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Old 12-19-2012, 07:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hoping to get the exhaust valve today. Looks like we will get our first winter storm before it's reassembled.

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Old 12-23-2012, 08:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Gaskets and exhaust valve arrived today. Not sure how I am going to check the valve seat.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:26 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I decided not to mess with the old head, as the valve seat needs grinding and the adjustment requires shimming. I ordered a rebuilt head that comes with the cam shafts and valves all pre adjusted for $275 plus $20 shipping.

In for a dime, in for a dollar? Do I order new high compression 94 pistons rings and rod bearings? Will I find a Toyota engineering surprise when I try to disassemble the oil pan? OR should I just put the head back on.

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The head finally arrived today. make me wonde4r if I sould have gotten a whole 1.5L japanese engine to swap in instead for a couple of hundred more.
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Torqued the head down today.
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Installed the cam shafts and timed it. It took a few tries as there are two sets of marks that look the same, also there is an anti-backlash device that needs to be preloaded. I'll bolt down the manifolds when I get back from the DMV. Going to licence the Honda Insight, insurance is only $74 a year more for it.
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Just went to the link mentioned and it looks like they show the exhaust manifold on the same side as the intake cam.

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I decided not to mess with the old head, as the valve seat needs grinding and the adjustment requires shimming. I ordered a rebuilt head that comes with the cam shafts and valves all pre adjusted for $275 plus $20 shipping.

In for a dime, in for a dollar? Do I order new high compression 94 pistons rings and rod bearings? Will I find a Toyota engineering surprise when I try to disassemble the oil pan? OR should I just put the head back on.

4A-FE Cylinder Head
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:07 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Hi Dave,

The 4A-FE engine is a cross flow head, the exhaust is in front and intake behind.


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