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Old Thu, Nov-02-2017, 03:18:32 PM   #231
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Love this thread!

I travel to nyc for work quite often, would love to see this thing in person soon!

Keep it up
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Old Sun, Nov-12-2017, 09:08:33 PM   #232
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Love this thread!

I travel to nyc for work quite often, would love to see this thing in person soon!

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Old Sun, Nov-12-2017, 09:19:34 PM   #233
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Got it up on jack stands and started taking it apart. Of course the weather finally turned here in NYC and its 30 degrees today...

Kicked it off with a side project, installed a new fuel pump. Wanted to upgrade the fuel system in case I ever want to do an E85 tune. Went with an AEM pump and install kit from Radium Engineering. Also got their fuel rail and OE fuel line replacement with AN fittings. Went ahead and replaced the fuel filter while I was in there.

This HPF youtube video was pretty helpful.

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New AEM pump installed and ready to go back in the car.
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Old Tue, Nov-21-2017, 12:36:47 AM   #234
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Got a couple hours in on Sunday prepping to pull the motor. Trying to do this with the least amount of disassembly possible. Removed the front bumper and front clip, always amazed how easy this is on these cars.



Going to try dropping the subframe to lower the engine and get better access to the trans bolts. Goal is to get the new block and current pistons/rods over to the machine shop on Wednesday.



Also going to install new rotors/studs and rebuild the calipers while I wait for the engine.

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Old Tue, Nov-21-2017, 05:27:59 AM   #235
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Love the updates. Can’t wait to see what the new engine puts down.
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Old Thu, Nov-23-2017, 06:43:36 PM   #236
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Goal is improvement on the last build!
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Put in a marathon session yesterday to get the motor out and the pistons and crank removed. Then dropped everything off at Maximum PSI in Jersey to be machined. This time around wanted a shop that would torque plate the motor and was familiar with S54s.

I've found this to be the best setup to remove the motor. I used the Harbor Freight Hoist with a Summit Racing sling and a crown bolt from Home Depot for the back side of the engine. General steps to follow:
  1. Remove front clip
  2. Remove valve cover, air/fuel rail, block mounted water pipes (they interfere with hoist chain)
  3. Unhook harnes from engine
  4. Get engine on hoist and drop sub frame
  5. Get transmission on trans jack and drop trans mount
  6. Lower engine/trans to get easy access to trans bolts
  7. Pull motor!

All in took me about 5 hours to get the motor out and apart. Should have everything back from Maximum PSI in a few weeks!



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Old Sun, Dec-31-2017, 12:22:00 AM   #238
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Long overdue update. Block and pistons have been dropped off at Maximum PSI for machining. Decided to try a new set of pistons, going with JE 87.5's with standard compression. I'll clean up the Mahle pistons and probably install them back into the old block as a spare motor, or maybe try to sell 'em.

Started to clean up the head, all looking good.



While I'm waiting for the machining to be done, kicked off some side projects. Built a simple clean room for final engine assembly. Also a good place to store parts I've already prepped.





Rebuilding the Brembos. Curious how they held up to the track abuse. Overall looking really good. Couple dust covers got cooked so replaced them all with OE Porsche parts and re-lubed the pistons.

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Got the machined parts back from Maximum PSI. Mike and the crew there are extremely helpful and a pleasure to work with. Overall the blocked looked really good, very little off the deck and had it line honed with ARP main studs installed. Unfortunately the crankshaft main journals were too worn so I had to source another used one. That should arrive next week.

Got everything back to the garage and started pre assembly. Quick check of the ring gaps out of the box gave me .010 for the 1st rings and .017 for the 2nd.





I want the final gaps to be .016 and .018 so got some grinding to do. I used a ring compressor as a relative reference to get the gaps close and I'll do the final in the bore. Lets me take my time in a warm comfortable apartment and also minimizes scratching the bore taking the rings in and out a bunch of times!

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Old Sat, Jan-13-2018, 11:57:00 PM   #240
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I'm amazed you do this in your spare time. I take it your day job does not involve cars?

I started rebuilding Brembos on the dining table and got an ear full for it haha
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