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      I guess so. that's the second 1.8 iv'e stripped...

      I guess so. that's the second 1.8 iv'e stripped down and found this. no sign of any damage, just the shells fell out very easily. I guess when they're torqued up they can't really go anywhere. will...
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      I would leave be for now. just keep at eye on...

      I would leave be for now. just keep at eye on levels. still curious why one pot would be 25 psi higher than the rest though:confused:
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      could be bits of the pistons (ring land below the...

      could be bits of the pistons (ring land below the oil ring) they look very weak them later 2.0 pistons:facepalm:
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      big end bearings losing their tension

      so done an engine swap over the weekend, and upon stripping the old one down I find the rod shells are loose:sly: what would be causing this??? no low oil pressure or strange noises prior to strip...
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      nice fabbing there:thumbup:

      nice fabbing there:thumbup:
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      the standard manifold is not the best design, but...

      the standard manifold is not the best design, but it doesn't seem to be that restrictive. should be good for 150/160 bhp.
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      iv'e never been that good at guessing cars by the...

      iv'e never been that good at guessing cars by the exhaust manifold alone:laugh:
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      what car/engine do you have?

      what car/engine do you have?
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      flush the whole system with a garden hose:thumbup:

      flush the whole system with a garden hose:thumbup:
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      decide which cam you want. and then buy the cam...

      decide which cam you want. and then buy the cam that is a stage below:thumbup:
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      simple answer is. do not drive it. get it...

      simple answer is. do not drive it. get it transported. 15 miles will cost you far less than a new engine.
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      going to need more info. have you changed the...

      going to need more info. have you changed the coolant recently? does it lose much coolant? has the engine overheated at all? 180 seems a bit high when the other 5 are only 155. pull that plug out and...
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      I think the op has done a runner:laugh:

      I think the op has done a runner:laugh:
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      cheers butcher:thumbup: I have seen that page...

      cheers butcher:thumbup: I have seen that page before, and to be honest. there looks like a lot of mistakes and too much guesswork going on there:sly:
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      start iut from cold with the expansion tank cap...

      start iut from cold with the expansion tank cap off and check for bubbles rising from the bottom of the tank first:thumbup:
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      but if its a daily driven car, then you might get...

      but if its a daily driven car, then you might get sick off it pretty quick.
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      how do you drive the car? thrash it all the...

      how do you drive the car? thrash it all the time??? if yes, then go for a 288:thumbup:
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      would any of you guys happen to know the piston...

      would any of you guys happen to know the piston dish volume of the 1.8 gti??? the 10-1cr version.
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      I'm guessing mk3??? as I don't recall there ever...

      I'm guessing mk3??? as I don't recall there ever being a mk2 1.4.
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      which car do you have:sly:

      which car do you have:sly:
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