Sho's 2007 ms3 build

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    Jake and Kevin pulled my motor out Monday night.
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    And no... My timing cover isn't painted lol

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    Went up to the shop last night and got to cleaning up some of the engine bay. Here's a before and after

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    Also, bought a koyo radiator from Jake. I'm sure my original 217k Rad isn't in the greatest shape.
     
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    So, Kevin did the BSD, oil pan baffle, pickup tube, clutch, radiator and some other odds and ends.

    Here's the rear main, and you'll probably see why it was leaking lol
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    Here's the old pickup tube with the wrong oring and more rtv...
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    The clutch disc had some oil on the pads, so it was replaced
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    New trans juice
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    KOYO RAD!

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    And was able to drive it home tonight!
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    First thing I noticed when I started it was how tame the vibrations were at idle. When my motor was originally built, the balance shaft was retained, but not shimmed correctly... So I had some wicked vibes. It's ridiculously better now.
     
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    Did my First WOT pull/data log since getting the car back, tonight. Now time to have @Realgib3 dial it in!


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