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Old 11-21-2010, 01:34 PM
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In need of an overhaul

I guess everyone remembers the intake seafoam treatment I did to correct for the cylinder one misfire. well now its back and worse. I am low on compression on that cylinder and I'm afraid its time for an overhaul.

The head is going to the machine shop to be shaved and reworked, the engine is going to be re honed and rings and rod bearings replaced. I'm not going to touch the crank.

I am absolutely positive that the carbon build up is so bad on that cylinder that the valves are not seating like they should.

I'm not looking to get any power gains I just want my baby back.

My question is for re ringing, I am going back with the STD OEM rings and I was told the rod bearings need replacing while I'm there, I guess that is it for the lower end?

For the top end the machinist is going to check the valves and replace any that are bend, seals replaced, etc. I just did a timing belt job not even a year ago, so I'm unsure of doing that again. plus while the engine is out and tranny the fidanza clutch and flywheel are going in.

I just wanted to know what should I also repalce while I'm in there. I searched and found a thing on rebuilding for adding power and only found stuff on Type S pistons and cams, and going aftermarket. Like I said I just want my baby back I think it drives fine the way it is, plus re ringing it will bring some power back anyways.

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Old 11-22-2010, 09:37 AM
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Re: In need of an overhaul

As much as you'll hate to hear this, you should do the timing belt again. From what I gathered, everyone knowledgeable on here will tell you that they never re-use something so vital.
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:26 PM
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Re: In need of an overhaul

Hmm...may want to replace the main bearings and thrust bearings(washers) on the crank while you're in there.

Plus there is a list of seals that could be replaced, like the front and rear main seals, b-belt seal, cam caps, cam seals, head gasket?, etc..
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Re: In need of an overhaul

When's the last time you had a valve adjustment done? Your problem could simply be that your valves on that cylinder are so out of whack that they are in zero tolerance, which mean that they are just staying open all the time instead of closing thus giving you a bad compression reading.
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Re: In need of an overhaul

How many times did you turn the car over when doing the compression test? Was there a -+20 difference from the rest of the cylinders?
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