Author Topic: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild  (Read 213399 times)

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Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Reply #990 on: Nov 13, 2017, 03:47:51 AM »
UPDATE:  11-13-17

The transmission, starter, and drive shafts are back in.  I still have to install the shifters and exhaust pipe to exhaust manifold, check gear oil level.

The re-install of the starter has always been a real bear for me.  Itís very difficult to get a socket, extensions, and ratchet in the space.  Removing the oil filter helped with the space issue.  I bought a new flange bolt for the top bolt which made is way easier to keep a 14mm deep socket on it.

Next on my list to complete this project will be to fix the rear diff leak, get AC recharged, fix leak at steering box.  I will then get back to adding some miles to the break-in and isolating the engine noise I'm concerned about.

I will continue to tune this engine to get it to cold start up and perform like I think it should.

I plan to install a header and 2" or 2.25" exhaust with new muffler sometime after getting a few thousand miles on it.  A new set of softer shocks are also on my list.  I will also be considering a camshaft change based upon how this engine performs after getting the tune level I want.

HOT TIP:  Since starting this rebuild, I have bought and gone through a dozen boxes of 5 mil Nitrile gloves from Harbor Freight.  Using gloves have really protected my hands from cuts and scratches, and saved hours of time from not having to decrease and scrub them.

Gnarls.  :gap:

1986 XtraCab SR5 22RE 5speed W56B, ~26,000 MI after break-in, DIM (Did It Myself) rebuilt engine - .020" over, engnbldr RV head, OS valves, 261C cam, DT Header.


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