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Old 20 Aug 2017, 05:21 pm
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Engine out


Cruiser


Getting ready to pull head


Head disassembled


Head Before Machine work


Head after assembly


Block before cleaning


Block after Cleaning


Ready for Install


The Cruiser today
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Old 20 Aug 2017, 05:53 pm
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Nice job, man. I don't remember why you pulled the engine. Was it just to replace the head gasket or do the timing belt?
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Old 20 Aug 2017, 06:14 pm
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Nice job, man. I don't remember why you pulled the engine. Was it just to replace the head gasket or do the timing belt?
Really just to do the head gasket. I replaced the timing belt/components about 12k ago. It was a pain to do it in the car so I decided to yank the engine and replace the oil pan gasket and some other seals at the same time.
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Old 20 Aug 2017, 06:31 pm
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I've replaced damn near everything now and unless I have an internal engine failure or transmission fail I'm hoping to get another 100k miles out of it. I've had a lot of cars over the years and this is becoming one of my favorites.

It's comfortable on long trips ( I drove 18 hours strait to PA). I'm averaging 26 MPG it has sufficient power for what I need and it's great in the snow.

I find it amusing how the people who make the comments about the Cruiser (PT Loser, It's a Neon inflated to 200 lbs) never drove or even rode in one.
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Old 20 Aug 2017, 10:17 pm
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It's comfortable on long trips ( I drove 18 hours strait to PA). I'm averaging 26 MPG it has sufficient power for what I need and it's great in the snow.

I find it amusing how the people who make the comments about the Cruiser (PT Loser, It's a Neon inflated to 200 lbs) never drove or even rode in one.
Yep. I could ride in either one of my Cruisers all day. Comfortable as can be, sit up high and good visibility.

Yeah, either people LOVE Cruisers or they HATE them. Most Haters have never been inside one or tried driving them.
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 08:44 pm
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I am thinking of buying a long block for mine. Nice to see you got it out from the top.
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 09:12 pm
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Yep. I could ride in either one of my Cruisers all day. Comfortable as can be, sit up high and good visibility.

Yeah, either people LOVE Cruisers or they HATE them. Most Haters have never been inside one or tried driving them.
Or fixed one one too many times
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 09:13 pm
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It's funny how after not touching a PT in a couple years, your pics make it look so easy
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 09:26 pm
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I am thinking of buying a long block for mine. Nice to see you got it out from the top.
With the harmonic balancer off there's just enough room to get it out. I also removed the engine mount for one less thing to worry about catching on. I pulled it on my own but another person to help would have made things a little easier. You just have to take it slow and don't rush or force anything.

To make reassembly easier I put component bolts/hardware in zip lock bags and label the bags with a permanent marker.
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 09:38 pm
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It's funny how after not touching a PT in a couple years, your pics make it look so easy
What the pictures don't show is some of the colorful language I used from time to time. However, I kept reminding myself I was on vacation and was basically getting paid to work on the Cruiser.

I can't remember the exact amount I have in this repair I think $500-$600.00, The beer budget was not included
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