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  1. GTP091

    5 speed swap

    You bet, that’s round 2. I already have the gasket for it.
  2. GTP091

    5 speed swap

    Round 1. Bloody mess in there.
  3. GTP091

    5 speed swap

    I was all prepared to match the intake to the plenum with my die grinder and smooth it out to 100 grit but after sticking my fingers in the two mated back together I realized the factory did a very good job lining these two parts up. I can barely feel a ridge at all. A quick shave of the gasket is all I think I need to do. The whole port and polish benefits thing is a hotly debated topic so not sure if I want to spend the many hours doing this again for no little gain or hurt performance as some suggest. Did it on my GTP but many a gear head say to leave it rough and just take off the casting marks which are hardly noticeable on these two pieces.
  4. GTP091

    5 speed swap

    Cleaned the plenum up last night. Certainly needs a new PCV valve, and related hoses. The brake booster hose feels good but was loose on the plenum side as the speed clamp couldn’t squeee it tighter I’d like to replace it as well if I can get one. I’ll need to test the tps as well.
  5. GTP091

    5 speed swap

    Thanks for the chart. I’ll check the reading to see if it’s in spec.
  6. GTP091

    5 speed swap

    Got the intake degreased and scraped. I need to look into getting rid of the TB coolant run I know it’s done as a mod just don’t have a link there yet. I do have a new thermostat housing to go on that is powdercoated. Also does it make sense to change the coolant temp sensor on the end or is it one of those no wear things that just quit when they quit and could go on forever. i
  7. GTP091

    5 speed swap

    Got the rear cam cover off last night. One set of cam lobes I can see looks really good so that’s a good sign. A mouse had made a nest on top of the block at some point so that made some extra cleaning work. I need to make a tray of some kind underneath on the stand legs to catch the goo when I clean the block. It’s pretty nasty up top. The cam cover seals were hardened so was leaking oil pretty good certainly the source of the mess.
  8. GTP091

    5 speed swap

    I cleaned the ignition up for a spare. A little ocd and it’s nice and clean ready to go in my GTP electrical tote likely never to be used again. Or what I told my wife as I washed it in the kitchen sink “just in case I need it and they’re pricey.” And since I’m having an engine dilemma regarding the usability of ole red LQ1; I’ll be putting a hold on my engine woes posts so as not to fill up my 5 speed swap thread with non swap discussion. I’ll create a seperate thread for the rebuild or not to rebuild.
  9. GTP091

    Urgent opinion please coolant leak timing cover 3.1L

    He sure did, I was just agreeing with his thought process and adding my observations.
  10. GTP091

    5 speed swap

    The engine came from the 92se with LQ1 and 284 in it. I bought it specifically for the engine and as a guinea pig to pull out the 5speed parts from. My gtp engine has some litter tick and considering new lifters are worth what I paid for the entire car made sense to me. It has 180k kms on it and started right up after sitting for a year. Oil level and oil pressure were good. It ran quite good no smoke no unusual litter tick. I tested the compression 3x since my first post about it and getting reasonable consistent results. 2 at 150 2 at 40; 2 at 100-120 so basically not good at all. Im just guessing its stuck rings from sitting but could easily be the valves. the plenum has been off relatively recently the upper intake gasket wasn’t stuck on to bad and there was rtv around the coolant passage of the throttle body, yet they didn’t change the oring
  11. GTP091

    5 speed swap

    It seems not much can be done at this point to get the engine back to correct pressures across all cylinders. Some guys say marvel mystery oil poured on top of the pitons will release the rings, or atf mixed with acetone as well. I'm reluctant to try this as it won’t remove the crude that locked the rings in the first place if it is even the rings. Could be valves or mix of both. I’d hate to get it decent only to have a partial stuck ring score the cylinder wall. If I’m in this deep should I just keep going is the question I’m asking myself. This looks more and more like the 5 speed swap will have to wait and ill be starting an engine rebuild thread. I took the plenum off last night and all looks good so far. If I do go with an engine rebuild I’ll certainly need some advice along the way.
  12. For free I have a washer fluid tank off a 92 GP se. this is the one that goes over the battery. also have a air intake from same car. I dont have a need for these items so would like to send to someone who needs to replace a busted one. I dont want any money for them. You pay the shipping and 5 bucks for my time and excellent packaging skills. They be recycled in a week if nobody wants them.
  13. GTP091

    Urgent opinion please coolant leak timing cover 3.1L

    Glad you got it figured out without digging into your wallet. Good on ya for taking a step back and taking another approach on the problem.
  14. GTP091

    Urgent opinion please coolant leak timing cover 3.1L

    If I was you I would: try and poke that raised piece off with a flat screwdriver to see if it is the ring from the gasket. It looks like it is to me. If it is then just clean, replace the gasket and reassemble. If not I’d do what imp said and grind it down flush, clean, replace gasket, and reassemble. To grind it down you could use a drill bit that’s much to big to fit the hole, that way you won’t chance messing up the mating surface. Make sure you stuff some clean rags in there very tightly to keep the bits out. You can see shiny aluminum in the hole so I don’t think it’s a steel insert or a helicoil, if it was you would see the threads?. It really looks like that ring from the gasket is corroded on. If that’s the case you should give the mechanic shit for this as that’s a major con job. Gotta keep a shop runnin somehow!:
  15. GTP091

    5 speed swap

    B No it’s suspended from a lift definitely not in the car. Not a single cylinder is even close to the same as another on it. I’m starting to think I’m not getting a proper seal on the tester. Based on the numbers I’ve got there’s no way the engine would have ran. The engine actually ran really well with a bit of a miss. I think I’m overreacting to a bad test here will give it another go and see what happens.
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