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