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Old 01-25-2019, 07:00 AM
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Old 01-26-2019, 12:05 AM
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Got the engine on the stand and pulled the intake - lots of oil, as expected, draining out of both the varioram valve and the driver's side center section/runner joint. I took the runner sections off of the center and will re-seal them after cleaning the inside and replacing the varioram shaft and valve seals.

From looking at others pix, the intake is almost certainly the source of the oil dripping down the driver's side of the case. There's a bunch of oil+dirt buildup on the driver's side of the fan shroud, showing where it's coming down and apparently getting blown over the LH side of the motor.

The timing chain boxes are also leaking but after looking with a strong light I think it's almost all due to the covers and not the box-to-case seal, and definitely not the cam seal. That's nice, since pulling the boxes looks like a PITA, would probably blow my schedule, and would require a 3rd call this week to Steve Stomski for tools...

Spoke with Brian Copans today and found that there's nothing too worn in my gearbox that a big pile of money won't fix. I couldn't send a big enough pile to turn it into a G50/21 or /31 but that's OK - it'll be awesome to have a fresh trans and LSD. Should have it back in about 10 days or so.

Off to Arlington Armature tomorrow morning with starter and alternator to be freshened up.
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Three steps forward, two back. Marren Motorsports can't find my injectors although USPS said they were delivered on Saturday. Grrr. Snapped one of the intake bolts, fortunately not super close to the head, will try patience and PB Blaster over the next couple of evenings.

(Edit: Marren found the box. Both intake bolts came out. Yay.)

Rotorootered the secondary air injection ports, and found all 3 on the pax side totally blocked. That and the frozen check valve would explain the Check Engine Light and P0410 code.

Stripped, cleaned, and reassembled the Varioram assembly and opened up the clutch. Flywheel and pressure plate are straight and unworn, although each has some discoloration from the rust of 4k miles/year - both will get a scuffing and go back into service. Disk has plenty of meat left at 50k miles, but I'll replace it and the throwout bearing.

Another pile of parts is on the way and hopefully this weekend will mean a start to buttoning things back up.
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Much progress today thanks to two tool gods.

Thanks to Andreas' Sisterhood of the Traveling Wrench, I was able to remove the stock crank pulley and install the Clewett piece. Thanks again, Andreas!

Spent lot of quality time with Steve Stomkski's head stud repair kit, which is what my friend Gray would call slick as snot and is worth every penny of the $300 price. 7 attempts, 7 clean repairs, including 2 ports with both studs snapped. In 4 cases, the old thread came out as a single stretched helix - almost as good as peeling the shrink wrap off a new phone.

The tool is made to register to and be held down by a stud, so Steve says to have an assistant hold the tool in place when both studs are broken. Better than no tool at all, but seems like a recipe for disappointment (and helicoil).

Fortunately the 993 has a dual bolt pattern on the ports, so I used the tool as a template and made a friend who won't let me down:
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Engine is getting ready to go back up on the rolly bench, with a suitably reinforced carrier. I used the rennline DIY reinforcement and found when setting up for welding that the stock carrier was bowed nearly 3/4". Maybe they all do that, I dunno, but since I usually warp stuff when I weld it felt good to end up with a straight piece.

Brian Copans says the trans is done, hopefully it'll be back by next weekend.
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After deploying the landing gear and taking a short tethered flight the M64 module came to rest once again on the rollybench transporter. The G50 module is on its way back from OH and should dock with the M64 this weekend, with the entire assembly returning to the Mother Ship soon after.
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Ready for the mothership connection - gettin' down in 3D!
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