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Stock Rebuild for my 88

Postby brutekiller787 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:27 pm

So, after many months of driving around maybe 100 miles a month due to excessive smoke from the exhaust, I decided i would finally rebuild the motor here in class. i have purchased a Master engine rebuild kit and today in class, we are starting the teardown.

Lots of pictures to come as my partner will be writing bolt locations on bags and taking pictures.

Stay tuned!
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Re: Stock Rebuild for my 88

Postby sinerasis » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:33 pm

Awesome, looking forward to it. Lots of pics! :)
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Re: Stock Rebuild for my 88

Postby Awesome-Trac » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:41 pm

That's lucky, you got a class to help with the teardown
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Re: Stock Rebuild for my 88

Postby brutekiller787 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:02 pm

alright so we got down to the shortblock last night, went smoothly except for snapping 2 cam cap bolts off in the head :/. today we will be removing pistons and measuring things. stay tuned!

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Re: Stock Rebuild for my 88

Postby brutekiller787 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:09 pm

Alright so no pictures last night, but i got the entire block and head stripped and into the hot tank for a few hours. tonight, we will be measuring the bores and rod journals as the rod bearings didn't look too great but we shall see when the mic's come out...
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Re: Stock Rebuild for my 88

Postby brutekiller787 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:23 pm

alright, so last night I honed the cylinders out and started reassembly. I got a little worried when i measured the cylinders they appeared to be about .005 under spec, but ALLDATA had the wrong, or more like too far rounded, spec, which was 3.39". not exactly correct. once i got the correct spec, it was all good, just a tiny bit out of round.

Anyway, block went into the hot tank again after honing, new pistons went in, and the bottem end is almost completely assembled. Head has not been touched yet, unfortunately. that will be tonight, i hope.

onto pics...

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That's all for today. sorry for not getting pics during, greasy hands and all...
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Re: Stock Rebuild for my 88

Postby brutekiller787 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:44 am

alright final update for the week as i don't have classes friday. things are coming together nicely. the two bolts i broke in the head have been removed, thanks to my next door neighbor that welded a washer and nut to the bolts and spun them out by hand. the head is mostly reassembled, cams are in and set to as close to TDC as i can get for now, as is the crank and all accessories. timing belt is kind of thrown on for now.

Monday i will be timing the motor, unfortunatly my kit did not come with a new tensioner :/ so i will have to recompress my "old" one that's been on for less than 1000 miles. oh well, good thing we have a vise. I think i am going to set my exhaust cam one tooth back to see if i can get some gains, worst case scenario is i have to retime it, which fills some of my required hours. then just throw intake and exhaust stuff on and put it back in the car, hopefully by tuesday night the engine will be in the car.

Just found out i have machining next session as well, so maybe i will be able to do something in there, who knows.

onto more pics...

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Re: Stock Rebuild for my 88

Postby 88gt4DE » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:45 pm

If you are using the TVIS , make sure the screws on the butterflys are tight or lock tight them in. Couple of mine just came out and ruined my rebuild with only 7k on it ... :x
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Re: Stock Rebuild for my 88

Postby brutekiller787 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:49 pm

Yea IM Not EvenMessing With That ButTo Clean carbon
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Re: Stock Rebuild for my 88

Postby 88gt4DE » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:33 pm

brutekiller787 wrote:Yea IM Not EvenMessing With That ButTo Clean carbon



Make sure those little screws arent loose. You wouldnt think they could get past the valve but 2 did on mine. make sure they are tight and/or pean the end of them a little to make sure they dont come out down the road.
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Re: Stock Rebuild for my 88

Postby brutekiller787 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:28 pm

Alright so change of plans. Not only will the motor be done tonight, but we will be reattaching the transmission and hopefully putting it back in the car by tuesday night. Pics to come
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Re: Stock Rebuild for my 88

Postby 88gt4DE » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:46 pm

Gen 2 engine ?
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Re: Stock Rebuild for my 88

Postby brutekiller787 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:14 am

gen 1 block with gen 2 head :) avoids HFH issues and i can put aftermarket cams in it.

Today, did exactly what i wanted to get done. motor is together and bolted to trans and attached to north/south subframe. tomorrow i am bringing the car into class and putting the engine in. hopefully i will be done by the end of class, which will definitely be a glorious exit driving the celica out. either way.

no pics tonight. expect a video of first start up.

I forgot the to put on the timing belt guide for the crank. how detrimental do you guys think it will be / is it worth it to pull the crank pulley off again to put it on.?
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Re: Stock Rebuild for my 88

Postby RedCelicaTRD » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:34 am

Pull it back apart and do it right. It will cause problems if you leave that off.

Work done in haste is often done in waste.
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Re: Stock Rebuild for my 88

Postby brutekiller787 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:39 pm

Fair enough, i just hate to use that damn pulley puller again. Oh well thanks for the advice though
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