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    How are you sure the HGs are OK on the engines you 're looking at? Are you doing block tests?

    No, a corvette engine will not bolt in in any way, shape, or form.

    Just 2 bolts for the starter. Give it a love tap with a rubber mallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
    How are you sure the HGs are OK on the engines you 're looking at? Are you doing block tests?

    No, a corvette engine will not bolt in in any way, shape, or form.

    Just 2 bolts for the starter. Give it a love tap with a rubber mallet.
    Checked the oil and stuff and smelled it.
    I knew the vette wouldn't wk, lmao,
    Ty on the starter it looks like it has never been touched. At least the stickers say 07, been sitting sense then before I came a long, lol

    I'm try to look into rebuilding mines but as of right now I don't have the cash for that. A used engine I do. Patience on finding the right one then.

    Ty mc your advice is helping and I love my lac, I'm not going to give up at all.

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    Re: Help - 1993 Eldorado needs new engine

    Forget the oil. Coolant will not seep into the oil when a HG fails on a Northstar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger
    Forget the oil. Coolant will not seep into the oil when a HG fails on a Northstar.

    Ty for the heads up

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    Re: Help - 1993 Eldorado needs new engine

    Have you tried removing all spart plugs and turning the engine manually?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 94CaddyConcours
    Have you tried removing all spart plugs and turning the engine manually?
    No I haven't, I've been working sense Sunday. I'm off today, so I'm going to finish unhooking it and dropping the motor today. How do I manually turn the engine?? Consider that it's still in my car?

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    Use a breaker bar to turn the crank pulley by the bolt.

    No offense intended at all, but based on that question, I'm not sure doing the rebuild yourself is the best idea. Do you have an FSM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
    Use a breaker bar to turn the crank pulley by the bolt.

    No offense intended at all, but based on that question, I'm not sure doing the rebuild yourself is the best idea. Do you have an FSM?

    Thought so, just making sure and No I'm not rebuild my engine no way, my dad taught me how to fix cars, only eng that I've rebuilt was my Chevy truck.

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    Well my boy said that I can rebuild the top have of the motor, I'm buy the gasket set and I'm taking the heads to the machine shop. Stud kit is in order

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    Which stud kit are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
    Which stud kit are you using?
    Sure grip ??? Unless theirs a better one out their?

    Drop the tranny pan last night and I didn't any metal shavings, I believe that my tranny is still good then

    What should I put under the eng cradle before I unbolt it the power assembly??? Drop it on a dolly or is their something else I can use??? I'm haft to jack it up higher then where it's at right now.

    Mc, to many ifs on a used engine from the junk yards around here and I just came out better just rebuild mines. I just couldn't find the right motor for my L-Dawg, found every thing else, lmao,

    How do I get the head gasket off? Do I need to pull the pulley off of it before I left it off?

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    What does your shop do to OHC heads? Pull cams? Inspect cam follower surfaces for wear? Measure cam lobes for wear? Remove valve springs to check guide wear and measure valve stems for wear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoveguyy
    What does your shop do to OHC heads? Pull cams? Inspect cam follower surfaces for wear? Measure cam lobes for wear? Remove valve springs to check guide wear and measure valve stems for wear?
    I haven't taken it to the shop yet, it's still in the car,I'm calling around checking on prices first.

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    What can I put under the engine cradle in order to keep it from slamming on top of me? Once I start taking the bolts out? 2nd my valve cover won't come off, do I need to take the Pulley off of it?

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    Most folks get 2-3 small wheeled dollys to drop subframe on. Than it can be wheeled out from under car. U gotta dig up these Dolly's. Or make them.

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