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Old 05-27-2002, 09:23 PM   #1
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Talking My car is FINALLY running! Read what was wrong!!!!

HEy guys! I just want to say thanks to all that helped me diagnose! Especially Jeremy! (HndaTch) Anyhow... Here's what the ish was! Ok for those of you that are following i swapped an EJ22t block with SOHC 2.5 heads into my 2000 2.5 RS. At first one half of the motor (Drivers side) was really rich while the passenger side was extremely lean. K. Then i left my car for a week and the batery apparently died. I tried to start it a few times and the motor just flooded becasue my SARD FPR was set at 49 idle psi! Anyhow, we pulled the plugs and drained to oil to allow all of the flooded gas out of the motor and to ensure that the gas hadnt seeped into the crank case, contaminating the oil. I got a nice Gel cell Exide battery and the car started up right off with the Fuel Presssure set at 36 idle PSI. The Drivers side of the motor was making a clicking sound which we diagnosed as the valve lash being too loose! As I pulled of the Driver's side valve cover i heard a clanking sound hit the floor. I investigated and found a 10mm nut that looked DISTURBINGLY similar to that of the nut that is used to adjust the valve lash. After looking even closer I found 4 more nuts throughout the head casing. We looked and looked and couldnt find the other three nuts. We drained the oil only to find that they had fallen through one of the oil journals in the head and ended up in my oil pan. We retreived them and installed them. The valve lash one the Driver's side head had about 1/2 inch of play where it should only have 8-10 thousanths clearance. Anyhow, we adjusted the valve lash, and started her up. She runs great!. As you can undoubtedly guess, i am going to get a FULL refund fromt he place that rebuilt my head and did not set the valve lash of torque the nuts down! That is completely unproffesional! It could have ruined the motor again! Anyway all is well. Pics will be up soon after i get my new JDM rear bumper painted, and install my Carbon Trunk! Thanks!
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Old 05-27-2002, 10:06 PM   #2
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I saw a guy once put a ORC twin plate clutch on his FD3S RX7 only he forgot to attach the flywheel with that big ass 54mm so when he started it things went really wrong! I guess it was cool to of seen but it would have sucked to of been him. He got in a hurry and half assed the install. Bet he won't do that again.
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Old 05-27-2002, 10:13 PM   #3
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Yeah, lucky for me, I wasnt the one to make this mistake! The Machine shop that rebuilt my heads is at fault and beleive you me! THEY will pay! It couls have written off the motor AGAIN!
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Old 05-28-2002, 04:39 AM   #4
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Hey Adam glad to hear its all running again! But stop getting cool new parts, soon your car will look better then mine
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Old 05-28-2002, 10:50 AM   #5
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Oh my, can you imagine where else those nuts could have fallen? You're lucky they didn't do any more harm than they did.

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Old 05-28-2002, 12:31 PM   #6
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Oh my, can you imagine where else those nuts could have fallen? You're lucky they didn't do any more harm than they did.

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no ****....glad you figured it out.

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Old 05-28-2002, 02:47 PM   #7
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Holy ****!!! Glad to hear it's fixed.
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Old 05-28-2002, 03:07 PM   #8
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Old 06-01-2002, 05:31 PM   #9
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Did the machiine shop install the heads or did you. I ask this because most machine shops don't adjust them until the heads are mounted on the block. It is not a smart idea to adjust them off the engine for the fackt the cam my not be in the correct position on the lifter when you adjust it.
If you installed them on the motor and didn't adjust them it is your fault.
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Old 06-01-2002, 07:22 PM   #10
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Did the machiine shop install the heads or did you. I ask this because most machine shops don't adjust them until the heads are mounted on the block. It is not a smart idea to adjust them off the engine for the fackt the cam my not be in the correct position on the lifter when you adjust it.
If you installed them on the motor and didn't adjust them it is your fault.
that was what i was saying right after i posted.

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