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Old 17-11-2017, 10:20 PM
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"Nasty Engine" to "Nice Engine".

most S30 owners want to have "nice" engines in their cars. The owner of this "nasty" engine is no exception!. He has been walking past it in his own home workshop for over a year without finding time or motivation do do anything with it.He is a good friend so earlier this week he ask me "nicely" if I could convert his "nasty" engine" to a "nice spec"

WARNING!!.........the following pictures show distressing images of neglect and misuse.






Waterways that have been starved almost to death of antifreeze.
Oilways showing signs of serious neglect with oil turning to carbonised sludge.
Its only 35 years old. Its too young to die so Im gonna save it
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Old 17-11-2017, 11:04 PM
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Useful post if followed up with photos Pete as I bet a lot of engines look like that if disassembled.
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Old 17-11-2017, 11:31 PM
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I will post up more once it is all dipped..
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Old 19-11-2017, 05:15 PM
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Head and block off to be dipped tomorro.
There was just one freeze plug left to remove ....the one in the head.
As you can see it all looked good n rust free on the outside.
Once removed you can see the amount of corrosion on the plug and the build up of hard rusty deposits on the inside.
The L6 engine is can be prone to local overheating at the back of the head due to poorer coolant flow so getting this back to as new will help.
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Old 23-11-2017, 07:50 PM
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Famous mate !

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Old 23-11-2017, 08:03 PM
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Old 23-11-2017, 08:17 PM
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Head and block back from treatment. Very "nice"
They are now as clean , rust free and carbon deposit free as the day they were new in 1981/3.
Compare each pic with the similar area before to see for yourself.
The outside of the block will be painted tomorro before any deterioration takes place. The inside will get a coating of oil.
The owner is sending his own chosen shade of paint.................
Sadly I fear it is a little dull
No matter at least he doesnt want it painted in Nissan seasick blue
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Old 23-11-2017, 08:19 PM
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No matter at least he doesnt want it painted in Nissan seasick blue
With you there - I dislike it !
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Old 23-11-2017, 08:27 PM
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Here is a link to the process for anyone who is interested............................

http://www.lentontreatments.co.uk/pd...0RPS%20379.pdf
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Old 24-11-2017, 09:00 PM
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As predicted ....its a dull colour and Im banned from adding any holographic flake ....in fact Im banned from putting lacquer on it.
Satin grey it is then. Customers choice.
Its done and the rest of the block is lightly oiled.
Pistons are on the way from the US.
Once they arrive I can send it all to be bored to suit.
In the meantime there are 60+ threaded holes to ream/clean out with the correct size taps....

Enjoy the pics!.
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Old 24-11-2017, 09:01 PM
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thats a nice block colour.
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thats a nice block colour.
Agreed - I'm with boring here !
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Old 26-11-2017, 08:05 PM
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TBH guys Im not really bothered what colour they get painted. Its not the purpose of this thread really.
What I am trying to demonstrate is some of the work and processes that go into the making of a quality rebuilt engine that will have longevity and reliability.
I do like custom painting and when left to it i will always pimp it up if I can.
Here is another "nice" engine/build that Steve is just finishing. This should be back with its owner in the next couple of weeks. He has already seen the block and likes it.
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Old 26-11-2017, 08:31 PM
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Ooh no - too glitzy, I preferred the matt grey !
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Old 26-11-2017, 09:44 PM
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Ooh no - too glitzy, I preferred the matt grey !

It’s going in a glitzy mans car 😁
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