Engine re-reassembly.

Time to reassemble the engine, and this time I’m being super paranoid. So I took photos.

First it gets a damn good clean with degreaser and brushes and rags on sticks and a lot of compressed air. And then I wipe it down with a clean paper towel to make sure it’s not still dirty. Obsessive-compulsives would be proud. Or uncomfortable.

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I checked the fit of the followers by measuring the bores (all perfect), then dropping the followers in dry (they all fell in easily with a solid “click”)

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Then we assemble with engine assembly lube (decent Torco brand stuff)

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A decent dollop of engine assembly paste (Moly paste) to help the nice new lifters bed in.

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…and more moly paste on the cam once it’s installed.

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Drop engine into car (Attempt #1 pictured. Not pictured: attempts #2-#27, swearing, sweating, or bleeding.)…

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…and test drive. Bursting the oil cooler is optional, but thoroughly recommended. Such fun. Aargh.

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