Strengthrehab's Better Late Than Never Build Thread

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    Not yet. Removing those cam covers sucks.

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    That first plug does not look good.
     
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    That was on cylinder 8. 2nd plug was cylinder 6 (bad one)

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    Hopefully the issues are contained to that head/bank. Good luck with the repairs.
     
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    Its not uncommon for broken pieces from one cylinder to go back up the intake and then into a different cylinder. That could explain the closed plug gap. But normally you see dimples on the piston tops and aluminum speckles on the plugs. I don't see either, except for the center of your borescope pic. I can't tell what that is directly in the light. But as you said, you need to pull the head and see whats going on. Good luck.
     
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    Found this this morning. [​IMG][​IMG]

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    That was my first guess with the zero compression. Hopefully there isn't (much) more collateral damage.
     
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    Gotta pull the head then order a new head, swap all springs, upgrade OPG, timing chains, tensioners and may upgrade to a ported 18 intake and stock 18 airbox.

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    Ouch!! Best of luck with the repairs!
     
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    Trying to decide if I want to save the labor cost and do it all myself.

    Doesnt seem that hard.

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    I've decided to do this myself unless something changes. My guy (rightfully so) would charge $1k just to swap the head. Ugh.

    Plan going forward is:
    1. Replace DS head (cheaper than valve job probably)
    2. Swap new springs onto PS head
    3. New OPG and crank gear
    4. New timing chains, tensioners
    5. Long tube headers.

    I was going to upgrade to a standard or ported 2018 IM, but not entirely sure yet. I can pick one up for about 230 bucks.

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    I've got the tools and the Ford manuals. Just call when you are ready.

    BTW, is your tow hook in the center like mine or offset to one side????
     
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    Good luck with the repairs.
     
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    Center and attached to bumper support. [​IMG]

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    Got word that my engine issue wasnt as bad as possible and I kinda lucked out.

    When the valve spring broke, the valve was apparently held tight by the retainer and didnt actually drop far enough to kiss a piston.

    Now I just have to have a machine shop check out the valve to ensure it is straight, check the guide and install factory (gen2 and boss 302 spec) springs.

    Darker holes are #8 (bent electrode) and other is #6 (broken valve spring)[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Good luck with the repairs.
     
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    Glad it's not that serious! Thanks for the update.
     
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    Now I'm just trying to figure out all of the gaskets and parts to put it all back together.

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    You were lucky it didn't fully fail and drop. Get your lottery ticket!
     
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