Author Topic: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild  (Read 233228 times)

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Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Reply #1950 on: Jul 02, 2020, 01:51:34 AM »
Hey Ruger...

Well... I have a gut feeling I will have to drop the tranny to see what is going on.

If the noise is the input shaft bearing, and I cannot replace the bearing without disassembling the tranny, I will have someone do it - Marlin or my local tranny shop?

I am going to wait before I drop the tranny. I have too many family life things on my plate right now.

Since I replaced the head from engnbldr, I need to find out if the engine is still burning 1 quart of oil in 600 miles.  If it does, I will park the truck for awhile until I decide if I will pull the engine and attempt another rebuild myself, or buy a long block from 22RE Performance.  One option suggested was to pull the engine and replace the rings, but at that point I might as well completely rebuild it.  I'll probably end up buying a long block from 22RE Performance.

I've learned a lot about this rebuild project, mostly what I didn't know and should have known.  Unfortunately I trusted one of the most reputable and respected suppliers and my local machine shop.  I also badly underestimated the cost and hours of labor.  Now I have some strong opinions about what is really involved in successfully rebuilding one of these 22s that will last 250,000 or 300,000 miles.


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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