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    but, how can you explain that this compression...

    but, how can you explain that this compression tool returned VIDA values in a friend's T5? 12-12-10-12-12 Because it ate a spark plug.
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    My best effort to clean head and block: 32736...

    My best effort to clean head and block:

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    It doesn't look like new but I think it has improved a lot.
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    I love these projects :banana:

    I love these projects :banana:
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    wow ok, that's important information I didn't...

    wow ok, that's important information I didn't know, thank you. I might repeat the test, together with an oil pressure test once I've put everything together.
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    I used, in the following order, Loctite7200 and a...

    I used, in the following order, Loctite7200 and a scraper, dishwasher cycle :D and WD40 and a brush.
    WD40 and the brush was the most effective method to remove deposits from unreachable corners on...
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    I'm currently busy at home with the family but...

    I'm currently busy at home with the family but I've found some spare time to do a couple of things, mainly make everything shiny again:

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    I'm really surprised about the...
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    This is the perfect summary of what I think. ...

    This is the perfect summary of what I think.

    Engine was listed on eBay around one year ago. I saw the seller was renowned and well known in the Volvo world so I went for it. He even sent me the...
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    Yes, it was shimmed and tuned by the seller. This...

    Yes, it was shimmed and tuned by the seller. This engine was in a client's car that according to my informations was broken 2 years later.
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    Yesterday I got the timing tools to remove the...

    Yesterday I got the timing tools to remove the cam pulleys, so I opened the top.

    After removing the pulleys I found the oil seals to be seated incorrectly, which says a lot of how this head was...
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    I'm currently waiting for the cam locking tool to...

    I'm currently waiting for the cam locking tool to open the top of the engine
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    sorry I forgot to answer: yes, it was warm. TDC...

    sorry I forgot to answer: yes, it was warm. TDC sensor and cam position sensors unplugged, WOT.
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    If the engine had oil starvation on the top there...

    If the engine had oil starvation on the top there may be something damaged up there.

    Because the bearings are just fine :banana:

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    The metallic debris on the oil filter housing was...

    The metallic debris on the oil filter housing was a concern, so I pulled the pan

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    It wasn't very dirty to be honest. Again the oil showed some very thin metallic debris in suspension
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    I checked compression, since I can't trust this...

    I checked compression, since I can't trust this engine nor Shemtek, just to have an idea of what's going on or if it's worth to continue repairing it.

    When I pulled the plugs (new) number 3 had...
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    that's what I thought too, but the metallic...

    that's what I thought too, but the metallic debris on the oil filter isn't good sign anyway
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    my old engine was on 0w30 with more than 238k...

    my old engine was on 0w30 with more than 238k miles... and wasn't using oil, was just low on compression.
    this engine I bought is supposed to have 119k miles, but seems to have had a rough life
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    I don't have experience with Volvo engines, so...

    I don't have experience with Volvo engines, so I'd appreciate any input :wink:
    thanks for reading
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    Flushed everything and removed oil filter, and...

    Flushed everything and removed oil filter, and here you can see a very nice shiny metallic puddle

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    I thought the first start noises would go away after a while running -engine has been sat...
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    Maybe it's a bit too late for this, since I...

    Maybe it's a bit too late for this, since I bought this engine 11 months ago, but with the engine on the car I removed the oil filter -that came with the engine when I bought it- and found this:
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    Engine is already in 32669 32670 When...

    Engine is already in

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    When fitting the intake pipe I found it was fouling with the airbox bracket and making it almost impossible to attach to the IC if already fixed in the TB....
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    I tried to tidy up the engine bay 32664 ...

    I tried to tidy up the engine bay

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    Removed old exhaust to make room for the TME

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    I also unsuccesfully tried to swap my saggy...

    I also unsuccesfully tried to swap my saggy driver's seat for the mint facelift one that I have. Seems they are completely different :mad:

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    Following with the interior I fitted a rear door...
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    I've been a lazy ass and didn't work much lately....

    I've been a lazy ass and didn't work much lately.

    Angle gear sleeve was finally removed with some heat

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    It was very difficult to push it all the way, I somehow managed to smash...
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    Angle gear on its way to Sweden to be...

    Angle gear on its way to Sweden to be remanufactured by Maskin&Bil.

    Rims sent to paint shop right before the COVID ££££storm, so idk how long it will take to have them back :/
    Will be fitted with...
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    My 60€ turbo is back from the shop. It was in...

    My 60€ turbo is back from the shop. It was in very good shape but it's had bearings and balancing done:

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    New flywheel fitted:

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