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I'd throw it in and then work on the head from the other engine

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On 12/16/2018 at 11:21 AM, andyb5 said:

When it came time to unload the engine from the truck I rented, the shop’s lift couldn’t quite go high enough to allow me to drive the truck out so I had to enlist a couple friends to help :laugh: 

 

I picked one up one time and hoisted it into my wagon with the guy I bought it from .. with our bare hands. . was surprised that was doable but he was pretty confident about it so I went for it.. lol 

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On 12/17/2018 at 9:31 PM, JaredR1 said:

I'd throw it in and then work on the head from the other engine

Eh, I don’t want to put  a 99 hydro lifter head on an 04 (originally solid lifter) engine. If anything, I’d grab a dual VVT head to port and install that when the time came. A friend is doing something similar on his wagon this winter, so I’m curious to see how it all turns out 

On 12/18/2018 at 10:00 PM, phunktified said:

I picked one up one time and hoisted it into my wagon with the guy I bought it from .. with our bare hands. . was surprised that was doable but he was pretty confident about it so I went for it.. lol 

Supposedly a whiteblock is about 400 lbs, definitely doable for 2 people. But if I can take the easy/lazy way out, I’m gonna :laugh: 

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21 hours ago, andyb5 said:

Eh, I don’t want to put  a 99 hydro lifter head on an 04 (originally solid lifter) engine. If anything, I’d grab a dual VVT head to port and install that when the time came. A friend is doing something similar on his wagon this winter, so I’m curious to see how it all turns out 

Supposedly a whiteblock is about 400 lbs, definitely doable for 2 people. But if I can take the easy/lazy way out, I’m gonna 😂

accessories and turbo were attached as well ... much easier with a board to slide it up/down on ..  good luck with the swap, I'm sure you'll make short work of it!

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On 12/20/2018 at 3:49 PM, andyb5 said:

Eh, I don’t want to put  a 99 hydro lifter head on an 04 (originally solid lifter) engine. If anything, I’d grab a dual VVT head to port and install that when the time came. A friend is doing something similar on his wagon this winter, so I’m curious to see how it all turns out 

Supposedly a whiteblock is about 400 lbs, definitely doable for 2 people. But if I can take the easy/lazy way out, I’m gonna 😂

Top and bottom end, plus accessory bracket was 322 when I sold my m58 parts wagon for scrap. Maybe too heavy for you central new yorkers I don't know.... That was also what... 2013? Surprised I remember. 

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On 12/21/2018 at 1:21 PM, phunktified said:

accessories and turbo were attached as well ... much easier with a board to slide it up/down on ..  good luck with the swap, I'm sure you'll make short work of it!

Thanks, going to get some parts ordered shortly then start tear down after New Years. 

On 12/21/2018 at 5:09 PM, apeacock said:

Top and bottom end, plus accessory bracket was 322 when I sold my m58 parts wagon for scrap. Maybe too heavy for you central new yorkers I don't know.... That was also what... 2013? Surprised I remember. 

:laugh: if I was a central New Yorker I might take offense to that! 

My wagon is temporarily off the road since Chris @huntec was nice enough to loan me his Civic Si to drive home to my parents for Christmas so we had a red car party at his garage the other night. 

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Side note: VTEC is pretty fun :tup: 

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On 12/20/2018 at 3:49 PM, andyb5 said:

Eh, I don’t want to put  a 99 hydro lifter head on an 04 (originally solid lifter) engine. If anything, I’d grab a dual VVT head to port and install that when the time came. A friend is doing something similar on his wagon this winter, so I’m curious to see how it all turns out 

Good point.  Can you control the intake VVT on ME7?

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On 12/25/2018 at 6:59 PM, JaredR1 said:

Good point.  Can you control the intake VVT on ME7?

I would think the ECU in my car could be upgraded to control dual VVT, given that a different version of ME7 can do so but I don’t know for sure. That’s a question for someone smarter than me :laugh: 

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the wiring won't be there, would need a different harness or to run new wires from the ecu box probably, no telling what kind of splicing would be involved ... 

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Yeah I think that is a Steve question

At least you are starting with a MY00 which already has a more powerful EMS than MY99.  

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On 12/28/2018 at 5:13 PM, phunktified said:

the wiring won't be there, would need a different harness or to run new wires from the ecu box probably, no telling what kind of splicing would be involved ... 

Adding some additional wiring doesn’t really concern me, a similar process is required for the ME7 manual swap. I’m assuming the software side is less straightforward.

On 12/30/2018 at 8:54 PM, JaredR1 said:

Yeah I think that is a Steve question

At least you are starting with a MY00 which already has a more powerful EMS than MY99.  

Agreed on both accounts.  

Last night I got started on readying the replacement engine for installation this weekend. I brought it into the shop, picked  it up off the shipping pallet, got the wiring harness and flex plate removed, then put it on the engine stand.

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From there, I removed the injectors, fuel rail, IC pipe, ETM, intake manifold, PCV system, radiator hoses, thermostat and housing, heater core hoses, drained the oil pan/oil cooler and got it ready for the oil pan to come off tonight.

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I would pick up a new one piece exhaust manifold gasket and throw it on since you're at this stage.

Sorry I missed it Andy but why are you taking the pan off?

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The pan is coming off to replace the o-rings and install the updated pickup tube. I don’t want to deal with that while it’s in the car, much easier to do now. 

I have a new 1 piece gasket, it’ll get installed before the engine goes into the car. 

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29 minutes ago, andyb5 said:

updated pickup tube

any comment, whats the difference, when they appeared and what are the benefits? 

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On 1/3/2019 at 2:47 PM, Andzey said:

any comment, whats the difference, when they appeared and what are the benefits? 

Not sure when they got introduced but here’s a couple pictures of the old metal and new plastic pickup tubes 

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Old tube has a small diameter pickup screen

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New style pickup tube screen has a much larger surface area. A little bit hard to get a good photo of but it is close to double the area of the old tube 

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You will need longer bolts to secure the new tube to the block - the points where the bolts pass through is about 1 cm thicker than on the metal pickup.

I cleaned up the oil pan and block mating surfaces, installed new OEM o-rings, rolled out some Volvo anaerobic gasket and installed the oil pan. It’s pretty easy when the engine is upside down!

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The B5234T9 that I bought had 127k on it. This means I should expect it has had the timing belt replaced. Closer scrutiny reveals they replaced the water pump too. And they used a non-Aisin pump, which could mean plastic impellers. That’s a problem, so off comes the water pump. To my utter disappointment, whoever replaced it used RTV when installing the new water pump. This not only made it difficult to remove, but very time-consuming to clean the block in preparation for a new pump/gasket. 

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So that was a ton of time wasted cleaning the old gasket off.  New Aisin pump will go on later today. 

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