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Old 06-26-2011, 07:33 AM   #1
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Well I started working on putting all my pretty pieces together yesterday so I thought I would use this thread to track my status. Ill update it as I go.

So far all I have done is clean and paint the block
Installed the oil squirters
Installed the main bearings
Installed the crank
Used plati-gauge on the main bearings .038mm or .0015" across all 5

Next I am going to install and check the rod bearing clearance's


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Old 06-26-2011, 10:16 AM   #2
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Good $hit. I wish my lady would let me build my stuff in the house...lol
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sweet keep this going man i am going to be doing the same thing soon. keep the pics coming. step by step.
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keep me posted if you want to do another build page, that last one you did here:

http://www.turboinstall.net/general-...a/drive-axles/

on axles has already helped a couple people
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Good $hit. I wish my lady would let me build my stuff in the house...lol
Hahah yeah notice the large blanket on the floor. Love my wife!
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keep me posted if you want to do another build page, that last one you did here:

http://www.turboinstall.net/general-...a/drive-axles/

on axles has already helped a couple people
Right on man, Ill try and take as many pictures as I can. hope it will help someone.
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Looks like its really coming along.
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.038mm/25.4 = .001496" looks like your missing a zero. Just so nobody thinks your clearance is wrong.
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.038mm/25.4 = .001496" looks like your missing a zero. Just so nobody thinks your clearance is wrong.
I'm sorry you lost me?


thanks guys, once I get the pistons and rods figured out Ill continue the build.
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Sorry, read your first post. You put .015". It should be .0015". To convert mm to inches you simply divide by 25.4. or multiple if your going from inches to mm. Your block is really clean... What did you use to clean it?
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Sorry, read your first post. You put .015". It should be .0015". To convert mm to inches you simply divide by 25.4. or multiple if your going from inches to mm. Your block is really clean... What did you use to clean it?
Oh hahaha, sorry It was late when I posted it. Yeah I used a bucket of how water and purple-power de-greaser. Then dried the block and painted it with self etching paint and then some gloss black engine paint.
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Looking good ! Are you running those Wiseco's and forged rods in this ? If so you can block the oil squirters off. If you do want to run them then make sure you watch the clearence between the bottom of the piston skirt at the oil squirter. Good luck
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yep, I plan on keeping the oil squirters as it is my daily driver. I will make sure I have plenty of clearence when I install the pistions. Wiseco gives me the specs for that on the tech card.
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To be honest whether it be a daily driver or what ever i don't think there needed with forged pistons. Everyone i know just blocks them off. If you choose to run them you'll have to bend them (without snapping one) to get the right clearence.
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yep, I plan on keeping the oil squirters as it is my daily driver. I will make sure I have plenty of clearence when I install the pistions. Wiseco gives me the specs for that on the tech card.
It's not a necessity to keep them at this point. But since you have everything to work with the GS-R, there's nothing wrong with keeping them. The pistons should clear without a problem because you don't have any change in stroke.
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I'm not sure about the clearences been ok Mac. I have seen them stuck to a magnetic sump plug in the past because the clearence wasnt checked. This engine was a ITR B18c though (standard stroke). I assume the pistons will be the same design wise as the engines more or less are. I could be wrong though....
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Its possible. On my fully sleeved B18C1, Pistons/rods, all clear the squirters. Been like that about 10 years now. But again, if he changed stroke, I'd be more concerned.
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last engine i blew up used mahle pistons and the squirters had to be bent a bit to clear the piston and leave reasonable clearance. long story short : check clearance
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. long story short : check clearance
This is a given for Californiadad, so I think we can all rest with that.
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Oh yeah you can bet on that. I'm trying to build this thing by the book, since I'm not in a big hurry. Ask 10 questions, check and mesure 3-4 times then put together and re-reck and check.
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Take a look at these video's when you get chance. I hope there usefull to you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpy_By5aIxM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtTXA...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE7U5...eature=related
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Good Call, Rich... Very informative!!!
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Thank you, theres some really good info there. Its definatly worth a watch if you ask me. Jeff Evans sure knows his stuff so you can't go wrong hearing it off him.
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Yep I watched those videos over and over about a month ago, I have them saved on my desktop for quick reference. hahaha
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Good stuff lol, i had a feeling that you may have but thought they would still be worth posting up just incase.
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