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Since ahmedsinc don't want to buy my junk, I better start an new project post.

Took the motor out and stripped it down, will take the head's to the engineer shop tomorrow

for crack testing.

it wont be a fast project but we will c how it goes.

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left hand or right hand thread?

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I'm a happy camper now. Nice to have some company with another E38 on the boards.

Have you got any other plans for it other than getting it going?

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left to undo thread but use a big air impact gun.

if this turns to rubbish I have a good 4.4L sitting here :)

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Ok Wade automotive closed there doors last Friday.

Can anyone recommend someone in Auckland to crack test the heads.

Close to Penrose if possible.

Cheers Hans

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Don't forget to do the valley pan gasket and the coolant pipe that leaks just after you reassemble it ;) They're right there, and I assume you don't want to strip it again :lol: .

Don't overtorque the valley pan gasket bolts (or any of them - partucularly those going into alloy!)

Good job though - I need a frame like your engine lifter thingee - Don't think the rafters in my barn would cope!

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Looky Looky Just got the head's back, clean bill of health.

plane the head's new seals and reface the valve and valve seat's.

New gasket set top and bottom.

Still have to order rings bearings and the timing chain kit.

Thanks to Paul at Taylor Automotive real helpful

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I'm presuming this is the car you got from the 'friendly' Iranian chap up in Northland?

What did it cost to get the work done on the heads?

I'm surprised Wades has closed - hes been there for ages. What is Taylor automotive like?

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What is Taylor automotive like?

Probably one of the best in the industry

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Yep friendly and helpful definitely will go back for my other parts,

$3255.75 inc gst

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Thats great news about the heads.

Curious to see which way you go with this project..

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Yep friendly and helpful definitely will go back for my other parts,

$3255.75 inc gst

So about $4K in machining and parts to recondition the engine completely?

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Did you have to factor in any correction with a thicker headgasket having the heads skimmed?

From what I know adjusting thickness actually alters the cam chain timing unless its compensated for.

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surely it wouldve been cheaper to get a replacement engine? Its not like the rest of the car is worth spending money on...

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surely it wouldve been cheaper to get a replacement engine? Its not like the rest of the car is worth spending money on...

cheaper with another series of ?s or spending a bit more and knowing your good.. with Hans mileage, i see why he picked number 2!

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So about $4K in machining and parts to recondition the engine completely?

Yep about that, and than I know I will have a good motor that will go for many km.

Did you have to factor in any correction with a thicker headgasket having the heads skimmed?

From what I know adjusting thickness actually alters the cam chain timing unless its compensated for.

Yep Paul has given a thicker headgasket.

surely it wouldve been cheaper to get a replacement engine? Its not like the rest of the car is worth spending money on...

Way? watt is the fun in that, and if you get a second hand engine, you don't know watt you get,

it can blow after a month to.

And the car is way I bought it for, it is still registered and there will be all fibre glass panels for.

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surely it wouldve been cheaper to get a replacement engine? Its not like the rest of the car is worth spending money on...

I thought this too, but there is nothing like a properly rebuilt engine.

And this motor is meant to do 400,000kms;

http://mywikimotors.com/m62b35/

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fair enough, i saw the pictures of the car when it was forsale and the shell was hardly anything to write home about. Wasnt aware it was destined for the same treatment as the E34, so i guess that makes a bit more sense now.

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Did you get the front crank bolt off?

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And this motor is meant to do 400,000kms;

They should all do that... people stop looking after old cars though :-(

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They should all do that... people stop looking after old cars though :-(

This is true.

Its nice to have a clean pallete to work with though.

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I found some inspiration for you Hans

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I found some inspiration for you Hans

I clicked "Like this", just so I could UNLIKE that afterwards!

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Did you get the front crank bolt off?

Yep I did thanks Askan, put 1 strong bar under the car, the missus siting on the block and me on the other strong bar

I found some inspiration for you Hans

I lyke the mud guards thanks Andy sum thing to work on.

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Striped and cleaned the bottom part off the motor today,

took the pistons and the crankshaft out

will take the block to Taylor Automotive for hardening testing.

Than I will order the bearings, rings and timing chain kid.

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