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    Spare M42 refresh/rebuild

    Picked up a spare M42 yesterday that I will be refreshing with new timing components(late M42 timing case),gaskets, etc. I'm still in search of the timing case however. I ordered all timing "things" from FCP euro, and should arrive tomorrow. All I've done so far, is get it on the engine stand.



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    Dang man, I was just thinking of starting an M42 rebuild myself! How far are you planning on going, internals & etc?
    Last edited by roguetoaster; 02-09-2016, 11:05 PM.

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      #3
      Originally posted by roguetoaster View Post
      Dang Manny, I was just thinking of starting an M42 rebuild myself! How far are you planning on going, internals & etc?
      I'm installing all new timing components, and refresh the head. ARP head studs, MLS HG...then turbo

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        #4
        Subb'd for more
        -Christian

        '02 ///M3 CarbonSchwartz 6MT daily beast
        08/91 Mtechnic II 325IC alpine/lotus
        318iS, slow build/garage queen...
        '37 Chevy pickup, the ├╝ber project
        Originally posted by roguetoaster
        Be sure to remind them that the M42 is one of the best engines ever made, but be sure to not mention where it actually falls on that list.

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          #5
          Started to take it apart today..gaskets were aftermarket, so the PO at some point, did upper/lower oil pan gaskets. Also the 6 sump bolts were all tight.




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            #6
            good progress so far. Ill be watching this thread too :) good luck!

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              #7
              I'm doing all this work at a friend's shop. He has this parts cleaner at his shop that's like a dishwasher for parts. I just threw in the lower oil pan for 10mins to test it out, pan came out pretty clean.




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                #8
                Few more parts in the parts washer



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                  #9
                  Got home, and a package from FCP euro arrived with all new timing components, gaskets ect.. $735 worth of stuff.



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                    #10
                    Nice, although I don't see a water pipe there, hope you don't neglect that failure prone component.

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                      #11
                      Sweet glad to see more m42 builds on r3v! Excited for updates!

                      -NICK

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by roguetoaster View Post
                        Nice, although I don't see a water pipe there, hope you don't neglect that failure prone component.
                        I have one...didn't feel like unpacking the box to show everything

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                          #13
                          Didn't do much today, just more parts cleaning. The late M42 timing case should arrive Thursday.




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                            #14
                            Looks great! Thanks for documenting the process. Will be following to pick up some tips for when I get around to this one day.

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                              #15
                              Man - I feel lazy - Thanks for the inspiration!

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