The Official Hot Rod Thread - Part 4: Burnouts for Distance

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  • maxwelhse

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    In. Has CP bought a new car to ring in the new year? Yet?

    Sad, but possibly true, unintentional joke there. His family truckster just blew up so it sounds like he may well actually be out car shopping right now.

    Probably won't be as cool as what he's been turning up with, but, we can dream...

     

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    My daughter has always wanted us to get a mini van, i could go for this
    There is a very short window in time where Chrysler was selling minivans with the turbo 2.5 in them and a 5 speed manual transmission.

    Without a question, I would roll one of those as a daily.
     

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    After some research, there are some years of Odyssey’s that they had the transmission problems sorted out. Anything in the ‘09-‘14 year range is supposed to be solid.

    That's too narrow of a window that is book ended by garbage for my taste, unless you just really really like the Honda.
     

    Jaybird1980

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    @ChristianPatriot If it was mine i would put a socket on the crank and turn that engine over a couple of full rotations. You will feel if the pistons are making contact with the valves. If it turns with just normal compression feeling good, if it obviously hits a binding spot that is it hitting a piston.

    I would also line the crank pulley up with the timing mark, then look through the inspection ports to see if the cam pulleys are anywhere close.

    The rotation check is more important of the 2
     

    ChristianPatriot

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    @ChristianPatriot If it was mine i would put a socket on the crank and turn that engine over a couple of full rotations. You will feel if the pistons are making contact with the valves. If it turns with just normal compression feeling good, if it obviously hits a binding spot that is it hitting a piston.

    I would also line the crank pulley up with the timing mark, then look through the inspection ports to see if the cam pulleys are anywhere close.

    The rotation check is more important of the 2
    @ChristianPatriot If it was mine i would put a socket on the crank and turn that engine over a couple of full rotations. You will feel if the pistons are making contact with the valves. If it turns with just normal compression feeling good, if it obviously hits a binding spot that is it hitting a piston.

    I would also line the crank pulley up with the timing mark, then look through the inspection ports to see if the cam pulleys are anywhere close.

    The rotation check is more important of the 2

    To get to the point of just being able to check the timing marks would be a minimum of probably four hours for me. You have to remove the inner fender guards, all of the “front” drive accessories, the crank pulley, and the timing cover. There are no external markings.
     
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