Leon Posted June 1, 2016 Author Share Posted June 1, 2016 Thanks Steve. Everything is a learning experience so I'm staying positive. Just as I was getting comfortable with the valvetrain, I get this kick in the rear! I wonder why it failed. I plan to pop the head off and inspect it as soon as I can. The contemplation comes from the fact that this was the first motor I've assembled and I did it pretty hastily! The transmission syncros have seen better days as well. I'm going to have to decide whether this will be a quick (ha!) head job or if I'm going to pull everything and reassess. I know that rabbit hole all too well so I may consider buying a head that's already done. Rebello is nearby so that may be a good option. I also have a nice, complete E31 in storage that I can throw on if I really want to. Decisions, decisions... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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