2.2L L61 Performance Tech 16 valve 145 hp EcoTec with 155 lb-ft of torque

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Old 10-20-2013, 07:00 PM
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Look at those cut hoses, no ***** given just kidding man. Nice picture of the valve springs, I may pick some up soon
I got frustrated pretty quick with those hoses. They were on there pretty good plus not in the greatest of locations so I said F it

There is enough slack in the hoses though to reconnect them. Worst case scenario I just pick up some new ones.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:09 AM
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its not hard to get them off lol. mine came off pretty easily after 112k miles and again over the weekend after 5k miles on the new block
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:05 PM
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Finally got off my ass and took the old block off the stand and put my new block on there

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Should be breaking the block down this week to put my new goodies in...
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:43 AM
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any farther man?
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:26 AM
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I got a chance to work on the block again...

Removed the OEM pistons from the block
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Then I took the bedplate off and removed the crank
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Do I need any special sealant for the bedplate?
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After that I started deglazing the cylinder walls
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All four cylinders deglazed. Its kind of hard to see the details but do you guys think I hit the cylinders pretty good?

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Next I plan to replace the crank bearings and bolts, re-install the crank and then I'll deal with the pistons and rods
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:28 PM
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looking great man! btw u get ur block worked on like decked or anything
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:59 PM
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Nope

I just plan to check clearances and keep it movin. Not in the budget to bring it to a machine shop ATM
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:30 AM
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I bought my zzp block used and it didn't need decked
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put a straight edge on it and check with a feeler gauge. the GM spec is 3 thousands flatness
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:16 PM
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You have stock bore Wisecos? Which compression ratio as well? Planning on doing the same thing to mine (before the motor gives up lol)
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Yes and 10:1 ^^^
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i have the same setup 10:1 and going turbo on it
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So its not really worth it to go with the overbored Wisecos? Planning on getting a second motor to build, but not sure if stock bore or overbore is better. I can't see the walls being so messed they'd have to be bored out beyond stock...
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:19 PM
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im sleeved .20 over. but you should not need to go bigger
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Old 12-28-2013, 03:40 PM
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Are you finally going turbo'd now?
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:22 AM
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So I was cleaning my pistons off and I found this on #3. Same cylinder that I spun the round bearing on

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I dont remember any of my valves looking unordinary but now I'm all paranoid

Gotta scrap together some piston money now though regardless

Btw that's a shitload of carbon buildup for only ~3k miles!

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looks like from oil too.weird.could be the guides gave out and had enough slop to tap the piston.
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I think the contact happened when I disintegrated my rod bearing

I was definitely burning a shitload of oil though, all 4 pistons look like that

I must have been super tired when I posted this though because I forgot I had a different head on the car when this happened so my current valves should be fine.

Build is on pause until I get a new piston and I need new lower crankcase perimeter bolts. For some reason I didn't order them when I got the main girdle bolts.
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So its not really worth it to go with the overbored Wisecos? Planning on getting a second motor to build, but not sure if stock bore or overbore is better. I can't see the walls being so messed they'd have to be bored out beyond stock...
Unless your cylinder walls are fubar'd I would go stock bore. The sleeves are not that thick to begin with

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Are you finally going turbo'd now?
I was hoping to go turbo next tax season but not looking likely now

I'll worry about that once I get this bish up and running
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you run a catch can?
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you run a catch can?
I wasn't...I have one now though

I think most of that build up is due to worn valve guides in my old head
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got any updates man? I love this tread and am going to build my ion qc after taxes get here
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Nah, I still need more bolts and at least one new piston

I'm considering getting all new pistons though because I'm unsure of the condition of the piston skirts on my current ones
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taking his sweet ass time lol. dont worry i havent touched mine in almost 6 months. slowly acquiring new parts and we have over 2' of snow
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