Cheap drop in build

Discussion in 'Mazdaspeed 3 Build Diaries' started by anthony, Apr 8, 2018.

Watchers:
17 users.
  1. djohns

    djohns Greenie Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2016
    Posts:
    823
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Plainfield Il
    Ratings:
    +870 / -0
    There’s no way you’ll be able to do that unless you have incredibly low miles and even then I still wouldn’t trust it because you did blow a head gasket. Your head is still going to have to be taken to a machine shop anyway to be checked for warp and possibly milled.
     
    djohns, via an iPhone, Dec 12, 2018
    #21
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Mason

    Mason Greenie N00B Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2018
    Posts:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Canada
    Ratings:
    +0 / -0

    Well not making any commitments yet until I pull off the head look at the cylinder walls inspect everything to make sure it is all good. I hope for the best that all is in pretty good condition because the car has 100k miles kinda high but still low for the year. Worst case I will just replace head gasket to get it running and sell car get new speed haha. Also since I got coolant all in the oil, I was told that its best to just replace all bearings because the coolant is corrosive and probably ate away at a few things mainly why i wanted to rebuild short block.
     
  3. Faeker

    Faeker Silver Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2016
    Posts:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Reading, pa
    Ratings:
    +243 / -2
    Simply put, pop n drops dont work well on this car. There have been a few done and none of them lasted.

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
     
    Faeker, via a mobile device, Dec 13, 2018
    #23
  4. anthony

    anthony Greenie Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2016
    Posts:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    az
    Ratings:
    +59 / -1
    @Mason Sorry for late reply i didn't get the alert for some reason. 5000 miles now still going, logs are great still on same set up, haven't changed anything else just did an oil change recently with T6 again burning no oil and no shavings.

    like djohns said at 100k you'll be better off pulling the motor and machining and building or just swapping head gaskets and drive it as is or trade. Your cylinders would be warped and cause premature failure and building it twice.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2019
Loading...

Share This Page

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)