Hello Chaps....new owner

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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by citroenxm » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:53 am

potential head swap then.. use yur exsisting block and swap heads..
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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by Stickfinger » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:06 am

Yep....that is the plan

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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by Stickfinger » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:13 pm

After a lot of "home" delays and a 90th birthday......the cylinder head is off the spare engine.
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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by Dieselman » Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:10 am

That head looks fine, but check for flatness before committing to fit it.
I would lap the valves in even if it doesn't require machining.

Keep that old head gasket with the block as it shows the thickness is three hole.
On Xud engines, the head gasket thickness is a result of piston protrusion, not the cylinder head, which is flat.
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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by Stickfinger » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:15 am

Ordered:

New Cy'ldr bolts
3 & 4 notch HG's (4 notch was cheap so will cover me if a skim is needed)
Complete engine rebuild gasket set including new valve stem seals
Intake manifold joining "tubes/cuff's"

Washing/degreasing/jet wash flushing today

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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by Dieselman » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:30 am

Stickfinger wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:15 am
Ordered:

New Cy'ldr bolts
3 & 4 notch HG's (4 notch was cheap so will cover me if a skim is needed)
Technically you don't need to fit a thicker gasket if skimming, as the head is flat. The gasket thickness is to allow for different piston protrusion, which doesn't change when skimming.
I can't see the compression ratio changing much unless the head is skimmed very deeply.

What thickness gasket is fitted to the original engine?
92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
92 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
Prev
90 2.1SD M.RP 5049 EJV Mandarin
92 2.1SD A.RP 5698 EJV Mandarin
94 2.1SD A.RP 6218 ERT Triton Green
91 2.0SI M.RP 5187 EWT White

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Re: Hello Chaps....new owner

Post by Stickfinger » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:30 am

OK, I have a spare then :)

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