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crock89's journey! hands on motor work in progress

So this thread guys and gals was only made to give you an idea of the work that I personally have to do to get this beast running again. If I choose to go low compression this will be the thread to check out. If I go with a polished head this is were to look at. Can I say soon to be Turbo ready? I just wont stop ;) disclaimer: wing zero stay out of my threads. So as many of you guys know I'm always mobile so I can't upload pics but I can on MySpace mobile so keep checking back! Its an adventure every day with crock89! J's My Mobile Photos Photo Album - MySpace Photos
 

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i think i love you crock. you opened the engine. is that a timing chain or belt?
 

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the lowest compression i would say is to run 9.5 or so .. i'm a fan for running higher compression (not higher then stock) and a good ass tune.. as it'll provide a better powerband and faster spool
 

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Dang dude, you took the whole front end of the car off (bumper & supports, radiator)...
 

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Timing chain!!!!!! Looks like a piece of cake to take off the passenger side motor mount. Also the long bolt from the front and rear. Just needs to be jacked up. I believe there's 6 screws that hold the timing chain cover in place. I want to Just take the easy way out and pop a pin from the chainlink like I have done on motorcycles buuuuuuut I'm going to play it safe 4 pics are up you can see the timing chain on the cams
 

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Great info rite here guys. Kia really is smart the front support only has 8 screws 4 on each side. Now the whole headlight housing radiator Is one big plastic part that is hold down by 4 bolts damn amazing just comes rite off so there's easy access. To the motor and a lot of space. I can literally rip off the motor and slide it out forward by my self.
Dang dude, you took the whole front end of the car off (bumper & supports, radiator)...
 

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dang man. so what was the problem with it??
 

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Nothing wrong with it. He's tuning it up to be a beast.
 

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So this thread guys and gals was only made to give you an idea of the work that I personally have to do to get this beast running again.
Pretty sure there is something wrong with it. I forget what thread it was but a few days ago he stated his engine locked up and the car wouldn't start. It sounds like Kia wouldn't cover it under warranty.
 

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Yea I will get into details later as far as I know I'm guessing 4 bent valves just looking at the lifters
 

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oh how fun! i know all too well from bending and dropping valves... as well with about everything else... my friends drive like nuts and expect me to fix it..
 

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Sorry about your bad luck. Fortunately, everyone can learn from your experiences..

On another note, how do you guys feel about a plastic core support? I know our cars have superior crash ratings, but how well is that thing going to hold up in a front-end collision?
 

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Sorry about your bad luck. Fortunately, everyone can learn from your experiences..

On another note, how do you guys feel about a plastic core support? I know our cars have superior crash ratings, but how well is that thing going to hold up in a front-end collision?
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Sorry about your bad luck. Fortunately, everyone can learn from your experiences..

On another note, how do you guys feel about a plastic core support? I know our cars have superior crash ratings, but how well is that thing going to hold up in a front-end collision?
The crash tests tested just that. And it got a great rating, so not sure what you are actually asking...
 

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The crash tests tested just that. And it got a great rating, so not sure what you are actually asking...
uuhh ya no kidding...

crock i give you total props. i would never even think about taking my car apart cuz i probably forget how to put it back together :p goodluck
 

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it will be interesting to see if anyone else who got the timing advance tune ends up having the same issue.
 
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