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22R rebuild - what do you think of this job?

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zoeper
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22R rebuild - what do you think of this job?

Postby zoeper » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:05 pm

Hi Guys,
The 22R engine in my '97 SFA blew a top gasket beginning of December.
I was on my way home late one night when the oil light came on. Knowing there was oil and watching the temp gauge, I slowly did the last 5 km to Paarl so I could assess the situation.
As I turned into the main road I could feel that power was low.
A friend towed me home and I pulled the engine to have it fixed by a "reputable" engine re-builder.

The Rebuilder told me the cause of the blown gasket was a bent valve and advised that the engine be rebuilt.
I paid them 17K upfront as I was not available the week the engine would be completed and I made arrangements to collect the engine after they closed for the holidays,

Collecting the engine, It appeared that the tappet cover was not cleaned. There was still oil/water on the oil cap threads. removing the tappet cover also revealed a lot of caked on sludge remaining on the camshaft, rockers and rocker shafts. It would also appear that the valves were not replaced, as the box with parts contained no valves. (I could be wrong on this last point)

Please look at the pictures and let me know if this is acceptable. Also, how would you proceed to ensure that the job was done properly throughout?

Thank you
Pieter
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zoeper
High Range 2WD
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Real Name: Pieter
Location: Rawsonville

Re: 22R rebuild - what do you think of this job?

Postby zoeper » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:13 pm

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I would like to add that this engine had a history of sludge when I got it and it is important for me to ensure that all oil channels are free of build up and sludge. Sludge problem was discussed on this forum +- 1 year ago.
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Re: 22R rebuild - what do you think of this job?

Postby Stef » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:32 am

does nor look acceptable to me....looks like old pistons and the parts do not seem to have been cleaned prior to reassembling
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Re: 22R rebuild - what do you think of this job?

Postby Knuppel » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:08 am

You have been taken for a ride! How can the rest of the workmanship be any good if those parts look like that!
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zoeper
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Re: 22R rebuild - what do you think of this job?

Postby zoeper » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:39 am

Thanks guys, that is what I thought as well. They stripped the engine again and is now busy cleaning everything. I will go and inspect before they start assembling again.
What else should I be looking/ measuring for to ensure job was done properly?
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Re: 22R rebuild - what do you think of this job?

Postby Knuppel » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:49 am

Let them show you the old parts that came out to ensure they did fit new, but would you know if the parts they showed you were yours!.
Your best bet is to get a second opinion if you are not tech wize. Get a good engine rebuilder to go with you to check before they re-assemble!
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