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nsx
11-24-2009, 08:34 PM
A couple of years ago, I swapped a 2nd gen 3S-GTE enine into my ST202. Drove it for about 2 1/2 years with no problems. But before I started the rebuild, the engine wasn't that good anymore. Oil consuption was bad and cooling problems occur more and more. At some point my clutch was gone also and that was the moment that I decided to do a complete engine rebuild aswell as a ST205 front end conversion.
This is the "project" car before rebuild:http://i80.servimg.com/u/f80/14/50/12/28/schuin11.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=2&u=14501228)

Engine out of the car and broken down to pieces:

Seems clear that my exhaust manifold had a big leak in the top right corner:

http://i42.tinypic.com/258tdts.jpg

Purchased some new conrods:
http://i39.tinypic.com/ndixy.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/2qi47ip.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/oh8ygl.jpg

Head disassembly:

http://i41.tinypic.com/21lshw1.jpg

the valves
http://i42.tinypic.com/oh729z.jpg

this is why there were some major cooling issues:
http://i39.tinypic.com/2qwmmbk.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/331kihc.jpg

The short block with pistons still in it.
http://i41.tinypic.com/n6os5i.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/15ekad.jpg

Coolant channels look like sh*t
http://i39.tinypic.com/2ughzxw.jpg

short block without the pistons:
http://i41.tinypic.com/107j6rk.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/qxmaus.jpg


In the meantime i got myself some new parts for the celi, and I got the cylinderhead back from rebuild:
TRD MLS 1.2mm headgasket
http://i36.tinypic.com/35wec.jpg

ARP headbolts and studs:
http://i33.tinypic.com/9qdvu8.jpg

These are the old exhaustvalves:
http://i37.tinypic.com/23rwtg9.jpg
http://i35.tinypic.com/313soib.jpg
http://i37.tinypic.com/1fk02t.jpg

The refurbished haed:
http://i34.tinypic.com/13zvqd5.jpg
http://i33.tinypic.com/33xkev6.jpg

Everything except the cams and the intakevalves is new.

Goal is to get at least 300bhp.
To achieve that, a other turbocharger will be placed (evoIII TD05/16G)
Good for up to 360bhp at 1,2bar
Larger injectors and a ST205 fuelpump will be installed and some proper enginge managment system (probably AEM)

Also got myself some suspension parts:

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9550/img0778rl.jpg

Main part I was looking for was the crossmember. But since this suspensionsetup has done only about 60k km, I will probably just get the whole thing in place underneath the car.
Only thing I have to replace is the steering component. This one is RHD, I have LHD.

Mail arrived today with some nice goodies :cheers:

ST205 TMIC core:
http://i46.tinypic.com/2niqpmq.jpg

ST205 front 4 pot calipers:
http://i48.tinypic.com/o5s6q9.jpg


Project became a little bit bigger:

http://i46.tinypic.com/11so5eu.jpg

Stripped down the complete interior. The exterior will be re sprayd in a different colour, so i thought, hell, why not do the interior while i'm in the rebuild proces.


This is how she stands in front of my house at the moment:

http://i49.tinypic.com/24e8adw.jpg