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Old 29 Jul 2011, 10:08 am
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Hey all,
Just wanted to share some pics of my "in process" engine rebuild. I bought this PT from a guy who had already replaced a blown head gasket (deer collision) but was not able to get running.

After checking the engine out, I found 30 lbs compression in #1 and #2, 65 lbs in #3, and 145 lbs in #4. Adding a few squirts of oil in number #1 increased the compression by 50 lbs. At this point, I knew no amount of head work would fix the engine -- the rings were apparently stuck from the overheat - time for a rebuild.

The rebuild kit arrives today! So I will be spending the weekend putting it all back together.

I've completely disassembled the engine, pressured washed the block, head, pan, etc. and have painted the block prior to honing. I wanted to get that paint on their while the block was good and clean

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Old 29 Jul 2011, 10:17 am
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Default Re: '03 PT Engine rebuild...

More pics taken along the way...I had to shave .020 thou off the head to get it to cleanup..it was warped pretty good. You can see the valves show signs of blow by will need reground or replaced.
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Old 29 Jul 2011, 10:24 am
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Amazing job !!!!
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Old 29 Jul 2011, 10:37 am
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Default Re: '03 PT Engine rebuild...

Nice job so far. Looks like someone wasn't using a good grade of gas that keeps things clean internally.
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Old 29 Jul 2011, 11:28 am
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Default Re: '03 PT Engine rebuild...

How could a deer collision warp a head/blow a head gasket? He lose the radiator and keep driving?
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Old 29 Jul 2011, 12:23 pm
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Default Re: '03 PT Engine rebuild...

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How could a deer collision warp a head/blow a head gasket? He lose the radiator and keep driving?
That's what I was wondering!
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Old 29 Jul 2011, 12:50 pm
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Default Re: '03 PT Engine rebuild...

Epp, the lady's that owned its "son" drove it home after colliding with a deer. The radiator was punctured in the collision and apparently drained all the coolant out as he was driving it home.

Long story short that engine got really, really hot and blew the head gasket among other things like the stuck rings.

Amazingly, the cylinder bores were not damaged nor were the main and rod bearings. The radiator and front bumper skin and grille have all seen better days however...
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Old 29 Jul 2011, 01:37 pm
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nice little project!

you doing the work yourself?
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Old 29 Jul 2011, 03:06 pm
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What are they doing on the exhaust valves????

http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...2-18.49.26.jpg

Looks backcut.

You'll want to check that entire head isn't warped; check cam bore alignment.

Also have the machinist take a bit off the stem tips, installed tip height should be checked.
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Old 29 Jul 2011, 03:14 pm
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its a little higher but id put all new valvues in it you went all this way why not go a step farther and id check the springs as well they acn get effected due to the HEAT
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