So here's the deal. Got me a a 2.0l 9A block to pair with a 1.8l 16v head I just got from a buddy. I plan to go N/A, using the stock CIS in my 89 GTI for fuel management...
The block is in EXCELLENT condition, spins freely on the engine stand after some needed cleaning and lubrication! Nothing too major tho! As the block had just been rebuilt, but was moved aside and left to sit once the previous owner picked up a mk4 1.8t motor! All it needs is piston rings and she's ready to.roll at 10:1 compression (give or take)!
Now here's the problem! The head IMO, doesn't seem to be in TOO bad of condition.... But I'm not positive, as this is my FIRST, EVER, complete motor build from TOP to BOTTOM! I just have a couple questions if anyone wants to help!
Before we go any further, it must be known that I'd like to have the head P&P'd, plus its going to br COMPLETELY rebuilt... from valve springs, to bigger cams, to lifters, etc.... the "works" I guess u could say!
I plan to strip the head in the next few days, clean up all the carbon buildup, etc.... my only worry is thar the head will NOT spin freely! Should this be POSSIBLE?! Should I be able to turn the cam gear (using a wrench) and it spin freely clockwise? Also, one of the *fill in the blank for me* (lol) is kind of beat up looking. I'm talking about where the actual COMBUSTION happens! (On the bottom side of the head) where the valves are and the spark plug comes thru... I'm wondering, is this something the machine shop can fix? Or would it make a HUGE deal anyways?
Thanks for any help and/or relevant replies... as they are GREATLY appreciated! This IS a "budget build", (not so. much budget as a "SLOW build" - because everything is going.to be done RIGHT!) The head will probably not be completed until the winter sometime....
Again thanks .... and have a look at these pics!
This is the "cam side" of the head.... (I've got the Bentley that tells me how to disassemble it)
The far left "combustion chamber" (for lack of better terminology) is the one that worries me! As it looks like if they did "reshape" it, they wouldn't have much room to work with!
Here it is, up close.... sorry about the lousy camera/pics!
Here's the one right.next to.it, for comparison!
AGAIN! THANK U!!!!