4ZD1 Rebuild, pics posted, tips requested.

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4ZD1 Rebuild, pics posted, tips requested.

Postby tylerjp34 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:26 pm

Howdy, my name is Tyler, you can call me Yukon. I'm tearing apart the 4ZD1 from my 89 2WD 5spd pup. I wanted to post pictures of my engine rebuild project here, and I welcome and tips that anyone had. If anyone has built one of these motors before and knows any weird quirks that the engine has when building I would appreciate the help. Otherwise you can enjoy the pictures of me making a fool of myself rebuilding an engine in my living room.

So it begins:
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These lucky friends got to help with the pull:
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Look mom I caught a 4ZD1:
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I like my engine bays like I like my women, bare and oily:
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After carrying it in the house we had to wait on bolts to put it in the stand:
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Got it in the stand:
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And the tear down is underway:
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Here is where it's at, waiting on new tools. It's a cozy living room:
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Postby tylerjp34 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:44 pm

If you want to see the whole thing in higher res, here is an album:
http://s982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/TylerClassicBike/4ZD1%20Build/

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Postby JoeIsuzu » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:07 pm

tylerjp34 wrote:If you want to see the whole thing in higher res, here is an album:
http://s982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/TylerClassicBike/4ZD1%20Build/

You're welcome to post the high res photos here. I really really really don't like remote images (like photobucket), because they end up going away. And you can't post them full-size when they're remote.

Jack

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Postby tylerjp34 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:05 pm

Surely Jack, I will slap them up sometime tomorrow or next week. :D

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Postby Eric Q. » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:26 am

A bachelor for sure!

Looks like fun. Good luck.
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Postby kristiferrandall » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:24 pm

how much was the rebuild kit and where did you get it?

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Postby clovertime » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:27 pm

I have dreamed of this, though my wife would kill me!
'You guys are right in my backyard

keep us posted!

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Like me he's moving slow but he's got two things on me you know
Diesel power and he feels no pain




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Postby tylerjp34 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:35 pm

I haven't bought a kit yet, waiting to drop it off at the machine shop to see how much I have to over bore the cylinders. Haven't decided which kit I want to buy yet, still doing my research, if anyone has any advice I have open ears.

Luckily my girlfriend is still living in Philly. She may not have been able to stop me from doing this, but I may not have been able to keep her around either.

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Postby hagasn » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:11 am

how's the rebuild going? that looks like a calmini header. mine would always leak at the flange to exhaust pipe. i just had a shop cut and weld the header and the pipe together.
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Postby tylerjp34 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:20 pm

It's going... slowly, I'm a little low on funds. My calmini has no leakage problems actually.... one thing that helps though is a lot of people do not put a flex pipe in line which causes a LOT of stress on the collector and the manifold flanges.

I think the engine is getting dropped off at the machine shop this week (fingers crossed that I can afford it).

I am playing a cat and mouse game with the city of Baltimore and keeping my truck from getting towed for sitting too long.

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Postby badhabits » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:37 pm

Now that is a MANCAVE! Reminds me of when my dad put vw jugs inthe oven to heat them up! My Mom flipped! (They are divorced now)Good luck with the build
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Postby hagasn » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:06 am

back in 99 my roomates and i had multiple motorcycles and an olympic size weight bench in the dinning area goodtimes.. best of luck keep us posted. drive safe.
the original owner of my 91 Isuzu pickup. mods include Calmini header and camshaft, Weber 32/36 carb, Cherry Bomb muffler and a very tired Centerforce gold clutch.

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Postby tylerjp34 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:29 am

Dropped the short block off that the machine shop. Having them do all of the alignment and such of the rotating assembly. Two-ish weeks and I should have a sparkling clean short block back ready to build up.

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Postby hagasn » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:19 pm

sweet! what have you found in the way of building up the bottom end i.e pistons, rings etc?
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Postby tylerjp34 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:39 am

I'm just going stock with it. I want this guy to run for another couple of years and get me from point a to point b. I like the weber and the exhaust I have. It makes it sound really nice which in turn makes me enjoy driving it, but I'm not going to build up a race motor. It is going to have original crank and rods (unchanged) and the pistons are going to be stock geometry 0.020 overbore just because the block needed to be bored out due to wear. I replaced the head 15k miles ago and it is seemingly fine, but I may have that rebuilt too and have them bump up the valve size, this is yet to be determined though. I am going to inspect the head and then make a judgement call.


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