Ok so within a week of finding a blown pair of headgaskets I have found my self with doubts of how long the block will last without me pulling my pistons for a bore honing.
I removed the heads from my 2000 L wagon ej252 motor, got those cleaned up and cleaned the block a little when I notice a scuff on the #3 cylinder bore..so now I'm worried about hot spots in that bore and how long the rings will last on that cylinder. To me its not something to forget about and maybe I'm just too deep in thought about this and screwing my own head up but I need to start getting ready for a possible failure of that cylinder.
What I have in my possesion is a couple of 22e blocks and heads that have been refreshed, the heads from my 252 are in great shape with 180k miles on them. I know that the heads will bolt up and will probably work but I'm no builder and don't know how to do the math for for compression and displacement. I guess what I would like to find is that I can run the 252/22e block with the 22e crank gear and 252 crank and cam triggers and wiring. Any help would be awesome. I am going to put the motor back together today and hope for the best but my brain is scrambled right now, I think I need some thorazine.
As for the smile in my thread title.....its forced.
Last edited by pleaidestar; 12-15-2013 at 09:59 AM..