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    Leak down test

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    Good suggestion Steve. I plan to do a compression test once I get the gearbox back on the engine, so that I have a mounting surface for the starter, but I do not have access to a leak down tester (unfortunately). Judging from the general condition of the engine though it should be fine.

    Pan is coming off in any case for the oil pump and baffles upgrade. I was thinking of pulling the main and rod caps just to check for wear, but will most certainly skip it.

    I also tend to think that removing the head to install the 99 HG might be a bad idea after all, although needed if I want to run a coolant reroute. Plus I am not saving any money by not doing so, as I already got all the parts here. Decisions, decisions...

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    Personally, I would do the HG and swap out the head bolts for studs. Especially with the rotrex.

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    It is a questionable decision, as the head will have to be skimmed/cleaned for the new HG, and that might be asking for trouble. I already got ARP studs to go with it ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryB View Post
    It is a questionable decision, as the head will have to be skimmed/cleaned for the new HG, and that might be asking for trouble. I already got ARP studs to go with it ;)
    Shouldn't be an issue. I would reckon you would be running a knock sensor anyway with the rotrex. a .25mm shave should only be needed at most. If it's as clean as it seems, it could be less.

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    Yeah, I am not worried about the compression ratio, mostly worried if the machine shop will mess something up in the process. Although the shop I am thinking of using is one of the most reputable in the country.

    If it was an old beat-up engine, the decision would be easy, stick to the original plan. It being so clean is what holds me back ironically.

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    I cannot remember your power goals, but if testing is good, I would leave it alone. because you already have the materials, and the engine is on a stand my method would be to do it now. Most reputable machine shops here in Atlanta can flycut a head to your specs while you wait. 15-30 minutes.

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