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Old 02-17-2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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LF: M20b25

anyone have a descent m20b25 sitting around?

lowish KM's would be nice...good comp. number and a unlblown headgasket lol
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:08 PM   #2
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There's one in a junkyard here in Ottawa that ran when the car was dropped off.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:47 PM   #3
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Oh right that bronzit auto 4 door.

I wish I knew more about it, like km's and actual condition of the engine. Would be allot of work to pull it only to find out there is something wrong with it... It's in the j-yard for a reason and the body looked descent....
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:49 PM   #4
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I've been working on it, taking stuff off it for a few days. I asked to buy the car a few hours after it was dropped off, but apparently "that's not how junkyard work".

It's got 213,000kms on it and was driven from Kingston to the junkyard here to be dropped off. (I know who has the cluster) It was owned by some older gentleman, not sure why it was junked and not sold though. It's very clean and it bothers me that it's there.

Either way, I've got an engine here you could use as a core, so you get that engine for cheaper. I've pulled 2 Lexus V8s from Kenny and they preformed as described.

The engine would be 224.99 with a core charge of 70.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:21 PM   #5
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I've been working on it, taking stuff off it for a few days. I asked to buy the car a few hours after it was dropped off, but apparently "that's not how junkyard work".

It's got 213,000kms on it and was driven from Kingston to the junkyard here to be dropped off. (I know who has the cluster) It was owned by some older gentleman, not sure why it was junked and not sold though. It's very clean and it bothers me that it's there.

Either way, I've got an engine here you could use as a core, so you get that engine for cheaper. I've pulled 2 Lexus V8s from Kenny and they preformed as described.

The engine would be 224.99 with a core charge of 70.
Thanks Max.
I'd need to schedule afternoon to pull it, and that's provided I don't run into issues. Would likely need to pull the whole drivetrain out, and detach tranny.

I was there just moments after Anson scored the front valance lol

My engine is sitting at 250ish, but overheated hard. I fear I have a blown hg, or even a damaged head now. Need to get another good running m20 to throw this turbo kit on.

I'll keep my eyes open still.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:39 PM   #6
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Turbo kit?
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:51 PM   #7
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Yessiree.

Sitting in box in my spare bedroom waiting for good weather.

On the fence about my engine.
Hit traffic in Montreal last summer (remember that nutso heatwave?) well there is nowhere to pull over on the Champlain bridge in gridlock.

Completely burrows my temp gauge for a solid 30 or so minutes.

Nothing blew, nothing " bad" happened that day, but I'll be darned if I didnt warp the head+ head damage, cracked etc etc.

Better safe than sorry. Hence why looking for another m20.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:15 PM   #8
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Hmm, yeah, tough call. Personally, I'd just boost it and see what happens. If you have no coolant loss and no pressurized coolant system, your head is probably safe. Just boost and find out?

What kit is it?
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:59 PM   #9
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Partial kit from "blueapplesoda" from r3v. Basically everything from the kit minus the turbo, and tunning.
Nice mani, I/c+ piping, charge pipe etc.

I have a .60ar turbo with 2k on it, and Barry from midnight tunning will be doing the tune.
Not looking at anything more that 8psi.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:16 AM   #10
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Right on, I know that he's stuff he was selling. Wicked!!

Honestly, I'd get some ARP studs, replace the head studs one at a time, clamp that bish down to 60lbs and make sure Barry is really careful with the tune. If the tune is great, the motor'll hold I'd wager, at 8lbs of boost.

You could, in the meantime, just hunt down a good head, get the waterjackets welded and swap heads in an afternoon, reuse the ARP studs and be gold.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:36 AM   #11
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True..

my biggest fear is at those temps, I might of cracked the block at somepoint, along with the other "could of happened" issues with overheating.

I don't want to do through all the effort of having the kit installed, and the 1st time I hit 8psi it goes to shit

I'm working directly with Sylvan "the sly" who built that nutso E30 Cab...he knows what he's doing and I trust it'd be done right.

ARP maybe, but at the very least Metric Mechanic blues. (even tho there is so much hit and miss on them)

I'm not looking to break any world records with this build, I just enjoy cruising...not racing, not laping, not 1/4 mile no nada.

just something a little different from the norm
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:38 AM   #12
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I'm excited to see this thing. Should be really cool
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If you cracked the block, you'd already know it. 8# of boost doesn't really increase the compression chamber pressures that much, relatively. MM blues would even be fine I'm sure.

Sylvain certainly knows his stuff!
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slap it together, blow it up, then worry about a new block.....



(might not be the best strategy....)
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:05 PM   #15
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slap it together, blow it up, then worry about a new block.....



(might not be the best strategy....)

that would be like waking up 1st thing in the morning after a long night of drinking and droping to the floor and doing as many pushups as possible.
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