Happy to help .Yep after a little thought I’ll likely pull the engine out, put new gaskets and seals through it, check for cracks in the head while it’s off, put it back on anyway because I can’t afford a new head, and then hopefully the whole thing won’t leak oil out the sides, rocker cover gasket, sump gasket, and rear main.
Dunno if I’ll bother putting the N/A in temporarily while the turbo motor is out, I’ll probably just end up driving the family around commodore again for a while.
It needs some love too, oil change is due, give it a wash, get a new tire because I took slightly too aggressive of a racing line around a corner and clipped the rear wheel on the curb (whoops); y’know normal things…
Gearbox on the patrol isn’t as much of a concern, 5th gear is pretty whiney, so I’d say the teeth are getting pretty worn out, but it’s nowhere near as easy to fix as new gaskets in the engine. Assuming it all goes smoothly, that is. Which I don’t have a history of to be fair. Worst case I accidentally do irreversible damage to the motor and throw the turbo gear on the N/A while I look for a new SD33T, or just look for other engine options.
In any case, it’s the engine that needs leaks fixing, so it’ll be coming out regardless. Maybe I’ll hold off on getting the clutch itself until I know the engine is all good.
Wow brain dump in a reply. I did kinda write that as I was thinking so my thoughts just laid themselves down on the screen lol
There might be a Lancer sedan for sale in Adelaide....Yeah not happening haha, Patrol’s staying and the Calais is the daily until either the Patrol is on the road again, or my brother gets his P’s in August next year and needs the Calais.
I am starting to consider a Getz or something if I can find a cheap one, while the Patrol is off the road I’ll probably call Shannon’s and see if I can pause the insurance.
not getting a Corolla though, you trying to make me poor?! Toyota tax applies to everything lol
Sounds like a good score on the crane .I got most of the stuff disconnected from the head, intending to take it off while the engine was still in the car to inspect it before I get an engine crane, but the day before yesterday I went and picked up a second hand 2 ton crane for $200, so not too bad in my eyes. The engine will come out first, then I'll take the head off.
On a side note, I've already found a way that I'll probably make more power just with a gasket kit:
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I don't know what ebay brand of gaskets the previous owner of this engine used, but clearly the head gasket and rear main are leaking,
AND THE MANIFOLD GASKET DOESN'T EVEN LINE UP WITH THE FRIGGIN PORTS!?!?
Someone didn't do much measuring when they designed their mass-produce gasket kit 😠
Hopefully some genuine gaskets will have the exhaust freed up a little.
Man, I couldn't believe it when I saw that, the camera doesn't do justice to how much of the port is covered up, and how much of a "wall" of gasket there is just blocking off exhaust flow.
On I side note, I've now learned that the intake manifold doesn't flow nicely into the ports either, they're this far apart (elongated ones covered in silicon):
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And the manifold treats the 2 ports as one, so there's not a smooth transition from the intake manifold into the actual intake ports, it just hits the wall in the middle and has to find it's own way in, so I'm considering trying to make some kind of splitter to go in the manifold that directs the air either way, doesn't have to be perfect, anything will be better than the factory setup. The other option is when I get Dats cool fab to mount up the zd turbo and make up an exhuast, maybe I can inquire about a custom intake manifold to see the price of that.
On the other hand, maybe the factory manifold design is fine and I'm overreacting, but I understand the basics of how air likes to flow and I'm thinking there should at least be a rounded edge there for the air to flow around.
Correct. GQs had vacuum canisters on the brake booster line, and the diff-lock line (if applicable), but not the clutch line.Oh righto, I wasn't aware of such a 'tank', interesting. So you're saying the same tank could be plumbed into the line before the brake booster to help with braking too?
Mine certainly does, but I have a feeling not all of them did . The canisters were only fitted to diesels AFAIK, because of the limited capacity of the vacuum pump, compared with the much larger vacuum generating capacity of a petrol engine.Did GQ's have a vacuum assisted clutch from factory?
This is all very interesting, I've never heard of these canisters before