Alright ladies and gentlemen, Now that I have finally came accross the funds for all the parts I decided to take my first plunge into rebuilding my block. The motor has 134k on it which 40k+ of it were running on the CTS BT kit and the previous 50k miles being chipped. 19mm rods were ordered from IE as well as all the rings bearing gasket kit and their manual timing belt tensioner. First off ordering evering thing from IE went as good as it could have been. Cassidy made sure to get all my misc. random requests in and still get it all shipped out fast as hell. Parts should be here tomorrow I am hoping. I have started tearing everything else while waiting tho. Most of the rebuild will also give me time to clean up most of my bay, track down and oil leak and small vaccum leaks and get it all back to one piece.
Started yesterday by pulling the intake mini, valve cover, turbo and oil lines. For the most part valves and top end seem to be looking fairly good, alot better than I was expecting. Intake mani was coated on the inside however with a nice slime that shouldnt be a big issue. I was able to find my oil leak and I am amazed and very thankful that there wasn't a bigger problem, lilke a fire from it. You guys will see in the pictures, the old oil line from being so close to the Downpipe had melted a hole through it. I also notice when I went to pull the turbo out that where the line was connected to the turbo was all heat rotted away wo when I gave it a good yank it just pulled apart. A braided stainless steel line will be going in as its replacement and hopefully will not have this issue again.
On to the pictures. More to come. I should finish the tear down this Thursday and then bolt everyything back together and break in on Sunday. Thurs and Sun are my two days off a week, so keep checking back.