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quick sandpaper with some oil to clean the head and block

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some fresh exhuast studs

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then I tried to muscle the head on by myself and ended up breaking a chain guide

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thankfully had a good spare from the old blown engine

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so after getting that swapped I had the GF help me guide the chain through the head

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heads back on and the manifold mocked into place

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next week I will hopefully I will have everything back on and tightened down. getting closer to the first start up
 
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top end back together. first time doing vanos alone so that was scary and I hope I did it all right. spun the engine around by hand a few times with no binding and the cam locks slid back into place when I set it back to TDC. I may try firing it up this weekend. I wont have the charge pipes hooked up as I still need the maf but I should be able to run it NA with the stock maf just to make sure it actually still runs after doing the HG. gonna be installing the manifold, wastegate, running the oil feed and drain lines, intake back on with new boost proof kit, bigger injectors, wastegate back on, bigger fuel pump installed and fingers crossed it starts up.

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Great progress dude. I'll patiently await you starting it this weekend. ;)
 

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Great progress dude. I'll patiently await you starting it this weekend. ;)
ended up getting it to start tonight. fired right up and idled NA. I didnt have all the sensor and vacuum lines plugged in so it wasnt super smooth and wouldnt rev but im just relieved it started and didnt sound like it was misfiring. video is on my IG
 
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