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    • So I don't lose this, although I have already changed a few clutches and replaced my TX5's gearbox I've never done an auto to manual swap before. As well as a rebuild. I've taken a junk motor out and put another in. Done a couple of head gaskets. But this will be the biggest mechanical project I've ever undertaken. Exciting. And nervous. But will be fun.
    • Stoked its mine! Now its in my folks car port - dark blurry pics. I'll be tearing it down soon. The crankshaft is a concern - if no good I'll use the current FS-DE one machined back to spec. Also since its sat there is some water in the plug holes (plugs are there). Not bothered, 2 other heads I can use. Should be able to these camshafts. Will check valves and springs. Hoping pistons and rods are good.
    • your a bad boy, go smak your hand and stand in the corner until you get bored.
    • i just did this to my dads 99 626 and i used two vice grips on the camshaft parts the looks like nuts and some bailing wire worked beautifully. and it had to change the water pump because it was leaking out the weep holes. now if i can only get the engine rpm to stay steady at speed.
    • when my father starts his 99 626 it fires right up and idles smooth but when he drives down the road and keeps his foot on the throttle the tach and engine won't hold a steady speed. i changed the water pump because it was leaking and the timing belt as well since it has over 100,000 miles on it. it is a DOHC engine and that part went fine. i also changed the throttle position sensor and adjusted it per the Haynes manual and it worked fine for a while. i am thinking it might be the connector or the 18 dollars sensor dad bought. once it gets it running right again i need to do some body work to it. dad hit a deer and dented the fender and took off the outside mirror on the passenger side and the deer's head smacked the roof of the car right above the windshield and dented it and cracked the windshield at least that is what he tells me but he bought it back from the insurance company because they totaled it for a few small dings, rediculas. when i plugged my obd2 tester in it say circut a tps defective or low voltage. what is circut a ? all i found was signal ground and referance
    • when my father starts his 99 626 it fires right up and idles smooth but when he drives down the road and keeps his foot on the throttle the tach and engine won't hold a steady speed. i changed the water pump because it was leaking and the timing belt as well since it has over 100,000 miles on it. it is a DOHC engine and that part went fine. i also changed the throttle position sensor and adjusted it per the Haynes manual and it worked fine for a while. i am thinking it might be the connector or the 18 dollars sensor dad bought. once it gets it running right again i need to do some body work to it. dad hit a deer and dented the fender and took off the outside mirror on the passenger side and the deer's head smacked the roof of the car right above the windshield and dented it and cracked the windshield at least that is what he tells me but he bought it back from the insurance company because they totaled it for a few small dings, rediculas
    • Sometimes you just find a deal that you just have to get. $50 for a FS-ZE longblock with 180,000 kms! Catch is its not been running. It will need tearing down and machining which I'll have done. New bearings and rings, hoping I can get away on pistons and rods. Pick a part will have all the MTX stuff I need to convert to 5 speed, as well as the ZE intake manifold and ECU, getting both engine and transaxle. One and only poor picture of the actual 'engine' until I can get it. I might sell the other $50 head, recoup my cost on that. Or I might keep it and practise porting and polishing. Some of the valves are questionable. Not worried - over 2 and a half engines I have a total of 48 valves and 8 pistons! Lol. Will use all my accessories from the current engine including the sub 1000 km spark plugs I'd just put in. Drop in high flow filter for some Vroom. Last time at the junk yard I got a red factory strut bar from a SP20 Familia (Protege). $42 which isn't bad. So I'm making a lightly tuned J-spec FS-ZE. Stage 1 port and polish - just smooth everything and remove castings inside, done myself. Basic blueprint - balance the bottom end - pistons, rods, pins and circlips. I plan to keep standard spec if I can, re-use crankshaft, rods and pistons if I can. Replace all bearings, rings and gaskets, frost plugs, cambelt, water pump. Honing and surfacing to be done at a machine shop. Found a set of headers; if they are still for sale when I get started on this I'll get them too. High flow cat converter, a small resonator to replace a muffler, a high flow muffler and a smaller tip for the rear; it scrapes on everything. Exciting!
    • Okay, thanks for the info. I looked around and people basically said to drive it around a lot to get the water/coolant out of my exhaust.
    • Well usually black smoke is oil...But white is coolant/water.  So I wouldn't suspect seals. 
    • Hey guys, I just got done replacing my head gasket. I had the head resurfaced, put it all back together, and it ran good for the first day. I woke up and changed the spark plugs the first thing in the morning to AC Delco Rapidfire and the it immediately started bellowing smoke out. When I changed the head gasket I never changed the valve stem seals. The smoke doesn't even stop when the car is warmed up. Any ideas?
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