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  1. 930cabman
    01-01-2019 04:18 PM - permalink
    930cabman
    Vin,

    I read your thread documenting the rebuild of your 2. liter spider engine a few years ago and thank you for taking the time for this. Myself and I bet many others have been helped.
    Question: As I recall when installing the head gasket a thin layer of gray RTV sealant was applied to the block and head sealing surfaces. If you were rebuilding today would you use the same procedure? We have a similar 2 liter and hoping to get by with a change in cylinder heads only, leaving the long block intact.

    thanks again and yes this is a sad time with Jim's passing
  2. long john
    11-15-2017 07:44 AM - permalink
    long john
    Hi Vintre
    Saw your post on shim calculator and I am impressed. I am having problems with erratic idling and found that the valve clearance is way off since I had then exhaust valves replaced with an engine rebuild. I decided to replace the valve shims with new ones so I removed all the shims and checked the clearance then input them on shim calculator. what I need to know is on the second Colum for shims[mm] it has 1.3000[mm] do I have to change this figure. Also for exhaust it reads 1.4000[mm] are these figures correct.
    Thanks John
  3. blkzoe
    08-14-2017 09:48 AM - permalink
    blkzoe
    Saw your 2011 post/pics on replacing the forward crank seal using the nut/washer/and wood to push the new seal in in a uniform fashion. Frikin' genius. I'll be doing mine this week.

    Any other suggestions on this R&R?

    Any preferred seals or ones to avoid?

    Thanks!

    Mike
  4. papajam
    06-11-2017 02:35 AM - permalink
    papajam
    Hey Vin,
    I'll give you a ring after the sun comes up
    Jim
  5. Franco
    03-08-2014 09:29 PM - permalink
    Franco
    Hello Vince, I'd like to introduce myself, my name is Franco. I'm pretty new to my way around this BB, any BB. I read your post and I like the way you can add text on the top of a picture, it presents well. Could you send me a quick reply on how to do that. Thanks
  6. spiderfann
    05-12-2013 06:14 AM - permalink
    spiderfann
    Thanks for your help with the VVT solenoid. You saved me some loot!
  7. johndewaele
    03-02-2013 11:04 AM - permalink
    johndewaele
    Hey Vince, I cannot find the reply on your message? Can you please tell me where the scollop is, I just don't see any difference at all. My email is [email protected]
    Thanks very much!
    John
  8. johndewaele
    03-02-2013 07:50 AM - permalink
    johndewaele
    Hello, John DeWaele here with 74 Spider. I used your suspension post to disassemble my front end. I am close to assembly and had a question on the lower wishbone. Are the two arms interchangable? And, on the rear piece that the arms connect to; is there a way to determine (without installing), the top side that bolts to the car? I did mark everything I took off the car but did not mark these parts. Thanks for the post; it is greatly appreciated.

    John
  9. bianchi1
    02-03-2012 03:42 PM - permalink
    bianchi1
    just a thought,, if the stock studs are in only part of the way, the oil will pool behind them, adding to your leak. my way.. no room for a pool of oil behind those pesky studs.
  10. Zep
    08-25-2010 11:17 AM - permalink
    Zep
    Hi. It's Deni Bellai from Waterdown. I pretty sure we met before at the church.

    Anyway, I just got myself a '91 Spider. I was looking for a picture showing the cam positions and saw your's. That's perfect. I just posted a request for that. Thanks

    See you around town.

    I am just replacing the head gasket and had a little

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    1991 Spider Veloce - Red on Tan - Rosa Bionda
    1987 Spider Quadrifoglio - Red on Grey - Rosa - Sold

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06-03-2018
02:32 AM - papajam mentioned Vintre in post Baffling engine rotation after valve timing
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05-23-2018
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04-29-2018
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11-18-2017
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11-11-2017
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10-05-2017
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05-31-2016
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07-11-2019
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06-19-2019
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06-03-2019
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06-02-2019
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05-23-2019
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05-20-2019
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05-18-2019
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05-17-2019
04:59 PM - Vintre quoted koloaman in post Newbie Head Job
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