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I've just bought 2 Smarties, an 08 cabriolet passion, and a 2012 passion (I think) fro $800. Both not running and with issues. The 08 was a quick$2 pcv swap and she's rolling. The 12 on the other hand, I'm probably going to have to pull the engine down and see if it's the sleeves or just the head/gasket that has the Pistons pumping water like crazy. Any tricks or tips before I go head long into the frey?
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Two subscriptions to consider: Evilution and AlldataDIY. And check out YouTube for any teardown videos.
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Thanks for the links. I'm still reading the 450/451/453/.... I'm trying to figure out what I've got now. 😂😂😂
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Yup. Kinda cool cars the more I read and if into what they are. I can see myself building custom intakes and exhaust soon. 🤣
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Dig* not if into...🏻
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So, the 2012, engine is definitely coming out. Center cylinder has most likely deformed the gasket well enough to get into the water jacket. The cylinder closest to the intake (assuming it's the #1cyl .) Has water as well but not as much as the second. Fingers crossed for just a head gasket and a good lapping of the valves. I'll use the ol'flat plate and paint trick to check flat on the head. Anything I should be mindful of with the cam position and the such? Tricks, tips, or otherwise?
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Interesting thread, are you going to take pictures as you go? To be helpful to the future generations?
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Interesting thread, are you going to take pictures as you go? To be helpful to the future generations?
Absolutely! Looking for knowledge when I joined up, and will share as I learn these little beauties! 😁 Just ordered the head gasket kit and head bolts for about $85. Sure would be cool to have a couple of running driving Smarties for less than a grand. 😉
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