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dark-knight
08-03-2008, 11:39 PM
well me and a friend put in a complete rebuilt block and head. everything came together good. but heres a couple problems that we ran into:

-a turbo line( i think the water line) is leaking coolant bad. but it seems tight. should i keep tightening it or something else?

-Also, when we tried to start the car, it sounded like it wasnt timed right, how do i go about finding it all out?

-last but not least, i put in a ACT extreme 6-puck clutch, and i took the damper box out and the clutch still seems weak and soft. and when i started the car, the clutch just stayed on the floor, and the slave cylinder is brand new? what could that be.

i searched but didnt really find good info. thanks

cc4usmc
08-04-2008, 12:08 AM
check the line for holes. i had a coolant line that had a hole small enough that you couldnt see until things got warmed up and the line got warm. boy it was a pain in the ass.

dark-knight
08-04-2008, 02:32 AM
yea, the bolt for the turbo line was a PITA to get in. it was a real tight fit, hopefully i could get away with just tightening it, but thats not my luck with this car.

fliprayzin240sx
08-04-2008, 05:54 AM
well me and a friend put in a complete rebuilt block and head. everything came together good. but heres a couple problems that we ran into:

-a turbo line( i think the water line) is leaking coolant bad. but it seems tight. should i keep tightening it or something else?

-Also, when we tried to start the car, it sounded like it wasnt timed right, how do i go about finding it all out?

-last but not least, i put in a ACT extreme 6-puck clutch, and i took the damper box out and the clutch still seems weak and soft. and when i started the car, the clutch just stayed on the floor, and the slave cylinder is brand new? what could that be.

i searched but didnt really find good info. thanks

The waterline, considering you said when you tightened it, it was tight...you cross threaded the damn thing. Take it out and check for metal shavings. If its crossed, have fun rethreading the damn thing...

Timing, umm...FSM, only way to do it. Did you follow the FSM to the T when you put in the timing chain???

Clutch line...keep bleeding it, it shouldnt go to the ground unless you got the wrong TOB. Would suck if it is...cuz they you'd have to drop the tranny to fix it...

dark-knight
08-04-2008, 11:44 AM
i'll take the bolt out and check, i never put it in in the first place, it was my friend.

i have the FSM(wouldnt be close to done without it) come to think about it, my friend set the timing on that to...i think i am seeing a pattern here.

and i know i put the clutch on the block right, but i thinking it has something to do with the fork or the TOB,

drftthatshit
08-04-2008, 08:00 PM
is this your car or your friends cuz i dont let my friends touch my 240 let alone my engine to much money invested and things that if they broke they would not fix

dark-knight
08-04-2008, 08:55 PM
i hear ya there. it's pissin me off. and im letting him live here for free

dark-knight
08-05-2008, 07:43 PM
hey, i think i found out one of my problems...for the turbo line bolt..if it really really important if it has a washer? i looked and checked it out and it's not stripped out. would a washer there help it out?

ArmadaJspec
08-26-2008, 07:44 AM
Yes the washer will def. help!

S14DB
08-26-2008, 08:23 AM
Yeah, you need the double washer on the banjo bolt.

Did you bleed the clutch line when you installed?