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Old 11-12-2012, 12:03 PM   #51
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I'm rebuilding a SOHC 2.0 SPI and have less than complete faith in the specifications provided by our trusty friends at Fel-Pro. Could I get a few second opinions on the torque specifications and end sequence for the Head Bolts? I currently have them all at 44 ft/lbs and will hold sequence until a consensus of the SPI gods has been made. Thank you.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:32 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by sanpablo View Post
Nice job on the engine swap. Here is my tale of horror. Son's 2002
SE dropped the seat at 113,000 miles. Same deal, no warning, running
perfectly. Found a 40,000 mile replacement engine for $1500, my mechanic
put it in for $750 along with new water pump and timing belt since it was sitting
on an engine stand. 4 months later my son rear ends someone, cracks the radiator
and overheats the motor. Pulled the head and the head gasket is wasted and I figure
the head is warped which doesn't matter since I would go for the remanufactured/improved head any way. Only problem is I don't like the way the cylinder walls look. I little rusty looking and not completely smooth. What do you guys think? I need another replacement engine or can I just do the head? I'm new to this forum, can we post pictures?
I ended up getting a rebuilt engine and am in the middle of installing it.
I've lined up the first torque converter nut and tightned it but I can't get
the crank to turn clockwise to the next torque converter stud. Any ideas
on why? Both the engine and the torque converter were able to turn when
I started.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #53
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The motor in my Focus was rebuilt fairly recently. Im willing to bet this or a timing belt went out on it and took everything else with it.
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