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      Parts are starting to show up now. Going to be...

      Parts are starting to show up now. Going to be out of excuses soon.

      Unfortunately I think these injector holders and the one injector are going to be wrong for this head.
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      No I didn't. I'll give them a try. Thanks for the...

      No I didn't. I'll give them a try. Thanks for the tip.
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      Uh oh, parts list just got bigger due to ECS's...

      Uh oh, parts list just got bigger due to ECS's overly ambitious inventory system.

      Now need:

      clutch slave cylinder 1
      hall sender 1 035905065a
      *intake manifold bolt 1 N0147112
      subframe...
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      I've ordered around $1000 of parts from Jeff at...

      I've ordered around $1000 of parts from Jeff at Sunset Porsche-Audi and ECS but I'm missing a few hard to find NLA type pars. Perhaps you can help?


      clutch slave cylinder 1
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      Sorry about the lack of updates. Been busy with...

      Sorry about the lack of updates. Been busy with domestic stuff and wheel sales. I did manage to cobble together a list of parts. Some of the part numbers might be right.
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      More head research. I wanted to make sure the...

      More head research. I wanted to make sure the rebuilt head would get it's required oil feed if I just bolted it on to the block to I back-fed brake cleaner through a few of the lifter oil supply...
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      So I've been thinking about using this hydraulic...

      So I've been thinking about using this hydraulic lifter head in place of the mechanical lifter head and what might happen. The way I see it everything needed to make the hydraulic head function...
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      So I took the refurbished head apart to see if it...

      So I took the refurbished head apart to see if it really has hydraulic lifters. Indeed it does as you can see in the pictures:

      Old head:
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      It looks like my refurbished head has hydraulic...

      It looks like my refurbished head has hydraulic valves after all so it was decided to refurbish the head that came off. To that end I ripped into it. Not sure it's going to work out though.
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      Oops, sorry. I forgot to post these two pictures....

      Oops, sorry. I forgot to post these two pictures. First one shows the oil and coolant passages on both heads, To me they seem identical.
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      So I'm ready to start putting this engine back...

      So I'm ready to start putting this engine back together but I'm still not 100% convinced my refurbished head is correct for the WX engine. Are the 38mm intake valves and slightly smaller cam lobes...
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      I went through my parts stash over the weekend....

      I went through my parts stash over the weekend. It's amazing what I have. Am I missing anything though?
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      Progress is slow. Please stop ordering wheels so...

      Progress is slow. Please stop ordering wheels so I can work on this car more LOL. Oh, I meant "Please order more wheels so I can afford parts for this car".

      Today is brought to you by the letter...
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      I disassembled the turbo, manifold, down pipe and...

      I disassembled the turbo, manifold, down pipe and waste gate over the weekend. It put up a bit of a fight but nothing a bit of heat and an impact gun couldn't handle.
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      I just found this quote from the ad when I bought...

      I just found this quote from the ad when I bought the car a few years ago:

      "The car has a modified head and a modified ECU to allow use of the Euro wastegate spring."

      What do you think they...
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      Took the oil pan off yesterday. All the screws...

      Took the oil pan off yesterday. All the screws were very loose. That's been a feature of this project so far. Hope it extends to the crank bolt. Some screws were even missing!
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      How about locking the crank off the flywheel,...

      How about locking the crank off the flywheel, like this?
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      So yesterday I did as suggested: flipped the...

      So yesterday I did as suggested: flipped the head, filled the combustion chambers with gasoline and aimed compressed air at the valve seats from below. Results can be seen in this video.

      URQ...
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      Got the head off. No problem with any fasteners...

      Got the head off. No problem with any fasteners or anything. Took me a while to figure out hoe to slacken the timing belt though. Never seen that before.

      Here are some shots of the pistons and...
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      Quite a bit of progress these past few days. I...

      Quite a bit of progress these past few days. I think this is the furthest this car has been from being drivable since before it was made!

      Got the clutch off. What do you think?
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