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Old 04-28-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default My Almost New Long Block and Questions

So I took my heads to IAG Performance for valve jobs and clean up and I finally got it back and bolted onto my brand new short block with the new heat treated crank. It's been a fun project for me to read and learn then get handy

First up I just want to say how much of a pain in the rear end it was with those OEM stretch bolt! I had a hard time torquing them to angles because the motor stand just keep moving and I did not want to pull out my breaker bar. I should have bought ARP head studs instead.

My problem is, I had everything torqued down following the service manual including the valve covers. However I just realized that I did not put assemble lube on the cam lope (only put on the journals and the buckets are oiled) so I just have to pull the cover off, clean up the tri-bond and redo everything.

My question is: Is it a good idea to use brake cleaner on a microfiber towel to wipe everything in the head clean from oil, then clean with compressed air and then put assemble lube on the buckets and cam lope, basically all points that would make contact when first start up? The head now has some oil in it and I just worry that if I don't wipe it clean, when the block sits the oil is just going to flow and dissolve the assemble lube off from the cam lope. Am I worrying too much? Or can I just open the valve cover back up to put some lube on the lopes?
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
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no one's chimming in?
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:44 PM   #3
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2006 CGM WRX Limited
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Why don't you just call IAG and ask them? I know they might have assembled an EJ engine or two before.
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