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Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Saturday, October 05, 2013 6:01 PM
Installed the solid ttr bushings
More powdercoating
Cleaned the head more

Spray epoxied the AC lines















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.

Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Monday, October 07, 2013 4:37 PM
Powder coated calipers
Epoxied the transmission
Installed the throw out bearing/ slave
Sanded and undercoated my rusty battery tray.
















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 5:49 PM
Put the tranny on and mounts.
Epoxed the end of my fuel lines
Cleand the block for the oil pan

Don't know if the pressur plate is installed right. Directions say to install the light side of the pressure plate marked with paint to the heavy side of the flywheel stamped with an X. The pressure plate has so many paint makes its ridiculous and the flywheel has no X.










On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 6:14 PM
Geez thats dirty lol.

Im finally home. Here is a pic of my valve cover off. I have about 140,000km on this motor.



It all looks good though. I like seeing someone taking the time to make it right. Hope you enjoy that ecotec power!

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Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 3:35 PM
Powder coated the oil pan.
Installed the ttr control arm bushings
Installed the oil pan
Installed the prothane dog bone mount
Painted the control arms
Painted the dipstick, powdercoat wouldn't stick to half of it.











On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 4:03 PM
Philly D wrote:

Geez thats dirty lol.

Im finally home. Here is a pic of my valve cover off. I have about 140,000km on this motor.



It all looks good though. I like seeing someone taking the time to make it right. Hope you enjoy that ecotec power!

Your engine has 140,000 km which is 86,000 miles. I bet you this engine has well over 150,000 miles. That's over 250,000 km. my car has 162,000 miles on it. This engine isn't that bad. I saw a lot worse. I only paid $80 for it and $50 for the transmission.




On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Thursday, October 10, 2013 3:49 PM
removed the broken tentioner from the cylinder head. Need a 1 1/4 wrench.
Balance shafts are getting deleted. Freeing up a ton of wasted power.
Trying to figure out why there is so much play in my mounts????













On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:06 PM
It wouldnt be a bad idea to get the revised version of the tensioner.

http://www.crateenginedepot.com/Ecotec-Timing-Chain-Tensioner-12608580-P10722C665.aspx

Its the one big weakness of the eco.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:19 PM
What is the difference between the one I bought?




On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:19 PM
40 dollars for piece of mind!



Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:24 PM
DEFINITELY get the new style tensioner. The old style is a 2 piece and the piece on the end that pushes against the tensioner guide has a tendency to fall off. The new one has a snap ring to hold it on.



"In Oldskool we trust"

Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:29 PM
Now everyone tells me this when I want to have the engine in this weekend.




On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:31 PM
Y3llowCav wrote:

DEFINITELY get the new style tensioner. The old style is a 2 piece and the piece on the end that pushes against the tensioner guide has a tendency to fall off. The new one has a snap ring to hold it on.


It fell off on me 2 times already and took me forever to get it to reset.




On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:37 PM
Lol there's your sign buddy. Thought I mentioned this via text but I guess it was someone else. Good news is that it's easy to do without taking it all apart. Just pull the valve cover or timing cover so you can hold the chain in place and replace the tensioner.



"In Oldskool we trust"
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:45 PM
Maybe I'll just put a snapping on it haha. I'll see if I can pick one tomorrow. I'll just call napa, advance auto parts, autozone, and all the other shops have them all deliver them and pick one then send the rest back lol




On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Friday, October 11, 2013 6:07 AM
http://www.j-body.org/forums/read.php?f=11&i=167553&t=167553

Apparently the Autozone one is the same style.

This thread I remember and has pics of it an what you want it to look like.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Sunday, October 13, 2013 12:36 PM
BOOOM Bombshell!

42 Lb injectors
SAAB Garret Low pressure turbo
saab oil feed line
3in exhaust
thrush muffler












On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Monday, October 14, 2013 7:17 AM


Are you HP tuning or Gm reflashing?
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Monday, October 14, 2013 7:28 AM
I asked oldskool if he could tune it with HP Tuners why?




On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Monday, October 14, 2013 7:36 AM
Luckily oldskool lives in the next town over.



"In Oldskool we trust"
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Monday, October 14, 2013 8:21 AM
Just checking...

Also itll be nice to see what a HP tuned Saab setup will do.

Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Monday, October 14, 2013 8:22 AM
Philly D wrote:

Also itll be nice to see what a HP tuned Saab setup will do.

True, I can't think of any off hand.



"In Oldskool we trust"
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Monday, October 14, 2013 10:48 PM
Kmember done after I got mad and stopped trying to sand all the rust.
Head well... The exhaust valves are pretty chipped and pitted, oh well.

Time for lots and lots of porting!

















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:31 PM
Finished the lower suspension today.
Installed the TTR K brace

Ported the exhaust ports
Cleaned up the exhaust valves

Picked up a revised timing chain tensioner that wont explode

Received my balance shaft delete kit with bushings
42lb injector cups
























On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: z24cavalier3400 Build Thread
Friday, October 18, 2013 4:52 PM
Finished porting the intake. Just cleaned the ports up.
Lapped the valves.
Installed new valve seals.
Cleaned the bowls.
Installed a new mls head gasket.
Installed Saab oil supply line.

Almost done (:

Installed all the timing components
Installed the turbo
Realized the rear manifold doesn't cover the egr port.
Need to fix my oil pump it's out of alignment.
Intake is installed
Valve cover installed

I need to drill and tap the block for an oil return.



















On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
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