Dear Diary, I broke my MS6

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  1. Cold Lotion

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    06 MS6, all the mods, BNR S3, spicy E30 tune, blah blah.

    Car has been off the road for a long while because it has a P0303 and constant KR as soon as the knock sensor activates, probably broken ringland judging by the endoscope. The COVID bullshit and getting laid off finally cured my car ADHD, so I sold all my other cars, and bought a $750 beater.

    I called up Overspeed Motorsports, talked to Jordan for half an hour (he's a maniac), and ordered his basic 600HP build. Now, 7 weeks later, he shot me a text saying it would be complete this week, so it's time to start the thread.

    So the plan is to do a little maintenance, then throw the new motor in with my old setup that I know well. I'll be moving to PI and a larger turbo late this year or early next year, that timeline mostly depends on part availability.
     
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    congrats on building this thing! is it going to be a track car or a weekend driver type?
     
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    No track/strip/auto-x, just a fun commuter.

    Engine being wrapped up, will start tearing the car apart this weekend.
     

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    you have them my shipping address right? ;)
     
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    Engine is in the mail.

    Did the first hour of tear down after work.

    Smooth sailing til I looked at the radiator drain plug... I said to myself "that's gonna snap right off" ... so of course it snapped right off.

    Yep. 20201113_194739.jpg 20201113_201207.jpg
     
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    This should put some wind in my sails this weekend. 20201118_113255.jpg
     
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    Awesome! 'scribeing!
     
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    Keep at it !!
    I need the motivation lol


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    Fuck you hahaha
     
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    I know I started this thread red-hot, but work is taking over my life.

    I've only got 1 day off over the next 8 days, and prolly 6 more days off in 2020.

    The engine is 80% of the way out; I was waffling over breaching the AC, but it's gonna happen, so the old engine will be out on Tuesday.

    After that it's gonna be a grind trying to sneak in an hour here or an hour there trying to put everything back together... 10 hour shifts don't even leave much time for jerking off.
     
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    Jerk off at work?
     
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    Partout?
     
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    I'll take the engine from overspeed
     
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    Everything comin apart smoothly.

    It's gonna take a long time to put it back together tho. Lookin forward to dealing with whatever is going on here. 20201124_104411.jpg
     
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    Lost the Harbor Freight lottery on my shope crane... one of the holes in the 1/4" steel is too small for the supplied bolt. I found a decent replacement locally, but the sun was going down and I'm a weak man, so I left it for another day.
     
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    @TiGraySpeed6 (I wonder if he'll ever see what I did to his car) I guess decided to leave the rear engine hanger off, wish I woulda spotted that before I was ready to pull the engine.
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    Took all the exhaust mani nuts off and pried the manifold just enough to get the hanger on that I found in my huge stash of MS6 parts.
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    All that time I spent in the garage with my thumb up my ass staring at everything really paid off; I got almost everything but a couple very minor things disconnected before the motor mounts came off. It was actually way easier than I expected it to be, and all my harbor freight tools worked great, so now this piece of shit is out:
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    Now I gotta strip it and get it to Overspeed ASAP, so I'll start that after work tomorrow.
     
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