Good to see it coming back together with all of the new bits. I've been waiting to see your final outcome with the new hood. Bummer about the turbo and the radiator coolant pipe. Hopefully those get sorted out soon. Do you think you're going to have everything back together before NASSAM?
I'm trying to wrap my head around the wrench break. Having just did the timing chain myself I can't imagine the wrench breaking with that force. IIRC it's like 75lbs plus 120 degrees or something like that?
Hadn’t realized you had a powder coated valve cover. Very nice.
I also have one of those RPM upper rad hoses sitting in a box, and hadn’t realized the rubber coupler made it look that way. Not sure how I feel about it now.
And a suggestion re: your missing metal piece- the subframe just behind the rack has these 2 large openings. Maybe it slid in there...
I'm headed out the door gents, so I'll provide a picture later. My honest to goodness hope is it disappeared in Sky Narnia, and not the front timing area.I have bent wrenches, but never broken one. What brand is it, and what broke off?
I'll deal with a rattle. My heart will break if the engine breaks. I'm going to have ZZP start with an easy e85 tune. My goal is to have all kinks ironed out before NASSAM.
I highly doubt it will be fully painted/ wrapped by NASSAM though. I just want it to run well at this point and have no oil leaks. I was absolutely following proper torqueing.
It broke while I was doing the 120 degrees bit.