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2.4 sc build

Discussion in 'Cylinder Head/Block' started by vocky, July 9, 2017.

  1. So after a false start this LE5 2.4 bottom end is going SC with a Saab head :)

    craddle and sump cleaned out
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    Brand new Saab head ready for some porting
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    it can either have a plastic z22yh or standard z22se cam cover fitted, so standard coilpack works

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    a box of new parts from the Saab head
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    #1 vocky, July 9, 2017
    Last edited: July 23, 2017
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  2. The 2.4 crank fresh back from the machine shop, journals have been polished and it's ready for a brand new set of OEM bearings

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  3. How do you get LE5 blocks this side of the pond Vocky?
     
  4. by paying lots of import duty :eek:
     
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  5. is it much more than say a supercharger kit to bring in?
     
  6. they charge import duty on the shipping, so probably twice as much as a sc :eek:

    Currently waiting on parts from the usa, so not much happening with the build.
     
  7. maybe when i go to Brazil for my pickup i can drive up though and pick an engine up?? :confused::eek::eek::rolleyes:
     
  8. probably worth stripping off the junk not required, makes shipping cheaper. The vvt head is worthless, I have one here and it's going to the tip.
     
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  9. The LE5 steel rods arrived today :)

    import duty is killing me :LOL:
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  10. exhaust ports opened up and head fully rebuilt

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    New saab valves - sodium filled, thus better suited for SC than z22se valves

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    z22se cams, new saab roller rockers, new hydraulic lifters, new valve springs, new valve stem oil seals, new retainers and new collets

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    Saab head has been modified to accept a z22se cam cover, thus standard z22se coilpack fits

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  11. That looks pretty sweet! new owner must be a pretty excited. Shame about the red cam cover :p
     
  12. is the z22se cam cover better than the saab in terms of the breather??
     
  13. I don't have any issues with my Saab cam cover, but I do have the LSJ pcv pipework.

    Using the z22se cam cover means a standard coilpack can be used, so that is now my preferred option. Plus I also purchased a small milling machine which makes it much easier to do.
     
  14. The wiseco 88.5mm pistons have been made, so hopefully will be shipped soon.
     
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  15. The Wiseco pistons arrived today :)

    Hopefully get the block machined to suit them by the end of next week, then I can complete the engine build :D

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