disappear but it was still there so i guess the next step would be what you told me then...hopefully i can get this fixed
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Re: Project Bacardi!!!!!

Postby celicaGTS_T » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:11 am

About damn time you got back to your roots lol 8)
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Re: Project Bacardi!!!!!

Postby UtahSleeper » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:51 pm

Nice score and good luck!
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Re: Project Bacardi!!!!!

Postby Rpz123isme » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:01 pm

celicaGTS_T wrote:About damn time you got back to your roots lol 8)


yes sir. you are more then welcome to stop by and help me take it apart :D Ill bbq while you work.....lol
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Re: Project Bacardi!!!!!

Postby alltracst185 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:11 pm

Good find! Is that a real or knockoff HKS BOV?
st185- HKS exhaust, Aussie mid pipe and custom 3" down pipe, Tial 50mm BOV, HKS 272 cams, HKS adj cam gears, custom FMIC, HKS GT3040, Tial 38mm wastegate, AEM ems, fully built bottom end, RC 1200cc injectors, at 25 lbs and almost complete :D
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Re: Project Bacardi!!!!!

Postby celicaGTS_T » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:33 pm

lol, bitch please, ill swap ur injectors out w/ my 5s ones :D
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Re: Project Bacardi!!!!!

Postby Rpz123isme » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:32 pm

celicaGTS_T wrote:lol, bitch please, ill swap ur injectors out w/ my 5s ones :D

LOL

well guys today i took a few parts off the car to clean

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And here is what she looks like now. found chunks of paint in the head, as well as a 8mm bolt....lol
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Re: Project Bacardi!!!!!

Postby UtahSleeper » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:16 pm

Thats not a good start. Hope none of it made it's way else where.
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Re: Project Bacardi!!!!!

Postby Rpz123isme » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:24 pm

3tcpower wrote:Thats not a good start. Hope none of it made it's way else where.


I'm not worried about it the car is getting a full make over.

I bead blasted most of the parts i took of except the valve cover and throttle body, those are soaking for a few days in a hot tank.

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Re: Project Bacardi!!!!!

Postby Rpz123isme » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:32 am

I have a problem already. I need a 165 head that has no cracks and has never been rebuilt. I can fix mine but id like a better one. Some jack ass stripped the exhaust bolts and decides to put 14mm studs in and a chunk is missing now. ( I hate Stupid People.)
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