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Old 12-16-2014, 11:01 PM
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Tito,
Which cylinder are you going to run with only one valve?
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:39 PM
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Head is ready for pick up....clean and skimmed (it had some slight warping)...

block is clean from my perspective...Jeff coming by tonight to have a beer and give me his opinion.

remaining few parts ordered today and should be here by the weekend...

Engine bay cleaning largely complete...swapping power steering hoses and a few other parts as I go. The cap off the fuel injector came off last night while cleaning...for reference Advance auto part 274081 is a generic o-ring/cap kit.

tonight will clean all valves, pull the two power steering hoses and then start lapping valves and reassemble the head tomorrow.

next update and picture will be a reassembled head.
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:10 PM
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Thanks to all who helped out. A big thanks to hoophead for his assistance and the books and the cylinder head. The job is finished. Rebuilt head, new timing belt, loads of gaskets etc. was well worth the effort. Car fired up on the first go..now let's if the head gaskets lasts...
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Old 12-26-2014, 10:35 PM
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Congrats, Tito! Pretty good that you went from "I need to find another car" to "Yep, I fuching knocked another one out" in less than 3 weeks.
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Old 12-26-2014, 10:50 PM
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Yeah...way to go.
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Old 12-27-2014, 06:13 AM
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Nice. Post some rebuild pics.
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Old 12-27-2014, 06:21 AM
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Glad it fired up! That's great.
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:28 AM
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Sadly I am not that good with a camera. Lots of blue tape with writing and some notes reminding me where things go.

In the end it was pretty straight forward. Amazing how simple some of these are put together. Didn't really track what I spent but was something about 700 bucks but it included a new radiator and a other things that have needed replacement. Car runs much better.

Next project is to replace the rear suspension components after doing lexus 400h timing belt next weekend.

I must admit a great deal of satisfaction. I do have a goal of rebuilding an engine someday. At this point I wouldn't hesitate to take a rebuild on. Thanks for the kind words..
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Congrats!!!! CHEERS!!
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Old 12-27-2014, 06:48 PM
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You just rebuilt your BMW head and got that lump running again!!! Next project: "learn to use my frack'n camera"
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