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got a rod knock in my daily/dirt bike hauler nissan pickup. so i am rebuilding the engine. decided to do a kawi theme since it always hauls kawis. just thought some of you might like this although its not really bike related.

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ill have more pics when im done

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well i removed the rod knock

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this is the original engine and is in pretty bad shape, has stuck rings, all the bearing are absolutely toast. my wife is hard on vehicles, this was here first car, and she put a hard 120k with no maintenance before i took "ownership" of it. has 172k total. the green block is a donor engine that came with a recently ground 0.020" under crank that i am mixing and matching parts with.

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the crank is unusable, needs to be ground at least 0.010 under

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valve cover

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donor crank needed a speedy sleeve

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i hate 4 strokes

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i have to bolt the oil pan on, the manifolds and some more brackets, then its back in

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looking good.

where's the Metro?

oh thats a long story, but the gist of it was that i was borrowing it from my dad while i was building my s15. he never got the tittle from a guy he got it from, my dad traded some car repairs for it. we put a head gasket and all kinds of stuff into it and he claims we stole it a year later. i beat the shit out of that car. i had a POS craigslist cherokee for a while after that, then i got my 07 jetta and just recently picked up an s10 SS as a backup vehicle. when my s15 is done ill have 3 dam trucks lol (2 of which will have been rebuilt by me) and a jetta. my moms needs a car, so she will probably drive the nissan when im done with it.

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Your project looks cool and fun. Speedy sleeves are your friend and separates the real mechanics from the parts changers!

I see a lot of orange scattered about, a frequent flier at harbor freight huh?

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I just bought another 2 door hatch off CL the other week for $1400 w/115k. I have 10 or 11 of those silver Metros now. haha Great cars.

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Your project looks cool and fun. Speedy sleeves are your friend and separates the real mechanics from the parts changers!

I see a lot of orange scattered about, a frequent flier at harbor freight huh?

i only get select items at harbor freight for obvious reasons, but yes a lot of my bigger tools come from there. speedy sleeves are awesome! a little pricey though

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You know that paint is going to retain engine heat, and when it dries it's going to put added stress on the cylinders, you might have to check your ring gap.

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its liquid cooled, the paint isnt going to make a difference in heat

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its liquid cooled, the paint isnt going to make a difference in heat

i went a little to far with the file and all my gaps are about 0.003-8" too big. so were good. lol he was kidding, but thanks for lookin out.

jeekinz i dont think i could do a metro anymore, i just like to have power, let alone safe power. my s10 SS is a blast, its so torqy it never down shift going up the mountains to go ride or to pass. but it gets half the milage i was getting in my 3cyl hatch

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jeekinz i dont think i could do a metro anymore, i just like to have power, let alone safe power. my s10 SS is a blast, its so torqy it never down shift going up the mountains to go ride or to pass. but it gets half the milage i was getting in my 3cyl hatch

3 cyl? Dude, I got the 1.4l big blocks in mine. :smirk: You get a shot of turbo if you turn off the a/c.

Nice project though. When I get a house with a garage I want some sort of car project. I miss that stuff.

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