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help me build a bulletproof 2.6 #1105619 07/18/20 03:18 AM
Joined: Oct 2006
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87CanadianRaider Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
So I'm getting around to rebuilding my montero. While I have a great rolling chassis, I will be on my 3rd engine (2.6) now. I'd really like to keep this one for a while as finding donor motors is getting hard in my parts.
So I'd like suggestions as to best rebuild tips/parts as I'm taking my newest donor motor down for a rebuild.
ARP studs? copper head gasket?? clearwater non jet head?
Let me know where to put my money.
it will be a stock 88 SWB 4banger to an auto tranny.

Sheldon


Love the raider, hate the raider, love the raider,.....
new: '88 Montero, auto, LSD 2.6L
'87 Raider, 2.6L(#2), 5spd, Dual batt., Xterra roofrack......soon off to the wreckers
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Re: help me build a bulletproof 2.6 [Re: 87CanadianRaider] #1105632 07/25/20 03:19 PM
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87CanadianRaider Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever


ready to overhaul. Any thoughts?

[img]https://flic.kr/p/2jpGYir[/img]

Last edited by 87CanadianRaider; 07/25/20 05:52 PM.

Love the raider, hate the raider, love the raider,.....
new: '88 Montero, auto, LSD 2.6L
'87 Raider, 2.6L(#2), 5spd, Dual batt., Xterra roofrack......soon off to the wreckers
Re: help me build a bulletproof 2.6 [Re: 87CanadianRaider] #1105639 07/30/20 03:10 AM
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rxinhed Offline
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I'd still follow all the various applicable sections of the Turbo Bible, or:

Build a 2.4L, the 4G64.

Re: help me build a bulletproof 2.6 [Re: rxinhed] #1105645 07/30/20 10:52 AM
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87CanadianRaider Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Thanks, good call on the turbo bible section, I'll give that a go. Itll stay the 2.6 for now. I take the block to a hot tank this am.


Love the raider, hate the raider, love the raider,.....
new: '88 Montero, auto, LSD 2.6L
'87 Raider, 2.6L(#2), 5spd, Dual batt., Xterra roofrack......soon off to the wreckers
Re: help me build a bulletproof 2.6 [Re: 87CanadianRaider] #1105646 07/30/20 10:52 AM
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87CanadianRaider Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Thanks, good call on the turbo bible section, I'll give that a go. Itll stay the 2.6 for now. I take the block to a hot tank this am.


Love the raider, hate the raider, love the raider,.....
new: '88 Montero, auto, LSD 2.6L
'87 Raider, 2.6L(#2), 5spd, Dual batt., Xterra roofrack......soon off to the wreckers
Re: help me build a bulletproof 2.6 [Re: 87CanadianRaider] #1105648 07/31/20 08:50 PM
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fhuzz Offline
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I’ve got some spare 2.6 parts that might be of help...
if you’re still running the mikuni carb i’ve got a good bvv and a couple of spare diaphragms...
OEM rear main crankshaft seal (sealed)
a perfect catalytic converter...
a perfect fuel filler hose and mount...
some more parts i can’t remember offhand.
lemme know

Last edited by fhuzz; 07/31/20 08:51 PM.

'89 Monty LWB auto, 3rd row seating, 95SR rear + coils, genII UCA's and calipers/rotors, dual bouncies.
Re: help me build a bulletproof 2.6 [Re: 87CanadianRaider] #1105654 08/02/20 01:07 AM
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rxinhed Offline
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....and like that, fhuzz...

Re: help me build a bulletproof 2.6 [Re: 87CanadianRaider] #1105680 08/22/20 01:05 AM
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87CanadianRaider Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Well my rebuild is going well, bone stock for simplicity of parts. ordered a weber today. I'm done with vacuum lines. have 3 carbs none run worth a damn. not cheap to my neck of the woods but that's the cost for piece of mind.
waiting on balance shaft bearings and the block can go together. itll be good to get another gen 1 on the road again. Thanks Dave I'll keep those in mind!

Sheldon

Last edited by 87CanadianRaider; 08/22/20 01:16 AM.

Love the raider, hate the raider, love the raider,.....
new: '88 Montero, auto, LSD 2.6L
'87 Raider, 2.6L(#2), 5spd, Dual batt., Xterra roofrack......soon off to the wreckers
Re: help me build a bulletproof 2.6 [Re: 87CanadianRaider] #1105681 08/25/20 11:23 PM
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87CanadianRaider Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Well my balance shaft bearings finally made it over the border, I put one into the block and I'd be dammed of the shaft would fit. I tried the other bearing by hand on the shaft and it too was very tight. FSM shows oil clearance should be big enough to throw a cat through so I'm not sure why it's so tight.
Is it possible I need to team or hone these to size? they are oddly 1 pc solid bearings unlike the split bearings I pulled out.

Any ideas are appreciated, otherwise itll be another week and a half from rock auto.


Love the raider, hate the raider, love the raider,.....
new: '88 Montero, auto, LSD 2.6L
'87 Raider, 2.6L(#2), 5spd, Dual batt., Xterra roofrack......soon off to the wreckers
Re: help me build a bulletproof 2.6 [Re: 87CanadianRaider] #1105687 08/31/20 01:04 PM
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MontyMcV Offline
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There is a PDF on MitsubishiLinks.com on getting the most performance from the 2.6. Might be worth checking out while you're doing the rebuild.


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