This is where the oil squirters go. they spray under the piston to help cool them when the engine is generating phenomenal power!
Main bearings installed
Lay the crankshaft in the block, going to check clearances
Lay a strip of plastigauge on the journals
Install the main caps in the proper locations, apply the proper torque and check the clearance
Remove the caps and check the plastigauge. it spreads out and get measured for clearance
This shows .002 clearance = perfect!
Remove plastigauge from surfaces and then apply generous amounts of assembly lube and re-install the main caps to the proper torque
Check the ring gap. use a piston upside down and slide the ring down into the cylinder. i go the length of the piston. using feeler gauges check the gap of the rings. the piston paperwork will give you the proper gaps on a spec sheet.
looking at front of block, install new O-rings for oil pump and water pump
Apply a small bead of FIPG for around the oil pump to seal it. This is the first Toyota engine that doesn't have a gasket that I have come across.
Install oil pump
Install new rear main seal in the housing assembly
This is the #1 oil pan.
Apply FIPG around the pan to bond it to the block. dont forget to install the O-ring on the block.
Install Windage tray
Using new gasket install oil pickup
I didnt get a picture but install the #2 oil pan the same way with a bead of FIPG around the boarder.
Flip engine over and install the head studs
Lay head gasket on the deck
Oops, at this point I realized that the washers that get used with the ARP studs will not fit through the head and around the stud like this. What I ended up doing is removing the studs, applying the ARP moly lube to the nut end of the threads and the washers, then lowered the stud through the head and hand tightened them to the block. This way everything was properly lubed all around.
Another shot of the head with 1ZZ-FE shimless buckets.
GSC Stage 2 cams installed.
Looks like i missed a few steps, got the valve covers on, water pump is on and the water line.
Installed Billet timing belt tensioner pulley
Installed timing belt
Install lower belt cover, and accessory belt tensioner
lol, it was the only paint i had on hand, and im a cheap bastard now and didnt want to buy a different color. i have spent about 5K on this engine so far. plus all the $$$ i spent on the V6 swap, speaking of which, i didnt paint that block blue
OK, good. The pictures made it look like there was some minor scoring/scratches on the journals. I didn't think you'd put that kind of money into an engine and skimp on the basics of engine rebuilding.
Let me know what you think of those GSC cams. I'm building an engine for my STI and am thinking of running a set of stage 2's in my engine.