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Repost from the SE-R list for all those not on it:

Saturday James and I put the DET on my engine stand at his in-laws and proceeded to separate the engine and tranny. We also began cleaning it up.
Here are some pics:

http://www.gonetrix.com/ser/silvia/enginepics.htm

Notes & questions (PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COMMENT ON THESE NOTES)
There was a bunch of water in the bellhousing and because of that the clutch
disc was glued to the flywheel. :\ We salvaged it Monday and had it resurfaced at a machine shop. It looks like new now.

Images 5-7:
Our Japanese previous owner apparently installed this aftermarket JDM
downpipe, with separate wastegate dump pipe. We will probably use this as
James doesn't think he would mind the sound. We'll see. This piece looks to
be fabricated well, maybe it's a HKS, GREDDY, or Nismo, but no markings that
we could find were on it.

Images 10-11:
Oil pan was crushed and punctured by the importers because it was dragged on
it. We crawled under my 200 and looked at mine, it looks the same other than
the pushed up area on the FWD secondary exhaust manifold bolt section. I
wonder if it would be safe to put a FWD one on his.

Images 18-26,33:
Take a look here at the top of the head. No sludge but quite brown tinted. I
am a *little* concerned about the darkness of the oil tint. Other than that
cams passed the fingernail test.

Images 27-29:
Should there be this much slack in the chain? As you can see in the images
the chain at rest (27,29) and then James lifting it all the way to the top
guide with some chain slack to go higher if that wasn't there to stop it.
Kinda scary but I don't remember even checking mine went I had my VC
powdercoated, so I don't know what is 'normal'.

Images 31-32:
Why oh why 'Champions' fellow previous Japanese owner?
One of them broke
while removing it (top porcelain part). All the plugs looked good, a little
on the rich side, but consistent with one another as well as non-oily.

Images 40-42:
Other evidence that this engine was upgraded, a 'NISMO' stamped clutch disc
(you can't make it out in the pics).
 

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The pan is 'punctured' as in you can see through it in some places unfortunately. We did get another one not punctured but the lip that meets the aluminum pan is bent on that one.
 
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Hi Tom,

Nice images--

You won't be able to use the FWD oil pan on your RWD engine, they are quite a bit different. I would suggest removing the dented oil pan and pounding it flat again using a nice flat drift.

The chain slack is normal, it will go back to the correct tension as soon as you fire the car for the first time.

Good luck with your swap!

Michael


Images 10-11:
Oil pan was crushed and punctured by the importers because it was dragged on
it. We crawled under my 200 and looked at mine, it looks the same other than
the pushed up area on the FWD secondary exhaust manifold bolt section. I
wonder if it would be safe to put a FWD one on his.

Images 18-26,33:
Take a look here at the top of the head. No sludge but quite brown tinted. I
am a *little* concerned about the darkness of the oil tint. Other than that
cams passed the fingernail test.

Images 27-29:
Should there be this much slack in the chain? As you can see in the images
the chain at rest (27,29) and then James lifting it all the way to the top
guide with some chain slack to go higher if that wasn't there to stop it.
Kinda scary but I don't remember even checking mine went I had my VC
powdercoated, so I don't know what is 'normal'.


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Michael Spreadbury
Spriso Motorsports
 
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