HUGE Supra 1jz Update Monday 26 April, 2010

The tear down! Here it has been awhile once again since anyone has posted. And to be honest it should have been done a month ago. But better late than Never eh? Here you can see my dangling the head like a wrecking ball. After having come to my wits end, I removed the hood […]

Head Hanging

Head Hanging

The tear down! Here it has been awhile once again since anyone has posted. And to be honest it should have been done a month ago. But better late than Never eh? Here you can see my dangling the head like a wrecking ball.

Double Vision

Double Vision

After having come to my wits end, I removed the hood to continue the illustrious search of my ‘rattle.’ Once the head was removed I proceeded to check the pistons, raising each one up to top then bringing back down a bit, I then pushed on them with the handle side of a screwdriver, first three were ok. And then the fourth… moved. NOT GOOD. This meant it was either a super messed up wrist pin or I had rod knock. At least we know a general area for the problem now!

Totally Safe

Totally Safe

Before lowering the head onto anything I had to remove the kinked oil return line on the rear turbo. I had already managed to kink it while removing the head, but did not want to bend it any more.

Oil Feed/Return

Oil Feed/Return

Little Close up here. The high pressure feed, and the return use the same flange, and are held on by 2 nuts and a metal gasket.  Something else you may notice is how awesomely restrictive my Y-Pipe is. Then they shove an O2 sensor in it! It does do it’s job well tho!

Yeah we Followed the white Rabbit...

Yeah we Followed the white Rabbit...

Andrew had shown up, probably trying to avoid his own projects, haha. Just in time too! I was about to pull the block and could always use a hand.

PS Pump

PS Pump

Before pulling the block tho still had a few items to disconnect. This included the Power Steering High pressure feed line you see here, that I am disconnecting. And a quick list of other items disconnected, Engine mounts, PS Return line, Low pressure feed line, and…

Sometimes It is best to just get up and Straddle the Bull.

Sometimes It is best to just get up and Straddle the Bull.

… The bellhousing bolts. Also had to disconnect the clutch slave, the starter signal and power wires.

Oil Pump

Oil Pump

Apparently My lovely photographer thought my oil pump was looking sexy.  Enjoy the glory of it!

HAAAAAAALLO Was Gibt's?

HAAAAAAALLO Was Gibt's?

Sometimes when i’m unbolting bellhousing bolts, or was it the underbrace? Either way I get very excited and stare at my friends awkwardly until they look at me.

Flock of Seagulls anyone?

Flock of Seagulls anyone?

Having Disconnected the transmission and ancillaries, it was now time to pull the block. Since the head has the lift hooks, we had to hook the chain around engine brackets.

Prybar FTW.

Prybar FTW.

Transmission wasn’t wanting to come off the dowel pins, so we had to use some Gutforce!

It's Free!

It's Free!

Having the engine brackets opposite of each other required Andrew to help stabilize the block as i cleared away miscellaneous wire, and lines.

Yeah, I use a Tire for an engine stand what of it?

Yeah, I use a Tire for an engine stand what of it?

Andrew then lowered the block for me as I stabilized it, onto a tire for storage for a short while. It was now time to tear the bottom end apart! Also a curious note, I’m not sure how the dipstick stayed in the whole time, haha.

In the next post look forward, to Engine Block Disassembly, the waiting of parts, and the reassembly! Also photos of the carnage that happened with in.  I would like to thank everyone who has been keeping up with the site, and I will make a valiant effort to post more, faster. Instead of having a 1 month delay on the posts. Also thanks to Andrew for his helping hands and knowledge. And Carmen for her boredom and photography skills! Don’t forget to check out the other team members projects as well! We are all currently in the most intense Jack-Stand race ever. Will update more on this next post as well. Thanks again!


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