View Full Version : 242's almost rdy to go back together!

03-21-2011, 08:19 AM
My sweet sweet 83' 242Ti is growing up!
Couple questions as well.. I scrubbed down the pistons with a few of those metal type SOS pads, as well as the headgasket area with gas to remove carbon deposits and shhit and the SOS pad kinda fell apart and it got everywhere in coolant passages, and the thread area for the headbolts. Im also going to be getting a wire brush peice that fits on the electric drill so I can clean the coolant passages and all that stuff. The question being; im not taking off the oil pan. Should I just make sure I pour lots of oil over and over throu the motor before I start it? As well with coolant? And also when I do start it, I plan on running it warm a few times then flushing all the fluids.

What do you guys say about using RTV or gasket sealant on the front main seal? I had to peal the old **** off and it was a royal pain.. All surfaces are super clean and flat. Also, the waterpump gasket, a dab of sealant? I wont use it on valve cover gasket, dont worry. Also the manual I have says the headbolts should be torqued only to 80ft-lbs in the end? Sounds a little low to me.

Mandatory blurry starter pic.
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Going with Red and black for the theme under the hood..
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/1001/capitalh2011032100048.jpg (http://img17.imageshack.us/i/capitalh2011032100048.jpg/)

Still need to send the A-Arms and attachments to get there bushings pressed in, Aside from that most of it is cleaned and rdy to be installed!
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/7773/sooke2011032100049.jpg (http://img543.imageshack.us/i/sooke2011032100049.jpg/)

http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/2765/capitalh2011032100050.jpg (http://img600.imageshack.us/i/capitalh2011032100050.jpg/)

Old head beside the new head.
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/6269/sooke2011032100055.jpg (http://img4.imageshack.us/i/sooke2011032100055.jpg/)

Hate this stuff... Whoever put together this motor last used ALOT of it everywhere. Pain to scrape off everything!
http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/3662/img2011032100057.jpg (http://img829.imageshack.us/i/img2011032100057.jpg/)

This is the cyl head from my First 83' 244Ti. Rebuilt with a decent Shaving, slight porting.. A cam
http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/8384/img2011032100058.jpg (http://img535.imageshack.us/i/img2011032100058.jpg/)

Old head.. Junk now 1 cyl is fragged.
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9941/img2011032100059.jpg (http://img217.imageshack.us/i/img2011032100059.jpg/)

The affected cyl, Is this what serious pinging looks like? Cuz its the only cyl that got it. Wonder if somethings up with the injector on that cyl.. hhmm
http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/896/img2011032100060.jpg (http://img815.imageshack.us/i/img2011032100060.jpg/)

see? otherwise the heads not in bad shape.. Think it was rebuilt about 60,000km's ago when they removed the turbo. Gonna take the parts off of it and get my 50 cents of aluminum
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/812/img2011032100064.jpg (http://img98.imageshack.us/i/img2011032100064.jpg/)

said car being worked on..
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/3747/19831310150455381480171.jpg (http://img194.imageshack.us/i/19831310150455381480171.jpg/)

http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/8357/19063910150455381415171.jpg (http://img806.imageshack.us/i/19063910150455381415171.jpg/)
il take some more pictures when stuff goes back together-ish!

03-21-2011, 01:42 PM
thats not pinging! somthing got in there!!

03-21-2011, 01:53 PM
looks like he had some BB's in that cylinder. What's the piston look like?

03-21-2011, 03:45 PM
Wow that is some impressive damage! Something not supposed to be in there...got in there!

03-22-2011, 08:41 PM
Piston and the block is perfectly fine. Same with the valves. Just the cyl head got chewed up. Spent like 5 hours de-carbonizing the piston tops. My god that takes a while, got some wire brush drill bit attachments to clean the Head bolt holes as well and I took a few hours last night filling the coolant passages with hot water and scrubbing them down.

I un-did the drain on the back of the block. And nothing came out, took the whole peice off.. Still nothing, I was like.. Uhhh ok? So i put a pointy screwdriver in there and hit solid wall. Took me like twenty minutes with a hammer and nail to break down the gunk and finally get the drain thing to work properly. Thing is it looked like carbon, instead of lime or rust. It was all black and gunky stuff coming out.

Almost there.. Didnt realize how many hours of work go into this stuff. GT Grill is off as well being rebuilt.. Im a little pissed im gonna have to get rid of the GT fog lights to make room for the giant full metal intercooler I have. *grumble*

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