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Old 06-04-2006, 06:50 PM   #1  
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Let the Reincarnation of Grond begin!

Unless you have been sequestered in a deep dark cave for the past 2 weeks, you will know by now that I annihilated my engine via injudicious use of my right foot on the way to Cruise In VII.

After many interesting adventures, Grond is back home; I began the tear down this afternoon.

First, I examined the plugs, which showed fragments of aluminium on the plug from cylinder 7 (as expected) and also oil in every cylinder (also as expected).

Then I did a compression test - the results were startling, to say the least. Cylinder 7 had zero compression as expected - but so did Cylinder 5

So I toasted 2 pistons, not just one. The other cylinders were all fine, compression wise.

So with this knowledge in hand, I began the tear down. Here are the pics.

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Compression test showed that the other cylinders were "OK" - not great but usuable


I have found that with complex mods/repairs - it pays to be organised.


Removed the intake and boost tubes


MAF shows a little debris on the screen

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A little bit of oil on the throttle body...


Oh, that doesn't look TOO bad...





Holy Oil Reserves, Batman!!!!

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Pulled the fuel rails, intake etc.


And emptied it out...


Don't try this at home kids


Back to the engine - time to pull the knock sensors and the center cover


As you see, I put RTV on my knock sensors (when I did my cam)


So I can pressure wash my engine with impunity


This is what the knock sensors look like

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This is your engine Oil Pressure sensor. This goes bad and you get max oil pressure. Very simple to swap.




Getting there


Valley cover removed


You can see the monster cam peeking through


Next, removed the rockers and pushrods

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That looks like scary surgery EG

Best of luck with the rebuild.
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Good luck on the rebuild, I guess that is what happens to us with stock internals pushing the go pedal to the limit and I bet the Grond will be back with a new attitude
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Two pistons!

Dang EG,
you dont do anything half azzed!

Good luck getting it back up and running again.
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Those pictures look a little scary to me! Good luck on the rebuilding that monster.
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Next, jack up the front, drain all the fluids and move on to the teardown from below (charge tube, intercooler, rack etc.






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pics...but c'mon...get the heads off already.

We need to see the destruction!


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Good luck Stephen!!!!!
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Let the games begin.
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It has begun

EG that was some carnage
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pics...but c'mon...get the heads off already.

We need to see the destruction!


I'll drain the fluids tomorrow night and pull the heads Tom

I was trying to get all the top work done before I jacked up the front
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I'll drain the fluids tomorrow night and pull the heads Tom

I was trying to get all the top work done before I jacked up the front
Just messin with ya, and certainly not making fun that it's broke (we all know it is).

You're doing a very detailed teardown, which is good.

Hopefully there won't be a recepient of the polished Grond piston at CI-8....


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All I get is the dreaded "Red X" on every picture. And EG's pictures have always worked for me before ....
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This is your motor.
This is your motor on boost.
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Good luck Stephen! Thanks for sharing the pictures! With your dedication, Grond will be back on the road in no time!!

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All I get is the dreaded "Red X" on every picture. And EG's pictures have always worked for me before ....
Pics work fine. Just refresh - Control-F5
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