Here is another time lapse vid showing me removing the 7 bolt head from my 6 bolt engine in my 1995 Eagle Talon TSI AWD. I had to remove it this time because of a bent valve. I worked in the comfort of my garage this time instead of the driveway because it was probably 10° or 20° outside.
The video does cut before i get the head off, and that is only because I was tired of changing batteries and SD cards in the camera. If you don't beleive I got the head off, just watch my previous head removal vid.
6 bolt 4g63 in 2g Eclipse GSX cylinder head removed in under 10 mins
Removing the head of a 4G63 in 10x speed.
The project got delayed a few months. After finishing it and cranking it
over, Interference in the cylinder was discovered. Shamefully, I admit my
mistakes were: 1) Not putting the spark plugs in immediately after
installing the head. 2) The bad habit of using my Valve Cover as a parts
tray and 3) Putting off the project too long, so I didn't recognize a
missing bolt from a custom fabrication.
The head needed new valve seats, valves and some welding. Wiseco and the
machinist both thought I'd be OK running the piston after smoothing out hot
spots, but I ordered a new piston not wanting to risk the deep gouge in it
with the high Boost I plan to run.
Peace of mind is priceless.
The danger in being over confident is sometimes you skip triple checking
stuff. I've built that engine at least 5 times and got careless.
You can see the port work I did on the head @
http://www.southernutahautos.com under "Tech Tips" and "Beyond Bolt-ons"
Pulling the GSX motor (1080 HD)
I've done this video before. Not in HD, but this time I'm leaving you
without an audio track to drown out what I'm doing. In previous videos I
removed the transmission separately. Not this time. This is how you pick
it out in one piece. No subtitles to read or block the view. Those of you
looking for granular info about this video will find it here.
In order to remove a 4g63 AWD drivetrain, you'll need to disconnect the
following components... not necessarily in this order... and my car isn't
exactly stock, but this is what you're after. Some things you can leave
connected, especially if they're stock, but I removed them for safety
reasons and because I routed some modified items differently. The timeline
is listed here for your convenience.
[off-camera] Remove the battery and support the car on jackstands.
1:14 Drain oil
1:20 Drain gear oil, ATF if you're an automatic.
1:28 remove radiator cap
1:31 Drain coolant
1:34 Remove radiator brackets, and coolant overflow system
1:40 Remove breather hoses.
1:42 Remove intake pipe
1:44 Remove throttle linkage bracket from intake manifold
1:50 Disconnect the fuel rail
1:54 Remove upper Intercooler
1:58 Remove upper and lower radiator hoses
2:02 Remove coil-on-plug plate [if equipped] to prevent damage.
2:07 Remove cruise control motor [if equipped] for clearance
2:13 Remove catch can
2:15 Remove throttle linkage from throttle body
2:18 Remove the hood
2:25 un-bolt cruise control linkage box [if equipped]
2:29 un-bolt AC hose from fender
2:31 Remove power steering bracket (5 bolts and it free's up the pump*)
*leave the pump connected.
2:40 Remove Dynatek ARC-2 ignition amplifier box [if equipped]
2:46 Un-plug injectors, cam angle sensor, crank angle sensor, AC harness,
transistor pack, knock sensor, coil pack harness, TPS sensor, idle switch
[if equipped], MAP sensor harness, o2 sensor harness, alternator connector,
charge wire, oil pressure sensors, power steering switch and radiator fans
2:54 Remove power steering cooler brackets if they're in your way.
2:57 Remove radiator
3:00 Remove lowest coolant hose [in my case the turbo fitting] so the rest of the coolant will
3:03 Remove coolant sensor wires and fan switch
3:06 Remove external oil cooler lines [if equipped]
3:16 Remove turbo oil feed line at
lowest point so the rest of the oil drains.
3:20 Remove transmission linkage
3:25 Remove shifter cables from bracket
3:29 Remove clutch slave and zip-tie it so it doesn't come apart and leak.
3:36 Remove downpipe flange bolts and gasket
3:42 Remove wheels, and axles*.
* Watch my transmission series for detailed info on this process if you get
** Put all the suspension stuff back together so you can put the car down.
*** Put the washer and axle nuts back on the axles after removing them.
5:00 Loosen the alternator belt [and AC belt if equipped]
5:04 Remove the crank pulley for clearance
5:09 Remove the transfer case
5:27 Remove the starter bolts and stuff the starter out of your way*.
*note the ground wire.
5:37 Remove the heater hoses
5:48 Attach your engine hoist brackets... DON'T LOSE THESE THINGS if you
remove them like I do.
6:19 Protect your valve cover from damage with the chains and hoist.
6:31 Remove the three lower bracket bolts from the rear roll-stop mount
6:49 Remove all the bolts from the front roll-stop mount
6:54 Remove the lower crossmember and torque plate
7:06 Put the wheels back on and put the car on the ground.
7:25 Connect the hoist and put tension on it to support the engine's
7:35 Remove the transmission mount
7:43 Remove the transmission mount bracket
7:46 Remove the reverse switch to prevent damaging it
7:52 Remove the timing-side engine mount.
8:03 Slightly lower the engine and remove the vacuum lines and brake Booster hose from the back of the
8:12 Remove the ground wire from the back of the motor
8:17 Remove the last thing you overlooked.
8:30 Remove the engine and transmission in one piece.
The crank pulley, transmission mount bracket, and reverse switch removal
allows you more wiggle room without damaging either those parts or
scratching up the chassis. The trans mount bracket loves to get caught on
the passenger-side brake lines. The speed sensor is protected by the rear
motor mount bracket, so you can leave it in place.
I replaced my AC compressor during the transmission replacement, but never
charged the system. If you have working AC, un-bolt the compressor and
hang it from a bolt on the firewall using heavy-gauge wire. That way you
don't have to evacuate the refrigerant and drive up the cost of repairing
your car with an AC service, filter-drier and expansion tube. Don't let it
hang from the lines because they can leak or even break.
Eagle talon tsi free mods
A video i made for www.dsmtuners.com.. They have all the info a guy would
ever need about working on dsm's.. thanks guys.. the video shows the
Chiclet mod. exposing the Intercooler and opening the air can
X1-9 Head Removal Tool.wmv
Here's a really trick tool to remove the cylinder head from an Fiat,
Zastava, or Seat using the SOHC head. Corrsion can keep the head from
lifting off, but this tool makes it easy. Watch John Edwards at Costa Mesa
R&D Automotive Machine remove the head from a 1500cc Fiat X1-9 engine.
www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
How to lap valves on a 1995 Eclipse Talon 420a head (non-turbo)
When my 1995 eclipse timing belt broke I knew that there was a 99% chance
that the valves were bent in the process. I searched the internet for a
good way to replace them, without having much luck. I figured I would try
and come up with something myself, I figured I would document the whole
process of valve lapping by video...hope this helps you if you are in the
same bind as I was!!!
Removing valve springs from a 4g63 cylinder head.
Here is a short how to on removing a spring from a 4g63 cylinder head using
a home made tool. It's an 8 inch C-Clamp with a socket cut like a o2
sensor socket. Simply a cheap alternative to most tools out there. Oops I
called it a vice clamp in the start of the vid....its a c-clamp. lol
My 93 Eagle Talon first start
Starting my 1993 Eagle Talon for the first time in 3 years and after many
modifications. I know, I know. Shes not turbo! Dont' break my balls about it I KNOW!
Check it out on Car Domain and leave me some comments, thanks.
1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD project; from Beginning to current. (Not completed).
In this video I take you on a little journy though the past 5-8 months and
the work completed on my Talon. It is nowhere near done quite yet,
well...for body it is. There are still many aspects I am planning on
hitting, such as the engine..
I will be building a 2.3L stroker with a Holset HX35 turbocharger and the works.. But in time it will
happen, certainly not right away. I have yet to apply for a job, but I am
working on it. Thanks for watching.
2g 7-bolt 4g63 Engine Removal & Disassembly
Tearing down the GSX to see what broke, and what I need to buy. Sitting
for a year and letting the battery drain took a toll on the polished
finish... and it looks like a piece of 4th gear wanted to take a look at
the outside world. Holy transmission case, and it's off to TRE to see
what's salvageable. Looks like the clutch could stand to be replaced, too.
Timing belt has taken some abuse from the higher rev limit and I was
expecting that. EGT probe is fried and I don't even care. Since I'm
running DSMlink and can log Boost,
I'm removing all my gauges anyway. Front case seal (freeze plug) is
leaking a tad, and the crank seal shows signs of excessive crankcase
pressure. I'm going to make some changes... I've got a lot of other
tricks up my sleeve, so stay tuned.
The RED DEMON - 8 Second Talon
The Boostin' Performance RED DEMON
dominating the Gangster class at KOTS X... This car is NO JOKE, nearly
1000hp to the wheels and with low 8 second E/T's... it's no wonder it
KILLED the game and finally represented the AWD cars at KOTS! Congrats on
the win guys.