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    Thread: the complete HOW TO connecting rod install... (videos inside)

    1. 05-05-2009 10:45 AM #36
      +2 cookies for you!!

      I always wanted to see a good write up like this!

      Edit- Pg2 is mine.


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      05-05-2009 12:27 PM #37
      Superb write up..
      very impressed you did this and took time to video it, edit it well, and post up for others to learn from.
      thankyou sir.

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    3. 05-05-2009 12:34 PM #38
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      05-05-2009 01:18 PM #39
      very good how-to

      almost makes me want to do a 2nd built motor


    5. 05-05-2009 01:43 PM #40
      Did you use the GB Flex Hone 83mm Silicon Carbide 180 grit tool?

    6. 05-05-2009 03:55 PM #41
      Quote, originally posted by number1275 »
      Did you use the GB Flex Hone 83mm Silicon Carbide 180 grit tool?
      Yep, thats what he used.. Impressive vid my friend
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      05-05-2009 04:54 PM #42
      Nice Job. I'm sure this will help alot of folks.

    8. 05-05-2009 05:36 PM #43
      Quote, originally posted by number1275 »
      Did you use the GB Flex Hone 83mm Silicon Carbide 180 grit tool?

      any websites that sells them? aka link for one?

      also a link for the thing that cleans the block and head?

      Quote Originally Posted by Us2bA4dr View Post
      seriously, you are 21 years old, and a male, please stop typing like a 12 year old girl....

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      05-05-2009 06:40 PM #44
      This is where I got my Flex Hone and I found this 3M Not sure the 3M is the correct one...waiting for the OP to chime in





      Modified by jwalker1.8 at 5:42 PM 5-5-2009


    10. 05-05-2009 08:54 PM #45
      Very nice work. One thing though. i wouldn't pound/tap the rod open after the plasti gauge step. you are effectively pounding on the plasti gauge until the dowels let go. This could throw your measurements off a bit. otherwise good job.

    11. 05-06-2009 01:24 AM #46
      Quote, originally posted by jwalker1.8 »
      This is where I got my Flex Hone and I found this 3M Not sure the 3M is the correct one...waiting for the OP to chime in

      yes and yes
      it was a 3.25" GB 180 grit silicone carbide...you can find them on ebay pretty cheap

      thats a good find on the 3m roloc bristle disc for 8 bucks. they are hard to come by without buying at least 10


      Modified by jazzpur at 6:25 AM 5-6-2009


    12. 05-06-2009 01:45 AM #47
      Quote, originally posted by DubGray1.8T »
      Very nice work. One thing though. i wouldn't pound/tap the rod open after the plasti gauge step. you are effectively pounding on the plasti gauge until the dowels let go. This could throw your measurements off a bit. otherwise good job.

      i see what you are saying, but we are talking about tightening a 3/8" bolt to 50lbft.....that yields approx 8000 lbs of axial clamp force per bolt ...times two bolts...thats 16,000 pounds of axial clamp force used in flattening that plastigauge...atleast of coarse until clearance is limited to extents

      although the shock with the hammer is more of a radial force, i highly doubt that extra 5lb tap with the rubber mallet is effecting the plastigage readings to the point where they are false.

      i see what youre saying though, if you guys tap them dont kill it, but trust me....those caps are no fun to take off without a little tap.

      again, these are the methods i choose to use...

      thanks guys for more props btw


      Modified by jazzpur at 6:48 AM 5-6-2009


    13. 05-06-2009 03:45 AM #48
      Quote, originally posted by jazzpur »

      yes and yes
      it was a 3.25" GB 180 grit silicone carbide...you can find them on ebay pretty cheap

      thats a good find on the 3m roloc bristle disc for 8 bucks. they are hard to come by without buying at least 10


      so the 3.25" ~83mm is fine with our 81mm bore?


      good find on the links

      Quote Originally Posted by Us2bA4dr View Post
      seriously, you are 21 years old, and a male, please stop typing like a 12 year old girl....

    14. 05-06-2009 08:53 AM #49
      Quote, originally posted by lucas13dourado »

      so the 3.25" ~83mm is fine with our 81mm bore?


      good find on the links

      yes they are meant to be used on smaller bores, hence the "flex"....with the 83...you know that you are contacting the the cyl walls entirely.

      keep in mind, if your motor is has uneven or excessive wear in the cyl walls you should skip this step and have a machine shop professionally hone your block


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      05-06-2009 08:56 AM #50
      Thanks to the OP as I will be doing this is a few weeks Its a good confidence builder and shows how easy it really is.

      You have my vote on being a FAQ


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      05-06-2009 01:08 PM #51
      Quote, originally posted by jazzpur »

      yes and yes
      it was a 3.25" GB 180 grit silicone carbide...you can find them on ebay pretty cheap

      thats a good find on the 3m roloc bristle disc for 8 bucks. they are hard to come by without buying at least 10

      That 8 dollars does include 10 I saw other sites that charged 60 bux for a box of ten...


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      05-06-2009 01:11 PM #52
      Just watched all of them, great videos
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      05-06-2009 06:24 PM #53
      nice, that **** at the end of video two was hilarious caught me off guard i was like wtf


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      05-06-2009 06:42 PM #54
      nice write up

    20. 05-06-2009 06:49 PM #55
      you sir, are my hero!

    21. 05-07-2009 11:23 AM #56
      Quote, originally posted by jwalker1.8 »

      That 8 dollars does include 10 I saw other sites that charged 60 bux for a box of ten...

      i think thats prob a typo on their site, they are def worth more than 76 cents each. but if you get 10 in the mail, send me some!


      thanks for more props


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      05-07-2009 04:11 PM #57
      Quote, originally posted by jazzpur »

      i think thats prob a typo on their site, they are def worth more than 76 cents each. but if you get 10 in the mail, send me some!


      thanks for more props

      I ordered right after you confirmed they were the correct ones...we will see what happens


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      05-07-2009 04:13 PM #58
      Nice video's and good choice in music.

    24. 05-09-2009 01:50 PM #59
      boostin20v, FAQ status??

    25. 05-09-2009 03:16 PM #60
      Part 3 around 6:30 has some interesting stuff on TV

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      05-09-2009 04:21 PM #61
      Great guide OP. Thanks for making me realize I'd never be able to this on my own.
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    27. 05-09-2009 06:50 PM #62
      Quote, originally posted by tainted_demon »
      Part 3 around 6:30 has some interesting stuff on TV

      its howard stern ripping on tyra banks


      Modified by jazzpur at 11:53 PM 5-9-2009


    28. 05-09-2009 08:16 PM #63
      great vids

      I've put quite a few pistons in things over the years and never once thought to use a drill bit as a fulcrum

      When I used to race motocross I kept a large stock of circlips after I almost missed the main at Loretta Lynn's


    29. 05-11-2009 12:35 AM #64
      Quote, originally posted by not SoQuick »
      great vids

      I've put quite a few pistons in things over the years and never once thought to use a drill bit as a fulcrum

      When I used to race motocross I kept a large stock of circlips after I almost missed the main at Loretta Lynn's

      yea after doin a few of them i devised that little trick, def makes things much less frustrating. the hardest thing with these motors is putting the circlips back in. i made it look kinda easy in the vid, but it really hurts your thumbs if you miss...those things are strong, not too flexible. you guys will probably curse a storm on that step, just dont throw the pistons


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      05-11-2009 03:22 PM #65
      Quote, originally posted by jazzpur »

      i think thats prob a typo on their site, they are def worth more than 76 cents each. but if you get 10 in the mail, send me some!


      thanks for more props

      Got the 3m disc today from link I posted...it was in fact just one disc


    31. 05-11-2009 04:24 PM #66
      You are GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

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      05-11-2009 04:41 PM #67
      Amazing Work my friend!! This should help people out so much or at least familirize them with the innards of their motor.. a bunch of fo you

    33. 05-13-2009 05:04 PM #68
      Quote, originally posted by jwalker1.8 »

      Got the 3m disc today from link I posted...it was in fact just one disc

      o well, still good that you that you found one, they last forever


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      05-16-2009 09:16 PM #69
      crap...didnt realise there was that much work to do to do this....

      the gapping stuff is a total mystery to me.....

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    35. 05-17-2009 10:26 AM #70
      its actually really easy, just refresh your decimal notation skills so you understand the use of a feeler gauge. all the gauges are labled...i used 0.016" for the top and 0.018" for the bottom.

      OEM rings are actually already pre-gapped so some just opt to skip this step and run them right out of the box....but id still use a gauge to feel that they are within spec.

      it was my preference to gap these, only because of increased cylinder pressure with a bigger turbo vs a stock motor w/ stock turbo. however, i probably only filed the rings open about 0.002", which is no greater than the thickness of a blonde hair.


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