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05-07-2017 02:11 PM
prerunnerwannabe That's great to hear! Keep us posted!
05-06-2017 09:54 AM
SVTFocus noob I hope so! Car is running well with 800 miles on it highest I've seen on a rebuilt engine! Just fighting this P1383 code, I'm getting really close everytime I adjust intake cam i get about 29 miles and 30 miles light comes back. Hoping to get this fixed soon so Tom and I may continue to datalog tune. I will post up a video once its fully tuned for everyone to see how this car runs/pulls.

03-30-2017 06:09 PM
sailor Tx from all, who knows how many this will save!
03-30-2017 04:26 PM
SVTFocus noob Okay got it working here are some more pics.

Here is the "new" engine I got for the 3rd build from a member in NY, as you can see the KS was in correct spot and I thought I knew better and moved it when reassembling.

Here is the 3rd build aftermath of blowing head gasket, as you can see KS is too far down on block over by the filter instead of up towards top center where it should be.

And finally as you saw before above is the aftermath of build 4 and the KS being in the wrong spot yet again.

Ultimately lesson learned here ask questions and double check your work and you will save yourself a lot of headaches, time and money. I myself am upset with it but I manage to look at the glass half full, and know I could beat JUST about everyone here in a engine swap race and that I now have every bolt and wire memorized as to where it goes when doing an engine build . Hope this helps anyone in the future!!!!

03-29-2017 11:00 AM
SVTFocus noob Hey guys as we all know I found out the KS was installed wrong from latest build, and hoping Tom was right about it being the problem, I was just telling myself that it had to be it and that is why it blew 4 times in a row. Well did some digging and got solid concrete evidence that he is right! All 4 builds my KS was in wrong spot way farther down on the block rather than right up next the engine block heater towards the top center of block. Also noticed when my first build was leaking coolant at engine block heater no one noticed it on here either lol! Also a side not Tom is now asking his customers that do engine builds/ swaps if they are re installing the KS correctly after this whole ordeal. He's already saved one customer I hope my build thread saves anyone else!!! So without further ado lets all sit back and laugh how one sensor can cost a man over $2000 in engine rebuilds and to slow down sometimes and ask questions about things you're not so sure about!!!

Here is the engine when first pulled you can see how clean the KS boss is from when i removed it wish I referred to this pic a while ago!

Here is the first time I put fresh engine build together you can see where I circled the KS and the wire that it is WAY TOO low on the block

Here is 2nd engine build and it placed wrong

I will upload the rest once photobucket works for me

03-05-2017 02:12 AM
prerunnerwannabe Daaang 5 rebuilds 0.o

But I'm really happy that you and Tom were finally able to figure out what the problem was! At the end of the day these are machines we are working with and eventually you'll be able to figure out the problem.

Keep it up!
03-04-2017 10:17 PM
SVTFocus noob
Knew I had it laying around somewhere, above is pics of studs lined up with their measurements I recorded on phone while measuring with micrometer The top number "4.903" is what the spec is that I got form ARP tech

03-04-2017 10:00 PM
SVTFocus noob
All painted up and decked from machine shop

Step 1 install KS lol

Had pistons weighed since I was mixing batches turned out OG set had the oddball so went with 4 closest in weight obviously

got to a good stopping point tonight, need to get ready to waking up early for next 2 weeks, so more pics and progress to come tom!! Should all be done by tom, but will still have to wait, since sending new Cyl Head off to Tom to get valves adjusted. Also on a side note measured my old ARP head studs and stretched 7 out of the 10.... glad I ordered new ones!!!

02-19-2017 12:48 PM
SVTFocus noob Here's how I had it...

Here's the KS IMPROPER

Here's where it SHOULD be

When I reassemble I will get a better pic for anyone who ever is wondering.

02-19-2017 12:06 PM
SVTFocus noob Tom glad you explained it a bit better, you are right you were reading it correctly however the KS was reading incorrectly due to location. Hope this shuts all the Tom haters up and they can hate on me for being a jack@ss and not placing it correctly.
Tom I'm hoping to have it all back together by next weekend and get the 500 mile break in knocked out. I'll send you a 5 min idle and 5 min cruise as well once its running.

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