Edit, The gasket kit does not include piston rings. Would I have to change these?
As I mentioned earlier, the only problem now is most likely oil getting into the combustion chamber, at the 1st cylinder. I'll get to clean the chamber once the engine is apart I guess
The engine has been running for 155000 miles or so. And still running nice except from being as thirsty as it is. And the clutch slipping on quick shifts
What are your compression numbers? It certainly would be beneficial to re-ring as long as the heads are coming off anyway. Might want to throw a timing light into that list because you might need it when everything is back together. Setting the proper timing can be a chore. I think you covered all the parts needed though. Oh you're going to need some gasket sealant for the oil pan and cam keepers. Add intake manifold and throttle body gaskets if you need em. During the reassembly is a good time to get a real good look at the condition of your vacuum system (VRIS canisters) and vacuum hoses. Replace as needed.
As long as you're going hog wild on replacing a lot of parts then you might want to consider a new fuel filter and charcoal canister.
I actually have not done the compression test yet. I figured as it's obvious there is a oil leak at piston #1 then i will just do the compression tests afterwards
Yeah I still have my timing light in the garage + a few tubes of gasket sealing.
I guess i'll order a set of rings then and definetly have a good look at the vacuum hoses.
A new fuel filter is a really good idea aswell
Regarding the starter, i've been anoying myself a long time listening to the starter not making any good sound anymore. Sometimes it just sounds like a saw when starting up. hehe and they are not to expencive. But all are good advises, I will probably use more than a weekend on the engine just to make sure everything is satisfactory.
I allso went on King6's place and ordered myself a full Mount kit for the engine and trans, tought to myself; why not?
Eh I don't see why not. Since the plenums aren't changed so no ecu work to do, and pistons give more compression, and the cams would give it some top end. Plus you have de retainers so it shouldn't fall on its face. This would be relatively cheap too
Hehe, maybe ill do something like that on the second engine I have laying around
I can post some pictures on the progress once I get started, there are some parts of the engine I don't want to see as I have a bad feeling it's worse than what I would have hoped :P
Oh well, im allowed to have my hopes up
since im going to change the piston rings.
Maby I should just change all the pistons instead. Atleast then I wont have to clean my old ones right away
Any good idea on which Pistons I should get?
Mine, as far as I know myself are Standard size. 84,5mm
But no, I have not looked. And after 20 years im not sure what anyone did whit the engine.
Still seems to run rather normal tho.
I've been looking at ebay, rockauto and Summitracing as for now. But if there are any other good ideas id like to hear em
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