Thanks offroader.

Issue with the heads fixed <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />.

My friend at the machine shop found that I had drilled a little too far into the water jacket when drilling out the broken rocker bolt <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" /> No biggie, it was putting just a bit of oil into the coolant so he welded it up and since the heads were off he also cut them a bit to make them perfectly flat and have a clean seal surface plus cleaned the exhaust a bit.

It is evident that this has affected the heads performance in a positive way as this engine has come alive. It is not the same engine to which you will give it the beans and you will wait for it to respond No, no, no this thing goes.

It has to be all the little things, I am not building a screamer but little things help in a big way sometimes so others might come.


88 red Montero with the Dakar Special Edition decals, 438,000 miles (As of 7/23/2012) some occational blue puffing but still strong and counting!!! I am going ppsshhh (turbo), Stay tuned =) ...