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So I got my new EFI block, head, intake and EFI coponents from an 87 and I got a wiring harness, ECU, and other goodies from an 85, and for the most part, I should be able to get em to work. However the 87 22RE block had broken timing chain guides so I went ahead and removed everything to install a new chain, guides, sprockets, etc. But now my question is, since I have the head off and the entire engine apart and strewn all over the garage... should I get anyhting done? Like should I have the head ported or should I consider a new camshaft? Also, since I took the head off is it mandatory to get it surfaced before I put it back on? Thanx in advance for any help..
 

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How many miles does the engine have on it? Was it sitting for more than a few months? Did it run ok and use zero or very little oil before?
 

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for the chain guides, go with DOA metal backed guides - this will make you happier in the long run. how is the oil pump? if it's on it's last legs, now's the time to replace it. spend the extra $$$ and get a turbo pump, you'll also thank me for that later <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> what condition are the fuel injectors in? DOA can have your injectors re-conditioned and blue printed for around $85. the last suggestion I can make is replace the fuel filter while everything is out of the way. the deck does not need to be resurface, just have it checked for flatness at a machine shop. <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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Im not sure how many miles the engine has, but everything looks pretty good. I do need to get the injectors cleaned badly, and a fuel filter is a good idea too. From what I was told the ONLY problem with the motor was the guides. I have looked for steel guides since I dont want to have to change em again any time soon, but they arent cheap and all I need are the guides not the whol kit. Also where can I get that turbo pump? Youre referring to a pump for a 22RET?
 

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I have looked for steel guides since I dont want to have to change em again any time soon, but they arent cheap and all I need are the guides not the whol kit. [/QB]
From the DOA Racing Engines website:

Metal Backed Guides (per set) $65
Full Timing Set ('85 and later) $201
Full Timing Set ('84 and earlier - double row) $150

DOA Racing Engines - guides
 

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Originally posted by tacomaboy:
<STRONG>Also where can I get that turbo pump? Youre referring to a pump for a 22RET?</STRONG>
You got it. Also might as well replace the water pump too. I wish I would have had the injecters redone, but was a tight ass then. Other than that, you should be good to go. Also if it was sitting for a while, might want to check out the rod bearings, main bearings, and rings as well as the cyl. walls. Shut, you'l end up with a rebuilt like me by the time yor done.. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
I started with a bad rod bearing and ended up with a complete rebuild..lol
 

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Sweet. So Im gonna clean the surface between the head and the block, Im gonna try and clean the injectors, and order the new guides. Everything else looks good. The water and oil pump are in good condition. I still have to connect all the wiring for the EFI. Fun fun! Then once this is done, its on to the differentials <IMG SRC="smilies/glasses.gif" border="0">
 

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Yeah, I already got a chain/sprocket/guide set, forgot to mention that. But I want to use some metal guides so Ill probably toss the plasticones once I order the metal ones.
 
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