MC oil pressure update: What the Gods want...

Jim Green
Wed, 18 Dec 2002 07:43:03 -0800 (PST)

> The problem is that short of a defect in the block,
> I cannot think of what
> I'll need to look at once the engine is out.  Take
> off the head and look for
> cracks in the block?  Find another crank?  Inpect
> every single thing in the
> engine?  This is a hard one...
> Another option would be to snap up a junkyard MC
> motor locally and install
> it "as is" for comparison. Obviously a ton of work
> to end up with a junkyard
> engine with unknown history that would be
> questionable in the future.
> Either way, I'm going to have pull the engine.
> Crap.

I'd say, get another block and crank.  Hopefully the
walls will just need a good honing.  Transfer all the
new stuff like bearings, pistons with new rings, buy
one more bottom end seal kit, and throw it in the car.
 I guess you'll need a new headgasket and bolts to,
that sucks.  I'm pretty sure the crank on the engine
you get will be good, my old one that survived 180k
miles and two blown headgaskets is like new, and will
probably get re-commisioned someday if I ever get
custom rods for my car.


Jim Green
'89 90tq 034EFI, Haltech IG5

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