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      T5 engine impulse buy

      So this weekend i picked up a complete b5234t3 out of an 01 v70 t5. It had junkyard markings already and it looked like whoever did the swap hacked through it but it did run. I haven't seen many t5's around here, and it was only $300 so i went for it.

      Looking it over i found that the turbo needs a rebuild, theres a clicking sound coming from the vvt hub, and the timing belt is showing its age. Compression feels good turning by hand and the pistons didn't look damaged but 2 & 3 did look a little steam cleaned, maybe the start of a bad head gasket?

      With unknown service history and mileage, i'd like to check all the clearances and see if its worth using or if i should part it out. Is there anywhere i can get a list of all the specs for one of these? Are there any common failure points i should check first?

      I'll poat some pics when i get a chance to take them, as always the help is appreciated.

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      For $300 bucks that's pretty good...why not build a sweet motor over time?


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      Current: 2002 V70 Base N/A M56 161k (Straight pipe, short shift kit) 1988 745T AW-71L 249k (BC coilovers, Hydras, eBay MBC @13psi, 2.5" Catless exhaust **for sale**)
      Past: 2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman R55 Getrag 6 Speed (Stock) 1997 855 T5 Auto 300k
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      That was the plan if it checks out, i'm just worried about worn out journals and stuff like that.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dad_Jazz View Post
      That was the plan if it checks out, i'm just worried about worn out journals and stuff like that.

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      If you're pulling the motor apart to build it why not just replace it all?


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      Current: 2002 V70 Base N/A M56 161k (Straight pipe, short shift kit) 1988 745T AW-71L 249k (BC coilovers, Hydras, eBay MBC @13psi, 2.5" Catless exhaust **for sale**)
      Past: 2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman R55 Getrag 6 Speed (Stock) 1997 855 T5 Auto 300k
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      Quote Originally Posted by wagonfan00 View Post
      If you're pulling the motor apart to build it why not just replace it all?


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      I'm open to ideas, honestly i didn't really have a plan. What would you replace if you were doing the work?

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      For a JY motor personally almost everything. Especially if you want to run higher boost. Either a fresh rebuild in the garage or rework everything while you have it all open


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      Past: 2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman R55 Getrag 6 Speed (Stock) 1997 855 T5 Auto 300k
      IG: psychocross_v70

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      Started the teardown today and it looks a little sludgey near the back for some reason, maybe its due to how the oil flows in these?

      Cams look a little worn, not sure if this is typical wear or not.

      I was thinking of picking up the uk haynes manual to guide me. Hopefully it will have the tolerances i need.

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